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HELP installing a Graphics card OVER integrated GFX

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October 10, 2008 1:58:59 AM

hello, i need help.
im going to buy a 4670 for my computer but i have integrated graphics.
im using a PC not a laptop.

i googled it and some people said that i had to disable my integrated GFX in the device manager, others said i had to go to my BIOS and disable it there.

can SOMEBODY give me a STEP-by-STEP walk through on how to do this.

this would be GREATLY appreciated! :bounce: 

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October 10, 2008 2:51:55 AM

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October 10, 2008 3:10:43 AM

it is easy,

1- just install your new gpu (put it in the slot).
2-go to bios and disable the integrated gpu.

if that didnt work, then

1-go to bios and disable the integrated gpu.
2- just install your new gpu (put it in the slot).

how to disable in the bios. refer to your mobo's manual. it should be there. :) 
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October 10, 2008 3:52:40 AM

Make sure your BIOS defaults to looking for video cards in PCI-E or PCI.
Open up device manage
Uninstall the integrated drivers
Turn off computer
Put in video card
Start computer
Go in bios
Disable onboard video card
Save changes and start up windows
Install drivers from ATi's website
have fun -_-
October 10, 2008 3:38:08 PM

ok thanks guys
October 10, 2008 7:25:02 PM

ok, i took a look at my BIOS settings and its on "<AUTO>"
for the video settings. i hit enter and it said <AUTO>
( and 1 more thing i forgot)

when its on auto does it mean its waiting for a GFX card? or do i have to change it to PCI-E after i install GFX card??
a c 330 U Graphics card
October 10, 2008 8:38:32 PM

^ Change the setting to PCI-E to be safe, although on AUTO the MB should automatically detect and use the new card of it`s own accord, it
wo n`t hurt to be polite and tell it.
Which is what ARES_ ment in the top line of his post, then boot up and follow his instructions from line two; Open up Device Manager.
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2008 9:05:29 PM

The auto selection usually works, but sometimes it quirky, so its best to "force" it and use the PCIE option
October 11, 2008 12:10:33 AM

OK, do i HAVE to uninstall the integrated GFX drivers? i mean i really don't know witch one is my drivers and i dont wanna uninstall something important..
October 11, 2008 12:11:53 AM

cant i just skip a part of it and start from line 4? wich is turn off computer
a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2008 1:08:21 AM

Just install your current drivers, and see how it goes, and I mean current for your gfx card. If you uninstall the IGP drivers youll still have Windows drivers, which are slow, and will give you a resolution of 800x600, so dont be alarmed