Cannot upgrade graphics on Compaq

Compaq / Sr5710f
April 21, 2009 at 13:46:13
Specs: Windows Vista
I disabled the onboard card in Vista and changed the display adapter in the CMOS but the damn PC still does not see the new video card, anyone have any ideas?

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April 21, 2009 at 14:13:53
You do not have to disable the onboard graphics in Vista, in fact, you shouldn't.

You have to go into the BIOS & change some settings. It varies from system to system so here are some possibilities:

- disable onboard video
- change initial dispaly first to PCIE
- change shared memory to zero

Make sure your new card is fully seated in it's slot & if it requires an aux plug-in from the PSU, make sure it's connected. Connect the monitor to the new card & bootup. If the HP/Compaq splash screen doesn't display when you boot, there's probably a problem with the card.

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