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How do you switch from an integrated graphics card to an "external" graphics card?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nevets04, May 12, 2010.

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  1. nevets04

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    If my motherboard currently has an intigrated graphics card, but has a PCI-E slot, do I need to do anything special after inserteing my graphics card and installing the drivers, or should it just work right away?
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    Most modern PCs will detect the new installation of the PCI graphics card and automatically disable the onboard graphics, so yes it should just work.

    If for some reason you have problems, you may have to make a change in the bios, I cannot be more specific because each bios is different depending on manufacturer, and model of the motherboard.

    Install the card, connect your monitor to it and boot up, when you get into Windows install the driver and reboot.


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  3. stantley

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    Before you put in the new card, uninstall the drivers for the integrated video and reboot.

    Then put in the new card and install the new drivers.
     
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