1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Video card question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stecks, Jan 16, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. stecks

    stecks Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Messages:
    320
    Now doing an upgraded system soon and that's a new MOBO an Vid card which will be a ATI Radeon X1300 PCI-E.

    Okay here's the question do I plug in my LCD monitor in the video card itself to play any games and so on instead of whatever it may have for a stock video ? My reason for asking this is cause well it'll be the first PC I'll have that'll have a video card an not some stock MOBO with the card integrated within the board.
     
  2. bonk

    bonk Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    11,097
    Howdy,

    It will be the same as your onboard hookup...with a few more connections on it.
     
  3. stecks

    stecks Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Messages:
    320
    So it wouldn't matter at all whether I plugged in my LCD monitor to either the onboard video VGA slot or the VGA slot on the card itself?
     
  4. bonk

    bonk Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    11,097
    Yes it would....you have to disable the onboard Video Card for the other one to work....you can't have both working.
     
  5. stecks

    stecks Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Messages:
    320
    How exactly would I disable the onboard? Just so that I know when I do get the system in my possesion that I can do it.
     
  6. bonk

    bonk Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    11,097
    You put the new V card in and install the drivers for it and then reboot the PC....it may even disable the onboard automatically......

    Check in Device Manager and see under display adapters and see that the new card is mentioned.


    If you have problems there maybe a option in Bios to disable the onboard V card.


    Got much Snow at the moment?
     
  7. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/535774

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice