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Why wont my pc recognize an AGP x8 graphics card

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  • Windows Vista
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a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2010 12:15:47 PM


im running a very old emachines 770 model, had to put Vista business on it :( 

my friend recently found a very cheap 256 mb GeForce FX500 5500 graphics card and bought it for me... so i went to install as you do lol..

comp config:
pentium 4
768mb DDR Ram
AGP slot
Trigem imperial IM845G motherboard
350w PSU

i was wondering if this motherboard can actually handle this graphics card because i have tried to install it a few times..

uninstalled old drivers for the GeForce 4 MX 440 graphics card and then turned machine off put new card in turned on and nothing completely black screen... (i use a program which allows me to look at another comps screen and control it so i used that to go into the device manager to see if it had even recognized that i put a new card in the AGP slot and all it says is that its using the onboard crappy one...

any ideas???

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a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2010 4:47:04 PM

Go into the bios and set the default display output to AGP. Are you sure your slot is compatible with the new card?
a b U Graphics card
November 22, 2010 6:42:52 PM

already been into BIOS and set to the AGP setting... im hoping it is.. im pretty sure its a x4 slot and as far as i know x8 cards should still work in the x4 slot