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Onboard Video

By laz3y ·
i have the E-machine T2615.. i know it's not the greatest computer but it's 2.6 ghz w/ 120 mb and 512 ram.. HOWEVER... the video card on it is s3 graphics prosavage 8th. w/ an available AGP slot. i have e-mail the emachines about upgrading my video card but they have told me i needed a video card that needs to be able to disable onboard video. i'm not sure which video cards are able to disable onboard video. also how will i be able to disable the onboard video?

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by CG IT In reply to Onboard Video

what E-Machines tech people are telling you is that if you buy a video card like a NVidia or ATI card, you will have to go into the machine BIOS and disable the onboard video adapter as the vid card you buy and the onboard video adapter will conflict with each other if both are installed and enabled.

Video cards run the price range of $80 USD for the NVidia Geforce FX 5200 on up to the $500+ range for the ATI All in Wonder Radeon 9800 or the NVidia Geforce FX 5900 Ultra series. the choice is $$ and what use your computer for. Your S3 Pro Savage 8MB shared video adapter isn't the greatest nor will run a lot of the current games on the market. If you want to run games, but don't have a pile of $$ to spend, opt for a NVidia Geforce FX 5200.

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by SysEngineer In reply to Onboard Video

Don't worry about specifically finding a video card that will disable on-board video, find one that will handle the games and apps that you plan to run. You can accomplish the task through Device Manager by right clicking on the on-board device and selecting "Disable". Hope this helps.

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