video cards refuse to work with AMD athlon
I just received my AMD Athlon Thunderbird,ASUS A7A266 DDR/SDR. using 1017mb ram, win98SE, I have tried, the Winfast G-Force3 max, then a Visiontek GeForce2 GTS 32MB DDR 4X AGP Video Card, each install but when I reboot, windows will not restart, the screen just stays black!!
I have installed and uninstalled until I am sick of them without anything helping.
I even bought a new monitor because my other was over 2 years old.
As long as I just use the standard display adapter it is fine, if you really like 16 colors HELP!! please Anna
If you have onboard video on your board disable it and set the first display unit to pci or agp depending on what the card is. Also there is a tool a geforce tweak tool that fixes problems with amd cpu's and geforce cards. (although I have never seen a problem) They were made for each other in my opinion.
thanks outlaw but I have already did that, first thing What is maddening, is that there are no conflicts, nothing I can find that helps me so far! Anna
Just a thought
I am an ATI All in Wonder user so my experiences may not be too helpful for the GForce/NVidia crew. But the ATI AIW's can be very difficult to install so have some experience in the frustrations of installing a video card.
Apparently much of the problems with ATI cards result from failed earlier installs and the files these leave behind, and so when I have had problems here's what works with the ATI:
reboot into safe mode using the standard PCI VGA adapter and not your real adapter
delete all of the ati driver files from the machine (using find files and making sure to get all *.inf files)
delete all of the ati entries in the registry
reinstall direct x
resintall ati driver
perhaps a similar approach will work for you.
From newgroup postings I see where some ATI users have had success by using slower AGP settings (2x and 1x instead of 4x) and, while it kind of sucks, using 256 colors can help by at least getting a functioning computer while you try to solve the bigger problems
Go into BIOS setup.
Set the AGP speed to 2x.
Turn off any overclocking.
RE: advice for AMD Athlon
thank you all for your imput, at this point I am willing to disassemble everything and start over lol Anna
re: Athlon and video card
I can't believe this, I have done everything each of you have suggested, I reset my BIOS, didn't help, I then removed everything from the machine that I had added, cleaned out the registery, I removed the card so that there would be nothing left, let the machine, cool completely, reinstalled the card, rebooted, again tried installing, with the same results.. except this time, time it kept telling me that I had another monitor and that they both needed to be set!! Dang Anna
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