Hi, I hope someone could advise me.
A friend (of a friend who should know what he's doing ) recently installed a grahics card for me (Radeon HD6670 PCI Express 2.1 bus (2gb GDDR3)
I did so as I was experiencing distortion, when viewing Vids via HDMI on my TV (tried various media players VLC , classic, Divx etc) Also when scrolling up and down on webpages an annoying horizontal distorted line about 1/4 thick ,making it diffcult to read fluently (if that makes sense
I suspect that whats happening is that my PC is still using the onboard graphics (64M) on my Gigabyte (GA-H61M-S2PV)
I normally wouldn't go near the BIOS however I have had a look;
"Init display First" is set to Auto with there being options to set to IGFX, PEG or PCI ......
"Internal Graphics is set to Auto with options Auto, Enable or Disable N.B. on the sidebar it says 'keep IGD enabled based on the setup options'
My questions are : Is it SAFE for me to change the settings ie disable IGD
And what I should I change the Init Display to (PEG or PCI) if indeed I should change them at all
I have to say I'm itching to just go ahead as it all seems so obvious but don't want to end up having a non functioning at all PC, or am I just being too cautious.
he used the install disc and I'm 99% sure he checked for Driver updates as well.
When I looked in display adapter - its AMD Radeon HD6670 says this device is working properly, Driver date 11/june/2012 and there's an option to disable the driver
So I know it says its working ok but why are my display distortion "Exactly" like they were before new grahics? Thats why I thought BIOS as over the years I've read bits and bobs that thats what you should look at
Intel Pentium CPU G870@3.10GHz
64-bit Operating system
Windows 7 Ultimate
Service pack 1
I'm using a Samsung 21" LED monitor with a VGA connection and the HDMI to the Samsung 32" and have the problem I've described on original post on both displays.
I have the scrolling problem when I'm just using the monitor itself and when I use TV HDMI for browsing.
I did notice last night that when I'm using 'extend'( i.e. web on monitor/vid on TV) option with dual display (windows key+P) the video's distort when there's lots of movement and panning across, but when I use the 'duplicate' (whats on monitor is same as TV) option it's actually ok with the vids; but still have the niggling scroll when I'm trying to read web pages.
So my reasoning is duplicate doesn't need much graphics power but extend ie web browsing on monitor and putting films on for the wife and 5 yr old boy does.
Would it harm to try the BIOS change? Thoughts?
Cheers Tom and a big thanks to all who've waded through all of the above
Edited by tomncar, 04 December 2013 - 08:02 PM.