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.