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    problem installing VGA on GBOX P4

    Hi guys. I have an AMS GBOX P4 and I"m having trouble installing an ATI All in Wonder 8500 DV on the board. Have anyone has experience with installing an all in wonder? So, I disable my onboard VGA and install the card and reboot but after the BIOS info, I can't even get the windows XP symbol to come up on my monitor. Please help....

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    Is there a BIOS setting to disable the on board vid?

    Try plugging the monitor into the onboard, setting up the ATI card, then switching it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defiler
    Is there a BIOS setting to disable the on board vid?

    Try plugging the monitor into the onboard, setting up the ATI card, then switching it.

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    There is no BIOS setting to diable to on board vid. I just do it on the control pane. I've tried plugging the monitor onto the onboard with the ATI installed but it says no signal detected. It will detect a signal on the ATI but no output whatsoever. Also, could it be that my PSU can't power it up cuz I only have a 150W and I have 2 fans running, HD, CDROM, and 2 mini fans that comes with the case, a case window LED and that's about it.

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    Sounds like a driver problem. Hook up the ATI and boot into safe mode to install them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tejesh83
    Sounds like a driver problem. Hook up the ATI and boot into safe mode to install them.
    hmm.. Good idea. And also, once I disable the onboard VGA, I wasn't able to reactivate it so I have to reinstall the whole windows lucky for me it's a new system. Anybody knows how to reactivate the onboard? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevide
    hmm.. Good idea. And also, once I disable the onboard VGA, I wasn't able to reactivate it so I have to reinstall the whole windows lucky for me it's a new system. Anybody knows how to reactivate the onboard? Thanks.
    ok it's my bad luck or sumthin. I tried to boot the pc again wit the ati but now the bios won't even come up. the fan on the vga is spinning which is a good sign. any suggestion/

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevide
    Hi guys. I have an AMS GBOX P4 and I"m having trouble installing an ATI All in Wonder 8500 DV on the board. Have anyone has experience with installing an all in wonder? So, I disable my onboard VGA and install the card and reboot but after the BIOS info, I can't even get the windows XP symbol to come up on my monitor. Please help....
    AMS website: * For ATI RADEON 9000 / 9700 PRO users. CMOS Setup or No Boot

    I know it not the same model but who knows.

    CMOS settings which affect AGP display adapters
    WARNING! Incorrect changes to CMOS may prevent the system from booting. Before making changes to CMOS settings, please ensure that you are familiar with the procedures for restoring default settings. Consult the documentation for your motherboard and/or your system.

    The exact names of CMOS settings may vary from system to system. Not all systems will offer the options listed below.

    These settings (if they appear) will normally be found in the CHIPSET SETUP or CHIPSET FEATURES portion of CMOS.

    CMOS Option Recommended Setting
    AGP Bus Turbo Mode
    AGP Turbo DISABLED
    Primary Frame Buffer
    VGA Frame Buffer DISABLED
    AGP 1X/2X/4X Should be set to match the capabilities of the graphics adapter
    AGP Aperture Size
    AGP Aperture DEFAULT or 64MB

    Note - These recommendations are for troubleshooting. Your system may perform better with different settings.

    here the link to motherboard manual:
    http://amselectronics.com/support_gB.../CFI-S86MA.zip

    hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by superzz
    AMS website: * For ATI RADEON 9000 / 9700 PRO users. CMOS Setup or No Boot

    I know it not the same model but who knows.

    CMOS settings which affect AGP display adapters
    WARNING! Incorrect changes to CMOS may prevent the system from booting. Before making changes to CMOS settings, please ensure that you are familiar with the procedures for restoring default settings. Consult the documentation for your motherboard and/or your system.

    The exact names of CMOS settings may vary from system to system. Not all systems will offer the options listed below.

    These settings (if they appear) will normally be found in the CHIPSET SETUP or CHIPSET FEATURES portion of CMOS.

    CMOS Option Recommended Setting
    AGP Bus Turbo Mode
    AGP Turbo DISABLED
    Primary Frame Buffer
    VGA Frame Buffer DISABLED
    AGP 1X/2X/4X Should be set to match the capabilities of the graphics adapter
    AGP Aperture Size
    AGP Aperture DEFAULT or 64MB

    Note - These recommendations are for troubleshooting. Your system may perform better with different settings.

    here the link to motherboard manual:
    http://amselectronics.com/support_gB.../CFI-S86MA.zip

    hope this helps
    thanks. I'll try that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevide
    thanks. I'll try that one.
    If see POST then xp may not have update your adapter driver. Press F8 on start up, load safe mode. Default vga driver are loaded when you are in safe mode and you should have a display. Update driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superzz
    If see POST then xp may not have update your adapter driver. Press F8 on start up, load safe mode. Default vga driver are loaded when you are in safe mode and you should have a display. Update driver.
    tried the bios setup change but still can't get the BIOS screen when booting up again. Of course the XP screen doesn't come up either. Everything else seems to be running good but I notice that the floppy drive doesn't buzz as normal boot up. HELPPPPP>>>>

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