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Q: nVidia Chipset and ATI Video Card

I have a Asus P5B motherboard with the nVidia 650i chipset.

Anyone know if the mobo/chipset is compatible with ATI Video cards?

Preferred Solution: nVidia Chipset and ATI Video Card

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: nVidia Chipset and ATI Video Card

1. please post in the correct forum - audio/video
2. video cards generally are not dependant on mobo chipsets. (there are a few exceptions.) If you have a slot, you should be able to use it with the right drivers. If you have integrated video you will need to turn it off in BIOS.

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If a motherboard has an onboard video chipset, can you still install a graphics card into the PCI Express slot and use it? For example, if one were to purchase a motherboard with an ATI onboard video chipset, would it still be compatible with an Nvidia GTX 285?

I think I need a new motherboard for under $100. I built my computer over 2 years ago and the motherboard had an Nvidia nForce 780i SLI chipset, but I can't seem to find any motherboard on newegg.com(where I generally shop for computer parts) that has this chipset.

Any recommendations on a good, cheap mother board that can support 4 gig DDR2 RAM, Socket LGA 775, Intel Q9450 processor, and an Nvidia GTX 285 graphics card?

A:Onboard video chipset: Nvidia GTX285 compatability

Why do you need a new motherboard, your setup is pretty old.

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I need to know if one is better then the other, and if so, how much better?

A:Compare Onboard Nvidia GeForce 6150 Video Adapter to intel 945GM express Chipset

The nVidia has slightly better control of images, but the Intel is significantly more reliable and has an expected longer life.

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Hey im wondering if i get a motherboard that has the video chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 8200 can i put a ATI card in there i already got?

A:Video card chipset

Yes, you can use any card with any chipset, as long as the technologies match (i.e. if your ATI card is AGP, make sure the new motherboard supports AGP etc.)

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I recently tried to format and reinstall Windows XP on one of my older computers. It reinstalled great and I started installing drivers. After getting my drivers installed for audio and my video card a Nvidia Geforce FX 5500. Now it says in the Hardware manager that the video card cannot start.

I am pretty sure that this is caused by lacking some chipset driver but have no clue on how to find out what chipset driver I need and where to get it.

Any ideas?

A:Video card cannot start maybe cause of chipset

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I need to replace my mobo.
I already have:
Athlon XP 3000+ barton (333fsb)
Ati Radeon 9800 pro 256
My question is...does my video card determine which brand of mobo chipset I'll get the best results with?


A:video card vs mobo chipset

The short answer is NO; many reviewers consider the nVidia nForce2 chipset the best one available for the Athlon XP. ANY nForce-based board you buy is going to have an 8x AGP slot, which is what your card requires.

You DO need a QUALITY power supply, and you MUST remember to install the MOTHERBOARD CHIPSET DRIVERS after you install the OS and any Service Packs. If you DON'T install the chipset drivers, you will NOT be able to use any of the special features of your VIDEOCARD, because the AGP slot will NOT be running at full speed.

Read this link for more information about power supply units:


You probably know about drivers, but MANY people have problems from CHEAP power supplies and by NOT remembering to install the motherboard drivers. Hopefully, this answers your question and gives you MORE to think about.

Good luck; see you in the ether.

-- slingshotter

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I have a Epox EP8-KTA MB with a KT133 chipset.
I also have a Sapphire 9100 card that I would like to put in it, but I doubt I can because of voltage differences. Or can I?

If not are there any cards that have a DVI out for a KT133 chipset?

A:Video card w/DVI out for a KT133 chipset MB?

What do you mean by the voltage differences? From what I've seen on both these items, there isn't any irregularities that would prevent you from using them together.

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Well Me and my GF got in on the Age of Conan open Beta and it has been a bummer because her pc won't play it. I guess I kind of figured why but didn't want to check because I am afraid I know the answer. Her video card or lack there of isn't enough to play the game is there anything we can do here is what she has.

