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acpi x86 Based PC - Questions

Buck39

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#1
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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stoneys-nutz

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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.

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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    QX9650 (black box) 3.0GHz@3.9GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q Premium
    Memory
    8GB-4x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR 2-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x ASUS EAH 4870 X 2 (Quad)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Fujitsu Siemens 22inch flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    150 Gig WD Raptor
    300 Gig Maxtor
    300 Gig Maxtor, (External)
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 1000
    Case
    CoolerMaster N-Vidia stacker 830
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    20Mbps
    Other Info
    Audio FX Pro 5+1 gaming head set

Buck39

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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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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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    QX9650 (black box) 3.0GHz@3.9GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q Premium
    Memory
    8GB-4x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR 2-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x ASUS EAH 4870 X 2 (Quad)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Fujitsu Siemens 22inch flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    150 Gig WD Raptor
    300 Gig Maxtor
    300 Gig Maxtor, (External)
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 1000
    Case
    CoolerMaster N-Vidia stacker 830
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    20Mbps
    Other Info
    Audio FX Pro 5+1 gaming head set

Buck39

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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,
ben
 

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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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    QX9650 (black box) 3.0GHz@3.9GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q Premium
    Memory
    8GB-4x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR 2-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x ASUS EAH 4870 X 2 (Quad)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Fujitsu Siemens 22inch flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    150 Gig WD Raptor
    300 Gig Maxtor
    300 Gig Maxtor, (External)
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 1000
    Case
    CoolerMaster N-Vidia stacker 830
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    20Mbps
    Other Info
    Audio FX Pro 5+1 gaming head set

Buck39

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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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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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    QX9650 (black box) 3.0GHz@3.9GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q Premium
    Memory
    8GB-4x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR 2-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x ASUS EAH 4870 X 2 (Quad)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Fujitsu Siemens 22inch flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    150 Gig WD Raptor
    300 Gig Maxtor
    300 Gig Maxtor, (External)
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 1000
    Case
    CoolerMaster N-Vidia stacker 830
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    20Mbps
    Other Info
    Audio FX Pro 5+1 gaming head set
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BUCK... There's a reason we read the motherboard manuals... :)

I will help you this time...

When you purchased your motherboard, you should have gotten a little paddle card. That little card goes in the top PCI-Express x16 Slot. The Graphics Card goes in the Bottom PCI-E x16 Slot. Make sure you have the 4-pin power adaptor connected above the Top Most Slot for the best power to your cards. GOOD LUCK AND READ THE MANUAL!!! I have the same board >.<
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built
    CPU
    AMD PHENOM X4 9600 BE 2.3GHZ @ 2.46GHZ
    Motherboard
    TA790GX 128M AM2+
    Memory
    8GB OCZ PC6400 800MHZ DDR2 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTS 250 1GB VRAM
    Sound Card
    SB5120 24-BIT 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 2330V 23" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB SEAGATE HDD
    PSU
    650W
    Case
    GENERIC
    Cooling
    3 120MM FANS
    Mouse
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Keyboard
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Internet Speed
    6MB/s
    Other Info
    Main Machine. Just upgraded my RAM to 8GB. Next task will be to get a new processor for this machine ( 9650 was for my secondary machine )

Buck39

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BUCK... There's a reason we read the motherboard manuals... :)

I will help you this time...

When you purchased your motherboard, you should have gotten a little paddle card. That little card goes in the top PCI-Express x16 Slot. The Graphics Card goes in the Bottom PCI-E x16 Slot. Make sure you have the 4-pin power adaptor connected above the Top Most Slot for the best power to your cards. GOOD LUCK AND READ THE MANUAL!!! I have the same board >.<
Ok First of all my motherboard didnt come with "a little paddle card", and my motherboard has only one pci-e x16 slot. Also the manual tells you jack sh*t
 

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Do you have access to another PC to try the card on, maybe a friends PC, just to eliminate the card, one way or another.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    QX9650 (black box) 3.0GHz@3.9GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q Premium
    Memory
    8GB-4x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR 2-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x ASUS EAH 4870 X 2 (Quad)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX 2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Fujitsu Siemens 22inch flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    150 Gig WD Raptor
    300 Gig Maxtor
    300 Gig Maxtor, (External)
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 1000
    Case
    CoolerMaster N-Vidia stacker 830
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    20Mbps
    Other Info
    Audio FX Pro 5+1 gaming head set
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Sorry - Similar Model Number here... I assumed it had 2 PCI-E Slots. Do you have your monitor plugged into the graphics card or is it plugged into the motherboard? Did you disable interal display in BIOS?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built
    CPU
    AMD PHENOM X4 9600 BE 2.3GHZ @ 2.46GHZ
    Motherboard
    TA790GX 128M AM2+
    Memory
    8GB OCZ PC6400 800MHZ DDR2 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTS 250 1GB VRAM
    Sound Card
    SB5120 24-BIT 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 2330V 23" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB SEAGATE HDD
    PSU
    650W
    Case
    GENERIC
    Cooling
    3 120MM FANS
    Mouse
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Keyboard
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Internet Speed
    6MB/s
    Other Info
    Main Machine. Just upgraded my RAM to 8GB. Next task will be to get a new processor for this machine ( 9650 was for my secondary machine )

Buck39

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Sorry - Similar Model Number here... I assumed it had 2 PCI-E Slots. Do you have your monitor plugged into the graphics card or is it plugged into the motherboard? Did you disable interal display in BIOS?
when i go into bios it doesnt have anything that says to disable the internal display, unless im missing it, i have my moniter plugged into the motherboard, because no picture is showing up w/ it plugged into the graphics card.
 

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Is the 6-pin power connector for the card plugged in?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built
    CPU
    AMD PHENOM X4 9600 BE 2.3GHZ @ 2.46GHZ
    Motherboard
    TA790GX 128M AM2+
    Memory
    8GB OCZ PC6400 800MHZ DDR2 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTS 250 1GB VRAM
    Sound Card
    SB5120 24-BIT 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 2330V 23" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB SEAGATE HDD
    PSU
    650W
    Case
    GENERIC
    Cooling
    3 120MM FANS
    Mouse
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Keyboard
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Internet Speed
    6MB/s
    Other Info
    Main Machine. Just upgraded my RAM to 8GB. Next task will be to get a new processor for this machine ( 9650 was for my secondary machine )

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