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iqbala 04-12-2009 05:37 AM

Installing new graphic card on an ASUS TUSL-L motherboard
 
I have a PC with the following motherboard (ASUS TUSL-L)


http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...ectID=bph07230

I have a spare graphic card that I "inherited" from an other PC. It is a Nvidia FX 5200, 128 Mb.

Since it seems to me to be better than the integrated chip on the motherboard (4 Mb only, according to the following report that I obtained from AIDA software)

Graphic card:
video adapter Intel(r) 82815 Graphics Controller (4 MB)
3D accelerator Intel i752

I would like to install my FX 5200.

I am moy used to making this kind of operations, so pardon me if my questions seem trifles.

Question 1) Am I right in saying that FX5200 is better than the integrated chip onmy motherboard?

Question 2) Once I insert my card in a PCI slot, will the BIOS switch the video output automatically or shall I make some BIOS setup operation manually

Question 3) If so, where can I find some detailed instruction? I did not find any user manual neither on the HP site nor on the ASUS one.



Thank you very much.


By the way: right now I don't have linux on the PC Iam speaking about. I want to install it,like I did on the old PC from which I am "extracting" my FX 5200 card. One of the reasons for which I want to install the FX 5200 is that i know it works perfectly under LINUX, while I don't know how does the integrated graphic card works under linux.

the trooper 04-12-2009 07:23 AM

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Question 1) Am I right in saying that FX5200 is better than the integrated chip onmy motherboard?
Yes the Nvidia card is going to be better than the onboard graphics.

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Question 2) Once I insert my card in a PCI slot, will the BIOS switch the video output automatically or shall I make some BIOS setup operation manually
I would guess that you will have to disable the onboard graphics in the bios.
When you scroll down on the page from the link you posted,it says to enter the bios:

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Start the PC and press F1 to enter the BIOS setup and change the BIOS settings.
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Question 3) If so, where can I find some detailed instruction? I did not find any user manual neither on the HP site nor on the ASUS one
You will need to post the exact model to help find a manual.

Regards.
The trooper.

iqbala 04-14-2009 03:12 PM

As I said, the motherboard is ASUS TUSL-L

The Bios is

Award Medallion (03/13/02)

But what does it happen usually when I disable the onboard graphics? Am I sure that the motherboard will look for an other graphic card? Isn't there the risk that I will be stuck with a black screen on every output port and the motherboard just beeping and not finding the card?

moxieman99 04-14-2009 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by iqbala (Post 3508784)
As I said, the motherboard is ASUS TUSL-L

The Bios is

Award Medallion (03/13/02)

But what does it happen usually when I disable the onboard graphics? Am I sure that the motherboard will look for an other graphic card? Isn't there the risk that I will be stuck with a black screen on every output port and the motherboard just beeping and not finding the card?

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I have an asus motherboard and that exact video card, running Fedora Core 10 (2.6.27.5 kernel). Go to the NVIDIA site and download the driver for the FX 5 series and install (you will need root access and installation will require that X be off, so you'll want to boot into runlevel 3, so you can install from terminal).

I don't know about your set up, but I did not need to do anything to my BIOS before my card
was used by my system.

My suggestion is that you install the driver first, see if it works okay, and if not, then start working on the BIOS. Don't change what does not need to be changed.

thorkelljarl 04-14-2009 05:20 PM

It should just work.

Firstly you disable the the onboard graphics chip in the BIOS and look for any settings that have to do with an AGP or PCI add-on card, setting them for PCI. That is the interface for the card?

The 5200 PCI card should be detected by the kernel and the correct kernel module should load for it when the system boots.

If you wish, you can download the Nvidia driver from your repositoy or from the Nvidia website. The former is the easiest, but compiling the source from Nvidia sometimes gives a better result.

I believe that the card should in fact be installed in the system before you try to install a Nvidia driver. The driver has to find the graphics card and your screen and adjusts its settings for the X window manager in relation to both of them.

Good luck with it and try to obtain a manual or documentation for the mother board. Google with all the information you have. Hp may not have anything available but Asus may, although under a slightly different model number, as HP orders their own variants of standard products. Google might tell you which Asus board corresponds to the HP.

iqbala 04-15-2009 02:28 PM

No, I think the interface for the card is AGP. It is a small brown socket...

the trooper 04-15-2009 03:48 PM

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As I said, the motherboard is ASUS TUSL-L
Well it's your lucky day.....
Here's a link for a manual for your motherboard:

http://support.asus.com/download/dow...Language=en-us

Enter in you are searching for a motherboard.
Then enter processor type ie socket 370.
Then select model.

You have a choice of three,as i said originally you need to know the exact version.

iqbala 04-21-2009 05:55 AM

I had already found it...
But since my motherboard has been manufactured for HP only, it does not appear in the list.

However, the problem it seems was only in my head... I just tried to insert my card into my AGP slot and it just worked...

iqbala 04-21-2009 05:55 AM

I had already found it...
But since my motherboard has been manufactured for HP only, it does not appear in the list.

However, the problem it seems was only in my head... I just tried to insert my card into my AGP slot and it just worked...


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