I have the Gigabyte GA-G41M-Es2h MOBO that I am now putting my 3rd video card in to. I know this PCI-Express slot is only running at 4x, but it accepts PCI-E (and is billed as such).
I use this board in a HTPC, and I want to keep video decoding off the main board, so I have tried a couple of different cards. The last one, an ATI Radeon 4550 gave me a 2 inch black border around the 42" HDTV that I use, so I was going to replace it with this.
Now, I cannot boot the system unless I set the Onboard Video as first priority on the BIOS and run a VGA monitor as primary.
If I set the PCI card as primary then I get a POST screen that averages one letter displayed per second, then gets to the drive check and reboots and starts all over again.
I am running:
Windows XP Pro SP3
Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2H Mobo
Pentium D 2.8Ghz
2GB DDR2 Ram
The video card I was replacing booted fine with the Mobo set to boot "Video only if PCI Not Present" and Boot PCI Video Priority.
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