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Motherboard not finding nVidia Gfx card

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April 24, 2010 7:39:16 PM

I'm having a problem installing my nvidia card on my computer. Here are my specs.

Windows XP SP3

Motherboard
Manufacturer Intel Corporation
Model D915GRV
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model i915P/i915G
Chipset Revision B1
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801FB (ICH6)
Southbridge Revision 03
BIOS
Brand Intel Corp.
Version EV91510A.86A.0444.2005.0429.2108
Date 04/29/2005
CPU
Intel Pentium 4 630
Cores 1
Threads 2
Name Intel Pentium 4 630
Code Name Prescott
Package Socket 775 LGA
Technology 90nm
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Family F
Extended Family F
Model 4
Extended Model 4
Stepping 3
Revision N0
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, EM64T
Bus Speed 200.0 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 800.0 MHz
Stock Core Speed 3000 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 200 MHz
Caches
L1 Data Cache Size 16 KBytes
L1 trace cache 12 Kuops
L2 Unified Cache Size 2048 KBytes
Core 0
Core Speed 3000.3 MHz
Multiplier x 15.0
Bus Speed 200.0 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 800.0 MHz

RAM
Memory
Type DDR
Size 1024 MBytes
Channels # Dual
DRAM Frequency 160.0 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 2.5 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 4 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 4 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 8 clocks
SPD
Number Of SPD Modules 4
Slot #1
Type DDR
Size 256 MBytes
Manufacturer
Max Bandwidth PC2700 (166 MHz)
SPD Ext. EPP
JEDEC #2
Frequency 166.7 MHz
CAS# Latency 2.5
RAS# To CAS# 4
RAS# Precharge 4
tRAS 8
Voltage 2.500 V
JEDEC #1
Frequency 133.3 MHz
CAS# Latency 2.0
RAS# To CAS# 3
RAS# Precharge 3
tRAS 6
Voltage 2.500 V

Graphics
Monitor
Name DELL E197FP on Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Current Resolution 1280x1024 pixels
Work Resolution 1280x1024 pixels
State enabled, primary, output devices support
Monitor Width 1280
Monitor Height 1024
Monitor Bpp 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 60 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Memory 192 MB
Memory type 2
Driver version 6.14.10.4764
Hard Drive

ST31000340AS
Manufacturer Seagate
Form Factor 3.5"
Interface IDE
Capacity 976.76GB
Real size 1,000,203,804,160 bytes

I know a lot of this info is useless, but I am copying and pasting... lol... but that gives you an idea of what I got... I've uninstalled the drivers, tried to boot back up and install drivers... the main problem i think is that I can't get my motherboard to read the new card for some reason...
April 24, 2010 8:59:16 PM

I guess you were initially running on onboard video.. Did you changed the BIOS to set initial display to your video card ( PEG ) after placing the card..??
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April 24, 2010 9:19:14 PM

Well I uninstalled the drivers so that Windows would prompt me to install them and I could use the disc... it said the current drivers are not compatible with the new ones... I am trying to install the GeForce 210 512 MB DDR2 by the way. I tried each BIOS setting, there were 2 options, then "Auto".
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April 24, 2010 9:31:03 PM

Well if you've connected your display plug to your monitor through the video card and are getting the display, the card is working fine and so is your motherboard.. Perform a clean sweep of the previous drivers using driver sweeper ( can be downloaded from here http://www.phyxion.net/Products/Products/Driver-Sweeper ).. Then install the new drivers..
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April 24, 2010 9:35:50 PM

That's the thing. The monitor is NOT working when I plug it into the new card. It works when I plug into the onboard one. I get a black display when plugged into the new card. I will try the driver sweeper in hopes that I can install the new ones... but during installation on the disc that is the error- That the new drivers can't be installed because they are incompatible with the current.
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April 24, 2010 9:36:31 PM

The CD program and even Hardware manager aren't finding the card itself.
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May 2, 2010 5:31:15 PM

I forget how to mark this as solved, but I solved it with help of the driver removal program and changing my bios settings to read strictly from my pci express slot! idk what exactly i was doing wrong but that fixed it! Thanks
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May 2, 2010 5:31:41 PM

Best answer selected by dasteelerz.
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