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Windows 7: Athlon PC Desktop Won't display, troubleshoot

27 Mar 2012   #11
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Set it to "enable if no ext PEG" and see what happens.


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27 Mar 2012   #12
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

yeah that was the default setting. couldnt get it working with the geforece card. think i might just have to admit defeat! lol


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Set it to "enable if no ext PEG" and see what happens.
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27 Mar 2012   #13
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

It sounds like the BIOS is not detecting that card, and it just defaults to the onboard. If there is a newer BIOS available for that motherboard you could try updating it. Other than that I don't know what to tell you. If you do decide to flash the BIOS read the instructions very carefully before hand and make sure you understand them. Print them out if you have to. If you do it incorrectly you could turn the motherboard into a big paper weight.
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27 Mar 2012   #14
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

ok thanks for the help everyone.
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27 Mar 2012   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sorry for the confusion, alpha covered what I meant. PEG is short for PCI express graphics.

I was explaining I have an Athlon system with onboard graphics too, it is all I use on that machine, no discreet card. IT won't display anything if I power off and then on. I have to power on, wait a length of time, pull the power cable and hit the power button, then my display comes back.
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27 Mar 2012   #16
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

There is a bios update , description: Disable PCI prefetch

Think i should give it a shot?


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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Sorry for the confusion, alpha covered what I meant. PEG is short for PCI express graphics.

I was explaining I have an Athlon system with onboard graphics too, it is all I use on that machine, no discreet card. IT won't display anything if I power off and then on. I have to power on, wait a length of time, pull the power cable and hit the power button, then my display comes back.
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27 Mar 2012   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

With this issue I would try it, but save a copy of your current BIOS in case. Follow the flash instructions carefully.
Which BIOS is installed now?
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27 Mar 2012   #18
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

Um, not sure hwo to check the Bios version, I'll run it by my friend and see what he wants to do and i'll make sure i read the manual before doing it.

thanks guys.

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With this issue I would try it, but save a copy of your current BIOS in case. Follow the flash instructions carefully.
Which BIOS is installed now?
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27 Mar 2012   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

A couple of ways to find out your BIOS version.

1. When restarting if you can get a display it will be listed on one of the screens before Windows starts.
2. Download Speccy - System Information - Free Download let it read the system then click motherboard and will show the version of BIOS.
Athlon PC Desktop Won't display, troubleshoot-bios-speccy.jpg


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28 Mar 2012   #20
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Windows 7 displays it on the System Information screen. Type System Information into the start menu search box to find it. BIOS Version/Date will be part way down the page.

EDIT: There may be other updates fixes included in previous BIOS updates not listed for that update. You only need to Flash to the latest one but it includes any and all updates in any previous BIOS releases. Its cumulative as you go to higher versions.
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