Compaq SR1020 NX Disabling onboard video
Posted on 2004-11-01
I have big shoulders so I'll weather the crap for getting a system with onboard video to begin with (I assumed it had an AGP, actually). The system is my son's and he plays a lot of games, and the onboard just doesn't hang well with the newer games.
I tried installing an ATI 9100 PCI card but cannot get the system to recognize it. I am not being lazy in my attempt to get help here... I have searched and searched and tried everything I could find that might work. But when I boot the system with the PCI card installed, there is no response from the computer (nothing shows up on the screen, it just hangs there). I uninstalled any prior install attempts, disabled onboard video in device manager and checked the PCI slot in the BIOS setup. Maybe a bad card?
Should I just take the darn thing to a shop and pay the money to have them do it? I bought the computer at Best Buy and they of course tried to sell me a video card when I bought it. Should've have listened to the tech, but I have installed cards before and thought it would be a simple task. Ha!
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.