Video Card Minimum: 128 MB DirectX 9.0c Graphics Card with Shader 2.0 support (NVIDIA GeForce 6800+ / ATI Radeon 9800+)

You Have: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family ()
FAIL: Sorry, your video card does not meet this minimum requirement.

Video Card Features - Minimum attributes of your Video Card Video RAM: Required - 128 MB , You have - 256.0 MB

Video Card 3D Acceleration: Required - Yes , You have - Yes

Video HW Transform & Lighting: Required - Yes , You have - No

Vertex Shader Ver.: Required - 2.0 , You have - 0.0

Pixel Shader Ver.: Required - 2.0 , You have - 2.0

Any help would be awesome.

Thanks a Bunch Dominic

A:Laptop with chipset Video card anything I can do?

well, the GMA doesnt have the balls for any gaming except the occasional game of GTA, unfortunately alot of laptops arent upgradable in the video aspects.

but some are, i doubt that this one is or that it would even be worth it really.

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Hello there

in a few days i'm gonna get myself a new gaming PC with this board:

Asus P5LD2-VM
http://www.asus.com/products3.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=194&slname=Intel 945G

and this Video Card:

Now,i've read somewhere (don't really remember where though)
that NVidia cards don't go well with Intel Chipsets
i'm quite certain that it's bs

i have a budget of approx. 430$ and i want to be able to play games like HL2,F.E.A.R and Quake IV

do i need to stick with this one or Switch to a GeForce 7700 GT/X?

Thanks in advance to whomever may reply

A:Which Video Card for an Intel Chipset?

That one will work fine.

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hello guys... i have Gainward Nvidia GeForce GT 210 1GB DDR3 and i want install to my computer,but my computer already have intel 82915g/gv/910gl express chipset.. can i install???

A:Can I install video card if my computer have chipset???

Of course you can.

The GT 210 will automatically take control of the graphics

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Are there any known compatibility issues between the Intel 865 chipset and nVidia-based video cards?

The reason I ask is that after a year or more of running this system, suddenly no AGP video card I put into this system will work unless it's in plain VGA mode (no drivers). As soon as I load its proper driver, the system won't go back into Windows 98 or Windows 2000 (dual-boot system). It just hangs with a lot of gobbeldegook on the screen.

All the AGP cards I have here are nVidia-based cards so I have no other type card to test with.

At present, I'm using an old S3 PCI video card and at least it gets into Windows; but, I'm stumped.

Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 board
512 RAM
P4 3000 processor

A:Intel 865 Chipset and nVidia chipset issues?

Alex, I built quite a few systems with Intel D865PERL boards (865PE chipset) and nVidia video cards and never had a problem. My workbench machine right now is running a D865PERL board with a nVidia card with no problems.

Intel released a new chipset driver on 6/04/2007, version which covered the 865 family, eg. 865G, 865GV, 865P and 865PE.



In the release notes under Issues Resolved, item #4 stated; "Some devices were not updating correctly or at all. Fixed in installer."


You may want to try that update. The only problem I see with the update is since you are dual booting, the latest update is OK with Win2K, however Win98 is not mentioned in All Operating Systems. To get back to an 865 chipset driver that covered both Win2K and Win98SE you had to go back to the release of 12/16/2004, version that covered both Win2K and Win98SE.

Other than updating the chipset driver, I am at a loss to suggest a place to start.

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They are nice... I am considering getting the crossfire Xpress 200 for my next build but which would you pick?

Post if you would rather have crossfire, SLI, non-crossfire, ultra or regular...

A:Ati Xpress 200 Chipset Or Nvidia Nforce 4 Chipset?

Anything else? does anyone have experience with the Xpress 200 chipsets? Im thinking about going with that on my next build...

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I'm building an older computer that utilizes the Intel 440BX chipset, a PentiumIII 1 GHz CPU, and the Matrox Millennium G400 video card.

