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Master Geek

# 21626 2-May-2008 15:37
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Hi All

ive just bought a (second hand) graphics card (NVIDIA 5200FX)

and about a month ago i bought a ASUS WL-138G V2 wireless lan card.

ive had the wireless card working great for the past month in the pci slot.
I was sick of onboard graphics. so yesterday i put in my recentley bought graphics card (AGP).
i started up the computer and was amazed with what the graphics card had done with my screen. so the first thing i did was try going on the internet, but soon relized that my wireless card wasnt picking up my modem.
i tryed installing the drivers again but that didnt help. soon enough i was taking out my graphics card and testing my internet connection. and to my suprise it was working fine (using onboard graphics). so i put my graphics card back in to see if it had somehow fixed itself, but got the same results.

please someone tell me what i have done wrong.

and im running Windows XP


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Master Geek


  # 127960 2-May-2008 16:36
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One of the cards may be faulty. We had a laptop on the bench the other day which had  a conflict between WLAN and the ethernet port, ethernet couldn't work because the WLAN was set to the same IRQ settings. Disabling the WLAN enabled the ethernet straight away. But as soon as you reboot it reset itself.

Any chance you can try both or one of the cards in another computer?

David Elsbury
Freelance Lighting, Sound and AV Technician
"Technician like ninja... live in shadow, move in silence"

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Master Geek

# 127968 2-May-2008 16:53
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hey, thanks

i dont have another computer to test them out on. but it could very well be (like you said) an interference between the two.
as they both work fine by themselfs (infact graphics always works fine) i wouldnt think that they are faulty.
another person has said that it might be a power problem since i only have a 350w power supply. but my device manager says that every thing is fine


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Master Geek

  # 134248 29-May-2008 20:04
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hey. just to let all know this problem hasnt yet been fixed so all help would be much appreciated!

since i thought there was a problem with the graphics card i went out and bought another one NVidia Geforce Ti4600.
i had a little trouble finding drivers but eventually got there.

anyway this card dosent work on my system either.

ive tried a friends card (NVidia GeForce 5600XT) and this seems to work fine!
(i cant find any of these on trademe though)


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