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No way to disable integrated graphics on Vostro 270S when using PCIe addon card

Q: No way to disable integrated graphics on Vostro 270S when using PCIe addon card

According to the owners manual the first few lines of the BIOS/System Setup section indicates that the amount of memory dedicated to the integrated graphics and the ability to enable or disable it are options in the BIOS. The BOOT method is Legacy instead of UEFI, the BIOS has been reset, default options loaded, etc and no where are the specified options visible. BIOS is version A7 which I believe was the version that it was shipped with and the latest. This is not a huge issue, but the fact that the option is missing from BIOS and needlessly using a bit of RAM is enough to see if anybody is aware of an issue.
I haven't contact support yet as I just got the box yesterday as a replacement machine at work. I have already torn the thing apart looking for the old school jumper method of turning off the integrated graphics with no luck there either.

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A: No way to disable integrated graphics on Vostro 270S when using PCIe addon card

Just a bit more information. The add-on card is a NVidia NVS280 or NVS285 LP with pigtails to dual VGA. With monitors hooked up to that card it has worked perfectly fine so far. I haven't tried one monitor on the integrated card and the other on the card to verify both are still working, but the Intel integrated graphics still shows up in device manager and is using system memory.

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P55-A5200 How to disable integrated graphics from bios . i want to use external graphics card gtx770. i dont want to use internal. i want to use completely external.

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I just plugged my monitor into the new card (HD4770) and it works, did not disable or uninstall the integrated graphics. the integrated is a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE chipset. The performance index went higher on paper but other than having better resolution I don't see a huge improvment. I still have video lag trying to watch streaming hd movies and my new camera (Panasonic Lumix ZS7) wont play video in HD over my computer. Must I disable and even uninstall the old integrated graphics too or am I missing something else?

A:I just installed a new graphics card, must I disable the old integrated graphics?

Have a look in your bios to see if it has an option to boot from pci-e or intergrated.
What is the motherboard you are using?

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Hello, I disabled my integrated graphics card from BIOS by mistake i dont know what i was thinking and now when i open my laptop the screen doesnot view any thing only black screen i searched google and viewed some videos but found no clue even tried to remove the cmos battery to reset the BIOS to default but it didn't, i hope to find a solution here. Thanks

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Hello! How to disable integrated graphics card (AMD Radeon R7) on Y700 acz. I think some old game engined (Word of Warcraft) does not support the crossfire technology, but the primary card is R7 in Radeon settings and i can't change.I can disable in the BIOS just dedicated card (R9 M385). Any ideas?Sorry for English.

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i own a Lenovo Z750 and it has 2 graphics card the intel integrated card and a nvidia geforce 520m
i downloaded aion online and you have to launch it from the NC launcher so .... it doesn't have an .exe file so the normal right click and choose the graphics card won't work so i went to bios to disable the inter card but i only found two options

♦the optimus
♦ uma only

please help me ..

A:no option in BIOS to Disable integrated graphics card.


Have you looked in Device Manager under Display Adapters?

Navigate to: Start>Computer>System Properties>Device Manager

Expand display adapter and right click the correct GPU and disable.

Hope this helps



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I recently installed a PCIe graphics card (nVidia GTX 750 Ti) on my ASUS P8Z77-V MB running Windows 8.1 and an Intel i5 processor. (The goal was to get displayport so I could use a higher resolution monitor.)

In the BIOS, I changed the "system agent" graphics setting to make the PCIe graphics card the primary video.

When I do that the machine seems to boot, and the MB splash screen (offering the option to enter BIOS) comes up on a monitor attached to the PCIe videocard, but Windows 8.1 never fires up the PCIe videocard.

If I set the MB to enable integrated graphics, the machine boots into Windows fine and Windows uses the videocard. Monitors attached to the videocard get the Windows display, and if no monitors are attached to the Intel integrated graphics, the Intel graphics software does not run.

The problem is that with the Intel integrated video set to be the primary video, I don't get the splash screen on monitors attached to the PCIe card, nor, I suspect, would I see Windows recovery screens, should something go wrong, though I don't know. If I attach a monitor to the Intel integrated video, then Intel's graphic engine runs in Windows, and I'd rather it did not.

