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October 8, 2013 4:33:50 PM

Hey guys just installed a HD 5850 series video card.. so i got my HD tv plugged into the HDMI port on the video card, and my VGA cable plugged into my I3 motherboard.. However nothing is showing up on my vga monitor anymore, only on the HD TV. I went into my resolution and it's not detecting the VGA monitor.. what do i do guys.. please don't tell me i need an HD monitor :/  If it's not possible to use the VGA on my motherboard anymore.. am I able to get a dvi-vga converter and do it that way? I'm assuming that's whats on the back of this 5800 card is dvi, or is it something else?

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a c 198 U Graphics card
October 8, 2013 4:47:26 PM

When you are using a graphics card, the motherboard detects it as the primary source of video processing, and disables the onboard video. Thus, your motherboard graphics is now turned off.

But, you can get a DVI to VGA adapter for the video card. It should have come with one.
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October 8, 2013 5:20:15 PM

Deemo13 said:
When you are using a graphics card, the motherboard detects it as the primary source of video processing, and disables the onboard video. Thus, your motherboard graphics is now turned off.

But, you can get a DVI to VGA adapter for the video card. It should have come with one.


yeah that's what i figured, is there anyway i can enable t he onboard and disable the graphics card through windows 8? I' ordered a converter just now, but i'm too lazy to take apart the computer and remove the cables lol.
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a c 198 U Graphics card
October 8, 2013 5:33:28 PM

I'm afraid I dont follow. If you go into the BIOS settings, you should be able to change the primary graphics adapter.
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