Originally Posted by algeeba
Good morning/afternoon NCoastTweaker and all.
NCoastTweaker, I was wondering if you could help me out here. I just installed an Opteron 185 dual core on my W2K machine and I am having trouble installing my HD 4670 card on my K8N Neo 2 Platinum.
Do you think I have to create a bios as you have or is my problem w2k? Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
I was using Win XP SP3 when I did this.
check to see if your using the latest bios... 1D0 (thats what I used, but thats for my specific MSI K8N Neo2 Plat Ms-7025 ver 1 mobo.. if your mobo is from ASUS or some other brand, then I have no
idea on how you should proceed other than visiting the mobo vendor website and getting the very latest bios version and flashing it.. - if your not already on the latest one.
I was using info provided from ARTBIO.. He's the one with the direct knowledge. I was just lucky enough to get it working due to the fact that my BIOS source was a perfect match for his example. I was so happy about it working, I decided to post what steps I did..
(sorry if I gave you the impression that I'm an expert.. I'm just your average DFU)
Sounds like w2k is incompatable with dual core cpus.. (I heard similiar issues were encountered with VISTA and AGP systems where the system would only detect the video card correctly with ONE cpu core enabled, otherwise an error code 043 or something similiar was encountered on bootup) I have never used Vista so I have no direct knowledge on this
Some boards allow you to manually adjust the IRQ's but again, I have no direct knowledge on
how to do this (if its even possible with your specific mobo)
If it were me, I'd make an image backup of your existing OS or swap in a new HDD and try
loading a WIN XP SP3 OS from scratch, then go with the special VGA drivers recommended by the
card manufacturer.. My 4670 was from HIS (ICEQ AGP model) and has a physical HDMI port on the back.
DO NOT USE THE NORMAL DRIVERS from ATI/AMD as these are intended for PCIE 4670's.
Yours s/b the AGP version.. Ditto for the BIOS, be sure the one you use as your input source
is from an AGP specific version... NOT PCIE.
When I disassembled the DSDT table of the bios, I was able to see the AGP source entries and they matched what ARTBIO had in his instructions.. If you have an ASUS version, they may have a different BIOS of their own.. (and I don't know how to code that one)
This stuff is always risky.. (you could brick your mobo) so if you don't feel confident about it, DONT DO IT. (I was willing to take the risk because I have some spare mobo's laying around. My knowledge on this is limited to my specific environment.