Solved ASUS onboard video only with or without vga switch card

Compaq / Sr2010nx
July 9, 2017 at 12:51:27
Specs: Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon, Athlon X2 6000+ 3.0ghz/4gb
I picked up a never been used ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 motherboard without a manual.

I currently don't have a video card for it and want to use the onboard video. Do I need the VGA Switch card in still when using onboard video?

Compaq Presario SR2010NX
Athlon X2 6000+ 3.0Ghz
4GB DDR2 800
nVidia 512mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW
Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon


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#1
July 9, 2017 at 13:09:26
Below is a link to the manual and other information for that board.

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M...


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#2
July 9, 2017 at 14:01:30
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According to the specs found thru OtheHill's link, the board has "Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4290 GPU" and the gallery shows a pic of the I/O ports - VGA, DVI, or HDMI.

http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/c...

"I currently don't have a video card for it and want to use the onboard video"

All you have to do is connect the monitor to the onboard port & you should be good to go. Assuming you install Windows, you will have to download & install the appropriate drivers (always install chipset driver 1st). You should also tweak the graphics settings in the BIOS, along with all the other settings...that should be considered standard practice whenever installing a new or different board. Don't forget to bench-test before installing it in the case!

BTW, nice board. :-)


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#3
July 16, 2017 at 17:00:53
Thanks,some reason I couldn't quite catch the no card point. It runs linux mint cinnamon 18 64 bit quite nice. I'll be installing it on a samsung sata 3 ssd.

Compaq Presario SR2010NX
Athlon X2 6000+ 3.0Ghz
4GB DDR2 800
nVidia 512mb video
Segate 500 gig sata
NEC ND-3500AG DVD R/RW
Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon


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