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Do I update my Bios or what?

I have an AMD Sempron Processor 2800+. 1.60 GHz, 480MB of RAM.
Specs are on the link: http://reviews.cnet.com/processors/amd-sempron-2800-1/4507-3086_7-31500793.html

I installed my EVGA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB PCI 64bit DDR2 graphics card and the graphics card makes my screen resolution horrible and my color quality go down to lowest 8 bit.
graphics card information on link:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4410190&csid=_25

I have a Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 7/25/2005 BIOS

I have Windows XP Professional

I have already tried uninstalling my drivers and installing the updated drivers from Nvidia's website. And when I installed the updated driver for my graphic card nothing happened to change it. For my motherboard i used CPU-Z to find out the information. Motherboard: Manufacturer- Unknown (Blank)
Model- K8M800-8237
Chipset- VIA K8M400 (VT8380) Rev.- 00
Southbridge- VIA VT8237
LPCIO- Winbond W83697HF

Could someone tell me what might be wrong with my cpu? I have had a lot of people tell me that my BIOS was outdated but I don't know how to update it and I don't want to make things any worse. Please help.
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  1. What is your motherboard, as that plays a factor here? I would look at uninstalling your drivers and install updated drivers from Nvidia's website for your card.
  2. tecmo34 said:
    What is your motherboard, as that plays a factor here? I would look at uninstalling your drivers and install updated drivers from Nvidia's website for your card.


    I have already tried uninstalling my drivers and I am curently going to try installing the updated drivers from Nvidia's website. For my motherboard i used CPU-Z to find out the information. Motherboard: Manufacturer- Unknown (Blank)
    Model- K8M800-8237
    Chipset- VIA K8M400 (VT8380) Rev.- 00
    Southbridge- VIA VT8237
    LPCIO- Winbond W83697HF
  3. Best answer
    Well, I believe I found your issue... Your board is designed for an AGP graphics card and not a PCI graphics card. It will perform better with an AGP card.

    Motherboard: http://www.everestcomputers.ro/product_info.php?products_id=1774

    Picture: http://www.everestcomputers.ro/popup_image.php?pID=1774&osCsid=0e1032516081d62c93493a0f1e38fb02
  4. Best answer selected by Thechamp219.
  5. tecmo34 said:
    Well, I believe I found your issue... Your board is designed for an AGP graphics card and not a PCI graphics card. It will perform better with an AGP card.

    Motherboard: http://www.everestcomputers.ro/product_info.php?products_id=1774

    Picture: http://www.everestcomputers.ro/popup_image.php?pID=1774&osCsid=0e1032516081d62c93493a0f1e38fb02


    thanks next time I will leave it to the pros. :D
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