As per usual, I don't know if this is a Windows problem or a MB problem or a graphics card problem. Since the MB bios splash screen goes to the right monitor for the MB setting, I am presuming the problem is in Windows. But, I cannot imagine what that would be.

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A:PCIe graphics works ONLY when integrated graphics enabled

Not sure how your motherboard works but may need the Intel graphics enabled for the dedicated card to work. Do you have the latest Intel graphics drivers installed? Have you tried installing the Nvidia drivers when on the Intel graphics?

Could also try reverting to the basic graphics drivers in Device Manager when on the Intel, then switch to the dedicated in BIOS and see if it will boot with the basic driver installed.

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So my issue is that I'm trying to upgrade my Dell Vostro 270S with a graphics card that can run most games on med  settings... Could you advise me  GT640 gddr5  is compatible or not with my pc? or sugesst a better card which is compatible with my pc     :)

A:Vostro 270s, GPU upgrade?

Sure I attached a picture.
I taped some paper towels inside the case before using my Dremel tool to cut the hole so that I avoided getting metal pieces and dust on sensitive circuits. Probably would have been safer to take the motherboard out of the case 1st, but that was too much work.
After installing, I put black electric tape on the top and bottom edges to make it look neater. This wasn't absolutely necessary.
Unfortunately there is not a setting in the BIOS to disable the Intel graphics attached to the motherboard HDMI port. As I attached a 4K TV to the MSI card (I was making my Vostro into a gaming unit for the playroom -- the colors on 4k are more bits than a standard display) I had an issue with the color settings were always screwed up on reboot. Since I didn't want the kids constantly wanting me to fix the colors in their games, I solved the problem by attaching a dummy display to the motherboard HDMI port. If Dell gave us I BIOS setting to turn off the internal graphics, this would be unnecessary. (Search on Amazon for CompuLab Display Emulator.)
Anyway, it works great. I've been playing Far Cry 4 on max settings on the 4K TV and it looks amazing -- games work best if you output 1920 x 1080 and let the TV upscale -- outputting 3840 x 2160 is supported but frame rates drop.
Good luck!

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I need a new graphics card for my dell vostros 270s. is the gtx 970 itx compatible or is it to big? if it doesn't, can you suggest another GPU.  i also would like to add more ram if i could. And what PSU do i need for said graphics card. 

A:upgrading dell vostro 270s?

A 270s indicates a low profile chassis, so you need a low profile video card.
Zotac offers a GTX 750 low profile. It doesn't look to need auxiliary power, so the stock power supply may be sufficient.

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Good day, i was hoping i could find answer to my problem here since i have a dell vostro 270s, i want to upgrade the memory, gpu and is it possible to add another drive (ssd) and change its case and psu? I was having confusion about changing to a new case and higher power supply from 220w to 550w.
Thank you in advamce

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I trying to fix a Dell Vostro 270s from 2013 that does not start. It had been left on - sleeping - over the weekend and was found off on Monday morning.
When I looked at it the first time the green LED next to the power cable at the back of the computer was not on even though the cable was connected to an outlet.
After removing the cable, waiting for some time, then reconnecting the cable again the green LED comes on. However, as soon as I press the power button the LED in the power button flashes for a split second, I can hear a very faint click, and the LED goes off again. I can reproduce this again and again.
I replaced the CMOS battery, I tried to clear the CMOS (does not work as the computer does not power on). Nothing changed.
Is it likely that just the PSU is defective? That would be possibly worth replacing. Or is it more likely that this is motherboard relatated, meaning that the computer is basically gone?
Would be great if some people here could shine some more light onto this.

A:Dell Vostro 270s does not start

Hi Kposer,
As we are working on a desktop computer we can try performing PSU stand alone BIST by pressing the small button behind the PSU if that passes (green led glows) the PSU is fine if doesn't it has failed. In that scenario we need to replace the Motherboard.
Do get back to us for any further questions or query

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Hi I'm facing above problem in my "dell vostro 270s", When I Power ON my PC it give me 5 Beeps & doesn't give display. After that by press & holding cpu power button I turned OFF my CPU and Again pressing Power ON buttton. This time my pc get started and give me display of "RTC is reset; BIOS Setup Defaults have been loaded. Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility." by pressing F1 pc works normally excepts the time of cpu. Time shown by cpu is not matching real time time. 
This whole procedure repeats If i'll again start my pc. I searching on internet i'll remove my cmos battery and replace it by New One. Still getting same issue.
If anyone have solution about this, kindly reply me with solution. 

