BIOS question!

By pimpmypc
Mar 29, 2008
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  1. Whats "init display first" do in the bios, the options are agp and pci what does this bios feature do? Thank you
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Innitial display first, means which display do you want bios to check for first when first starting.
    AGP: If you have an AGP video card plugged in
    PCI: if you are using onboard (on your M/B) video first
  3. pimpmypc

    pimpmypc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 152

    i just addfed a agp vid card so wat would i hav to do?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Oh you replied !

    Yes change it to AGP and also set the Memory to your cards mem (256Meg?)
  5. pimpmypc

    pimpmypc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 152

    yes 256mb agp
  6. pimpmypc

    pimpmypc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 152

    wat do i hav to change and wat will the change to the bios do?
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    You need to:

    Go into your system bios
    Change "init display first" to AGP
    Search for Video mem (it may not exist, but should be near "init display first")
    Change it from 32Meg (usually what it's set to) to 256Meg (assuming your card is 256M)
    Then press F10 (save and exit)

    In Windows confirm all your AGP drivers are loaded (from CD or web?)

    Anyway that's it. Done

    edit:

    Oh, what will it do
    It will make your bios see the AGP card more quickly
  8. pimpmypc

    pimpmypc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 152

    i dont really understand would u be able to im me on a messanger? to explain better plz
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I did an assignment in school once, what step do you do to get out of bed

    The above steps are as basic as I'm going to get ! That's it
    And no support person would IM you, All support questions/answers stay here
    (Unless they want payment, which is against this board, it total)
  10. pimpmypc

    pimpmypc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 152

    i already instaleld the new card n drivers but there is a secondary driver for defauklt monitor do u no y thats there? i tried uninstallin the secondary but it indtalls the primary driver too. brb lemme try that setting
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    The card probably has a split Primary and secondary (to make it run faster)
    ie 256 on Primary, 256 on secondary making it 512 Meg in total
    Set the bios for 256 Meg (if that setting exists)

    And leave Windows with Primary and secondary installed
     
  12. pimpmypc

    pimpmypc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 152

    i changed the setting n i saw somethin that said 128 i think idk wat it was brb ill check
  13. pimpmypc

    pimpmypc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 152

    agp timing settings that wat i saw wats that for?
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Oh in that case it's 128 Primary and 128 Secondary, making 256Meg
    Set bios to 128Meg
    leave the timing settings alone
  15. pimpmypc

    pimpmypc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 152

    so jsut change that init setting to agp right cuz thats wat i did n hit save windows looks faster now
  16. pimpmypc

    pimpmypc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 152

    it was onm pci b4 so wat would be the difference?
  17. pimpmypc

    pimpmypc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 152

    also should i leave he secondary display alone?
  18. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    ok
    Yes
    Yes

    And in future never reply to your own message. ALWAYS use edit, if yours is still the last unread message.
    Basically I don't want 3 emails!!
     
  19. pimpmypc

    pimpmypc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 152

    k i notice a difference in google earth its alot clearer now ty for ur help
  20. pimpmypc

    pimpmypc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 152

    wait y does the device manager properties say its a 512mb memory graphic card and its only a 256>? lol
  21. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    pimpmypc this thread is finished

    Nothing more to add, except to go over my last post to you !
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