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#1 coolchris706

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 02:59 PM

Hey everyone I was wondering if anyone here knew whether or not I could add a new video card to my system if the video is already built onto the motherboard? My system is a Compaq Presario sr1226NX and it uses 128 mb of my memory to go towards video. I have a total of 1.37 GB of RAM and would like to be able to use all of it without my computer taking 128 mb of it and using that for video. Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 03:23 PM

Yes, you can. :thumbsup:


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Posted 04 February 2006 - 06:19 PM

i think you have to disable ur onboard video tho

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 01:15 AM

Most onoard video adapters are disabled when a new card is plugged in. You may not be ale to recover the entire amount of RAM the onboard video uses. You can go into the BIOS an reduce the amount but Ii do not think it will allow you to set it to 0. Maybe 8mb or 32mb.
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Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:55 PM

Thank you very much for your responses. I have been wondering about this for a while now. BIOS only lets you decrease the amount of memory used by your onboard video to 32 mb. Once again thank you for your very quick responses.

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 10:53 AM

You're very welcome! :thumbsup:


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