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help upgrading graphics card PLEASE!?

blue_jjb

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#1
This is my first time upgrading anything more complicated than a stick of ddr2 so i apologise if i sound like i dont know what i'm on a about lol.

Ok i have an "ASUS M2A-VM HDMI" Motherboard and i want to upgrade to the "WinFast PX6800 LE TDH" graphics card my friend generously donated to me.

I tried plugging it in and nothing? I then read somewhere that i needed to download the driver but that still didn't work? So please help......
 

Cookie

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#2
What do you mean by nothing.
Exactly what leads you to believe its not working.

Also what did you have before.
 

blue_jjb

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ok by nothing i meant it wouldn't rekognise the card it only recognised my built in graphics and asked me to install that again.and while the graphics card was plugged in i ran the driver software and it said maybe not a leadtek product. sorry for that. and i dont think i downloaded it from there and what are BIOS? it gives me an option to download that aswell.
 
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Wolfeymole

#6
Download the driver listed in the first section.
Ignore the BIOS download for the moment.

Remove the graphics card before you install the driver.
Install the driver and shut down.
Install the card and re-start.

Get back to us if you have further problems on this.
 

blue_jjb

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Ok still doesnt work but i think i found a solution. In the motherboard manual it says "When installing a PCI Expess x16 graphics card (the type i'm installing), make sure to set the HDMI SUPPORT item in the BIOS to [OFF]; otherwise you will not see the screen display"

my question then is how to set the HDMI setting to off? or how to access BIOS? (btw thanks for all your help so far)
 
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Wolfeymole

#8
When the PC boots up Blue look for a message that says "Press Del (example) to enter Setup"
Watch carefully as it soon disappears.

You will see a screen very similar to the one below, here is where you need to look for the HDMI settings.

Be very careful when changing settings in the bios and make sure you save any changed settings before exiting the bios.


 

blue_jjb

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#9
YES!! got it working last night thanks for all your help