A:Getting 5 Beeps When I Power ON my Dell Vostro 270s.

If you've already tried a new reserve battery to no effect, it's the clock chip itself that's bad - unfortunately that's not replaceable - you'll need to replace the mainboard.

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I want to upgrade my dell vostro 270s desktop. can any expert answer my following questions..!

can I add additional hard drive to my desktop? if yes then tell me how..! 
also can I add any latest graphics card? if yes then tell me the name of it..!

currently I'm having 500GB hard drive installed.

A:additional hard drive for dell vostro 270s

If you're willing to sacrifice the optical drive, you can replace it with a 3.5" hard drive in a suitable bracket -- other than that, the only way to add a drive is going to be externally by USB.
You'll be limited to low-profile and low power video cards -- there's no room inside for a full-size card, nor will the power supply support anything resembling a "latest" card.  

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Hi all,
Just cannot configuration my Creative 5.1 speaker on Dell Vostro 270s. I'm using Vostro 270s (ServiceTag D5WSWX1) with Windows 10 Ver. 1703 (Build 15063.786), and tried to install/re-install Realtek HD audio driver on both Dell website and realtek website, but cannot change three audio jack into 5.1 output.
Any comment / experiences, please help!!!!

A:Config 5.1 speaker on Vostro 270s (windows 10 v1703)

Best option would be to use a USB connected sound "card" that is 5.1 capable (and Win 10 compatible).  You are not going to ever get 5.1 with the stock setup.

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I am using DELL Vostro 270s DESKTOP. upon power on, system directly entering power saving mode stating PRESS ANY KEY ON KEYBOARD OR MOUSE TO ACTIVATE. I think its problem with completing POST sequence. How to resolve the issue ?

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I'm strongly considering a P9X79 WS MOBO for the 40-48 PCIe lanes it has available (depending on who you are talking to; I want to run a GPU, an LSI Internal SATA/SAS 9211-8i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 RAID Controller Card, a couple of TV tuners and a WiFi card). Because of space constraints in the case, the graphics card has to be kept down to a certain length to keep it from getting into the HDDs (please don't suggest a larger case; I just don't have room for it not to mention I'm a handicapped senior citizenn and need to keep weight down as much as possible). The card at the top of my list is a MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16. Even though the MOBO's PCIe x16 slots are rated for PCIe 3.0, the most I can get on it is PCIe 2.0 because the only CPUs available for the LDA2011 socket on it, the Sandy Bridge E CPUs, will support only PCIe 2.0. An Ivy Bridge E for the 2011 socket won't be available until later this year, assuming Intel doesn't change their minds.

This PC will be used for office applications, basic photo editing, data storage (my books, music, movies ripped from DVDs and BDs, and personal reords), web surfing, listening to music, and watching movies (no gaming; I'm too old and slow). Although I'll initially just be running a single 22" monitor (1680 x x1050) and a 32" TV, I eventually want to replace the monitor with three 23" monitors (1920 x 1200). Would this graphics card be able to handle that load w... Read more

A:Running PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card on PCIe 2.0?

PCIe 3.0 is still irrelevant at this point, there is simply no current card that can effectively make use of the full bandwidth of 2.0 let alone 3.0. It is overrated and offers no real life performance advantage over 2.0. Running any PCIe 3.0 card in a PCIe 2.0 slot will not affect performance, the benefits of PCIe3.0 are only visible while running intensive applications with a multi-GPU setup.

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Hi I am looking to build a thin mini itx motherboard pc with dedicated graphics for gaming and I could only find motherboards with a pcie 3.0 x4 slot. I found an x4 to x16 riser but I don't know if it works as I have not been able to find any examples of such a thing. I want to use a GTX 1050 TI with it. I would like to know if this is possible. I am new to PC hardware and am quite confused. if I can't run a 1050 TI can you please list some alternatives. Thank you

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Hi!I have an DV6-7000 laptop. It has Realtek PICE card reader. Despite it's claimed to be PCIE the speed dissappoints, on Transcend SDHC Class 10 that bust give about 80MBPS I see only humple 20 on both write and read that's rather usb 2 speed. Tried different genue cards, tried reinstalling drivers but no change.Is it common problem or "feature"? Why is it so slow and how to fix it?

