Okay, don't even know what to think ...
Got the Geforce Go 7800 GTX of the ebay. Installed it on the I9300 that has latest BIOS rev.05 and 9 cell battery, regular 90W AC adapter. Turned the laptop on. POST went okay.
I went to BIOS to check what is the status of the card. It says " unknown videocard", however, detects amount of VideoRAM, displays GPU model - something like G70.... and then there is like very long number after it, with dots.
Okay ... booting to Windows XP. OS recognized it as 7800 GTX and I downloaded 84.63 off the nvidia web , since it told that this is correct version of the driver for Go7800GTX.
Done that ... Run setup.exe in the driver directory - can't find the hardware , setup will now exit ! WTF ???
downloaded modded INF file from "laptop video2go " - driver installed with no problems...
After reboot went to the properties of the driver and checked clocking options - by default it puts 400MHz/1.06GHz (when Manual overclock is checked). Clicked "Detect optimal settings" - stays on the same frequency.How can I check if the card is running on all of its power ?
I am asking it because first, I still use 90W AC
and it charges battery just fine . Laptop works just fine when plugged to the AC adapter. And it was told that 130W adapter is required.
I suspect it is running in low mode ?
and why is BIOS not recognizing it ? Any ideas ?