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Windows 7: My computer isn't picking up the graphics card

25 Mar 2010   #31
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xoatl View Post
Alright there you go.
Can you post a shot of your device manager too?


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25 Mar 2010   #32
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xoatl View Post
No it only came in 64 bit, and thanks I'll try all that
Do you really have this >
"Quadro FX 1400"
those cards are nearly 300 new 170 minimum second hand!
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25 Mar 2010   #33
Xoatl

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xoatl View Post
Alright there you go.
Can you post a shot of your device manager too?
Already using my old one, sadly.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neo101 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xoatl View Post
No it only came in 64 bit, and thanks I'll try all that
Do you really have this >
"Quadro FX 1400"
those cards are nearly 300 new 170 minimum second hand!
Yes I'm using that piece of crap. I have went around other forums (looking for advice in motherboard upgrades and if my purchese descisions are logical/compatible) and i have heard more then once have people say that its rare, if thats the case you think i can make a couple hundred on craigslist/kiggi/ebay?

Anyways thanks for trying guys.
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26 Apr 2010   #34
Xoatl

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Alright well I continued trying to figure out the problem of why its not working. I think I found why, its very strange though. The video card says its a PCIe v2.0 x16 on HWinfo but the highest I have is a PCIe v1.0 x16 on my motherboard. Now I dunno why the port has changed when i installed windows 7 or maybe the case is the requirement for the graphics card has changed, I don't know what to make of it. In either case the PCIe does not match. I know this video card has worked on windows xp fine, but for some reason windows 7 made my computer incompatible with the graphics card. Just a heads up.
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26 Apr 2010   #35
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I think that your motherboard (Intel 955X chipset) has a PCI-E 1 X16. (The technology is about 5 years old.)

The ATI card ought to be compatible with that, I believe.

I have a couple of semi-random suggestions:

If you installed the nVidia card in Win7 befor the ATI one, you could try a driver cleaner to get rid of all of the driver remnants. Driver Sweeper (Guru3D - Driver Sweeper) is freeware.

You may want to clear the CMOS. (There's a jumper for that, listed as clearing the Real Time Clock. It's jumper 9 in your documentation.) I've needed to do that in the past, when switching graphics cards.

The Quadro FX 1400 was probably expensive in its day (low-end professional OpenGL card), but its day is past. You can find them on eBay for a range of prices, like $25-50US.
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27 Apr 2010   #36
Xoatl

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Alright I'll go ahead and learn how to do all that, do I need to reinstall windows 7 for the CMOS thing? And when I do the CMOS thing should I have the newer graphics card in or none?
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27 Apr 2010   #37
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xoatl View Post
Alright I'll go ahead and learn how to do all that, do I need to reinstall windows 7 for the CMOS thing? And when I do the CMOS thing should I have the newer graphics card in or none?

No, you don't need to re-install Win7.

I suggest uninstalling the graphics drivers, then powering down. Unplug the PC from the mains. Do the RTC reset jumper bit. Insert the new graphics card, if it's not already there. Plug it back in, and power up.

Issue a quick prayer to the deity of your choice while the BIOS messages are displayed.
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28 Apr 2010   #38
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Should he not pop the motherboard battery out + unplug from mains out too, if he's really resetting it?
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