A computer components & hardware forum. HardwareBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » HardwareBanter forum » General Hardware & Peripherals » General
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Replacing PCI Video Card with AGP card



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old May 5th 04, 04:28 AM
Retreatgal
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Replacing PCI Video Card with AGP card

Hi

I wondered of anyone could help me here. Maybe someone else has encountered
this problem.

I am fixing an old socket 7, 550mhz pc. It currently uses a PCI video card
and I purchased a second hand AGP card. When I booted I got the 8 beeps
video card error. I went into BIOS and the primary video adapter is set for
PCI.

The questions a

Does putting in an AGP card whilst the BIOS is configured for PCI cause
these beeps? Rather than a dead AGP card.

And if I change the setting to AGP, reboot, and still get the beeps, will I
have any display happening if I put the PCI card back in but before I
reconfigure the BIOS for PCI? Or do I just get a black screen until I
source another AGP card???

Cheers
Retreatgal


--

My personal interest web site: www.globalpermaculture.50megs.com
Hey, I'm still learning!


  #2  
Old May 5th 04, 06:21 AM
Stacey
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Retreatgal wrote:

Hi

I wondered of anyone could help me here. Maybe someone else has
encountered this problem.

I am fixing an old socket 7, 550mhz pc. It currently uses a PCI video
card
and I purchased a second hand AGP card. When I booted I got the 8 beeps
video card error. I went into BIOS and the primary video adapter is set
for PCI.

The questions a

Does putting in an AGP card whilst the BIOS is configured for PCI cause
these beeps? Rather than a dead AGP card.



You did remove the PCI card right? Most boards this just sets which card if
the primary video -if- you are using two card, it should still work
whatever it's set on.

And if I change the setting to AGP, reboot, and still get the beeps, will
I have any display happening if I put the PCI card back in but before I
reconfigure the BIOS for PCI? Or do I just get a black screen until I
source another AGP card???


You could try changing it and if all else fails, reset the bios to get the
default setting back which is probably PCI. Again I doubt this is the
problem, more likely a dead video card.
--

Stacey
  #3  
Old May 5th 04, 07:31 PM
striker
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

First time I put in an AGP card I didn't seat it enough. Wasn't pushed down
all the way and got beep error code.

"Retreatgal" wrote in message news:[email protected]
Hi

I wondered of anyone could help me here. Maybe someone else has

encountered
this problem.

I am fixing an old socket 7, 550mhz pc. It currently uses a PCI video

card
and I purchased a second hand AGP card. When I booted I got the 8 beeps
video card error. I went into BIOS and the primary video adapter is set

for
PCI.

The questions a

Does putting in an AGP card whilst the BIOS is configured for PCI cause
these beeps? Rather than a dead AGP card.

And if I change the setting to AGP, reboot, and still get the beeps, will

I
have any display happening if I put the PCI card back in but before I
reconfigure the BIOS for PCI? Or do I just get a black screen until I
source another AGP card???

Cheers
Retreatgal


--

My personal interest web site: www.globalpermaculture.50megs.com
Hey, I'm still learning!




  #4  
Old May 7th 04, 02:19 AM
Retreatgal
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hi Stacey

You did remove the PCI card right?


Yes, I did remove the PCI card first.

You could try changing it and if all else fails, reset the bios to get the
default setting back which is probably PCI. Again I doubt this is the
problem, more likely a dead video card.


I don't want to change the BIOS until I know if the AGP card is alive as I
do not want to reset the BIOS. I have a friend who already has an AGP card
in their pc, so I will try the offending card in their machine. Like you, I
suspect it is a dead video card.

Retreatgal



  #5  
Old May 7th 04, 02:59 AM
Matt Merkey
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Retreatgal wrote:

Hi

I wondered of anyone could help me here. Maybe someone else has encountered
this problem.

I am fixing an old socket 7, 550mhz pc. It currently uses a PCI video card
and I purchased a second hand AGP card. When I booted I got the 8 beeps
video card error. I went into BIOS and the primary video adapter is set for
PCI.

The questions a

Does putting in an AGP card whilst the BIOS is configured for PCI cause
these beeps? Rather than a dead AGP card.

And if I change the setting to AGP, reboot, and still get the beeps, will I
have any display happening if I put the PCI card back in but before I
reconfigure the BIOS for PCI? Or do I just get a black screen until I
source another AGP card???