The question I have pertains to the combined characteristics of the chipset, CPU and video card:

Since this particular CPU operates at a front side bus speed of 133 MHz, it means that to achieve maximum speed I will be exceeding chipset spesification which I recall is 100 MHz. With the 440BX chipset, the AGP bus is configured from the FSB by using a ratio of either 1:1 (66 MHz) or 2:3 (100 MHz). 66 MHz I gather is the same as AGP 2x.

The video card is according to some reviews I looked at good for AGP 4x so my question is as follows:

Should I set the AGP bus ratio to 1:1 or 2:3 when running at the FSB of 133 MHz?

At 2:3 the speed of the AGP bus is ~88 MHz, at 1:1 it is 133 MHz.

According to logic, even 1:1 ratio would still be within the limits of the graphics card. After all if AGP 2x = 66 MHz, then AGP 4x = 133 MHz, right?

I don't dare trust just logic in case I'm missing something important, so could someone tell me if I've come to the right conclusion?

A:Solved: Chipset/video card overclocking question

After a bit of researching (and actually putting the computer together) I now have my answer.

I discovered the AGP clock and multiplier are not linked things, and that in fact the AGP bus frequency is never supposed to exceed 66 MHz.

Unless the motherboard in question has a 1:4 AGP divider, you cannot use the 133 MHz front side bus without overclocking the AGP bus. This is the case with most Intel 440BX chipset based motherboards.

In my case, the safest option was to use the 2:3 AGP divider, which overclocks the AGP bus to 88 MHz. Out of spec, but so far the machine has not shown any signs of instability.

AOpen AX6BC: success
Matrox Millennium G400: success

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The issue I am having at the moment is that I'm trying to play a game a bunch of friends of mine have started lately, it's called Runes of Magic and the system requirements aren't high so it shouldn't be too hard to run. When I start the game up Direct3D fails to initialize and that's where I'm at with that.

I have the DirectX 9.0c installed and have reinstalled it numerous times, so I'm convinced that the problem isn't there; then again I could be wrong.

I've run a dxdiag and this is the information I got, it might help some people so I'll post it here as well. That's all I can think of information wise that I can give you.

It's also attached to this post in case you feel better having a copy on your desktop.

System Information
Time of this report: 7/16/2009, 00:51:59
Machine name: YOUR-PL0BMT21N9
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Model: KM400-8235
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon™ XP 3000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
Memory: 448MB RAM
Page File: 425MB used, 632MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0 (4.09.0000.0900)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version:... Read more

A:Issue with Direct3D and trying to figure out video card/chipset in use.

Did you attempt to uninstall the DirectX version which seems troubled...and then reinstall DirectX?Worth reading, if not necessarily following: http://www.instant-registry-fixes.org/how-...tall-directx-9/I would suggest an attempted repair install of XP.Louis

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__Due to the Nature of the Gaming Industries Push for X-Treme Graphics Acceleration, I find Myself posessing games that I download and cant play because of the incompatibility of this Intel 945G Express Chipset Family, which serves those well who like to play Chess or Pong! I find it even more difficult to just shrug off the blatant ripoff that these On-Line Gaming channels (IGN) pull off when a Game is sold as a gift and they give a Product Code and a Download site to obtain without first running the system through the testing process to see if the P.C. is compatable. Once the product code is used that nullifies your chance of getting a refund ,and naturally, this is found out after game has been downloaded and is obviously not working.I found myself in a different Segment of I.G.N. being asked "Can You Run This Game?" Where they Disect your puter and tell you what Hardware is Lacking and point you away from there Website and slam the door! I have NO clue as to what a 'PIXEL SHADER 2.0' is, but its obvious I dont have it...Im Really hoping that there is some way to shake the Chipset Blues and upgrade to a REAL Video Card that can perform with todays gaming standards...when it comes to Computer Tech Talk< I might as well be standing on Mars, I dont know RAM from Push, Or Boot from Kick, its suppose to be plug n play...so Im at the mercy of the IGN gaming Sharks(lol) and appeal to whom ever might guide me to what Video Card would be Compatible, and if th... Read more

