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ASUS a8N5X AND and ATI Radeon 9250 Problem

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March 19, 2006 3:01:53 AM

I installed an ATI Radeon 9250 Graphics card in my ASUS a8N5X mobo and when I turned on the PC I got no image on my LCD monitor.

My mobo is NVIDIA NForce 4 so I don't know if it is a compatibility issue. Suggestions?
March 19, 2006 12:22:24 PM

Quick question:

Your 9250 is PCI right?
March 19, 2006 12:35:58 PM

No it's AGP.

Doesn't the the A8N5X support AGP?
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March 19, 2006 1:03:45 PM

Well there's your problem bud. Your board is PCI-E based, and your
trying to use an AGP card...... :lol: 

Its quite impressive you got it in the slot to be honest.
Your going to need a GPU thats either PCI or PCI-E.
March 19, 2006 1:10:36 PM

Yu confirmed my doubts. Firt I assumed my mobo would have AGP since most recent ones have it. Then I figured the manual referred to the slot as PCI-E which I thought was the same as AGP. I should go return the card and get a PCI Instead. I was hoping to leave as many PCI slots open as possible for future possible upgrades. I was hoping something basic as a Video Card wouldn't need PCI.
March 19, 2006 1:15:33 PM

PCI-E is an internal serial connection that allows bidirectional data transfer up and down simultainously. Where AGP can only interchange up and down in separate bursts.

Just as a smale rule of thumb: 99% of NF4 motherboards are PCI-E bud.
The only boards AGP are Hybrid's.

BTW: There is a difference between PCI and PCI-E.
So if your looking for another 9250, make sure you ask for PCI.
As Express boards of that GPU were never made.
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March 19, 2006 1:32:14 PM

"So if your looking for another 9250, make sure you ask for PCI.
"

Specifically, he should find a PCI-e card..., and ditch the 9520 altogether...

If not gaming, any 'ole PCI-e graphics will do! There are a variety of vendors making sub-$70 graphics cards...

(I think the original poster is confused on the issue of classic PCI, AGP, vs. PCI-e....)

:-)
March 19, 2006 2:40:05 PM

I realize that. Forgot to clear it up, thanks bro.

Good point though: You should try aiming for a PCI-E card.
If you bought the 9250 Retail, they should honor your original purchase
price. Have that credited towards a low(er) end PCI-E card.
March 19, 2006 2:55:55 PM

Quote:
Firt I assumed my mobo would have AGP since most recent ones have it
That's not true anymore.
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