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Old 07-06-2006, 11:26 AM   #1
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Default Disabling onboard video

I know there is a way to disable the onboard card and I forgot how. I want to do this because my 7600gt and I don't want the onboard card to be used and take up RAM
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: Disabling onboard video

Go into the BIOS, and find the option to disable it...
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:28 AM   #3
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Go into the BIOS, and find the option to disable it...
Can't. I have a prebuilt computer and the companies lock BIOS up.
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:33 AM   #4
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Default Re: Disabling onboard video

It wouldn't be locked up, just press, either ESC, F12, or something like that..it'l be there somewhere, what kind of pre-built computer is it? As in, which make, DELL, HP?
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:35 AM   #5
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Default Re: Disabling onboard video

If you've installed the 7600GT and it's been using that, then it shoudl have automatically disabled the onboard
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:56 AM   #6
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Default Re: Disabling onboard video

Companies can't go around and lock up your BIOS. What do you mean by lock up? Did they throw a password on it? If so then you can either call them or use their backdoor password. Every company puts one on the BIOS.


And Marx I don't think it does that..... I could be wrong though. When I installed my friends gfx card we had to switch it.
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Default Re: Disabling onboard video

Even if it does, it won't use up much RAM at all.
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64MB proberly, not too much, but yeah, companies dont just lock the BIOS, if you really cant get into it, try the CMOS jumper.
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If its not in use, I doubt it would even use that much.

Yeah, the CMOS jumper would clear the password.

There should be a default password, which would be the same on every machine.
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Or, to clear the BIOS password, do you have to take the battery out, and leave that for a while?

One of the two, or both
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