In need of serious help. (Video card trouble)
I've been trying to rule out possible problems with my current adapter, and from my view all that's left is that it's a faulty card or it's burnt out somehow which is the last thing I'm hoping for. I've never used it before, only tried to install it and get it to work, so, it's never fully worked yet.
I'm on a Compaq, and you would think the BIOS is pretty straight-forward, but I've tried to disable onboard graphics in it but it doesn't seem to effect anything. In the BIOS, it looks like this: Primary Display Adapter: 1.) PCI 2.) AGP/Onboard. So I'm guessing the onboard is connected to the AGP slot, which sucks because I'm trying to install an AGP card. So which choice should I choose? I've tried both but neither seem to work.
I've even tried it through the control panel in windows with the device manager. I selected the onboard adapter and disabled it, then rebooted and when I connect the monitor to the card all I get is a black screen (No beeps). Is it the card? If someone could run me through this the correct way it would be greatly appreciated. Here are a few specs:
OS: Windows XP Home SP2
CPU: AMD Sempron +3000 2.00GHz
Onboard Adapter: VIA/S3G Unichrome IGP (64mb)
Card trying to install: GeForce 5200 FX BFG (256mb AGP)
If there's anything else you wish to know just ask, and I'll gladly oblige. I'm using Sandra 2005 for comp specs. This is really frustrating, and I hope I can get a final answer here, be it a good one or a bad one. I just want this over with.