Cheers
Retreatgal


--

My personal interest web site: www.globalpermaculture.50megs.com
Hey, I'm still learning!



The primary video setting in the bios just tells the bios which bus to
go to first for video. In a dual video card setup, it will be the #1
card. The bios will look to both busses for a video card during the
power on self test (POST) process. So it's quite possible the AGP card
is DOA.
  #6  
Old May 7th 04, 03:06 AM
WebWalker
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Are you putting an 8X AGP card to a 1-2X AGP slot ?

--
WebWalker

PGP Key ID : 0xB3F1A279
  #7  
Old May 7th 04, 04:50 AM
kony
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

On Fri, 07 May 2004 10:06:02 +0800, WebWalker
wrote:

Are you putting an 8X AGP card to a 1-2X AGP slot ?


Would that be possible without a hammer?
  #8  
Old May 7th 04, 05:05 AM
kony
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

On Wed, 05 May 2004 03:28:53 GMT, "Retreatgal" wrote:

Hi

I wondered of anyone could help me here. Maybe someone else has encountered
this problem.

I am fixing an old socket 7, 550mhz pc. It currently uses a PCI video card
and I purchased a second hand AGP card. When I booted I got the 8 beeps
video card error. I went into BIOS and the primary video adapter is set for
PCI.

The questions a

Does putting in an AGP card whilst the BIOS is configured for PCI cause
these beeps? Rather than a dead AGP card.

And if I change the setting to AGP, reboot, and still get the beeps, will I
have any display happening if I put the PCI card back in but before I
reconfigure the BIOS for PCI? Or do I just get a black screen until I
source another AGP card???

Cheers
Retreatgal


Many super 7 boards were fussy about AGP video cards, moreso than other
comtemporary platforms or anything that has come after them. Often super
7 boards used Voodoo3 video because in it's agp version it lacked many agp
features and acted like a PCI card, except in the faster AGP slot. If
your card is a TNT chipset then that was a known problem, but largely
because it was a popular chipset during the super 7 era, cards coming
afterwards could have same problem but simply weren't tested in sufficient
volume.

Then there's power... different video card likely uses more power so the
question of the power suppply adequacy comes into play.


Sometimes it's not a matter of whether the bios is set to agp or PCI, but
that it does need to be reset, "clear cmos" to get the new video card to
work. 8 beeps isnt' telling, you might be best off to just reinstall the
PCI card as a 550Mhz super 7 system isn't worth the time or money to fool
with, better to just have it working with the PCI card and consider other
alternative systems if it won't perform appropriate for intended use.
  #9  
Old May 7th 04, 12:32 PM
JT
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

On Fri, 07 May 2004 03:50:42 GMT, kony wrote:

On Fri, 07 May 2004 10:06:02 +0800, WebWalker
wrote:

Are you putting an 8X AGP card to a 1-2X AGP slot ?


Would that be possible without a hammer?


Some older, cheaper motherboards are not keyed in a way that would keep an
8x AGP card from fitting. If they left the plastic "keys" out, any card
will fit. It just won't work. Have ran into this before.

JT
  #10  
Old May 7th 04, 01:55 PM
kony
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

On Fri, 07 May 2004 11:32:47 GMT, JT wrote:

On Fri, 07 May 2004 03:50:42 GMT, kony wrote:

On Fri, 07 May 2004 10:06:02 +0800, WebWalker
wrote:

Are you putting an 8X AGP card to a 1-2X AGP slot ?


Would that be possible without a hammer?


Some older, cheaper motherboards are not keyed in a way that would keep an
8x AGP card from fitting. If they left the plastic "keys" out, any card
will fit. It just won't work. Have ran into this before.

JT


Which boards?

There were plenty of AGP universal slotted boards but those will run 8X
cards, at 4X.
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to buy a video card? Maciek General 3 May 5th 04 07:37 AM
Advice on new video card Frustrated General 4 December 12th 03 04:19 PM
Video Card Help SteveC General 1 October 20th 03 07:08 AM
Where to get replacement video card fan? Or maybe just use a heatsink? Vanguard General 3 September 20th 03 07:24 PM
Video card memory too low BuDMaN General 4 September 12th 03 01:27 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2022 HardwareBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.