AGP reocognized as PCI

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by ScaN, May 7, 2005.

  1. ScaN

    ScaN Member

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    Every time when installing new video drivers i must uninstall both (video and nforce2 chipset), install video first and then chipset drivers or motherboard will think that i have PCI vid card. Drivers control panel it says: Bus: PCIx1 and performance is low.

    Doing it few times per month is really painful :p
     
  2. deathvirus

    deathvirus Ancient Guru

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    it seems that your mobo drivers are not getting properly installed ... its necessary to install them only after you reinstalled windows then things should be normal ... use DC pro to remove the nforce2 drivers first ..
     
  3. Zoomy942

    Zoomy942 Member Guru

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    you need to install the GART drivers. those are the ones that tell your pc that your AGP slot is available.
     
  4. buddee

    buddee Master Guru

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    hopefully GART is integrated with nforce drivers, if not so then get then from amd site.
     

  5. ScaN

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    Yes they are integrated to nforce drivers. But when i uninstall video drivers and install new ones, then i get PCI vid card.

    So, i should try after every forceware drivers update overwriting only G.A.R.T drivers? Currently I am using other PC, so i cant try it. But thanks for your replys.
     
  6. adrichardson

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    Stupid question but why do you have to uininstall your chipset drivers when you update your graphics driver? I thought it gave you the option of selecting which to uninstall?
     
  7. dragonlord

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    yes, stop unistalling the chipset drivers. I think you must be confusing the full nforce chipset driver package with the display drivers package (easy to understand since they both say nvidia). Leave the chipset drivers installed. :)
     
  8. ScaN

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    I am not confusing :D If i dont uninstall the chipset drivers and just uninstall, remove with Driver Cleaner video drivers and install new ones, then i get Bus: PCI x01. I guess i will try uninstalling-reinstalling G.A.R.T drivers instead of full set of nforce chipset drivers.
     
  9. jericho2002

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    Why don't you just go into the bios and make sure that the option for default graphics is set to agp and not pci. There is an option for that.
     
  10. adrichardson

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    @scan: It sounds like something is removing the chipset drivers anyway. Which options are you checking in driver cleaner?

    @jericho2002: That option only applies when you have a pci and agp video card installed at the same time (it lets you select the primary card).
     

  11. ScaN

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  12. Kermit_the_frog

    Kermit_the_frog Master Guru

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    I always install the chipset then the video not the other way around
     
  13. adrichardson

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    Good point, definitely worth doing it that way round. It could be that the installer is getting confused. You're sure you're not selecting nforce as well?
     
  14. Blaise

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    To ensure you only uninstall the video driver:
    1. In the "Add or Remove Programs" dialog box, select "NVIDIA Drivers",
    2. Press "Change/Remove",
    3. In the "Remove NVIDIA Components", choose the "Remove only the following",
    4. Check only the "NVIDIA Display Driver" from the list,
    5. Press the "Remove" button,
    6. Reboot into Safe mode,
    7. Start Driver Clean Pro,
    8. In the "Cleaning Selection", choose the NVIDIA filter,
    9. Press the "Start" button,
    10. Reboot,
    11. Install the new video driver.
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    Last edited: May 10, 2005
  15. soc_hexum

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    installing via 4in1 fixed this for me
     

  16. ScaN

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    On the very first time after installing WindowsXP i did it and it didn't work.


    To Blaise:
    I usually do that.
     
  17. tahma

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    Dude I have the same issue with my mobo...the abit nf7-s rev 2 nforce 2 chipset, shows my grpahics card as PCIX1 instead of AGP! I got a gainward 6800 GT 256 AGP card! It pisses me OFF!

    I'll try what was said above see if it fixes the problem...
     
  18. adrichardson

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    Any AGP card that is identified as pci is running in pci mode as your motherboard can't find the chipset drivers. Installing your latest chipset drivers should fix it.
     
  19. {HLH}

    {HLH} Guest

    unless of course it really is in a pci slot which i know is impossible but sounds funny :D LOL
     
  20. adrichardson

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    Happened with a mate once - he tried to fit an agp card into a pci slot then ended up taking the card back because it wasn't made right (despite me telling him he needed to out it in an agp slot). Even worse PC World accepeted that the card must be faulty!
     

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