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8800GT 1GB alpha dog problem

gd0t

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#1
hey guys, heres the problem...
im running off the card now, its not detected inside my device manager tho...

if i try installing drivers the card isnt in the pc, or vista isnt 32bit... which it both is!!

this is EXTREMELY important to get done.. i have lots of coursework to do, in very little time. (2 days!!)

Right- here is my pc
Information and Instructions - IMEDIA X2416 - PB80146101 - iMedia - platform_amadeus_imedia - Desktop
Please help
i feel like im stuck in a dead end..i did try googling it. ;(
 

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#2
hey guys, heres the problem...
im running off the card now, its not detected inside my device manager tho...

if i try installing drivers the card isnt in the pc, or vista isnt 32bit... which it both is!!

this is EXTREMELY important to get done.. i have lots of coursework to do, in very little time. (2 days!!)

Right- here is my pc
Information and Instructions - IMEDIA X2416 - PB80146101 - iMedia - platform_amadeus_imedia - Desktop
Please help
i feel like im stuck in a dead end..i did try googling it. ;(
did you go to nvidia for the driver? look here GeForce 8 Series

good luck

ken
 

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gd0t

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#3
ofc. i got the freshest ones. Last nights, and todays download to double check... plus before installtion.. i re-write over the files it unzips.. :/
 

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#4
gd

you may have to boot into safe mode and install from ther but un-install the current driver first.

If you still cant we can go into device manager and delete it from there


ken
 

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gd0t

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#5
tried installin in safe mode withotu drivers on pc.
it doesnt show up in device manager!

the only odd devices in thel ist with a little yellow triangle is
"PCI Express standard root port" and "SM Bus Controller"

any idea's?
 

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#6
ok lets go into device manager

go to start>search>type device manager> look for display adapters

if yours is there and is working correctly fine. If it isn't there or if it has a yellow triangle on it the driver needs to be reinstalled. if it needs to be re-installed click on the adpter then click update driver and point it to where you have the new driver located

hope this helps

ken
 

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gd0t

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#7
display adapters isnt listed.. :/ but im running my screen off the card atm. even tho apparantly nothing is there and all that other yada!
 

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#8
are you in safe mode? if so then you are running off a std vga display 800x600 resolution. if there aren't a display adapter listed then there is an "unknown" device with a yellow triangle that is probably youd video card. check that device and right click go to properties and see the details of the device. if it says its fdrom your vid card mfr then update driver there.

hope this helps

\ken
 

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gd0t

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#9
nope nothing like that.. im not runnin in safe mode either...
heres a pic in device manager of what i thinkg the gfx could possibly be...


this is the properties of the PCIe Standard.. etc with the little yellow triangle.
need to know anyother possible information about the system?
cheers again! i love the fast response! ;D
 

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#10
gd

It might be but you need to look under the other tabs. In one of the tabs there is a long series of numbers and letters. with that you can google and find what that device is for

\ken
 

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#12
display adapters isnt listed.. :/ but im running my screen off the card atm. even tho apparantly nothing is there and all that other yada!
how do you know you are running off the card atm?
 

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gd0t

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because im plugged into it and my screen is running off of it!!!
but in 800x600 - no advanced settings etc.
 

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ripbox

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#14
1st thing i would do is uninstall that pci-e device then reboot, before windows loads id enter bios, normally by hitting DEL and check all the settings I.e pci-e enabled ect and also if you have on-board graphics you will need to disable it, save, exit and restart, all going well you should see a new device found bubble in the bottom right hand corner..... hope this helps you, Good luck
 

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gd0t

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thats what i thought, but theres nothing in the bios, look at link i provided.. screenshots of the bios is on there!
 
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archie123

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#17
your pcie slot is inactive , thats why your card isnt being detected have you installed your mobo drivers?
 

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ripbox

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#19
thats what i thought, but theres nothing in the bios, look at link i provided.. screenshots of the bios is on there!
Dude i see no Bios screen shot, Just device manager shots and those are 2 totally different things, anyway as a "process of elimination" have you connected the supplementary power connection form your PSU (power supply) to the 8800??
 

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    AMP! GeForce GTX 260² 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 (650MHz/2100MHz
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    Realtek 7.1 CH HD Audio
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    17" Fujitsu siemens TFT + 32" LG HD LCD TV
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#20
you sure its all connected properly? perhaps its a defective card?
 

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