I have an emonster: pentium3 500mhz 256mb ram 2x agp slot.
I was trying to install the new video card ati radeon 7500 to replace my ati rage.
after removal of the display driver I shut down and inserted the new card. The computer after checking the dvd drive just stops and gave me a black screen.
I reinstalled my old card and the computer ran fine given we are in vga mode now.
the card should work since I refunded once already.
the tech support idiots at ati informed me nothing and tells me to flash my bios which I definitly would not do.
is it just not comptible or somthing. maybe I should go try geforce.
Flashing is not so bad....the most imprortant thing to do is make SURE you have the right flash....in most cases the flash will recognize it is not the right one and not run but in rare cases you can NUKE your M/B. I for one hate most tech support places out there becuse they talk to you like your a beginner but in most cases you should do what they sat to get it out of the way...do the flash....download it to your desk top...run the program...feed it a blank floppy then boot to the floppy...after that sit back and watch the screen....you might have to hit the "any key" once or twice but again in most cases it is painless....and over in five minutes
then if it dont work you can go back to them and make them earn thier money
Jamman, every time I read that little thing at the bottom of your posts, I can't stop laughing
Just for my info, what is "flashing the BIOS" I can come up with a few of my own ideas, but none of them seem to have the right type of flashing...
Flashing the BIOS is a way to UPDATE the Mother board....it is like a driver update for you other items...you go to the manufacture of the site and check your board....it allows added things that hte board didnt have before had...better processor fixes, some added service, firewire or USB 20 ...stuff like that
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