I've updated this before from onboard Geforce 6150LE to a PNY Geforce 7300GT 256MB DDR2.
But I've tried upgrading to other video cards now and can't get it to work. Constant blank screen after windows XP screen. I've tried a BFG GTS 250 OC with new drivers but no luck.
Tried a ATI HD4670 1G same result.
Put the 7300 GT back in and it works.
Upgraded PS to Basiq 550 before trying these 2 cards.
Here are the specs:
motherboard ASUS A8M2N-LA HP/Compaq name: NodusM-GL8E
FSB 2000 MegaTransfers/second
Athlon 64 X2 4200 windsor O
ne PCI Express x16 graphics slot
2 dvd/rw drives
serial ATA/150 250GB HD
Windows XP media center 2002 SP3
I get that first windows XP screen on all cards and then black-blank. I do know it boots all ther way up as I have the key strokes down for logging on and shutting down. I tried safe mode and I get the screen that shows the drivers as they load but then it will freeze there as well. while the computer keeps on booting up and I can log on as well. Since the GTS 250 used the same drivers for NVIDIA it shouldn't be that correct??
I might have said that you did not connect the cards correctly, but the 4670 needs no external power feed, and the card is booting properly so I'll discount that.
Have you tried different output connections? Sometimes this issue is down to the cable.
It is also possible that a BIOS update may be needed, check the HP site to see.
Do you think the cable may work on one and not the other? As it works with the 7300GT.
I'm pretty sure the BIOS was up to date since they hadn't updated it since 12/07 but I just did it again anyway. I'm probably going to try once more and that may well be it as I haven't been able to even get on in Safe Mode. It loads drivers on the screen and then the screen freezes with them on the screen but still boots up.
Have you ever tried booting in Safe Mode with VGA. I saw a post on another site that mentioned booting in safe mode with VGA. Do you think this will get me up and maybe able to load and remove drivers? I've never had to use that mode before and I'm unsure of it.
When Windows boots into Safe Mode it does not load any manufacturers drivers, only basic ones supplied by Microsoft so you should have no problems.
Once there it is possible to remove or install drivers as you see fit.
Tried once more yesterday, same results. Blank screen. I tried both VGA cable and DVI cables. Works fine on the 7300GT but nothing on the hd4670. This includes booting in Safe Mode and and with VGA. I even tried switching the DVI cable and monitor with another cable and monitor but still blank. When disconnecting the cable the monitor will say the signal is lost and go dark. Connect the cable and it brightens up again but no image. So I guess I'll forget the HD4670 and resign myself to the fact that the upgrade isn't going to happen.