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Angela M
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 6:54 am:   

I am trying to get a GeForce3 video card to work on my HP Pavilion 6470z. I have put the card in and installed the driver. The display looks fine, but when I try and run a game the system returns me to my desktop. When I try and run dxdiag the main screen comes up but I can't run any of the direct draw tests. I have a feeling it is a problem with my BIOS settings. I changed the video type from PCI to AGP, but there are no other AGP settings for me to look at. I checked the IRQ and there are no conflicts so I know that is not what is causing the problem. I don't know what to do next.

Anyone know? Thanks.
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 12:11 pm:   

first of all, will the pc support the g-force 3? have you disabled the onboard video in the bios? i have some links here to look at, if there is a bios update that it needs, you need to follow the instructions to do so.

you need to find out IF the pc will support it first, if not, then you need a motherboard upgrade. but maybe they have a bios fix.
tim arthur
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 11:46 am:   

hp pavillion computer (6738 i believe is the model #). What can I do to get the processor to work faster. There are many problems with this model (or is it me). In chronological order 1) AOl started to crawl, 2) started getting kicked offline. (no call waiting) 3) started to get 100% capacity reads on the system information graphs
4) started not shutting down properly.
5) sometimes get kernel32 errors.

What can I do to streamline this thing.
We've tried full defragmenting the hard drive.
There is no virus software on the machine.
The owner does not trust me to play with it.
She says "reboot". In its 2-year history it was probably re-booted 3 times a day. Then in September 2002 it needed several boots and scan disk errors just to get 1 session running.

Now it won't shut down 80% of the time, and must
be powered off by holding the button in off position for 5 seconds.
Its scary but I dont want to take it in. I am trying to diagnos it, but the owner is more particular about my wife fixing it than I, but she does not listen much to my input.
Its a celeron 733 chip. Its windows me though.
I was thinking new hard drive, then windows 98.
I also think some programs may have been removed the hard way, using "delete" of a mouse click instead of thru add/remove programs.
We've checked the startup menu several times
and it runs "loadpowerprofile" "winamp"
"scheduler" "keyboard monitor" on and on and on with the programs. do not know which ones to take out of startup or if this even matters.
first choice may be just to reinstall with windows 98, but what if the registry is screwy?

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