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Switching from onboard to pci-e card

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July 29, 2006 12:18:05 AM

Hello! First post here, and I have a question.

I'm almost done building my first computer (I've had computers before, just not ones I've built myself), and I have just one little snag left. I've searched through the forum manually and by the search button, and I could not find a thread that addresses this question.

Among other things, the computer has a gigabyte AM2 socket motherboard. The manual calls it "GA-M51GM-S2G", if that's important for solving this. It also has a Albertron GeForce 7300 video card.

Now, the problem is that the motherboard comes with an onboard video, though naturally I'd much rather use the card. The card is installed properly and everything. Its just that when I plug the monitor into the card, it gets no signal.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
July 29, 2006 12:33:00 AM

I'm almost 100% sure that this is it. Did you disable the onboard?

Do this: Restart the computer, go into the BIOS, turn off the onboard, turn the computer off, insert card.

~Ibrahim~
July 29, 2006 1:03:07 AM

Thanks, but I checked the BIOS settings and it said that it would switch to any peripheral VGA it detected...

I checked the device manager, and for video adapters all it says is Geforce 6100 (that's the onboard). However, a few minutes ago I checked the card itself and it was firmly planted in the machine and everything. I just checked the card, and the fan is spinning and everything, so I assume that its all okay. So it doesn't seem that windows can even find the card. Is this card dead or something?

:( 
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a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2006 1:16:24 AM

with the card installed and the monitor working.
the onboard i mean
go to control panel
apperance and themes
display
settings

should have 2 displays
1 and 2
set the 7300 as primary

screen should go blank
then plug the video cable from
on board port
to the 7300
a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2006 1:18:20 AM

i think?

i ran in to this a couple of times on dells
with an fx5200 pci.
July 29, 2006 1:22:53 AM

It only has one display setting... thanks though... :( 
July 29, 2006 1:45:12 AM

Quote:
Hello! First post here, and I have a question.

I'm almost done building my first computer (I've had computers before, just not ones I've built myself), and I have just one little snag left. I've searched through the forum manually and by the search button, and I could not find a thread that addresses this question.

Among other things, the computer has a gigabyte AM2 socket motherboard. The manual calls it "GA-M51GM-S2G", if that's important for solving this. It also has a Albertron GeForce 7300 video card.

Now, the problem is that the motherboard comes with an onboard video, though naturally I'd much rather use the card. The card is installed properly and everything. Its just that when I plug the monitor into the card, it gets no signal.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Go into computer managment / devise manager / display adapters. Check your onboard graphics status at bottom. disable them. Now there should be one for your new video card, make sure it is enabled and you have the latest driver for it. I hope this helps!
a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2006 1:46:05 AM

Maybe you should load some drivers on there.

nvidia.com
July 29, 2006 4:23:14 PM

I tried everything, and it seemed that nothing worked, so I restarted the computer and finished my nights work. I turned off the computer for the night, and this morning, lo and behold, it decided that it would use the video card. So, I'm not sure which piece of advice helped, but thank you all. :) 
July 29, 2006 4:27:11 PM

Excellent. Glad it is working! Have fun with the 7300! I can imagine it is quite an upgrade.

~Ibrahim~
a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2006 4:28:41 PM

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I tried everything, and it seemed that nothing worked, so I restarted the computer and finished my nights work. I turned off the computer for the night, and this morning, lo and behold, it decided that it would use the video card. So, I'm not sure which piece of advice helped, but thank you all. :) 


Your welcome.
July 29, 2006 4:35:03 PM

Haha, your arrogant ******. Sure it was your solution. haha, I'm just messing, really.

~Ibrahim~
a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2006 4:44:08 PM

glad it is working it is not a top of the line card.

but compered to onboard graphics it will seem like one.

have fun
a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2006 4:53:14 PM

Quote:
Haha, your arrogant ******. Sure it was your solution. haha, I'm just messing, really.

~Ibrahim~


I was arrogant in college. Now I'm just a ******. :D 
July 29, 2006 8:32:59 PM

rofl!

~Ibrahim~
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