A:Solved: Upgrading from IntelExpress Chipset Family to Video Card

ok we need to know what type of slots you have in the computer, besides the normal PCI here is a labeled picture of my motherboard, note it is an AGP board i will find a pic of a PCI express shortly, with a bit of practice you will be able to tell and AGP from a PCIe almost instantly apparently AGP slots are offset from the PCI slots and PCIe 16x are along side the PCIs but longer, the PCI1x are not even worth looking at but post back with the results, also if you have the book for the motherboard it should tell you.

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Hi, I have a laptop with 945GM Express chipset family. It doesnt work with most of my games, is there any way I can put a new video card and desable this one? Because I heard if its a chipset I can NOT put a new video card. Please help!!

A:Any way to install new video card over 945GM Express Chipset family?

There's no place to put a graphics card in the laptop, the intel isn't a card, just a chipet. You could search for an external graphics solution, but otherwise it's a no-go.

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I was just wondering if there are any settings that may help me improve FPS in games like Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory.

I mean, I feel I should be able to run the game no problem. I have:

1.46 Dual Core Processor
and of course the integrated graphics card (Intel 965)

The game is nearly 4 years old and the graphics are not good at all. I was just wondering if any one knew any tweaks.

Thanks for your time.

A:Intel 965 Mobile Express Chipset (Video Card) Tweaks?

Heurist1c said:

I was just wondering if there are any settings that may help me improve FPS in games like Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory.

I mean, I feel I should be able to run the game no problem. I have:

1.46 Dual Core Processor
and of course the integrated graphics card (Intel 965)

The game is nearly 4 years old and the graphics are not good at all. I was just wondering if any one knew any tweaks.

Thanks for your time.Click to expand...


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I like to think I have a pretty nice computer, it certainly could be worse. Lots of RAM! An uh okay processor speed, the only thing is I hate my integrated graphics card. Its an ATI Radeon Xpress 200. I have had so many problems with it, and people say that games will run so much better with an actual video card.

My question to you is if I were to upgrade to a video card, I understand they just plug into and available PCI slot, but, will it create a conflict with my existing video chip on my motherboard. Is there anyway that i can tell my computer not to use the integrated card (in other words, almost turn it off) and instead use the PCI video card. I have heard this is not possible, is that true?


A:Solved: Installng a New Video Card with an existing integrated chipset?

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I just had this card installed, and i am now having problems with video's down loaded from the web. The video picture colors are all off, sound is fine. I Am using Windows XP pro. It/videos work intermitantly?? Mostly dont,,, PC Games and still pics are just GREAT. Any ideas on how to fix. I have fiddled with different things but nothing changes the video color quality.

A:New, Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 256Mb Video Card and have problem with down loaded video

Ah, my friend.it sounds not to be a video card problem, but more of a codec issue. make sure your codecs are up to date and if that doesn't work, post your system specs.

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I have GTX 460 with 258.96 drivers. I do not have an nVidia chipset. When I went to check the Driver Sweeper files, I found all these chipset files. Why do I have them?

A:Why do I have chipset drivers when I don't use an nvidia chipset?

Why do I have them?

For the same reason I and everyone else does, because 7 installs base drivers for just about everything as a "just in case", regardless of the actual hardware. I have those same files as well as some from Intel, Via, SiS, etc all in the,


Personally I would just leave all that well enough alone as it isn't affecting anything as they never get loaded unless the hardware they are for ever gets installed. That and there is a good chance that by removing them that when SP1 does come out it will fail to install due to missing system files (ask those that had that happen after removing various unused driver files and whatnot with vlite on Vista).

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hi, yes, my motherboard has ATI on board video and it's still on. I have a Nvidia geforce 550 ti video card that i much prefer to run my games.

