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This will be somewhat of a long post and in my opinion is a challenging problem that I have never heard of before.

I just got a ATi Radeon x1600pro for x-mas(agp version and 512 mb). i uninstalled all of my old nvidia drivers, ran driver cleaner pro, turned off the comp, took out the old card and put the new one in.

I turned on the computer and the monitor didn't do anything. The computer ;however, booted up but there was no display on the monitor. I tried again and still nothing.

I put my old card in and the monitor came to life. My first thought was that it was a bad card. i decided to do some playing around with it. After about 7 hours of research and messing around with it, i decided to run a dual monitor setup with one half of the monitor on my old nvidia card and the other half on the new ATI card(I know it sounds weird but i was desperate, i was also using the one monitor). I was running off of my old nvidia and went in and set up dual monitor. Then I switched the monitor plug to my new card and the monitor turned on displaying the half of the screen the new card was running. I tried and tried but I could not get the full screen over to my new graphics card. I was also unable to have the monitor show anything upon reboot even in my dual monitor setup when using the new card. I had to switch to dual monitor from my old card and then plug the monitor into the new card to get it to respond or show anything.

That is the best I got it to work. I took the card back and am going to repurchase. I don't know if it is a mobo issue or what. If you need my exact mobo specs let me know. I really would like a reply to this. I have been trying to figure it out since 11am on x-mass morning. I have no clue waht it could be.

What really makes no sense is that if it was a comatability issue, the card still wouldn,t work even if dual monitor wasw set up.

Sorry for the long post but i really need to figure this out. I just got Mideval 2 total war and can't run it without the new card. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks for taking time to read this lengthy post.
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post #2 of 9
dude you have a dell.....

honestly it should work. make sure you have 4x on your motherboard though. you should because 2x/4x has been out for a long long time. can't really reset your cmos. try booting up in safe mode.

the only few things i can think of. might try installing your drivers before you restart windows.
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I intalled drivers before booting up somewhere in the 7 hours i was working with it.

When I had it running in dual monitor, the catalyst said it was running at 4x
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how would I check if I have a 4x agp slot. i looked in BIOS and there is no agp slot info as far as speed goes.
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How many keys are there in your AGP port?
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what do you mean?
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post #7 of 9
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nothing explains why it will run in dual monitor mode. If it was a compatability problem, wouldn't it not work period?
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post #8 of 9
Not adding much, but i'm having the exact same problem with the exact same card on my Dimension 8200. Trying to change from a Geforce 4 MX 420 64MB to Radeon X1600 pro 512MB, both AGP.
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At least i'm not te only one with the problem. YAY for that!!!!!! I jost got an evga 7600GS. I am waiting for it in the mail. I would like to figure this out becuse I don't want the same thing to happen with a diff. card. From the sounds of it, it sounds like our cards are messed up somehow.
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