I have an Asus P5P800-VM mother board with a GeForce 6200 AGP card installed. I have two monitors being driven by the card and my power supply is 600watts. My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate.
The issue; I noticed that each of my monitors will tend to “black out” for a few seconds and then return to normal. Kind of like a 5 second blink of the eye. Recently I’ve seen some display driver failure warnings appear after some of the “black outs”. So obviously I went and made sure I had the latest and greatest video driver. I now have the latest Nvidia driver and software available. One thing I noticed in the Nvidia software was that it shows my AGP card speed as 0x instead of 8x like it should. However, in windows XP the same Nvidia software shows the AGP speed as 8x. So it’s obviously something with Windows 7.
I researched this issue on the web and the only thing that seemed related was a forum posting about the Intel 865G chipset on my Asus motherboard not being compatible with Windows 7. I looked on Asus.com and they don’t provide a Windows 7 version of the chipset driver for my mother board. I tried installing the XP chipset driver in compatibility mode with no luck.
So it appears that my AGP card is running in the default PCI mode under Windows 7.
So what are my options besides the obvious? I get that my system is pretty old, but all I want is a video card that will support a dual monitor display. Nothing fancy, just to do that and simple video. Anyone have any ideas about this? I was thinking about switching to just a PCI card but not sure if the chipset thing will cause the same result under.
Thanks for any suggestions.