[Techtalk] Re: Hardware issue, probably...

Raven Alder raven at oneeyedcrow.net
Tue Dec 23 06:30:57 EST 2003

Heya --

Quoth The Girl with Frazzled Nerves (Mon, Dec 22, 2003 at 10:15:07PM -0500):
> Is it a replacement AGP card? If so--do you still have your old AGP card 
> that you can check out? It would let you know if the issue was your 
> motherboard, at least.

	We tried an older AGP card (that worked before), and it does the
same thing.  The original card in the machine has been there and working
for at least six months.
> Also, is it an 4x AGP in a 2x slot? Faster cards in slower slots have 
> caused weird issues for me in the past.

	Um... I have no idea.  How do I tell?

> You might also want to check out BIOS settings related to AGP and PCI
> --they've been known to cause some odd problems, especilaly when you
> make a move to a faster card or from onboard to AGP. (try disabling
> any onboard video)

	We tried every possible combination in the BIOS, and he is
running the latest BIOS for his motherboard.
> Just a thought--it may also be that his computer is oddly sensitive to 
> power fluctuations.

	I do have a spare UPS handy -- I should try him on its
conditioned power and see if that makes a difference.



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