Disable onboard video

December 24, 2007 at 09:44:26
Specs: Win xp, P4 / 512 mb

Hey guys.. I have a powercolor video card ( pci ~ 128 : 9250 ) that i wanna install on a biostar p4gtv r mobo.. Problem is i cant figure out how to turn off the onboard video so the pci video card is utilised .. When i install the card and hook up the monitor the light on the screen blinks on and of.. I tried inactivating the onboard video from the BIOS from " onboard " to " PCI / AGP " but no luck.. If someone can clearly explain how i should do this..

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December 24, 2007 at 11:30:54

P4TGV-R Look for Xtreme Graphics Port Slot: XGP1 page10


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December 24, 2007 at 11:38:18

Do you have the manual? This section refers to AGP cards, but it's worth a shot:

"the onboard VGA driver can’t be removed completely, and to solve this problem, please follow the steps below,

1. Disable onboard VGA utility under the operating system, and reboot PC. After PC restarts, the system will automatically set the AGP VGA card as the graphics adapter. Or,
2. Re-install your operating system to ensure the AGP VGA card function can be used."

BTW, are you sure the video card works? Have you tried an AGP card in the XGP slot?


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December 24, 2007 at 11:56:43

You may be able to disable the onboard video from device manager then shut down, connect your pci card and monitor and start. This may get you video from the pci card in vga mode. That is if you have disable onboard enable pci in bios.

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December 24, 2007 at 12:23:38

In addition there should be an option in the BIOS to choose which type of graphics to look for first.

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December 24, 2007 at 19:55:57

The card is pci so i tried:
1. uninstalling everything relatent to video in my system
E.G. In device manager, video drivers etc.
Shut down the comp .. Installed the card Restarted my pc .. But as i said when i hook the monitor up the light continnuply blinks on and off..

2. in the bios i did select the proper option when it came to video as i said above from " onboard " to " AGP / PCI " .. But that didnt work either..

3. the card should work as its pretty much brand new.. BUT is there a possible risk of it being " blown " because of the whole electromagnetic touch thing..

As for the manual .. It came on the cd with the drivers and its the same thing thats found on the internet.. I searched for anything with onboard video but nothing relavent is found ..

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December 25, 2007 at 06:35:19

Are connecting the monitor to the new card?

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December 25, 2007 at 09:16:49

Yea.. Ofcourse

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December 25, 2007 at 11:17:49

I wouldn't be the first time that happened.

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December 26, 2007 at 11:19:06

What? Yes,
This is the first time im installing a video card on the system .. If that was your question

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