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Windows 7: Bios help


04 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Bios help

so, i just bought an Asus computer. i like the stats of it, 8gb ram, 2.5GHz quad processor.

i updated the power supply to handle my new Geforce GT 220 graphic card, got the card installed. im even currently using it now. but when i load up WoW i get the message "Failed to find a suitable display device, exiting program"

i been told i need to change something in the bios, to tell the computer wich graphic card to use, but i can't figure out how to get to the bios. i think i found it, but couldnt find where the video was to change that.

i cant find any link on the nvidia site to download drivers, tried going to devices and just click the new card and find updated drivers that way. but the device isnt even listed.

anyone able to help?

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05 Dec 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hi. The driver for your card is easily found on NVIDIA's site.

NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.62 WHQL
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05 Dec 2009   #3

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

The BIOS is typically accessed by either F2 or delete key during boot process. Tap the key once a second or so and you should get in.

The choices for video in the BIOS may just be the choice between onboard video and a separate card. It could be listed in a "peripherals" menu, or you may have to really fish around for it.

Make sure your monitor is actually plugged into the new video card.
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05 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

ok, ya. i had gotten into the bios earlier, but couldnt find any video settings. does anyone know what the name of the setting is, and location in the bios is in windows 7?
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05 Dec 2009   #5

7600.20510 x86
 
 

I wouldn't worry about that so much for now, and just install the new driver. If it doesn't go well, then you can look at bios settings.
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05 Dec 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

It depends on who made the BIOS and varies. You may have a Phoenix BIOS, an Award BIOS, or???

You have to pull down all the menus in it and look.
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05 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

the link to the driver that was given wont work for me. i got a message that said

Setup detected that the operating system in use is not Windos Vista [32-bit]/Windows7 [32-bit].

and that it will only work on that. this computer has Windows 7 Home Premium.
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05 Dec 2009   #8

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Alright, then install the 64-bit version instead:

NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.62 WHQL
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05 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

ya. thats what im downloading now.
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05 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

ok. so i got everything installed and its working now... there is a slight difference in performance now, but i expected more. with the graphic card that came standard in the computer i was getting 9-10 fps in WoW. i put in this new graphic card, and now im getting 12-13. not that great of an upgrade... could i have done something wrong?
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