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I try to install a video card to my system(Dell dimension E310),I follow the instructions to disable integrated Graphics, but I didn't know that I should do that after install the video card in my system, so I did it first. Now when I boot my system my screen is black! I try to reboot in safe mode and nothing.

How I ENABLE back my integrated Graphics?

A:integrated Graphics Disable.

DO you install new VGA (VIDEO) CARD? If yes then you should follow the steps written in the notes. In order to get your old IGD Graphics back, you must then go to BIOS and change settings, or either do a system restore.

(I can system restore my friend computer without anything on the screen, nothing at all, just a human touch... lol)

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Is this laptop upgradable= Dell Vostro 15 3559 3559541TBiBU  Core i5-6200U/4GB/1TB/Ubuntu/Integrated Graphics), Black  ?
How can i make it faster and how much of RAM or Ghz can i increase?

A:Is this laptop upgradable= Dell Vostro 15 3559 3559541TBiBU Core i5-6200U/4GB/1TB/Ubuntu/Integrated Graphics), Black ?

Kindly find the specifications for your system model here - http://dell.to/2fsp1zY
To enhance the speed of the system, you would need to upgrade to a SSD from standard HDD.
You could find the compatible memory and SSD here for the system - http://bit.ly/2epvlap
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I need to find out how to disable the Integrated Graphics on a HP Pavilion a705w Desktop PC. The integrated Graphics went out and I have a new PCI Graphics card to replace them with but I cant get the Bios to switch to the new card, because I cant see the bios to change the settings. Any suggestions? PLEASE Help! I have spent many hours talking to HPs online techs and they are obviously from another country and have no idea what I am talking about ( one guy I had to explain what Integrated meant).

A:Disable the Integrated Graphics (After they have already died)

Sadly, it seems bios is the only way:


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Hi, Could you tell me how to disable  integrated Intel HP  video Graphics 530 in HP Pavilion All-in-One - 27-n101a (Touch).  I looked it in the Bios, however, Bios is very simple without any advanced settings where we I can change Slot of Primary Graphics Adapter.If I disable it in Device Manager after Window Udates or Upgrade it is enabled again. Regards,Andrey

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Hello,I can't seem to find specific information about this pc related to this topic. I have a client that wants to have a hdmi port and dual monitor installed. I looked everywhere in the bios settings, I tried using a usb-to-vga adapter & and vga, dvi-d cable & vga (this mirrors both monitors, but cannot extend the display). When I changed the settings on the bios to use the built in graphics, it gives me the option to enable multiple monitors but cannot use my pcie graphic card. If i select to use the pcie graphic card, i cannot use the built in graphic ports or the usb-to-vga adapter (it does not see the other monitor) and also if I use the dvi adpater and the vga it mirrors the display. I'm guessing that the bios does not support dual graphic cards but thought of asking here. The reason the client wants this is to be able to connect a projector using hdmi and to have dual monitors. Any information will be greatly appreaciate it. Thank you.   

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Hi, My name is Randy and I bought a couple weeks ago a Gateway AthlonXP 3500+ media center, yesterday I bought a GeForce 6600/256MB Video card and before I install it, will my integrated video card automatically be disabled when I install the GeForce in the to the PCI express slot? I was told it would do this, I also was reading on the internet to go into the Bios setting after computer reboots by pressing F2 to disable the on board graphics card,I just do not know which i should do,Please if anyone can help me with this,Thanks

A:How do I disable integrated video card?

Hello Randy,
On my gigabyte brand board, when I installed my geforce 6200, it automatically disabled the onboard video. If it doesn't do it automatically, then you may have to go into the bios and set a setting like, "display: integrated/pci/pci-e/agp" just select the type you want to use, if your card is pci-e then select pci-e if the option is available. It should be automatic though, mine was.

