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Old 04-11-02, 07:47 PM   #1
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Problem with installing new Video Card. Please Help!

Hi, I just bought a PCI Video Card for my computer because my computer's DVD playback quality is terrible (very choppy). But when I tried to install it, the monitor is just black, not thing appeared...

VISIONTEK 64MB GEFORCE2 SDR PCI VGA

Below is link to my computer's specs:

HP Pavilion PC Model 6642F

I tried to uninstall the onboard graphics chipset according to the instruction (linked below), but the darn thing keep re-install itself when I got to the part "restart Window". So I disable it and install the new VISIONTEK. When I turn my computer on, the monitor just stay black...I pulled the VISIONTEK video card out, reboot the computer and everything went back to normal. I tried this several times and the results are the same.

HP Pavilion PCs - Adding a Video Card to an HP Pavilion with i810 or i815 On-board Video

Any help is greatly appreciated.


Hewlett Packard Pavilion 6642F
Intel Celeron Processor
500 MHz
256 MB of Ram
Win XP Pro

(I'm using Ram Idle to help free up RAM and it works great for me so far)
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Old 04-11-02, 07:56 PM   #2
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Do you have a BIOS option to disable the onboard video?
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Old 04-11-02, 08:00 PM   #3
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Do you have a BIOS option to disable the onboard video?
I'm not sure and don't know how-to
If you can show me the steps, I will try...
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Old 04-12-02, 12:42 AM   #4
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When you boot up you screen should say something like:
'Hit Del to enter setup'.

It might be F8 or some other key, it varies on which motherboard you have.

When you do that you will enter the BIOS setup app. Be careful in here, just look for the option to disable the onboard video and don't change anything else.

Of course the link to the HP stuff you provided didn't say anything about this so there might not even be an option for it.

I'm not trying to insult you, but did you remember to change the monitor cord to the new board?
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Old 04-12-02, 11:52 AM   #5
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I'm not trying to insult you, but did you remember to change the monitor cord to the new board?
I'm not at all insulted hehehhe. As the matter of fact, I have to thank you. I forgot to plug the monitor cord (plug) into the new video card. Thanks for pointing it out.
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Old 04-12-02, 03:16 PM   #6
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TADA!

What that theory about the simpliest solution usually being the most likely?

Glad I could help.
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Old 04-12-02, 06:40 PM   #7
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If that works, you should still try to go into the Bios to disable the onboard video. You may even have to call tech support to determine if there is a physical jumper to change.

Anyway, you could run into conflicts now or later if you do not disable the onboard video.

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