3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 22, 2009 7:19 AM by Sergei

    DX58SO and NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440, no display


      Hi Everyone,


      Can't seem to get my NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440 to work with DX58SO motherboard.


      1. I Installed NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440 (pcie x16) on DX58SO with EPS+12v 2 x 4pin compliant ASUS  v2.2 550w

      (P-55GA) PowerSupply but No Display, No Beeps, No Errors.


      2. I removed the card and replaced it with an NVIDIA GEForce 7100 GS (pcie x16) adapter and works perfectly and was able to install the WindowsXP OS.

      3. I updated to the latest BIOS (3504)

      4. I re-attached NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440 as a second graphics card and lost the video display w/c was currently connected to the NVIDIA GEForce 7100.

          I moved NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440 to the primary PCIe x16 slot and removed the other graphics card and still no Video display

      5. I tested the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440 onto another Intel machine with Intel DX48BT2 motherboard and it works fine, confirming that the adapter works.


      Can anyone please advise what I'm missing here in terms of setting up my DX58SO? or is my power supply not providing enough power for this card?


      Thanks in advance for your help..


      Richard Alix



        • 1. Re: DX58SO and NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440, no display

          Same issue for me - updated BIOS etc but no go - However in an ASUS p6t works fine and other video cards work fine in the DX58SO

          • 2. Re: DX58SO and NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440, no display

            I have used NVIDIA 7950GX2 with this board but it worked only with BIOS 3044 or older while my new ATI 5850 works with any BIOS version including the latest one. My conclusion is that the board seems to be picky when NVIDIA cards are involved. Try flashing your BIOS to 3044 and see if your card works. If it doesn't, then try forcing PCI-E 1.1 compatibility mode for the slot. If your power supply is good enough (as in minimum 550W of real power) that's all you can do before replacing something.

            • 3. Re: DX58SO and NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440, no display

              Do not mix two different brand cards in one system.


              BIOS should not have an effect once the OS has been started unless the mainboard has on-board graphics that are not turned of in the BIOS.

              A modern OS needs no bios. The BIOS is only needed at boot stage and yes, if the BIOS detects a wrong video adapter, sure you won't be able to install the correct one.


              An if changing video driver, first uninstall the existing driver so that the OS fall's back to its generic VGA driver.


              if a computer starts, the first thing that acts is the Video BIOS or you would not see anything on the screen.

              The mainboard BIOS is there to detect all installed hardware devices, well, things like IDE/SATA devices, keyboard and USB controller and if an audio controller is also on-board, audio detection.


              On windows side: check that windows detects the correct card  and if windows can't find the driver then download the driver from the video chipset manufacturer, in this case Nvidia.