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MS 6385, can't get AGP 4X to work

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Posted on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 9:04 am:   

I have a Microstar International Motherboard with Windows 98, 256 MB RDRAM and a Geforce 4 MX440 64MB card. The problem is that in Windows, it only recognises the card in PCI mode and I can't get it to work in AGP mode. This is also true for Windows 2000. Someone told me to go and get the VIA Chipset update, but everytime I try it it says there's a registry error. Can someone please help to unlock my card's true potential?? Thankyou.
Alllan Brittle
Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 11:08 am:   

I had a similar problem trying to upgrade the VIA drivers. My system does not have any IDE devices in it. It is all SCSI. I therefore disabled the IDE controllers in the BIOS. The update worked when I enabled the IDE controllers. You can turn them off later without problems.

You may also need to update the VGART driver.
Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 10:21 pm:   

monkeyman, your motherboard has an intel chipset not a VIA chipset as the VIA's never had RDRAM support only SDRAM and DDR. What you need to install is the Intel INF files so the operating system properly identifies the chipset and knows that the AGP is not a PCI port. Because it is an Intel chipset and not a VIA, the registry in windows is having a fit because your trying to import an inf file that it can't properly initialize at installation on reboot. You can find the Intel INF at check the support area for downloads referring to your chipset which is the 850.

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