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ATI video cards compatible with Nvidia mobo?

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May 13, 2011 9:43:21 PM

Hey guys i just need to know if ATI video cards or compatible with Nvidia mobo? I just recently bought a HD 5670 and that didnt work, and with conclusion from 5 experts, they say it was that my PCI-E x16 wouldnt work with PCI-E 2.0. The day after i bought that i returned it and got a crappy Nvidia 9500 GT, along with a new power supply. That video card worked fine but it wasnt close to my expectations, so i then returned it for an ATI HD 4830. Now im back with the same problem as video card one. what should i do?
a b Î Nvidia
a c 153 U Graphics card
May 13, 2011 9:49:33 PM

An ATI card will work with an Nforce motherboard. Not really sure what your problem is however...

Can you tell us your entire system specs? Motherboard, CPU, Ram, Powersupply, monitor resolution.

The problem could be that you had Nvidia drivers, then tried ATI/AMD drivers, then Nvidia, then ATI/AMD again. You can't do that.

You need to clean all of your drivers with Driver Sweeper and start with the latest drivers from AMDs website.

Also you may need to update your Motherboard BIOS.
May 13, 2011 9:56:46 PM

i just copied this from dxdiag cuz im not too sure.

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110408-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: BK168AAR-ABA p6404y
BIOS: BIOS Date: 06/03/10 14:06:24 Ver: 5.16
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 820 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 7936MB RAM
Page File: 2332MB used, 13536MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

500w power supply also.
1360x768 resolution

this is where i bought it from, http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

where do i get driver sweeper? and how do i update motherboard bios?
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a b Î Nvidia
a c 153 U Graphics card
May 13, 2011 10:00:34 PM

Download a tool called CPU-z (google it), and post the "Mainboard" tab's screenshot here for me to see what motherboard you have and then I can put you in the right direction to update the bios.

When using driver sweeper DO NOT uninstall the Nvidia CHIPSET drivers, only the VIDEO drivers.

Driver Sweeper
http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/

CPU-z
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html



a b Î Nvidia
a c 153 U Graphics card
May 13, 2011 11:28:58 PM

After you uninstalled both the ATI and Nvidia display drivers did you reboot and then in install the latest ATI drivers from AMDs website?
May 13, 2011 11:30:38 PM

my computer doesnt even detect the video card
March 26, 2012 2:47:17 AM

i know its late to add, but to anyone that needs help with this ... you probably need to clear your cmos. i had this problem with nvidia cards only being seen by my mobo (asus m4n68t-m v2). asus customer service even told me pci-e 2.0/2.1 cards were not backwards compatible with pci-e x16 (ie pci-e 1.0/1.1 etc...) slots. i had to school this "tech" that my 9800gt pci-2.0 card worked fine, and the hd 6790 i had installed at first worked fine till swapped cpus then i quit being recognized. then the hd 6850 i bought to replace it wasn't recognized by the board . i later figured out that i just needed to clear the cmos (still using the 6790 i thought i ruined on another computer :ange:  )
a b U Graphics card
March 26, 2012 3:42:41 AM

I'm more curious about the 5 so called Experts!
March 26, 2012 12:06:14 PM

lol, right
March 26, 2012 12:08:30 PM

also, a 9500gt is a pci-e 2.0 card ...
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