Solved: Graphics card going bad want to use on board graphics

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irspold

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My Nvidia graphics card has a small cooling fan that is not always working right and I want to uninstall that card and use the
onboard graphics that was installed when i first got the desktop. Will the onboard graphics take the place of the uninstalled card or will I have to reinstall the graphic desktop before I unstalled the bad graphics card.
 

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Download and save the current driver for the integrated graphics device.

Uninstall the driver for the graphics card.

Completely shut down the computer and do NOT restart it.

Disconnect everything.

Remove the graphics card.

Reconnect everything.

Start up the computer.

Install the driver for the integrated graphics device.

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You didn't describe your computer and how old it is, so the BIOS may or may not automatically switch from a graphics card to integrated graphics.

Hopefully, it will and you won't have to manually make the change.

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First of all, no one [other than you] has any idea what system we are trying to fix. Post ALL of your exact system specs.

Next most [however not all] modern systems disable the onboard/onchip video when a real video card is installed. Normally to do what you want, you would do the following;
1 Download the latest video driver for your onboard video
2 Uninstall the old video driver and any software related to the card ie monitoring software, etc. Do not reboot when prompted. Just tell it later.
3 Shutdown and pull your video card out. Connect the monitor to the onboard port on the mb.
4 Pw ON. Cancel any found new hardware wiz. Install the video driver you downloaded in step #1
 

irspold

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It's a Dell Inspiron 500s
450 @ 2.20 ghz 2.19 ghz
4.oo gb Ram
32 bit operating system
 

irspold

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not sure where to go to find out what the integrated driver are/where?
 

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It's a Dell Inspiron 500s
450 @ 2.20 ghz 2.19 ghz
4.oo gb Ram
32 bit operating system
There is no Dell Inspiron 500s listed at the Dell site.

What's the "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on it?

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According to service tag number 1F7BJG1, you have this Dell Inspiron 530s desktop.

According to its system configuration section, it came with Windows Vista Home Basic Service Pack 1 32-bit.

According to its filtered drivers list, it came with an Intel G31/G33/Q33/Q35 Graphics Controller device.

Here is the Windows Vista 32-bit driver (7.14.10.1322) for it at its driver downloads section.

Here is the Windows Vista 32-bit driver (7.15.10.1666) for it at the Intel driver downloads site.

The driver at the Intel site is the more current driver.

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irspold

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So if I understand right download and save the drivers then uninstall the card and reboot?
 

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So if I understand right download and save the drivers then uninstall the card and reboot?
No.

Download and save the Intel driver.

Uninstall the NVIDIA driver.

When you're prompted to restart the computer, do NOT restart it. Completely shut it down.

Disconnect everything.

Remove the NVIDIA card.

Reconnect everything. The monitor will be connected this time to the blue 15-pin onboard graphics port.

Start up the computer.

Install the Intel driver.

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irspold

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Well got it done. I remember now why I put the card in in the first place, talk about slow.
 
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