need some help
i am installing a PCIe 16 graphics card and once installed it cannot be found
If i plug the monitor into the new card then the monitor stays blank
if i plug the monitor back into the onboard graphics and look in the divice manager the new card is not listed
I have looked in the bios and the only choices i get are onboard or pci, pci is enabled but i dont get a PCIe option
Dell Vostro 400
Vista Home Premiom
Intel Core2 Duo 22GHz
600gb memory left
I have run into a situation on an asrock where in the Bios the video had to be set on auto to allow any cards added to be reconized by the motherboard, any other setting it wouldn't reconize the new pci-e card, I suspect something like this is what's happening to you. Go download the manual and pay close attention to installing a PCI-E card, good luck.
The manual: http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/supp...
I dug farther, install the PCI-E card then reboot and go into the bios, navigate to advanced setting on video, change priority to PCIex first, then reboot and see if the new card works, then hopefully load the drivers when windows boots up.
heres some of the bios :
Advanced Chipset Features
Init Display First PCI Slot, Onboard, PCIEx (PCI Slot by default)
Video Memory Size 1 MB, 8 MB (8 MB by default)
DVMT Mode FIXED, DVMT (DVMT by default)
128 MB, 256 MB, MAX (128 MB by default)