I have a gf 8100 m"+ se motherboard that has a 720a internal graphics card and am trying to put in a xfx 9600 gso card.
I have disabled the internal graphics in vista and set the bios to use external card if present i can boot to vista where it installs drivers automatically and I dont seem to be able to cancel the automatic install. Device manager states that it needs to reboot for updates to take effect. It gets to the first vista splash screen and the monitor goes to standby(yellow light) and nothing happens. Its at the point where the monitor clicks on and off.
I then have to switch and/on and can get to start in safe mode but it locks up while loading. If I take out the new card everything works fine again.
Im wondering if my new card is compatible and am looking at this hybrid sli thing but any advice would be appreciated. That
O.K so ive found out that a 9600 needs a 500w supply so that's probally the problem as I only have 450w. back to the shop then.