I'm having a video confusion problem in my games where i can't see some of the video. I was told by the maker of the MOD for the specific game that i need to disable the ATI on board video so there wont be any more conflicts with my Nvidia video card.

How do i disable the on board video on my motherboard. the motherboard is the following:

MSI 790FX-GD70


A:how do i disable the ATI on-board video so my nvidia 550ti video card will run my gam

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ive been looking for the driver of my video card and several programs as driver finder suggest the correct one in winxp_144211.exe, but when i try to install it i get a message that says it is the incorrect one and check the manufacturers page. I tried and looked in there but theres no support for my laptop.
Its a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1A9.

A:Video card driver won't install, Mobile Intel 4 R Express chipset family

Did you try the Toshiba website? Since you did not specify the operating system this is the closest I could get: http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=UK

Be sure to enter the appropriate version of Windows in the box.

Also, it would have narrowed down the search if you could have provided the name of the country in which you bought the laptop.

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I have a Nvidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 video card and an AMD 3.0 gig dual core processor and a . I am trying to use Sniper: Ghost Warrior II and it says my video card is not big enough. The card is build in to the mother board and I would like to get a bigger card but I don't know what to get. Don't know if it will even work with this mother board. I need help. I paid for the game, and would like to use it.

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Ok I am running 2 dual video cards, both by Nvidia, 9600 GT & 9800 GT.

Do I need to use both CD's to re-install the drivers for Win 7 64?

Or are the drivers already updated with Win 7?

Or do I need to go to Nvidias website and get the latest drivers?

A:Do I still need to use my Nvidia video card CD's?

Got to NVidia's site to get latest drivers for Win 7 x64. Run it and let it install. Use the device manager to see what is going on with each individual card after. Use the device manager to install to one or both if the setup.exe doesn't do so.

Good luck.

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There is a video card from Nvidia that spec'd with 256 MB x16 ram. What does "x16" mean? does the video card have a total of 256MB? Is there a site that would explain this?

A:Nvidia 256 MB x16 video card

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I'm looking at the latest video cards that are out, i.e ATI X1600XT/X1800XT/X1900XT and Nvidia 7600GT/7900GT. I'll have an X2 and a ASUS SLI/Crossfire mobo for upgradability. I'm not a big gamer and want image quality so am leaning towards ATI. I'm into video/photo editing and HTPC/Multimedia, but want the card to last 3 or more years into Vista and what apps in my fields of interest become available for it. I know DX10 is coming and who knows what versions after that in this 3 year time span.

Should I get the cheap X1600XT/7600GT and wait till next year when Vista/DX10 are in service and the video cards are up to date to buy an expensive card if even then? I'm leaning this way but want varied opinion.

Will these cards not be able to take advantage of DX10+ when it comes? Will they run DX10+ at all or do I never apply that update?

My biggest goal is high quality/accurate image. But supporting all the Vista visual goodies and non-game apps to come is important. So which is it ATI or Nvidia? And which card for the winner?

A:Which video card? ATI or Nvidia?

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Going into a slightly amd 1800+ system.

Best bang for the buck under $100.

A:Best nvidia agp video card for $100 or less?

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I know that GTX 690 is the newest one.. but alot say its not worth it.. it costs alot but isnt really that much better compared to older GTX video cards..

So my question is which GTX currently would be best?

A:Best Nvidia video card so far?

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im usually used to these sort of things like second nature, but i have NO CLUE at all in the world of graphics/video cards chips or whatever. ive spent the last 3 hours doing nothing at all trying to understand this...

My computer has an NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 model64 pro video board. i have no clue at all what this is, but i know its what i have. The problem is that i want to play the Sims 2 (and other games later on), but the graphics are all slow and choppy. going through troubleshooting, it says i need a new 'driver', or, the latest driver provided by the video card chipset.

i have no idea what to get, how to get them, in what order and would really like it if someone could tell me what i should do (in simple terms), or just explain it all to me.

thanks to anyone who helps.

A:Video Card, Drivers, Nvidia? Help?

