I'm trying to install a Prolink PixelView GeForce4 MX 440 64 MB AGP Video card into my Hewlett Packard Pavillion 8509 (PIII450, 320 MB RAM), running Windows 2000.
I installed it and installed the drivers and it appeared to work fine, but after I boot up and use the machine for a few minutes, it freezes and I have to reboot. This happens every time 2 or 3 minutes after I boot up the machine.
The installation guide says that if it freezes up, disable virus scanners, which I have done but it still has the problem.
I also went to the Prolink website and downloaded the latest drivers, and installed them but it still freezes up.
The install guide also says to ensure that there is no IRQ conflict between the Geforce card and another card. I looked in the Device manager and it says that there is no conflicts. But one thing I noticed is that my old graphics card (nVidia Riva TNT), had an IRQ of 9, and when I install the Geforce4 card, the Riva TNT disappears from the device manager and is replaced by the Geforce4, but it still has the same IRQ. Could this possibly be causing the problem? Should I uninstall the Riva TNT card and then try the GeForce again?
I have this combo type card that came with the PC with a Modem, video and sound card in one. I did a bit of digging and also found that my modem has an IRQ of 9 also and so does 'Riptide Bus/Firmware Downloader' under 'Sound, Video and Game Controllers'. Could this be causing the problem? If so, how can I change the IRQ setting for this card?
The install guide also says "Have you assigned an IRQ to VGA in your BIOS? If not, do so.". I went into the bios by hitting F1 at startup, but couldn't see anything about VGA or IRQ...? Can anyone tell me where this setting might be?
The install guide also says to install the latest AGP drivers for my motherboard. Can anyone tell me how to tell what motherboard i have and/or where to download AGP dirvers? I emailed HP and they said that it is a custom motherboard made specially for HP, thus they can't tell me the manufacturer. Lucky me.
I also thought it could be overheating, but I tried running it with the case lid off and even got a fan set up to circulate air through the case all with no effect.
Can anyone help???