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10-21-2009

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S51 8171-21U PCI-e video Card installation

2009-10-21, 10:37 AM

Hi,

I am trying to install a 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9500 GS video card on my system with bo success. Any suggestions, beside using an iron or breaking the video card pins?

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Re: S51 8171-21U PCI-e video Card installation

2009-10-21, 13:29 PM

Here is what I did:

 

I took a cellotape and covered some of the gold connecting pins (I left 7 gold pins at the larger bar uncovered) and it did the work. I did not go through melting or breaking those pins, but just covering them.

 

Now, I am anxious to understand the full implication of such work. I ran Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (as moving to this new operating system was the reason I went through all this), and to my surprise, the advisor still says the same as it did with the installed onboard graphic card: the graphics are inadequate to Windows 7.

 

What is wrong?

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Re: S51 8171-21U PCI-e video Card installation

2009-10-22, 9:54 AM

Bios (Devices-Video Set Up) says:

 

"Active Video: NVidia

DVMT Graphics Memory: 128MB

 

Select Active Video:

DVMT 3.0 Mode: (DVMT)

Pre-Allocated Memory Size: (8MB)

Total Graphics Memory: (128MB)"

 

The card installed is a 512MB one, so how can this be reconciled with?

 

 

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01-14-2010

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Re: S51 8171-21U PCI-e video Card installation

2010-01-14, 14:25 PM

Did you ever get this resolved?  I have a 8171-2Cu Lenovo computer and I am unable to boot up with my PCI-e video card.  I updated the BIOS with the most current BIOS update and it still will not boot.  Changed the settings Graphics settings to PCI and IGD(I believe that's what it was) then it will boot up, only with the regular video card and will not detect the the one I installed.  I tried muliple video cards(4 to be exact).  All will do the same as above.  If I figure it out, I will post it for maybe the next person will not have to go through what I am going through right now.  If you have any other ideas, let me know.  Thanks!  :-D

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