On-Board video upgraded to ATI-AGP and it SUCKS. Help me figure what I missed...PLEASE.

JJd

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My sister has a HP Pavillion 8500 with an onboard nVideaTNT2. I thought I was doing her and my nephew a favor by installing an ATI Rage/Fury 32mb AGP.
First, I went to bios and set the MB from PCI to AGP on the video.
Then I shut it down & installed the AGP card making sure it "clicked" nicely in its slot.
Next, installed the driver CD and followed instructions.
Restarted and it looks like crap. WHY? Please tell me what I did wrong.
I tried to set to 32 true color and 600 x 800 ect., however, ATARI looks better than this...:(:disgust:
Thanks for reading/helping in advance. JJd
 

Wolfsraider

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did you uninstall the original drivers
reboot
set to standard agp display adapter
reboot
load the drivers for the rage card

good then you did just right;)

hope this helps
mike
 

JJd

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Originally posted by: Wolfsraider
did you uninstall the original drivers
reboot
set to standard agp display adapter
reboot
load the drivers for the rage card
good then you did just right;)
hope this helps
mike
Wouldn't setting the video from PCI to AGP disable the onboard video?
 

masterc

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If it looks like "atari" it sounds like the computer does not have the drivers installed correctly.
Check out The Display properties in control panel, It sound detect the ATI rage card. If it just say standard VGA... then that is the problem.
 

JJd

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Thanks eplebnista that is a great sight you provided. Looks like Wolfsraiderandmasterc where right about the driver. It needed to be updated. I didn't think it could look so poor since it never looked like that before the transplant. Thanks everyone. JJd
 

AnAndAustin

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:eek: Erm, Rage128 is generally slower than TNT2 isn't it, although IQ should be better ... right? With GF2GTS/TI, GF4MX , Rad7500 and Rad9000 and cards being so cheap, of course more than a Rage128 but still only around $55 it would make a LOT of sense to go that route. Is gaming at all important, and what CPU does that HP have?
 

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