llecount Posted August 11, 2006 Report Share Posted August 11, 2006 (edited) Hello all, first time poster here on this forum. I purchased a 64mb Geforce4 440 Go to upgrade the Geforce2 in my Inspiron 8200. I bought it from a seller on ebay who bought it new and couldn't get it to work with his laptop. So taking a risk, I picked it up cheap hoping to work some magic on it. Upon installation and power up, my 8200's screen was littered with garbled latters and colored blocks, but the screen was still semi-readable even with all the distortion. I got in to the BIOS to make sure it recgonized the card, and sure enough it did as it showed Nvidia Geforce 4 440 Go 64mb. SO in search for a fix for the screen distortion, I looked to Dell's website and found they had a BIOS update for the 440 Go. I downloaded that, transferred it to floppy (via my wife's Inspiron 8100!) and flashed the BIOS of the 440 Go. After the flash the distortion was gone and everything looked as it should until I went in to the BIOS again.. My 64mb card had somehow been degraded to a 32mb card after the flash! :) Aside of the memory size problem, the card works beautifully. I can actually run UT24k now without any graphics problems, which is all I wanted it to do. Though it bugs me knowing that the card isn't performing at it's full potential and utilizing all 64mb of of it's memory. Does anyone know what could have possibly caused the memory problem, and a way of correcting it? Additional info VGA Bios version: 4.17.00.55 Device ID: 0174 Laptop BIOS: Latitude C840 A13 (flashed for use with the Latitude C/Dock II PDX) System BIOS was flashed AFTER I flashed the 440's BIOS. Thanks!! Edited August 12, 2006 by Bill Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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