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Installing A Graphics Card


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#1 JackieP

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:31 PM

Hi,

I hope its okay to ask this question..

I am going to install a new graphics card and new to this (PNY Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 256MB PCI), currently I have an integrated card (Intel extreme 82845G graphics controller). My question is what are the proper steps to disable the old one and install the new one?

Gateway 300S
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. RG84510A.15A.0030.P13.0302130929 02/13/2003
2.20 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Board: Intel Corporation D845GRG AAA86577-304
Intel Celeron 2200MHZ BIOS
Windows XP Home
512MB (but am going to upgrade to 1G)

Any help is appreciated.

{Mod Edit:Moved to more appropriate forum~~boopme}

Edited by boopme, 08 December 2007 - 11:38 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:55 PM

well, when i installed mine my old graphic card was built in with my mother board and when i installed it the graphic card was unusable so i had to plug my monitor to my new graphic card so i didn't have to delete anything just plug and play pretty much but if you delete the old driver you have to do something with the bios

#3 JackieP

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:58 PM

I don't need to go to BIOS and change it to PCI before installing the new card correct?

Edited by JackieP, 09 December 2007 - 12:14 AM.


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Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:00 AM

You need to check your user manual for information as the onboard card may have to be disabled first. If you cant find your manual head to www.gateway.com and you will need the serial number off the PC.
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 02:23 AM

I had to disable the old card, then go into BIOS and change settings from AGP to PCI and it worked! :thumbsup: Thanks for the help!

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 02:55 AM

I almost have the same card i got a BFG FX5500 PCI. Its easy go to start, control pannel, system, Hardware tab, device manager. Right at the top of the list you will see two drivers. The intel graphics and the FX5200 driver. Right click on the intel graphics driver and click disable. After that there should be a red X over the computer symbol next to the intel driver title. Make sure the FX5200 driver is enabled. Then i would just restart.

Edited by Lucky23, 09 December 2007 - 02:56 AM.

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