- Nov 3, 2001
Just got geforce4 mx 440 installed and get nothing but beeps. What is wrong.
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h20link said:then you narrow down the problem: if the card works in the second machine, you know the problem lies with the first computer. if the card doesn't work with the second machine you know it's probably a problem with the card.
DDR-PIII said:then maybe its your new card....try flashing the bios of the GF4
repo man11 said:Maybe it is a motherboard BIOS incompatibility, because of how new the card is. Can you adjust AGP driving strength in the BIOS? If you really want to run this card, I would update the BIOS, and set it to defaults, and try it.
repo man11 said:It is something to consider, but there is no guarantee it would fix the problem. You must be careful, if it isn't flashed correctly, you can end up with a dead board in need of another BIOS chip. But I and many of the others here have done it successfully numerous times. There is a good BIOS flashing guide on the front page. I will go over the basics. You'll need a bootable DOS floppy. You have 2K, so go to www.bootdisk.com . Down load their Dr. DOS flash disc. It is an executable, when you click on it, it will prompt you to put a floppy in the drive. Go to MSI's site and get the latest BIOS file. Put this and the flash utility on the floppy. Make sure and read their reccomendations, ABIT, for instance, has you run an executable after you've booted up from the floppy, that sort of automates the process. I understand that their are some programs that allow you to do BIOS flashing from Windows. I've never used one, so I don't know how, (or how well) they work. MSI also has something called live Update, their is a thread with someone lamenting how their Live Update went bad. Don't know how it works either. Wims BIOS has all sorts of info if you have more questions.
oTTO said:..and, dont forget to save the new bios settings. there is the option to save them somewhere.
its better to save them, leave the bios setup and let computer to make a complete boot. from within the Windows then you just turn it off.