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20th March 2000, 11:08
I have an HP computer, and to be specific, it's an HP Pavilion 8495. People have had problems canceling out there intergrated mother board vid cards, but I just can't do it. I have tried jumpers and everything, someone please help I got the new matrox card, and I want to use it. HELP ME!!!


20th March 2000, 14:39
Hi there Andy,

I've been checking around for you, and found some usefull information here (http://support.hp.com:80/cds/showpage/cat_id/17251646/id/bph05019.htm) and general information about your system here (http://support.hp.com:80/cds/showpage/id/17127659.htm) on HP's USA site.

What I suggest you try is:

Install your G400 in your system.
Boot your system.
Go into your BIOS, and set the Primary Video Adapter in <u>Advanced Menu Settings</u> to AGP.
Save changes and exit.

Your G400 should be working now http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


[This message has been edited by Jorden (edited 20 March 2000).]

20th March 2000, 15:52
BTW, it's a G400 max. I've been helping him try to get it set up.

The advanced settings are set to AGP, the jumpers on the board are set properly, but when the power is turned on the card isn't even recognized, just no activity on the monitor and the "video card is missing" beeps from the internal speaker. We have tried the g400 in another computer and it worked fine, we have also tried a tnt2 in the computer and it worked fine, so both the card and the agp slot seem fine.



20th March 2000, 16:03
Is the BIOS still the original one, or did you guys by now flash it to 1.09??

20th March 2000, 16:09
if it's a dual head, be sure you're plugged into the right connector (the top one)

20th March 2000, 17:47
Try setting the AGP aperture size to 256meg. This is a known issue on some motherboards...they won't even see the card unless the aperture is cranked way up...

20th March 2000, 18:11
I don't see anywhere in the bios where changing the AGP aperture size is an option...

21st March 2000, 03:09
You're right about the AGP Aperture size which cannot be changed in earlier versions of that BIOS. But I think I read somewhere on the HP pages about what BIOS 1.09 (Condor 2) changes, and as far as I remember it did have Aperture Sizing in it.

I'll check later when I get home and link to it http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Btw, for all you who are interested in what the possibilities of the BIOS are, click the first link I gave in my last answer http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


21st March 2000, 16:12
BIOS 1.09 and description (http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/cposupport/cspt/cds/dlvr.pl?lid=general&fid=bph05179&pid=) http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif