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Replacing On-Board Video with PCI Video

Q: Replacing On-Board Video with PCI Video

Yet another problem needing a solution. I was given yet another PC assembled by my brother (part of the problem). I have everything working except for needing better video. The on-board video only gives me the options of 2 or 16 color @640 x 480 pixel . I obviously need better graphics capability for many of the programs and games we would be using. I have a PCI video card left from a former AGP upgrade on another system that I think should work. I need someone to walk me thru the procedures to deactivate the on board video and install and activate the PCI replacement. All I know about the mother board is what the owners manual tells me. I see no specific instructions on this particular procedure.

The MOBO is a Micro ATX Socket 370 1st Mainboard FR33 with a 733 mHz processor (Cyrix.... I think)....Award BIOS

I've looked all over in the BIOS for a enable/disable on board video...no luck

Any help would be appreciated

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how can I disable on-board video using "device manager" when I can' t see the display? I'd like to replace it with a video card- do I just install a sound card anyway and hope that it'll work?

Thanks.

~Emil
 

A:Replacing failed on-board video w/ sound card on HP Pavilion 502n

You don't replace a graphics with a sound card. They're two different animals. Sure, you can install a sound card but you'll only get sound out of it. You replace graphics with a graphics card.
 

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I'm having a video confusion problem in my games where i can't see some of the video. I was told by the maker of the MOD for the specific game that i need to disable the ATI on board video so there wont be any more conflicts with my Nvidia video card.

How do i disable the on board video on my motherboard. the motherboard is the following:

MSI 790FX-GD70

Thanks.
 

A:how do i disable the ATI on-board video so my nvidia 550ti video card will run my gam

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A:Updating video driver vs replacing video card

if this has degraded overtime and was not fixed with a restore of the system it's probably a hardware issue and won't be fixed by a driver update. Have you checked to be sure it's not the monitor? Do you have another video card you can try just to see if that fixes the issue?
 

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A:runing on board video and video card in my pci-e slot

It can only be one of the two enabled at a time. For most systems, as soon as you put the pci-card in the slot, it disables the on board video.
 

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Hi all,
I have a dell here with on board video that has failed (someone literally pulled the connector off of the motherboard). The system should be fine otherwise, therefore I was wondering if I could put in a old style PCI video card into one of the PCI slots (it does not have a video slot) and have it work. Or would the onboard video cause conflicts? I know that with some BIOS's you can turn off the onboard video, and this is usually a option if the motherboard has a video slot available (agp, PCI Express). Of course this motherboard does not and is a dell cheapo.

I am thinking it will probably work but thought I would ask before getting a card for it.

-Game
 

A:Can a dell use a pci video card if it has on board video?

Will a PCI video card work? Possibly!

Attached is a pic of a board where the Sub-D connector was pulled from the board, and when it was pulled it shorted out the board, and a PCI card would not work.
 

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A:New computer(on board video) want video card

Great Price here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131060
 

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What is better a run-of-the-mill on-board video made in 2000 with 1 mb of video ram, or a pci video card that is made in 1995 and has 4 mb of video ram?

A:Video Card Vs On-board Video

Did you look into the BIOS to see if you can allocate more RAM to the onboard?
Mark

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A:on board video

Try installing the mobo's chipset drivers first then do the video/agp drivers.
 

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I think I have a problem with my on-board video but I'm not 100% sure. Last night while on my computer, my monitor would go black and the power light on the monitor would go from green to amber. This happened several times. The only thing I could do was to turn off the computer and turn it back on. It's an Emachine and I don't know if I could disable the on-board video. But that doesn't matter because I don't have any available slots open to install a video card anyway. What do you think the problem could be?
 

A:on-board video

It could be the graphics chipset is over-heating, but that would be unusual in a system that has it onboard, as those GPUs are pretty low powered. Unless you over-taxing it with a high-power game or similar at the time?

Its more likely that the connection between PC and monitor is dodgy. Check that the monitor lead is really securely fixed in place, that there are no bent pins either end of the connector lead, and also that the connector to the motherboard is also secure.

Has anyone trodden on the monitor data cable, or could it have got damaged in some other way?
 

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I have an ARK Logic 2000-pv2m video board. I don't want to install it until I can determine what the resolution is. I've search PCWORLD, PCMAG, ZDNET, CNET, and the ARK LOGIC sites. I can find no specs on this item. Apparently ARK LOGIC has been sold but I don't know to whom. Can anyone help?
Thanks
 

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Is there an in-depth, with pictures, guide to replacing your existing video card? Whats the best guide for a person who knows technology, but still needs some guidance to replace his existing video card?
 

