BIOS/GPU switching

February 20, 2010 at 21:40:15
Specs: Windows 7

Hello, I have had this computer for a month
now. It works pretty well, but I cannot access
the BIOS. I turn on the computer, but there are
is no gateway logo, no boot GUI, and no
instructions to enter the BIOS. I have tried
different monitors, but I don't see how that
would help.
My second problem is that I can't switch to the
stronger, discrete graphics card in my system.
There is an onboard ATi Radeon 3200 and a
dedicated ATi Radeon 4650 in the system.
There are no options to change adapters and
no way to enter BIOS to check for adapter
options. Ati Catalyst Control Center is updated
, and so are the drivers of both adapters. What
is the problem here?

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#1
February 20, 2010 at 22:47:09

When u swith on tap f2 or del key. U can't switch to stronger card, do u have a decent psu to run stronger card? Open pc case and check psu label for amps +3.3v,+5v,+12v. Is hd 4650 a low profile?

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#2
February 20, 2010 at 23:06:51

The HD 4650 uses less power than the HD 4670. Neither requires the 6-pin PCIe plug so even with a 300W PSU you'll have no prob.

To access the BIOS, try F1 or F2.

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHER...


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#3
February 21, 2010 at 13:12:53

I'm saying that there are two graphics cards in the desktop
computer, the 3200 and 4650 for power saving mode and high
performance mode, respectively. I have a 300W PSU, it can
handle either easily.

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