Here are the driver links at the Nvidia Home Page.Nvidia drivers Win98Nvidia drivers XP/W2kNvidia drivers XP Media Center

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HelloI have an older HP p600o desktop.  it doesnt get used much and I am very careful not to let anyone install crap on it.  I am wanting to install an aftermarket NVIDIA video card and need to know how to disable the onboard or propritary video card.  My motherboard is an IPIEL LA-3  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01746799 Computer is an HP P6000 system # AY576AA#ASBA      SER# MXU0140HK0 I installed the card and neither worked.  I am sure there is a jumper on the board that needs to be reconfigured to lock out the propritary video.   I am unable to locate it and I had no luck finding a manual for this board. help...... Larry


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A:Installing NVIDIA video card

Disregard.  I figured it out. Thanks

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i want to know which video card is better suited: nvidia or ati.
-what are pros and cons of both?
-how does the numbering system of both work?

about the set up:
-dual monitor set up
-i want to play new games but old games (20 years old) as well.
-i do not want to overclock, and just use 1 video card.
-reliability is more important than performance, the video card should be stable and be used for a long time.

A:nvidia or ati video card best suited

if it is a intel chipset m/b then nvidia

amd then ati

the higher the number is the newer version of the card

video cards and psu upgrades go hand in hand

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A simple question guys and gals. I have an infinity for dell dimension 8100 and optiplex gx 400 towers. The boards are similar, vintage from the late 90's. They both use APG NVIDIA brand video cards, typicaly VGA only, although I have seen Svideo, and DVI, and even ANALOG line out connectors. How do I identify the model number of a given card to determine whether it would work in these boards. The NVIDIA part # eludes me. There are any printed #s on the card, both on labels, and in white ink. I do not see any I recognize as in ATI, GE FORCE, ect. I have several APG video cards in my pile and I need to identify them. Swapping cards is a slow way to test. In addition this process produces eveything from NO video to incorrect colors, to noise bars. Any info welcome. A list of compatible cards from N or others would also be welcome.

A:Nvidia branded APG video card

The best thing I can think is trying to look-up the serial number if there are still stickers on any of them, otherwise you'll have no choice but to swap them in your PC one at a time and see if you can ID them with GPU-Z.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

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I'm still learning.....

When I log on computer, screen shows "The ATI control panel
failed to initialize because no ATI driver is installed, or ATI driver is not working properly. The ATI control panel will now exit".

I know that has been discussed here, but this is my question: Isn't ATI a video card? I have Nvidea GeForce FX5500 in my system (XP, 1 G Ram)) yet this error message always appears. When I pull up display adaptors in device mgr, my Nvidea shows, nothing for ATI does.

So, do I need both? I just updated drivers on my video card and direct x due to a game freezing. That didn't help. Then I remembered this error message and wondered if it had something to do with it.

Thanks alot for any help.

A:Do I need Ati drivers if I have Nvidia video card?

You don't need ATI drivers-they are for AMD/ATI graphics cards- uninstall them.
Use Driver Sweeper here:
in preference to "Add and Remove Programs" in the control panel. I would uninstall both the ATI and nVidia drivers and re-install the applicable nVidia driver to ensure you get an uncorrupted install.
The DirectX update should be fine.

You should only have the graphics driver from your graphics card vendor ( the manufacturer) i.e. Gigabyte, MSI, XFX, EVGA etc. If the card is an OEM product then download from here http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

FX5xxx branded cards (not OEM) may not run with the nVidia Forceware drivers so make sure you use the manufacturers recommended download if available.

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Since I installed a new nvidia video card (3D Blaster 4 Titanium 4200) in replacement of an older ATI , I have problems with this [email protected]!?&@ blue screen ( IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) after 15 minutes of normal use.
Everthing works great in safe mode, but I want my new video card
Is there a possibilty to remove some drivers to avoid a hard disk format ?-)
I'm using windows 2000 with a Dual 710 MHz Pentium III and a memory of 256 MB.



