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    Video Card

    I have a Pent.1 133 MHZ 430 FX Chipset With a 4MB Stealth Card. I tried a 16 MB Video card and it won't see it. Monitor will not show anything.I tried another 16MB card and it still won't read it. Is it the Mother Board thats not capable of reading anything over 4MB ?
    Also I noticed something else.The Monitor plug only has 14 pins one looks like its missing but it works great with the 4MB Stealth card.Is it supposed to be 15 pin and if so why does it work? The Monitor Is a Princton E017.

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    Re: Video Card

    The motherboard, thankfully, is ignorant of how much memory is resident on the video card. Are you sure the monitor hasn't had it? Test it with a known good PC and make sure.

    The missing pin shouldn't be of much concern - some of the wires aren't connected to anything. Check out this page for some more information on the video cable pinouts.
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    Re: Video Card

    The monitor works fine with the 4MB Stealth card . As soon as I plug the new card in it won't show anything.I tried two different new cards.But if I put the 4MB card back in and turn it on it's up and running. <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39>

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    Re: Video Card

    Cowboy, unless I missed it above, you never did say what the NEW card is. I have, on limited occasion when I was still employed, used video cards that had VERY SPECIAL installation instructions to get 'em up and running. For the life of me I can't remember brand names and it's been a couple of years ago now. I want to say NVIDIA or something, but that don't mean squat. Take a really careful look completely through the instruction pamphlet and see if you spot something hiding somewhere in the fine print.

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    Re: Video Card

    One was called (Mad Dog)The other was (Diamond Stealth) and the only special instructions was that if you had an on board video card to uninstall it, I don't know if this mother board has one or not , if it does I don't see it . But I don't have any trouble Uninstalling and installing the 4MB Stealth Card.

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    Re: Video Card

    The Motherboard probably cannot handle the card or visa versa. On new products they state what system requirements are. I Build and rebuild PC's for a living and have done a ton of playing around. I have never been able to get a PCI video card greater than 8MB to work on any Pentium 1 or AMD that was less than a 200MHz.

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    Re: Video Card

    Thanks Kent. I was just about to come to that conclusion after talking to several people and trying some different things. As a matter of fact I spent the day looking for a 8MB Video Card , with no luck . It's hard to find cards that small. The machine I'm working with is my spare , It's just something I play around with learning as much as I can and trying different things , without taking a chance on messing up my good Computer . I'm new at this . I have only built two computers from scratch . So I have a lot to learn but I like it , and it's cool . My main reason is , I'm always trying to take what I have and make it faster or better . The Need For Speed no matter how small it is. Hell I'll hop up a Lawn Mower. It's tha kid in me. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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