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not to sure if there is.. but, replacing a video card is probably 1 of the most easiest thing to do with a computer ( i would personally say), and wud happily make a quick little guide (taking out my current then putting it back in) if any1 would like this (thats if there isnt already 1)

FOR AN SLI INSTALLATION FOLLOW SLI1. WHEN YOUR UP TO IT...

(make sure computer is on before you start and preferablely you have anti-static mats---althought i never personally use this gear---)
step1.remove plugs and things out of the back of it...

step2. unscrew the old card from the back of your computer(newer computers use an easy de-attachable system)

step 3. pull out(being gentle and watching for other components)

step4. open new gpu(video) card

step5. find drivers and the card out of the box, place drivers to 1 side
SLI1. insert your 2 (matching) video cards in to the 2 designated slots.
SLI2. insert the screw/clip to secure them in place.
SLI3. connect them together using the provided SLI connector.(should go on the video card towards the back of the case-note you should beable to see 2 right sized gold fingers)
SLI4. start computer and install drivers
SLI5. (nvidia go on control panel then find.. nvidia control panel, then find the SLI enabeler (cant remember where as i currrently have 2 screens, tv + monitor) -----THANKS TO TECHSPOT TEAM-----
SLI6. then you should be ready to go extreme!!!!!!! =]

step 6. place video card in your old slot (make sure its ... Read more

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Del
 

A:Replacing a video card.

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A:replacing video card

Try this

http://www.pcnineoneone.com/howto/vidinst1.html
 

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A:Replacing video card

You can, but shouldn't need to. Windows will detect your Nvidia is not installed anymore, and will see the new card. Windows should install the driver, at which point I would visit your new card manufacturer's site and get the official drivers for it. Hopefully this helps

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A:Replacing one video card with another

First uninstall any driver/software for the old card. Restart when prompted and cancel any found new hardware wiz. Shutdown and pull the old card; install the new one. Pw on and install the driver for the card; reboot when prompted.
 

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My system is:

PC Chips M758LMR v 1.0 MB on board sound/ video
256 Meg RAM
20 Gig HD
Celeron 900 mhz Processor FGA-2 #BX80526F900128SL633
Win 98SE
300Watt Power supply

There is not a place in the device manager to disable the SIS 620 Video.

If I put the video card in a slot(there are 3) the computer will not boot up. If I remove the SIS 620 device, windows reinstalls it when I boot up again. I cannot find any program to remove related to video or video drivers.

It dosen't appear that there is a jumper on the board related to video in the manual I found on the internet. The manual does state that a Video card can be installed.

I have searched the forum and found out that this is a common problem, but didn't find anything specific for my motherboard.

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A:on board video card

I suggest asking a mod to move the thread to Hardware
 

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Videocards are better.
 

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A:Disable on-board video

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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Does anyone know if the on-board video in the GX270 needs to be disabled and if so, how do you do that in the GX270?

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A:disabling on board video

Most of them are pretty easy just go through all the options in the bios until you see it.. Write down any changes you make so you can put them back..

Remember to go into device manager and delete the old video card there to then reboot dissable then replace...

All bioses can be different so it is tuff to tell you how..
 

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A:On Board Video adaptor

You probably need to update the drivers for it. Go to the HP website for your specific HP model and see what integrated SIS chip the motherboard uses. HP will also have a driver available for download which you can use. Or you can then go to the SIS website and download the latest driver which be newer then the HP provided driver.
 

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A:on board video died?

Although it's usually something else don't forget to try another monitor. On some MBs with onboard video adding a PCI video card will disable the onboard, but on some it won't so that can still be the problem. Start with everything removed except CPU/HS/Fan, RAM(one stick if you have two) and video. Try resetting BIOS with either the MB jumper or removing the battery. After that it's replacing parts. What make and model do you have for a system?
 

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Should I consider replacing this on-board video or do I have another problem? It's been this way since new.
 

A:Is this a video board problem?

Hey tepeco

Does this only occur with the icon moving? Or does it happen with anything else?

Spyder_1386
 

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What is or may be negatively affected?

Hope this makes sense.
labayou
 

A:On-board video increase

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einstan
 

A:Disabling on-board video

Your AGP is in most cases going to be faster than any PCI card you can put in there. Most likely it is your drivers that are in need of upgrading...maybe DirectX also. If you are intent on changing it, the setting you are looking for is probably in the BIOS. Some motherboards disable the onboard one when another one is plugged in. Look in the BIOS first.
 

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When I started up Skyrim the other day, it froze and ended up getting the BSOD. When I reset the pc, I had red and green vertical lines just at the bios screen. Once widows finally started my resolution was 800x600. I was able to change it back to 1920x1200. The lines still remain at the bois screen every time I boot. Windows seems like it does not fully recognize the card.

