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A-KO
09-25-02, 10:44 PM
My motherboard isn't detecting 128MB of graphics memory. What is the issue here?

Anyone else run into this? I've updated the bios, the motherboard is rather 'old' per say, the chipset is an intel chipset supported natively by XP.

Any ideas? Anyone know how to get this working?

thcdru2k
09-25-02, 11:09 PM
could be a faulty card..can u get it returned or replaced?

pelly
09-25-02, 11:30 PM
It could be the wrong BIOS loaded onto the card...You might wanna explore that route before you go returning the card...

Good luck, let us know how it works out...

:D

A-KO
09-26-02, 12:06 AM
Put the card into another system, detects 128MB just fine.

thcdru2k
09-26-02, 12:19 AM
what is your fsb speed and your agp bus speed? and also your powersupply how many watts?

SurfMonkey
09-26-02, 04:38 AM
Run DXDiag from the Start Menu. Check to see if AGP support is enabled, if it isn't then you try installing the latest MB drivers for your machine (4in1s for VIA etc).

A-KO
09-26-02, 06:25 AM
FSb 133, AGP 4x, drivers are not needed for i8xx under XP, PSU is 230. Ran fine in a P4 system with a 250.

SurfMonkey
09-26-02, 08:48 AM
Post up your full system specs, I can't realy see a power supply issue here but you never know...

Gator
09-26-02, 08:50 AM
is there any possibility of an incompatibility with your motherboard? always check the manufacturers site, and look for bios updates as well. Also, try setting the BIOS to default settings

i'll post more if i think of anything else

thcdru2k
09-26-02, 09:44 AM
Run DXDiag from the Start Menu. Check to see if AGP support is enabled, if it isn't then you try installing the latest MB drivers for your machine (4in1s for VIA etc).

hes not even posting at 128mb, that doesn't matter, at least not yet.

FSb 133, AGP 4x, drivers are not needed for i8xx under XP, PSU is 230. Ran fine in a P4 system with a 250.

the geforce2 use to not detect 32mb, on some systems with a low power supply. 230 is somewhat low, yeah it would be a good idea to post your systems specs, peripherals included. for now, try to only boot up with only your cpu and videocard. take out and extra cards soundcard/network, unplug any hd/cd/floppy power connectors, and see if it post with 128mb. if it does, than upgrade your powersupply. if it doesn't, than try upgrading your bios and using default settings, if that still doesn't work, than could be an incompatibility.

A-KO
09-26-02, 11:48 AM
Pulled out cards, still a no-go. Unfortunately.....

Looks like it's time to hound Intel for a bios update.

The board is the Intel VC820, it's semi-old, but I wouldnt've thought that 128MB video ram would be too much. I'm pretty sure all it'd take is a simple bios update.

A-KO
09-26-02, 11:09 PM
FIXED IT:

I think there's a flaw in the i820's AGP4x implementation. I set the video to 2x and it works fine. Also works *BETTER* heh.

thcdru2k
09-26-02, 11:45 PM
ehh, glad you fixed your own problem. gj

A-KO
09-26-02, 11:55 PM
thanks to a hunch i had that it might work since i've had some issues with agp4x before...

anyways, thanks to nvhardpage which allowed me to enable the options to change the settings...

Gator
09-27-02, 07:11 AM
Originally posted by A-KO
FIXED IT:

I think there's a flaw in the i820's AGP4x implementation. I set the video to 2x and it works fine. Also works *BETTER* heh.

OMG, you have an intel 820?! Listen I hate to tell you this but it was one of the most troublesome chipsets intel ever made. Thats why those boards sell for $20 these days.

For PIII, I highly recommend i815ep motherboards like the Asus Cusl2c

saturnotaku
09-27-02, 08:26 AM
The i820 was the subject of a massive recall by Intel. I think something like 1.5 million boards were recalled. Anyone remember the MTH? Talk about a piece of bad engineering. But as long as it works for you that's all that matters. :)

thcdru2k
09-27-02, 09:32 AM
yeah it is a pos, ride that i820 as long as you can, save your money to upgrade :)

A-KO
09-27-02, 04:00 PM
OKAY PEOPLE

get it straight here, the CC820 *SDRAM* boards were recalled. The i820 itself WAS NOT RECALLED. They recalled because of a fault in the MTH, the thing that allowed SDRAM to run with the i820 chip.


I was a PART of this recall, and I assure you there is pretty much virtually NOTHING wrong with this board.....this is actually the first problem I've ever had out of the thing, and it was semi-easily remedied.

No you all are educated.

A-KO
09-27-02, 04:01 PM
The i820 is far from a troublesome chipset, I assure you...I've owned the damn thing for over 2 years.....Ask ANYBODY that knows me, this system is virtually one of the most stable systems I've ever seen...heh...

A-KO
09-27-02, 04:03 PM
Btw, I've built a system with the CUSL2-C for a friend, the thing is this is a SLOT-based board, not socket...thus I cannot do it for myself. There's absolutely 0 point in even bother going 1Ghz, or even socket, since it's worthless compared to what u can get this days.....and hell, the stuff 'these days' aren't worth it because of the stuffthat will be here in under 6 months..heh

saturnotaku
09-27-02, 09:51 PM
Can you say "Opteron?" :D

A-KO
09-27-02, 09:59 PM
I'm less interested in cpu architectures until around Q3 of next year..I'm more interested in AGP8x/SATA/32-bit mainstream rdram/DDR-2/NV30/etc.