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  1. #1
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    Disable videocard on motherboard

    Hi there, I hope someone could advise me on the following.

    My cousin bought a new video card (PCI). She already had a on-board video card installed. She installed the drivers for her new videocard and there seems to be no conflict in the device manager.
    But.. she still has only 16 colors (like her old videocard).
    I think I need to disable her on-board video card in the BIOS.
    But where do I do that?

    THANKS A LOT!!

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    First of all you don't tell us which motherboard it is.If you want to disable your onboard vga you have to do it either from bios if it is jumperless or you have to look at the mobos book to see which jumper you have to move to disable the onboard card.

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    Usally if you put in a graphics card it will automaticly bypass the onboard one. At least that is what it did on my mobo. But this was 3 years ago.
    Just look around bios untill you find something that says onboard vga or something like that. If not it might have a jumper. Some info on the board would be helpful aswell.

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    Oh yah and don't forget to remove your onbaord vga from device manager before you install the drivers for the new graphics card and also before you put the card in itss self. That might be your problem.

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    Duron800@945(9x107)
    Soyo
    SY-K7VTA-B Mother Board
    Asus V7700
    256mg pc133 cas2
    Quantum Fireball 13gig
    PCI-512 soundcard
    Cambridge Soundworks
    FPS-1000
    Sure Why Not?
    Duron800@900(9x100)
    Soyo
    SY-K7VTA-B Mother Board
    Asus V7700
    256mg pc133 cas2
    IBM 40gig
    Quantum Fireball 13gig
    PCI-512
    Cambridge Soundworks
    FPS-1000

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    I'm running an integrated board and still had to disable the onboard vga and then install the new card and drivers.

    Post a few more specs with your problem.

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  6. #6
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    Problem solved! I changed in the BIOS the video-setting from 'AGP' to 'PCI Slot'

    Thnx!

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