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June 24, 2012 4:00:52 PM

I have a Hp t3625.uk base tower that i keep for some of my old games. I have been doing some upgrades to the motherboard, it is now fitted with a pentium d 3.73ghz extreme processor, 2 gb or ram and a 500w psu.

the information I have for the motherboard is

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00...

I purchased a gforce 210 graphics card but when i go to install the disc i have message pop up saying nvsetup no suitable driver for your current vga chip with a list of cards then another list of the vga chips we support are.

Is there a wat to still install this i will i need to get a card that is on the supported list???

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June 24, 2012 4:32:38 PM

You'll likely need to go in bios and turn off integrated graphics. Maybe try re-seating the card.

Then make sure your monitor is connected to your graphics card and not the mobo.
June 24, 2012 5:49:00 PM

I have tried that a few times, set the bios as both pci-e and pci and nothing. Should the card work with out any software installed?

I have been through windows and tried removing every bit of display software i can find but still no luck. The reason I am replacing the card is after I put the new processor in my old card would not work could there be anything I have overlooked?
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June 24, 2012 6:01:30 PM


What do you mean by "should the card work"? You mean will it put video on your screen? Then yes, if your power supply is capable of adding a video card to your system. Will it work correctly without software drivers? No, you have to install drivers.

So the pc boots with the new processor? Or it boots but no video?

If the board doesn't support the processor, then it's not going to work.
June 24, 2012 6:05:11 PM

could you post an image of the problem?
Are you saying that the mobo might not support the gpu and then lists the compatible gpus for this mobo?
June 24, 2012 6:16:57 PM

Thats how I understand it.

June 24, 2012 6:37:01 PM

But i will stress my understanding of these graphics cards etc is novice at best.

And i appreciate the fast replys, thank you.
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June 25, 2012 2:48:54 PM

Don't use the install disk, go to Nvidia.com and download the driver.
June 25, 2012 5:34:35 PM

tried that with no luch, downloads and then stops saying that the installer cannot find any nvidia equipment installed
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June 25, 2012 5:50:43 PM

Ok maybe you didn't push card all the way into the slot?

Or maybe the card is complete doa.
June 25, 2012 6:02:28 PM

Deffinately in all the way, i have tried various times pushing it in.

I am starting to think, that tempted to try putting in my old processor as my old graphics card was fine till the new one was added
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June 25, 2012 8:13:38 PM

I don't see how it could be the processor.

June 25, 2012 8:16:47 PM

The card is not DOA since he can see a picture..

You're probably plugging the VGA / DVI cable into the motherboard connection and not into the graphics card connection.
June 25, 2012 8:31:45 PM

its plugged into motherboard for time been, which i find odd as i thought setting pci-e in the bios stopped this working.

I have tried pluging into the new graphics card whilst machine is powered up, switched up and during boot up and nothing, no bios monitor just says no connection and goes to sleep.
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June 25, 2012 8:50:57 PM

doron said:
The card is not DOA since he can see a picture..

You're probably plugging the VGA / DVI cable into the motherboard connection and not into the graphics card connection.


He's using onboard video...
June 25, 2012 8:53:50 PM

please elaborate.

What am i not doing? and what do I gave to do to get it working?
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July 8, 2012 9:34:05 PM

furnell13 said:
please elaborate.

What am i not doing? and what do I gave to do to get it working?



Nothing I havent tried out, I have the same problem as you, and been going madddddd
July 9, 2012 9:10:52 PM

I got lucky in the end, I ended up with another HP base tower one of my mates wanted me to have a look at.

Whilst I was inside I noticed his graphics card was the second one down on the list of "VGA chips we support are", so I decided to pop that in mine and worked straight away downloaded drivers and knows runs as sweet as a whistle.

Best bit is he wanted me to see if I could add a graphics card with hdmi on it, which the one I was trying to install in the first place, so we left them swapped. Both happy for the time being.

I can't say for sure that this would be the same for you but it does strike me as I did everything suggested on here like 70 times and got no where as soon as i dropped one in the list said was ok no problems and big grins, good luck.
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