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Yesterday I bought a Diamond Stealth S60 Radeon 7000 32mb graphics card (PCI version), and after I installed it and loaded the drivers, it still wouldn't work. So I did some research, and I found, I think, that I have to disable the integrated video card in my PC, and I have no idea how to do that.

(Just a note, but after I installed the drivers and re-started my PC, the new card shows only black. When I switched back over to the integrated card, it tells me in a pop-up window that the "ATI Control Panel" had a problem and didn't install. Is this related or another problem entirely?)

So how/when do I disable the integrated card?


A:How do I disable my integrated video card?

First of all, be sure you new adapter installs correctly....

In XP you can disable the intergrated video by going to System Properties (control pannel/System) click on hardware tab then device manager..... Click the + sign by display adapters... Right click the adapter you want to disable then click properties and in the dialog box (t the bottom) select Disable

Other windows OS are done pretty much the same way with device manager

Hope this helps

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I was trying to install a new video card on my computer. So i disable my Integrated video card through device manager. Turns out, I didn?t have the right card for my computer. So i plugged my monitor cable back into the Intergraded card slot. When i tried to start windows it's all black. I can go to bios and F8 screen option. but and when i try to start windows its all back. How do i get my integrated video card to work again?

A:Help! I disable my Integrated video card

You may need to do a repair install

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Can someone give me step by step instructions on how to disable an integrated video card. I have an Insignia computer (which was built for Best Buy). I am adding a new video card to handle my son's games but I need to disable the integrated video card. I know I can disable it in the Device Manager but I believe I have to do it through the BIOS. Someone said I have to go into setup when the computer starts up and disable it there.

Can someone help me and explain how to do it?

If not I'll install the card and take it to COMPUSA and have them do it.

Hope you can help.



A:How to disable an integrated video card

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i am looking to buy a new graphics card to upgrade from the integrated crap that is ati x200 series 64 mb which although i didnt realize really wasnt what i needed to play battlefield 2142 and battlefield 2 so please help me i don have a clue what im doing in this area i have pci-e slots and a £100 budget

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Dear All, I own an HP zbook studio G3 laptop. I want to switch to Nvidia graphic card permanently.  I have tried disabling integrated graphic card in device manager, uninstalling the driver and even enabling the nvidea graphic card in all the profiles in the 3D setting tap in Nvidia setting software. Non of them seems to work as the integrated graphic is always in action and simple games could not be run. I always keep in the power option on high-performance mode and the laptop is always plugged in. Should I manipulate the bios setup?    

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Dear All, I own an HP zbook studio G3 laptop. I want to switch to Nvidia graphic card permanently.  I have tried disabling integrated graphic card in device manager, uninstalling the driver and even enabling the nvidea graphic card in all the profiles in the 3D setting tap in Nvidia setting software. Non of them seems to work as the integrated graphic is always in action and simple games could not be run. I always keep in the power option on high-performance mode and the laptop is always plugged in. Should I manipulate the bios setup?  Thanks in advance, Bezzo   

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I currently have two monitors connected and was wondering if the graphics card able to support a four monitor display without any issues.

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Hey, recently, I have came up with an idea of a fourth monitor, but my GPU (970) supports only three, which ones that I own. It has fourth one but I don't have the right cables for it for now.
I noticed that my motherboard has two open video ports, one being VGA which I needed. So, I tried just plugging it in and seeing what happens but it doesn't seem to work, I have tried looking for results around the internet and BIOS but they don't seem to work. The three monitors which I have plugged into my GPU, work perfectly fine, but, as I said, the motherboard's VGA port doesn't work. I have heard that such thing definitely is possible, but I cannot find out what I need to do.

Does anyone have an answer to this?

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I just bought a Dell Dimension E520 with the Intel Media Accelerator X3000. I then bought the EVGA 7600GT 256-P2-N615-TX Rvideo card and want to install it. I hear that you have to first disable the integrated graphics card. I will be installing the the video card in the PCI-e slot. If anyone can give me detailed instructions on doing this please reply.

