How to disable my video card?

By conniemd
Mar 25, 2006
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  1. Hi, I'm new here with a question-
    I have a pro savage ddr video card and I need to disable it to in install a new card.
    So what is the easiest way please?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Uninstall the software/drivers for your onboard graphics and reboot your computer. Shutdown your computer, disconnect from the mains and open the side panel.

    Install your new graphics card. Unplug your monitor cable and plug it in to your new card. Close the side panel.

    Reconnect to the mains and boot your computer. go into your bios and check the settings for your graphics card. Your Mobo manual should tell you what needs to be set.

    Save and exit bios.

    Once you have booted into Windows, install the drivers for your new card.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. conniemd

    conniemd Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    how to disable my video card

    there's one problem- I bought this computer used and I don't have any books on ANYTHING.
    I do know that I have an MSI motherboard and phoneix awards bios.
    does that help?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Download the free Everest programme from HERE. It`ll give you lot`s of info about your system, including what mobo you have.

    Once you know what mobo you have, you can go to your mobo manufacturers website and download the manual.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. conniemd

    conniemd Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    OK, I have the manual for my motherboard, what do I look for please?
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    See my reply to your pm.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. conniemd

    conniemd Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Disable Video Card

    OK, Please help . I need to disable my video card and I was told it was under INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS in my bios.
    Now there are 3 things listed under integrated peripherals:

    1) VIA onchip PIC device
    2) IDE devices configuration
    3) I/O devices configuration

    So which is the video card?
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Take a look at the VIA onchip PIC devices.

    As I said earlier, there may be no option to disable the onboard graphics in your bios.

    If that`s the case then it will be automatically disabled, when you insert the new graphics card.

    Regards Howard :)
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