1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Posts : 3
    Win 10 Pro x64
       19 Sep 2015 #1

    GeForce 2700 GS


    Hi

    First of all, the model of the card is correctly specified in the title. It's not 7200.


    So I got this card which was working fine in another PC that I don't have anymore, always running Windows 7 x64. It's a pretty basic graphics card, 256MB. The main reason I wanna use it is that it has DVI output.


    I have an Asrock N68-VS3-FX motherboard, with the latest BIOS (1.80). Running Win10 Pro x64.


    I put it in the PCIe slot and the system doesn't seem to notice it's connected. It does not show in the device administrator or whatsoever, there's nothing with an exclamation sign either. I made sure it's properly connected. When turning on the PC the fan of the card spins. If I plug a monitor there's nothing to see.


    These are the steps I have already tried:


    - remove the card and clean -again- thoroughly with compressed air the slot in the mobo and the pins in the card
    - make sure BIOS is set to use PCIe as primary graphics card (instead of PCI or onboard)
    - I have UCC activated so I changed between the different overclock modes (Auto, CPU PCIe Sync., CPU PCIe Async.)
    - doing a CMOS reset by short circuiting the pins and configuring again the BIOS options

    Is there anything else I could try? Is it that it is just not compatible with my system?


    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,379
    Win 10 14393.51
       19 Sep 2015 #2

    I've never heard of a 2700 GS. Google doesn't seem to know anything about it either.

    Have you tried using it as the boot device? (No monitor connected to any other graphics controller.) That'd be the lowest order check: if you can't see the BIOS messages using it, finding the proper Windows drivers will be the least of your problems.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,537
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       19 Sep 2015 #3

    RonAshman, please fill in your specs using the tool shown here

    System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

    My search didn't find that model either, but even a 7200 is old
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Posts : 3
    Win 10 Pro x64
       19 Sep 2015 #4

    Hi,

    Thanks both of you for answering!

    It's not my main PC, it's a friends PC which I can check on Monday. So I will do that and post.

    Thanks a lot again.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 734
    Windows 10 Home x64
       20 Sep 2015 #5

    Can you post the VENdor and DEVice IDs as shown on Device manager?
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  6. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2,087
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.693)
       20 Sep 2015 #6

    I have the suspicion that the model is nVidia Quadro FX 2700M not 2700GS. Can you confirm it? If it one, then it could be something different than standard PCI-E and that explains why it doesn't work in your motherboard. It might require a professional grade motherboard with a different graphics slot, not PCI-E, since the card is from the professional range of NVidia, it's not a standard GeForce card. Can you confirm that? Other posters suggested that you try to install it as a second card. I would try installing it alone first to determine if it works at all or it is broken. Then you can find driver's on nVidia's site. If there are no Windows 10 drivers, try Windows 8. They do not make much difference in compatibility and performance.

    PS: If it works alone, then you need to install drivers and then try to enable the second monitor. You much first have drivers installed for both graphics cards before you try to enable both the monitors in a multi-monitor setup. Also the card closer to the CPU is the primary card, so if you want that one to be the primary, put it first and install the second on the other slot.
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  7. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,379
    Win 10 14393.51
       20 Sep 2015 #7

    spapakons said: View Post
    I have the suspicion that the model is nVidia Quadro FX 2700M not 2700GS. Can you confirm it? If it one, then it could be something different than standard PCI-E and that explains why it doesn't work in your motherboard. It might require a professional grade motherboard with a different graphics slot, not PCI-E, since the card is from the professional range of NVidia, it's not a standard GeForce card. Can you confirm that? Other posters suggested that you try to install it as a second card. I would try installing it alone first to determine if it works at all or it is broken. Then you can find driver's on nVidia's site. If there are no Windows 10 drivers, try Windows 8. They do not make much difference in compatibility and performance.

    PS: If it works alone, then you need to install drivers and then try to enable the second monitor. You much first have drivers installed for both graphics cards before you try to enable both the monitors in a multi-monitor setup. Also the card closer to the CPU is the primary card, so if you want that one to be the primary, put it first and install the second on the other slot.
    Unlikely.

    The M suffix indicates that it's a mobile GPU, intended for a laptop.

    I can't swear that it could never be used in a PCI-E card for a desktop system, but I don't believe it ever was.
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  8. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2,087
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.693)
       21 Sep 2015 #8

    The only way to find out is post all the data on the card (model, P/N, FFC code etc) The easiest way is to see the device description in a working system. If you do, then don't forget to also post the vendor ID and device ID so we can Google them.
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