Dimension E520
Pentium® D Processor 925 (3GHz, 800FSB)
2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 2DIMMs
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3000

A:Installing Video Card Over Integrated Graphics Card

Depending on your computer as soon as you install the video card it may disable the onboard video. If you install the new card and it doesn't work then you will have to acess the BIOS and disable it from there.

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after installing my msi r7 240 my audio stopped and none of the audio port on the computer worked. when going into playback devices the only one there is the hdmi audio but i need my headsets

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Running Windows 7 on my XPS 8500 and decided to ditch integrated audio for an Asus Xonar DSX PCIe sound card. The instructions clearly recommend disabling integrated audio in bios first, but I insisted on disregarding. Inserted sound card, then installed driver CD. Wouldn't recognize sound card. Soooo, I disabled integrated audio in bios and reinstalled the driver CD. Magically, the Xonar DSX worked like a charm. Lesson learned!

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My friend recently bought a ATI Radeon HD 3650, he asked me to put it in his PC for him and i said ok. Opened it up and the only slot he has is Regular PCI and its a PCIe card. Is there anyway to make this work? Unfourtnatley he got the card at Circuit City for a deal, going out of buisness sale. Means no returns. Anything at all we can do or is it a waste?

A:PCIe Graphics Card

No, there's no way to make it work. Two different slots. Two different technologies.

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I had to format my computer change the hard drive and install windows XP from an old 2002 CD I had and now my computer is not recognizing my intel integrated graphics card. When I go on device manager there is no "display adapters" category at all and before it used to say what chipset I had under the general tab in system properties, and under the display tab in dxdiag, but now it doesn't say anything. How can I fix this?

A:Integrated graphics card is gone?

Which computer do you have?

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Im not too advanced with the hardware side of computers, and was wondering if anyone could help me out.

I've bought a new pc and it comes with an integrated Geforce4 MX video card. Is it possible to remove this and buy a stand-alone graphics card. My pc comes with 512MB DDR RAM, but the video card uses 128MB of this memory, leaving me only with 384MB of RAM. If you can remove the card would the shared 128mb memory go bak to the 384mb and make it bak up to 512MB again.

Im grateful for any help

A:Integrated Graphics Card


If you've got an AGP Port.. you could simply buy a better AGP card and stick it in, you would have to disable your on-board VGA though... but that will still free up your lost RAM.


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I need help locating my graphics card because I have the default Intel HD Graphics [DVI-I, HDMI] (I think) and it only has 128 mb of memory and I want to upgrade it. I don't know if it is integrated or not but if it isn't where can I find the graphics card and are there any decent gaming graphics cards that my tower can handle? Modle:HP ENVY Desktop - 750-114

A:Where is my graphics card and Is it integrated in?

Hi, Your machine only has Integrated Intel HD Graphics:       http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04792282 Please check the following post:     http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrade-graphic-card-on-HP-Envy-... Regards.

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My computer indicates that 1.5V is going to PCIe which I connected to 8800 GT. The program allows me to change the voltage. Does the graphics card draw its own required energy? Should I just leave the voltage alone?

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I have a M55p (8816-CTO) that came with the Lenovo x1300 graphics card.It died and I want to replace, but see there are some compatibility issues.I bought a Visiontek Radeon 6350 (1GB) card that fits, but I get a boot beep code error (4-2-3-3).Has anyone replaced graphics card successfully?

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Hi guys and girls,

I need help. My brother's begging for XNA Creators Club Online. Hardware requirements are a graphics card that supports DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 1.1. I need a new graphics card as my graphics cards sucks (GeForce4 MX 4000) and so does my graphics card knowledge. But I wanna change that. I have a few questions I hope someone could help answer, thanks:

1. My motherboard can plug both PCI or AGP. Could someone tell me which is superior?

2. Could anyone recommend some low end graphics card that would meet the above requirements please? My budget range is ₤20 to ₤50. MY pc spec: 1.8GHz process, with 750 RAM.

Any gems shared would be appreciated! Thanks alot techies.

