cant get Gf4 mx440 working with M10000 **800x480 and IT WORKS **
Well it appears i didnt have enough patience, a strange thing was happening when i was playing with the display properties, the application was showing three different screens!
Display #1 was the onboard S3 video display display #2 which is what i was trying to get to work was actually the S-Video output!!!! and display #3 was the VGA out. as soon as i extended the windows desktop to display #3 everything worked!!! i then proceded to make it the primary display, and disabled the s3 from there.
and best of ALL!! 800x480 WORKS!!!!! and i tried it with the lilliput and it WORKS!!!! all i had to do was go to the advanced tab and then type in the custom resolution somewhere.. i forgot exactly but its VERY straight forward!!!
so for anyone that has an m10000 and wants 800x480 just spend $33 and quit holding your breath for VIA to come out with drivers...it will never happen VIA sux!
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GO nVidia!!!! YAY
ok im done.
Well since we all gave up on making the onboard S3 video card output 800x480 i spent 33 bux on a PCI version of a Gf4 MX440 64Mb card by assylum bfg.
Here is my problem.. i cant get the damnt card to show anything in windows!!! i want to know if my card is hosed or if the m10000 mother board doesnt support video cards or if im just plain missing something..
Here is what is going on. I installed the card and plugged in the monitor to the Gf4 card i turned the pc on and i instantly saw the POST process on my monitor so i figured great the card WORKS! but right after it does the quick POST and after you see the "Windows XP" screen with the lil blue scroll bars on the bottom the screen went black... im thinking WTF??? it just stayed black.. then i heard music playing so i UNPLUGGED the monitor and plugged it in to the S3 onboard card and i had a picture again..
next.. i loaded the drivers that came with the card... and i tried the process again.. same thing happened..
next i downloaded the latest drivers from nVidia... and tried again.. same thing..
next i looked in the bios and i cant see a way to disable the onboard graphics!!!!! it has a selection on weather i preffer PCI video or AGP.. (WTF?? this mother board doesnt even HAVE AGP!!!.... stupid VIA!!! ) again nothing worked in bios for me.. but maybe im missing something.
next i went to the device manager and i made sure that my card was installed and all was working properly..
i tried messing with display options and when i made the Gf4 card my primary display i almost lost the ability to control my computer.. all my icons dissapeared and my s3 display had a blank desktop .. luckily it was still a desktop so i was able to drag the display options screen (blindly) from the imaginary desktop and edit the options to what they were previously... the whole time the Gf4 never showed anything under windows.. only during POST.
lastly i tried disabling the S3 graphics card through device manager.. upon reboot i had NO DISPLAY!!! neither card would show me anything!!!! i was freaking out! so i removed the Gf4 card and booted again this time the S3 card was showing stuff on the display again.
i dont know what to do anymore...this isnt the first video card i instal and im out of ideas!!! please some one help me!!!