onboard graphics issues

By paul_skinbakk
Oct 15, 2007
  1. can anyone please shed a little light on how i go about disabling my on board graphics so i can use a pci graphics card my motherboard is an asrock k7s41. many thanks
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Have you tried just plugging in a new graphics card, and having the monitor hooked up to that when you boot? I've never seen that not work.
  3. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Go to 'control panel' select 'system' select 'hardware' tab. Choose 'device manager'. Look at the tree of hardware select the item that you want to 'disable' : choose 'disable'. That is all.
  4. TheJediSlayer

    TheJediSlayer TS Rookie Posts: 164

    Would paul_skinbakk need to install any drivers before the graphics card would work? I know I have to install a disk driver for my Nvidia FX 5500
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    You'd likely have to install drivers at some point to get resolutions better than 800x600, but windows will use a generic driver initially.
  6. thebaronjocelin

    thebaronjocelin TS Enthusiast Posts: 158

    Display would work on the generic driver, but good luck playing anything or upping that resolution (like SNGX said). If you bought a card from the same people that made your onboard graphics chip (GPU), then you may really need to disable. For instance, if you had an ATI Express chip on your motherboard, and bought a new ATI card, the drivers are the same for both (unless they're doing something different from when I last upgraded an onboard-based system), so you would need to disable the integrated GPU to get the drivers to recognize the new GPU.

    It's all in the manual.
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    1. Disable in the system device manager and look for the onboard video
    right click on the device then on disable.

    2. Reboot PC press whatever key to get into your BIOS

    3. To disable this device you just need to go into the BIOS and disable the onboard. Who makes your PC or do you know who makes the MOBO.

    Download and use this program to probe your system for the correct info if you have a clone system and not sure what you have?
  8. FaithlessX

    FaithlessX TS Rookie Posts: 31

    do u disable the onboard graphic card first or plug in ur graphic card first??
  9. thebaronjocelin

    thebaronjocelin TS Enthusiast Posts: 158

    Plug in your graphics card, then install drivers for the new card. Follow through by unplugging the cord from the the old, onboard graphics card, then plug it into the new one.

    Finally, go into Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager, open up the "Display Adapters" tab, right-click the onboard graphics card (if you don't know it's name, check the specs your manufacturer has provided on their website or manual) and click "Disable."

    Done. Settled. Topic Closed?
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