A:Buying a Graphics Card... XNA and PCI/PCIe/AGP

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Hi, I have a 2 year old PC with Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 8I945GZME-RH motherboard, 2.80 gigahertz, Intel Pentium D, 16 kilobyte primary memory cache, 2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache, Bus Clock: 200 Megahertz, Power Supply: P4 ATX Version 1.3 Switching power supply, AC Input: 200-240V/63Hz/5 Amp. I am looking at a budget PCIe graphics card with good performance that will enable Windows 7 to work smoothly and high end graphic games to be played. The current on board graphics is not enough for even the low end games. The 7 and 8 series from NVIDIA are hard to find and the current in the market is the 9 series. Any suggestions here please.

A:PCIe compatible Graphics Card

Quote: Originally Posted by ashutoshmishra

Hi, I have a 2 year old PC with Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 8I945GZME-RH motherboard, 2.80 gigahertz, Intel Pentium D, 16 kilobyte primary memory cache, 2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache, Bus Clock: 200 Megahertz, Power Supply: P4 ATX Version 1.3 Switching power supply, AC Input: 200-240V/63Hz/5 Amp. I am looking at a budget PCIe graphics card with good performance that will enable Windows 7 to work smoothly and high end graphic games to be played. The current on board graphics is not enough for even the low end games. The 7 and 8 series from NVIDIA are hard to find and the current in the market is the 9 series. Any suggestions here please.

If you wanna stick with Nvidia (the way its meant to be played ) My card, the 9400 GT is just what you are looking for, cheap ( i guess thats what you want) awesome, and playing those high-end games. 1gb memory of its own, and a 550 mhz Gpu.
If however, you want to cross over to ATI, they got some awesome cards too, like the 4670 which is also cheap and good (not as good, but good)

Hope this helps!

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Hi, i recently bought a M81 SFF and I bought a new case and Power supply so i could run a GPU on it. I just put everything together and plugged it in but it only boots when i don't have the GPU plugged in. I'm using a xfx r9 270x the fans spin but when I plug my monitor in it doesn't work. Is this just a compatability issue with the motherboard? And I'm assuming just buying another motherboard that supports the i5 2400 socket would fix this. Side note im using a VGA to DVI D adapter on a standard vga cable since that's what my monitor supports but i also tried the graphics card with an HDMI cable to my TV and that didn't work either making me think its a problem with the motherboard.

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So right to the point, has anyone here successfully installed and used a GTX 740/750/750 Ti card in a M81 SFF? The reason I ask this is because I'm not sure about the PCIe slot on it. Does it provide enough power for these cards? I know the PCIe standard is 75w, but I'm not sure if Lenovo has it limited to a lower output wattage. I have my power supply upgraded so that it could run said cards, if the PCIe slot wouldn't hold it back. I've tried checking the M81 hardware maintenance manual, but there isn't a SFF version on the HW Manual page and when I try to open the normal M81 manual on the website I just get an error and it asks me to return to the homepage. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I just don't want to put money down on one of these cards to find out that the PCIe slot on the Lenovo board has a power limit below the PCIe standard and trying to find documentation or discussion about this is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Edit: Off topic question, does anyone here know if Lenovo uses a propietary motherboard mounting setup? As in, do the boards use a standard ATX/Micro ATX/mini ITX etc standard for the standoff placement or is it propietary?

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As the title (sort of) states, I have a problem whereby my nVidia graphics card is being forced to run at a PCIe speed of x1 even though it's a x8 card.

It's a Dell Optiplex 755 Mini Tower (specs should be here somewhere). The PCIe slot on my PC should be a PCIe 2.0 slot from what I could find out on the internet.

I've run various pieces of software, including CPU-Z, GPU-Z, Speccy and AIDA64. They all report the PCI Express slot as a 1.1 slot. However, nVidia Inspector reports the slot as a 2.0 slot. Not sure why.

On top of that, the software (not nVidia Inspector) all report the card to be running at x1, though the card is a x8.

I'll attach a screenie of GPU-Z, and you can see what it says about the PCIe status.

The PCI Express slot should be 2.0 as far as I can tell, and according to nVidia Inspector. But I have no clue as to why all other software seem to say it's only 1.1. I assume this is why it's running at x1 and not x8 as it should be, and the slot is x16.

The BIOS revision on the PC is up to date as well, and there are no BIOS options to alter the way the PCI Express works.

Um... any ideas anyone?

A:Graphics card PCIe x8 running at x1

Why not use the PCI-E x16 slot?

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