Disabeling integrtated graphics using the bio

August 15, 2011 at 11:02:02
Specs: Windows XP, 3500 AMD Athlon 64 Processor/2 Gigs RAM
I have installed a new graphics card in the expansion slot of a PCI Express. On boot up my CPU is locking in at max (100 %) while the applications list shows nothing abnormal. If I go to standby and allow it to sit for a short while, it comes back up with the CPU dropping back down to 0% and runs normal until I power down. I suspect the boot up is looking at two cards but I need help in how to shut down the old on board one if it is indeed still being recognized in the bios. Please advise. Printmaker

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August 15, 2011 at 12:23:22
Some boards automatically disable the onboard when a card is detected, others need to be disabled manually. You listed nothing about the make/model of your system or motherboard?

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August 15, 2011 at 22:40:44
You need to load the graphics driver if you have not already.
You need to go into your BIOS to make this setting (read manual online/download PDF file). If you have the option I would select 'disable if PCIe graphics card is present' (or something similar) for your onboard graphics. This will allow you to be able to access the onboard graphics in an emergency by just removing the graphics card, otherwise you will need another card to even test the system if you think the card has gone bad. Many system BIOS' do not have this option but if you do have it, it is worth setting it.

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