|If the geforce 9600 is a PCI-E X16 card, make sure that the setting for Primary video or Intialize video first or similar is set to PCI-E or similar in the bios Setup, otherwise Windows will not be able to properly use the enhanced capabilities that are provided for by the specific video drivers that you have loaded for the card.|
Similarly, if the geforce 9600 is a PCI card, make sure that the setting for Primary video or Intialize video first or similar is set to PCI in the bios Setup.
"I disabled the existing video card (tho I didn't un-install it). "
There is no setting in the bios that disables the onboard video.
If the geforce 9600 is a PCI-E X16 card, when you install the PCI-E X16 card in the PCI-E X16 slot, the bios disables the onboard video automatically, and no ram installed in the mboard is shared with the onboard video.
In that case, the setting for Primary video or Initialize video first or similar in the bios Setup merely informs Windows about the type of video adapter you have.
!f the geforce 9600 is a PCI card, in most if not all cases, installing it DOES NOT cause the bios to disable the onboard video. It will still be sharing part of the ram installed in the mboard, the only thing you can do about that is to reduce the amount shared in the bios, and you can only Disable the onboard video in Device Manager in Windows.