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    acpi x86 Based PC - Questions

    hello, i just recently bought myself parts for a computer, and i just built it, i just found out that my graphics card will only work with a pci express based pc, and mine is as in the title, acpi x86 Based PC. When bought the motherboard, it didnt say it was acpi, but i thought it was pci express... my specs are as follows:

    Operating System System ModelWindows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 (build 6001)
    Install Language: English (United States)
    System Locale: English (United States)
    BIOSTAR Group TA790GXE
    Enclosure Type: Desktop
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b2.40 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core
    512 kilobyte primary memory cache
    2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    2048 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (4 total)
    Not hyper-threaded
    Board: BIOSTAR Group TA790GXE
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 080014 09/02/2009
    Drives Memory Modules c,d489.63 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    42.38 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170S ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
    TMDK 3CHIN4D6V SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM drive]
    3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

    Hitachi HDT725050VLA380 ATA Device [Hard drive] (500.11 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 2020202020204656344a313034523532584c4b34, SMART Status: Healthy
    3328 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

    Slot 'DIMM0' has 2048 MB
    Slot 'DIMM1' has 2048 MB
    Slot 'DIMM2' is Empty
    Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty


    Controllers DisplayStandard floppy disk controller
    ATA Channel 0 [Controller] (2x)
    ATA Channel 1 [Controller] (2x)
    Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (2x)
    ATI Radeon HD 3300 Graphics [Display adapter]Bus Adapters MultimediaAT2OHORJ IDE Controller
    Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
    Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller (2x)
    Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller (5x)



    ATI HDMI Audio
    Realtek High Definition Au

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    My PSU is a Ultra LSP 750 watt Pro Lifetime series...

    The graphics card I was going to install is the ATI Radeon HD 4890... what are some graphics cards i can use with a acpi x86 based pc, or would my best bet be to but a different motherboard being a pci express based pc and just returning the one i have now?

    Thanks,

    Ben

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    Re: acpi x86 Based PC - Questions

    Hello Buck39,
    ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) is an open industry specification.
    Can you confirm the exact model of your MB, the specs i have seen on this board are that it is crossfire compatible.
    Having a closer look at this picture the orange and yellow slots are the video slots.
    Anyhoo, if this is your MB, it will take the card you have.

    acpi x86 Based PC - Questions-mb.jpg

    If this is not your board, please supply the model and number
    Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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    Re: acpi x86 Based PC - Questions

    If you look at stoneys-nuts picture, the orange slots are PCI-E.

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    Re: acpi x86 Based PC - Questions

    Hi no, that is not my motherboad, but my motherboard won't read it... The power will kick the graphics card on, but the mobo will not recognize it, so it won't allow me to use the cd that came with the graphics card the way it should be used... So again it will power up the gc, but cannot see it in the device manager, so it is not recognized. I would like to get this up and running so some help please ....... My mobo model number TA790GXE

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    Re: acpi x86 Based PC - Questions

    You may have to go into the Bios to set this up, consult you MB manual to make sure the Bios is set for the video card.
    If this MB has onboard graphics, make sure they are disabled.
    Also, are you using both power leads to the video card ?.
    When you get the card running don't use the drivers on the disk, (they will be older than you), follow this link and download the latest drivers.

    Graphics Drivers & Software

    Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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    Re: acpi x86 Based PC - Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by stoneys-nutz View Post
    You may have to go into the Bios to set this up, consult you MB manual to make sure the Bios is set for the video card.
    If this MB has onboard graphics, make sure they are disabled.
    Also, are you using both power leads to the video card ?.
    When you get the card running don't use the drivers on the disk, (they will be older than you), follow this link and download the latest drivers.

    Graphics Drivers & Software

    Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.
    Ok first of all what do you mean set up the bios for the video card, second, my mobo didn't come with anything to help me with the bios... I looked on the Internet for one, which I found, but didn't explain anything. Third if you mean the two 6 pin power plugs, then yes... The driver download was not a sucess, because my video card is not seen/recognized by the mobo....

    Please help
    Thanks,
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    Re: acpi x86 Based PC - Questions

    Before we go any further we need to establish what MB you have, (so we don't break anything) the picture above is of a TA790GXE, but you say thats not your MB ?.

    BIOSTAR :: TA790GXE :: Overview

    Please check and let us know, if you can find a link to your MB then insert it with your next post, thanks.

    If it turns out to be your board, go to the Bios and make sure that the primary display adaptor is your PCI video card, also check that the plug & play option is checked.
    You really need to find a manual for your board.

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    Re: acpi x86 Based PC - Questions

    The one above, had the sata ports in different locations and some other stuff, but the one you posted in the overview, that is it... the picture was at the overview you provided (if you cant see the picture) BIOSTAR :: TA790GXE :: Overview... ok and with the bios, i am farily intuitive with them, but i cannot find any thing relating to a primary display adapter, i will change the plug n' play option after this post

    Lastly it did come with a manual, but it doesnt explain how to do things, it just shows you where things are

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    Re: acpi x86 Based PC - Questions

    You have probably done this, but, can you confirm that the MB chipset drivers have been loaded from the MB DVD/CD,thanks.

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    Re: acpi x86 Based PC - Questions

    yes, i just uninstalled and reinstalled

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