MCP61PM-GM mobo Pci Express problem.
Posted on 2011-10-28
I have a MCP61PM-GM motherboard that isn't recognizing anything in the PCI Express 16 slot. (Only one on the mobo) I have tried two different cards. I have checked, and it is an eMachines ET1161-03 computer motherboard made by ECS.
The BIOS is Phoenix Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00 PG.
and the numbers are 07/31/2008-MCP61PM-GM-6A61KCDHC-00
This motherboard works flawless in all other respects. I have Vista 32 on it and all of the latest drivers. I recently updated them all. They are mostly nVidia as it has the GeForce 6150SE/Nforce 430 single-chip MCP61S "chipset."
I wanted to upgrade the video for gaming and multimedia, and with a card that has HDMI on it so that I could move it to my greatroom and use it with my HD tv, and drop my HD cable as it's too costly. Use NetFlix and online TV instead of cable, don't need all the extra channels anyway.
This PC came with 250 watt PSU, but I upgraded it to a 300 watt. I've seen online that other people have had problems getting this mobo to recognize anything in the PCIx 16 slot.
I don't think the slot is bad, as the card fan powers on fine and there does seem to be a little delay and blank screen for a bit on the other onboard video at boot.
Maybe need to update BIOS? PSU need to be bigger?
Any help appreciated.