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Nvidia 8500GT Won't display video on Asus M2A-VM

I am trying to build an htpc out of old parts and everything seems fine but I want to use a
dedicated card to not use up all my onboard RAM while outputting video. My motherboard
is an Asus M2A-VM and my graphics card is a XFX nVidia 8500GT 1GB. The computer boots
normally and graphics come out of the onboard video but when I put the video card in and
set the BIOS priority to PCIEx no video comes out, onboard still works. The card is spinning
and I plugged it into another computer and it worked fine. Not sure what else to do to troubleshoot.
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  1. Try updating the motherboard bios.
  2. Even though its running off of onboard graphics does it show the NVidia in the windows hardware manager, (even if its not enabled it shows that the motherboard is talking with the card) also have u tried resetting the cmos to see if that fixs it where it will save the change(sadly I have to ask u are saving the changes before exiting bios right?)
  3. maxwellmelon said:
    Even though its running off of onboard graphics does it show the NVidia in the windows hardware manager, (even if its not enabled it shows that the motherboard is talking with the card) also have u tried resetting the cmos to see if that fixs it where it will save the change(sadly I have to ask u are saving the changes before exiting bios right?)


    How do I reset the CMOS. I have been saving the changes but there is no option to disable it in BIOS just set the default to PCIex which was the default to begin with.
    Cannot see the card in the operating system Nvidia driver did not detect it see LSPCI output above
  4. from ur mb manual

    1 unplug computer
    2. remove onboard battery
    3. move jumper cap from pins 1-2 to 2-3 (jumper named clrtc at bottom right of motherboard) keep on the pins for 5-10sec then move back
    4. reinstall battery
    5. plug in
    6. enter bios and reset any settings(otherwise it will use all the default settings)
  5. only other thing I can think of, does surround view show disabled in bios? (it should be)

    ur motherboard manual fyi
    http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socketAM2/M2A-VM/e2975_m2a-vm.pdf
  6. Best answer
    I solved this issue eventually just by installing windows 7 and the nvidia drivers then running the live cd while
    the graphics were coming from the card and installed Xubuntu on top of the windows installation.
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