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On Board Video Card Replacement

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Davidjudylee, Dec 1, 2009.

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  1. Davidjudylee

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    My original setup included an onboard videocard which copes fine with XP cannot cope with Windows 7 - apart from at the lowest resolution. I am not a gamer but would like advice on upgrading my video card. If I install a new card will I need to disable the old onboard card? If so how do I do this. What type of new card would be suitable foe Windows 7 - bearing in mind that I'm not a gamer, but enjoy watching videos, jpeg files etc. Any other issues I should be aware of? Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. loserOlimbs

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    Need to know about your PC.

    Do you have PCIe slot, AGP or only PCI?

    If your not sure just post the make and model of your PC and we can help you.
     
  3. Davidjudylee

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    PCI slot only
     
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    Thanks for the advice - the Geoforce Card looks good. On installing will I need to disable the onboard card on my Intel 845G - and if so any clues on how to accomplish this?
    Thanks for any advice in advance.
     
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    Turn on the PC and enter the BIOS (Likely f2 if on a Dell, DEL or another key is possible)

    Dig through the menus, somewhere you will see Onboard Graphics, integrated video or something similar.

    Disable, save and exit and let 'er rip!
     
  7. Compiler

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    It may also auto-disable or you tell BIOS that a PCI card is primary.

    So what usually happens, the intel onboard is simply not used.
     
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