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Solved: How to re-install disabled onboard video card?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by unicorncove, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. unicorncove

    unicorncove Thread Starter

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    I have a Gateway GT5676 with an NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+ video card which allows for dual monitors, but has no HDMI output. My computer has an HDMI port for it's onboard video card, however when I tried to hook it up it didn't work. When I checked my Device Manager under Display Adapters only the NVIDIA card shows up. I tried going into the BIOS but nowhere could I find anything relating to a video card at all (even under Advanced Settings and Integrated Peripherals).

    How do I re-enable my onboard video card so I can hook my monitor up via the HDMI cable?

    And as a secondary question (to see if it is even worth the trouble): will doing so give me better picture quality on my TV? The TV is currently hooked to the NVIDIA card by way of a VGA cable with some kind of adapter on the (computer) end. I bought an HDMI cable for better image quality before realizing that the cable hooks into my onboard video card and not the one I'm currently using.
     
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    unicorncove Thread Starter

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    Geez, I spent all day trying to figure out how to switch back and just realized the answer after having finally posted here:

    I need to get a DVI to HDMI cord (or a DVI adapter to take my current HDMI cord).

    Wow, even just posting here helps! :eek:


    (I'll leave it up anyway in case it helps someone else with a similar problem)
     
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