Installing a video card

October 4, 2010 at 10:59:37
Specs: Windows XP
I want to install a video card so that I can have dual monitors but my system has a video card onboard already. How do you get the computer to acknowledge the new video card or disable the current video card?

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October 4, 2010 at 11:30:58
Some motherboards automatically disable the onboard video when you insert a video card. If yours doesn't, pull up the BIOS setup program by tapping the Del, F1 or F2 key before Windows starts loading. On most systems it's the Del key.

Find the menu with the integrated graphics options. It's usually in the Chipset Features, Integrated peripherals, or Advanced Features menu.

Set the integrated graphics to Disabled, or 0MB (graphics memory). Save and exit. Attach the monitor to the new graphics card, install the newest drivers, and enjoy your now super-mega-accelerated graphics.

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October 4, 2010 at 11:42:32
it would be better if u list system specs (include psu specs +3.3v,+5v,+12v).

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