So is the video card fried?

A:Video Card Replacing or is this Fixable?

Hello phrazel. Welcome to the Forum.

That does not look good.

Here's what you want to do:
Go to the nVidia website and download the most current known good driver and save it to an easy to find location.
(Optional) go into Windows Explorer and in the C: drive find the nVidia folder (inside will be Drivers > your driver version) and delete it (the whole folder).
Go into Start > Control Panel > Remove a Program > and uninstall all programs for the video card. Do PhysX and Stereoscopic 3D first, then the driver. The control panel will uninstall with the driver.

Shut down the computer.
Reseat the video card. Check all power connections.

Restart computer.
When it reaches the desktop Windows will find new hardware and will install it's own WDDM1.1 driver. Let it. You will be asked to restart. Do it.
Once back on the desktop you can now install the nVidia driver package for your card.
The above will only work if the problem is software related and there is a chance to save the card. It will not work if the card has died. There is a small possibility that you may lose all functionality, even at low res. But if that happens it only proves the card was on it's way out.

Sorry for the bad news.

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I need a little help. I think I have some bad/corrupt video drivers. I feel this way because:
I get an errof message at startup saying, "Can't find file at C:/windows/system/NvCpl.dll"
My free system resources are almost at zero upon startup (6mb free RAM from 128 RAM total)
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My video card is a 32mb NVIDEA GeForce2 MX with TV Out from Dell. I downloaded the latest video drivers from the Nvidea website but when I install them it doesn't seem to change anything. I don't think the new drivers are "taking" because of the existing drivers.

What's the correct process here, and do you thing the video drivers could be the RAM loss culprit?

Thanks in advance for the help.

- CJS

 

A:trouble replacing video drivers

Basically, go ahead and remove the Nvidia drivers using the ADD/Remove Software.
The go ahead and in Device Manager remove the display.
Restart in SAFE mode ( if using Windows 98 ) and remove the display in Device Manager.
Restart the PC , install the software and restart when ask to by the driver instalation software.
If you have Windows XP , look in the Services and make sure that you don't run Dell driver service ( which could interfere with the Nvidia one ).
Also use msconfig and uncheck any Dell entried regarding driver.
Also make sure that you run the lastest chipset drivers for the motherboard ( check Dell web site for that )
In the end , you are right , the driver either didn't install right , or there is some sort of conflict with the Dell drivers .. "nvcpl.dll " is part of the Nvidia driver.
HTH
 

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The onboard video on an eMachines T3410 died. Verified monitor and cable are fine.

Purchased and inserted a new pci-e card (e-GeForce 7200GS). However, I still get no picture when I turn it on.

I'm thinking I have to disable the onboard video in Bios, but without being able to see the screen, I'm at a loss as to how to proceed.

Thank you for your help,
Kimmer
 

A:Problem replacing onboard video

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My friends computer recently crashed. Basically the motherboard is friend and its a laptop so it's too much to fix. I had 2 old PC computers laying around and i swapped some parts (ram,HD, cd-rom) and got it loaded onto the computer. The only issue is there are many vertical lines on the computer, and I knew it was the video card as my brother (whos old computer it was) said the video card needed to be replaced. No biggie! Its a radeon 8500, as it says on the card and I'm wondering if I can replace that with a cheaper model. My friend needs a computer to just do homework and be able to talk on aim. Can I replace the radeon 8500 with say this video card.... "Diamond Multimedia Radeon HD 3650 GDDR2 512MB Video Card (3650PE512SB)" or do I have to replace it with the same card? I dont know anything about video cards besides how to take them out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Replacing video card?

You have to uninstall the video card's drivers, then unpulg the old card, the plug in the new card, and install drivers for it. It should work with no troubles at all.
 

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Hello everyone! I am trying to speed up my wife's computer, which she does not want to replace. It is a Packard Bell using a 300Mhz Cyrix CPU running WinME. I have cleaned up and organized everything as well as increasing the RAM to 256MB. MY question is this, will replacing the onboard video chip with a PCI Video card (thereby relieving the CPU of most video processing) substantially increase processing speed? It is a business computer so the video requirements are small. Thank you for any help you may be able to provide.
 

A:Replacing onboard video chip...?

It would probably not increase performance enough to even be seen. The memory you have should be more than suitable for her use.
 

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Can I replace all of them without replacing the HHD? and if so, should I remove old video drivers from the hdd before I change everything out? anything else I should do? Thanks for the help.
 

A:Replacing mobo cpu and video card. help

as long as it is working, it can be used on as many computers as u want, but it needs to be reformatted, and Windows reinstalled new for each mother board, if not then it will have the wrong drivers for the MB and nothing will work right.
 

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