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I got a geforce 2 a a little while ago, and since then every now and then my comp freezes up or directx won't work properly. I've been on the boards a couple times and I'd like to thank those who tried to help me out. I finally figured out what the problem is though. The new card is sharing the IRQ with old graphics card. I couldn't remove it cause its integrated. How do I go about changing the old cards IRQ. Nothing else is sharing it other that the PCI steerer thing, but that is supposed to be there. So please tell me the best way to fix this. Thanks.
 

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Unless you plan to use dual monitors it would be smarter to switch off the integrated one. This is because usually onboard graphics cards use the system ram permently lowering the amount of memory availible to the os. Depending on the mobo this is either achived via the bios (as was the case in my cousins comp) or via jumpers on the mobo (as it was on my case. I really hate the mobo in my old spare).

If you can't do this for whatever reason you can set the irq manually via device manager. click on the set configuration manually option then change it to some other irq.

If that doesn't work then enter your bios settings and set the offending irq to legacy/isa. That should force them to use a different irq.
 

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thanks for the help, but how should i go about disconnecting the card through the bios? I tried changing the IRQ's manually already, and that didn't work too well, the computer wouldn't finish loading.....
 

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I hope you've learned a very valuable lesson today, kids....NEVER ever buy boards with integrated video. ;)
 

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Go to your bios and disable integrated video that is if your bios support it if not try flashing your bios with the latest ver. get it from your mobo manufacturer and check if it has now the option if it is still not their you may be out of luck. my mobo automatically disables onboard video if you install another video card.
 

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Originally posted by Shaft
thanks for the help, but how should i go about disconnecting the card through the bios? I tried changing the IRQ's manually already, and that didn't work too well, the computer wouldn't finish loading.....
Er was that via device manager or the bios or both?
 

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i got intergrated video too, and i had the same problem putting in a tnt2 pro pci card and the only way for me to diable the intergrated video was to first assign the primary video card to pci bus in the bios, then i diasbled the intergrated chipset from the device manager in windows. There was no way i could disable it fully, as i still get the options for the ingratated in the display settings and so on. This slows things down a lot. By the way. where did you get a geforce 2mx pci from? i cant get them where i come from[england].
 

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Originally posted by Betamax


Er was that via device manager or the bios or both?
I booted up into safe mode and manually messed around with the IRQ's. The only thing that you can do in my bios is to reserve the IRQ, but I tried that and it didn't work. I probably did it wrong.



Oh, and I picked up the card from FUTURESHOP here in Canada the manufacturer was Xtasy.
 

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how did you do that?

shaft, how comes you got a pentium 3 on you intergrated video?
I thought you could only use celeron like the one ive got.
whats the maximum cpu speed you can upgrade to with intergrated video?
 

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Re: how did you do that?

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shaft, how comes you got a pentium 3 on you intergrated video?
I thought you could only use celeron like the one ive got.
whats the maximum cpu speed you can upgrade to with intergrated video?
I think it all depends on you're board. I've heard of 800 mhz systems that have integrated video. I have an 810 chipset by intel, so I don't see why intel couldn't integrate video with a 2 gig processor. I don't why you would want to cause integrated video sucks as I have found out. stay away from the 810 chipset!!!!

Well, I think I've fixed the problem. :rofl: I attempted to change all the IRQ's manually in safe mode. don't do this ever i've learned a valuable lesson. It didn't fix my problem, and then stopped my network card from working so I couldn't get the on the internet. In the BIOS, I reset everything and made the computer assign new IRQ's to everything. That worked, but I still had my video cards sharing. :cry:

For anyone who needs to fix the problem and doesn't want to mess around in your BIOS or physically disconnect the integrated card

Go into device manager and disable the card in ALL HARDWARE PROFILES. The computer didn't assign it an IRQ and my Geforce is now happy. I hope.


As a side note. In my BIOS, I can control the amount of memory allocated to the onboard video (512K or 1Mb) I lowered it to 512K, but to the right where it tells what the options do, it says that i can disable the board. But I don't see where that option is to select it. Maybe I need to flash a new BIOS. Oh well. I'm just happy my computer is working again.

Thanks for the help everyone. ;)
 
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