Originally Posted by Lindgren
As stated in my earlier post...
Originally Posted by sygnus21
Perhaps you could take it back to the person who messes with the BIOS the first time around? What you're looking for is the on-board video settings, it needs to be set to either "off" or "disabled". Shut down the computer, connect the monitor to the new 3850 card. Turn on get into Windows and install the video card drivers.
Since you're running Vista x64 make sure you get the latest (9.2) x64-bit drivers from here - Catalyst Drivers for 3850 – Vista 64
How to install the drivers -
Since you loaded the drivers "before" installing the video card, you'll need to uninstall the old drivers.... (If there are no ATI drivers or software installed, go to the installation procedures
below these steps)
1- Go to Control Panel
2- Programs and Features
3- Click "ATI Catalyst Install Manager
4- Click Next
5- Click Uninstall Manager
6- Click Next
7- Click Custom
8- Click Next
9- Click Select All
10- Click Next
- This will remove the old (previous) software. Now we need to install the new software...
1- Find the file you downloaded and click install. Under Select Components to Install
- un-tick "Folding @ Home" It's not required!
2- Click Next
, leave at default location and click Install
3- Once the files finish installing you will be brought to the Welcome screen where you can choose your language and install additional languages. Click Next
4- then click Install,
5- Click Custom
6- Click Next
and choose Custom -
Make sure the items with the red dot next to them is checked!!! Catalyst Registration and the World of Warcraft (trial) aren't needed if you don't want them. Don't worry about the items you can't uncheck. Just click Next
, and this will install the drivers and Catalyst Control Center.
7- Reboot and things should be working. If not, then either the card isn't installed properly or there's a driver problem.
Sorry that I can't help with instructing you on getting into the BIOS.