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Windows 7: video driver issue on dell gx270 please help

19 Sep 2012   #11
SunsetParkSlope

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hello, I am from the future. In 2009 a question was asked in this forum that helped me get the video resolution working on an old P4 SX270 with Windows 7 Ultimate. Great job!!!!! and thanks!


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19 Feb 2014   #12
Parvardigar

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I went into BIOS setup and changed Integrated Devices (LegacySelect Options)
and changed the Onboard Video Buffer from 1mb to 8mb.
Voila!

Here's my issue after installing Windows 7 Pro on a SX270 SFF. I go into BIOS. I change the video buffer from 1mb to 8mb. When I go into Windows the graphics are perfect until I reboot. The BIOS keeps changing the buffer back to 1MB. I have did this on two SX270's. Is there a fix to keep that 8mb from changing after every shutdown, reboot? Thanks!
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23 Mar 2014   #13
strikey

win7 home 32 bit
 
 
Thanks a million

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by compsys View Post
I went into BIOS setup and changed Integrated Devices (LegacySelect Options)
and changed the Onboard Video Buffer from 1mb to 8mb.
Voila!
Yeah, it seems the shortest and simplest fix is often the best fix. Man, you are a genius mate. I been messing with this for a week now, following about 30-40 different advice installing, uninstalling, new drivers, on the fone to manufactures acer and dell... you name it I done it! In the end it was such a simple fix I can't believe. Mate, I owe you big time.... thanks heaps. Hope you win the lottery mate

Regards.... mike
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24 Mar 2014   #14
Parvardigar

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hello
I have several Dell SX270's all running windows 7. What happened on the BIOS when I changed to 8MB - the BIOS would flip it back to 1MB. The fix? I tested the batteries - on all SX270's the battery was dead! I replaced the dead battery with a new battery - and the BIOS 8MB was saved.

IN short check the internal battery , replace if needed, then change 1MB to 8MB.

Battery + >8MB - and you will have a perfectly running Windows 7 OS.
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24 Mar 2014   #15
strikey

win7 home 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Parvardigar View Post
Hello
I tested the batteries - on all SX270's the battery was dead!.
my experience with batteries is that when they go dead, the clock will play up, but when you leave the computer on for a few hours it somehow charges the battery (or something) enough to maintain system info. I had this situation once (flat battery) where the computer would only boot to the blinking curser. Nothing I did could force it to boot even to the login section and could not get into BIOS. After about an hour of troubleshooting I then pressed the reset button and she booted to a where it gave me the option to press F1 to continue the boot, and it then booted up perfectly when I pressed it, but the clock was wrong. Trial and error taught me that I only had to leave it on for 2 minutes max before it
held a small charge enough to then pressing the reset button to boot it fully.

My opinion only... mike
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