Primary Video Adapter

By joseywales09
Mar 6, 2006
  1. I am still awaiting my Geforce 6600 AGP. So I've been talking to my friends at school and he said since I have a onboard Integrated, I need to get into the BIOS and take off the memory for the video card. Well I looked in the BIOS and everything was just right. Except the Primary Video Adapter. Before I install my new card do I need to turn the adapter to AGP? Because I can but I'm not going to do it yet. Just wondering.
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    All motherboards are different, but typically the flow goes something like this:

    1. Boot up in safe mode, and go into your device manager. Find the drivers for your onboard graphics and delete them.
    2. Shut off your computer, and reboot into bios.
    3. Change the setting you found above to AGP, shut off computer and unplug it.
    4. Install new card, and connect monitor cable to it.
    5. Boot up and let windows auto-detect the new hardware, install the drivers as asked.

    Good luck!
  3. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Thanks dude that just pretty much sums it all up for me. You all are lucky! No more annoying graphics card questions from me!
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