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Old 06-06-2007, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default Graphics Card Problems

First of all, Hey Everyone. I used to post on another forum, but they were not to helpful. so i'm going to try this one .

I just bought a 7600gs graphics card. Before, I had onboard graphics. I put the card in the slot, and the fan spins. However, when I plug the monitor into the card my monitor doesn't recognize it. The light shines orange on the monitor, and not green. It shines green when it is recognizing a signal from the PC. So, because the screen is just black I cannot install drivers.
Any help on the situation?

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Old 06-06-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
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What brand and model is the computer you are installing the card into?

In some models, you will need to enter the BIOS at boot-up to disable the on-board video. You will also need to uninstall the on-board video card from Windows device manager before installing the new card..
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:34 PM   #3
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ya thats happned with me with my first video card
just shut off on board graphics
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:35 PM   #4
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I have a Dell Dimension 4700 PC.

I set the on-board to auto (so it will recognize new graphics plug-ins) but, I did not uninstall onboard video from the device manager. If I do this, and the card doesnt work, will I be able to get the onboard video back?

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You should.

Go into the bios and set it to a pci-express card.
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:41 PM   #6
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Go into the bios and set it to a pci-express card.
When I go into the BIOS, while pressing F2 at start up, I don't see a switch to PCI-Express option, just ONBOARD and AUTO. But if i disable the onboard graphics with windows device manager, will I be able to get them back if the card doesn't work??
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Yea, it should be be set to AUTO in the BIOS. Other than that, you should only need to uninstall the drivers for the on-board video and then install the new card.
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:28 AM   #8
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Thanks for the Response!

It would probably be a good idea to burn the onboard drivers to a disc, in case the card doesn't work, right?
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:29 PM   #9
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Well, I did what you said Atomic Rooster and it did not work. Actually, the fan on my video card doesnt even spin anymore when I plug it in :-/. Now when I have reloaded the onboard graphics drivers everything is really small (windows login, taskbars, etc.)......Damn, I'm starting to get ticked off.
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