A:[SOLVED] nvidia & ATI video card

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Hi, I'm havign some trouble with my video card. It's a 7900 GT. So my issue is that a few weeks ago I installed new drivers for it and I started having problems with the graphics of all my games. Certain pixels would stretch to random places, shadows would become purple, etc. Well nvidia came out with a new driver said to fix this problem but it seems to me like it has done nothing. So I'm assuming either these drivers are messed up or I did something I didnt realise. Any ideas on what's up, what i can do to fix it, and is anyone else having these problems?

A:Nvidia video card problem

And that ladies and gentlemen is called artifacts dude im getting the same problems as well read my post and look at rage's post it'll probably help you out

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Why can't I find where my 3d and open gl settings are? I see everything else, but I can see these. According to the book, they should be there. I've downloaded the newest drivers from nvidia. This is a new card to a newly built pc. 256 mb.

A:FX NVIDIA 5200 Video Card

They should be in Display Properties in Control Panel. Open up Display, then click on Settings, then click on the Advanced Button. Then you should see your settings. If they are not there its becuase the driver is not correctly installed or the AGP Acceleration is turned Off on that Advanced page.

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I have an Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 420. it is giving me sever problems when it comes do to running cinematic features in half to the majority of my computer games and i have been unable to figure out how to fix this problem. Can anyone help out here?:angry2:

A:Nvidia Video Card Problems

Try looking here. You can download new drivers from nvidia also.


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Hi folks,

Bad storm came through this morning. Afterwards when booting pc all i've gotten was 800 x 600 resolution with 16 color.

I've downloaded and updated the drivers for monitor and the Nvidia GEForce4 MX 440 video card.

No help.

Each time I try to change the display it forces me to restart pc to allow change. Previously I could always see the display change and choose whether I wanted to keep it or not without a restart. When I accept change and restart, computer hangs and monitor light goes to standby. Only way to recover is a ctr-alt-del and enter. PC restarts but comes right back to the huge 800 x 600 resolution.

Machine is also very, very slow in everything it does since this morning. I tried moving the monitor to the onboard video and rebooting, but then it never came on ... stayed in standby mode.

Is it possible for me to disable the video card while still plugged into it and be able to revert back to the onboard video just to test the card?

I haven't had a lot of experience with monitors and video cards. I'm not even positive they are the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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G'day shesun4givn2...wow that is certainly a name!
I would suggest removing the power from the machine, then removing the video card and plugging the monitor back into the onboard video socket.
On re-power up it will (with luck) realise the onboard video is required and load the driver for it and produce an image.
You shouldn't need drivers at this point, hopefully you won't need to enter BIOS and make any changes.
See if you can get that up.
(It sounds like the video card may be crippled)
Lightning does not need to strike the prower lines to kill a machine, it is always worthwhile unplugging or fitting a surge protection device. (these work sometimes)
Cheers, qldit.

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Your going to need to get the drivers reinstalled. If you still have the installation cd run it and load the drivers from there. If not download the latest from http://www.nvidia.com.
Last ditch, go to device manager, remove the card, reboot and reinstall.

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You shouldn't need to install anything to hook up additional displays.

But you can go to Nvidia's website and download their latest driver, since its complaining about a Nvidia driver file.

Here's the latest driver: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.85.html

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I currently have installed Nvidia driver 285.79.

I just don't know why there are two drivers...

Any help appreciated, thanks.

A:Video card drivers - MSI or Nvidia?

there is no difference between The two drivers ,the drivers in both MSI site and Nvidia site are the same .but through The Nvidia official site you can download the latest drivers ,which it is not available until now in MSI offical site , hope this help

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Hi: I don't know about a PCI card working, but a Nvidia GT 630 PCIe x16 card should. A PCI card would not do well for gaming at all. The GT 630 PCIe x16 card will work within the specs of the 320W power supply your PC has.

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