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#1 massimo727

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 01:16 AM

Need to know if I have to disable my on board graphics first and how would I do that? I have a dell computer, think I have to press F1 or delete I believe but how would I disable my on board graphics?

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 05:27 AM

You need to access the bios, which when you first turn your computer on and see a black screen, it should tell you quickly what button to press (usually an F key or delete). In there just look around until you see something about video and see if you can disable it. You can also do it in device manager in windows, but its probably better to do it in the bios.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 05:28 AM

Most systems will automatically detect the new graphics card and disable the on-board graphics. If it doesn't do it automatically you can disable it in the BIOS.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 01:15 PM

I just went to
1.start
2.control pannel
3.system
4.hardware
5.device manager
6.display adapters "click the plus" then right click on Intel graphics and disable it. Then i installed my graphics card driver.
Then after you get your driver installed click the plus again and make sure its enable. New drive will be in same spot as old driver.

Thats just how i did it on my comp on windows xp

Edited by Lucky23, 24 October 2007 - 01:20 PM.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:32 PM

Had to send it back :thumbsup: but there selling a better one so going to try for it. Do ya'll think this will work in my Dell Dimension 3000 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130289 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814143110. Unfortunately I'm cursed with PCI slots, so my option are limited I've found out.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:56 PM

Lmao, you got stuck with a crap Dell dimension 3000 too? What a terrible machine they produced. I guess its alright besides the fact it only has PCI slots for graphics card. I have one, and am currently building a new computer because I can't stand these crappy PCI graphics (BTW, my new motherboard should be here on Thursday probably!)

Anyways, neither of those cards are really going to let you play any games passed like 2003-2004 (if that). I got an ATI x1300 PCI that worked ok. Now they only sell the 1550's which would be your best bet. For the money you should just buy a new motherboard and keep saving up.

EDIT: forgot to mention, when I first put this card in, it was working as my main graphics even without disabling onboard. I can do 3 screens at a time if I want and not have any performances.

Edited by Sterling14, 26 October 2007 - 06:59 PM.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 08:28 PM

The BFG's are sweet. I only got PCI too and im runnin the BFG FX5500 oc 256mb. It works good, you should like the 6200, i might upgrade mine eventually to that cuz its got DVI.
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