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Old onboard graphics card takes over my newer card. HELP

By panzer1990panzer ·
I have an nvidia geforce 7300GS and my older 6150LE is randomly becoming the primary driver. I checked in the bios and it says the primary is the PCI-E Slot.
BIOS
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ERIK
System Manufacturer Compaq Presario 061
System Model EX318AA-ABA SR1920NX NA630
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 63 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2204 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.11, 9/19/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name ERIK\Compaq_Owner
Time Zone Pacific Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,536.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 877.10 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.29 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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Change the settings in your bios..

Start up your computer and press the "F2 or Delete" key (depending on your computer setup).
When in the bios look for "on-board graphics" or something similar and mark it "disable". Then go to the "save and exit" section. This will now re-boot your computer. When you see your desktop you should then reinstall the drivers for your new graphic card and update it. Hope this works for you.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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not there

by panzer1990panzer In reply to Change the settings in yo ...

i went into the bios and the only option that had something to do with the card was primary video driver. and that is set to PCI-E

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It is in there, you have to look for it.

It will be something like "onboard graphic". And mark it "disable". If you can not find it, then you can "disable" it in the "device manager". Look for the graphic card in question and then right click on it and select "disable". But the best way is through the bios, of which you will find it in time. :)

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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You need to look in the OnBoard Devices

by OH Smeg In reply to Old onboard graphics card ...

In BIOS for the place to Disable the On Board Graphics. The only other option is that the OnBoard Graphics is disabled when you insert a Plug In Video Card and because the On Board one is occasionally taking over it may be a Power Supply Issue of it not producing enough Power. Some Old Compaq's used to be very bad for this in the old days and as they had a Special PS you couldn't alter them to something better.

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still nothing

by panzer1990panzer In reply to Old onboard graphics card ...

i looked and couldent find that. The only thing i found related to video was the primary video drive. and i have that set to PCI-E. Also i dont think the card is fried as the fan on it still works.

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See if this helps

by Jacky Howe In reply to still nothing

Start by turninig off the power to the PC from the wall and remove the power lead from the PC. Remembering to ground yourself by getting into a position that will allow you to access the components without moving your feet and putting the back of your hand on the PSU after you have removed the PC's Cover. By not taking this precaution it is possible that you could inadvertantly cause damage to the PC from an electrostatic discharge. Disconnect the 20-24 pin power connector from the motherboard. Reinsert the 20-24 pin power connector to the motherboard. Remove the Video Card and clean the golden edge of the card with a soft rubber, remembering not to touch the golden edge. Reinsert the card and see what happens. If it does'nt work you will have to replace it.

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Ok, try this...

Go into the device manager and right click on the "graphic card" with your old graphic (or what ever it is called) and select "update drivers > browse computer for drivers", and select your new driver in the list for your new graphic card. hope this works for you.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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