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July 15, 2009 12:48:18 AM

Does anyone know how to disable the onboard video card in American Megatrends Inc. BIOS.

I have a Biostar G31-M7 TE

Thanks
July 15, 2009 6:53:02 PM

I've already read that page but I don't know which setting will disable the onboard video

When I'm in the BIOS there are five settings

1. IGD
2. PCI/IGD
3. PCI/PEG
4. PEG/IGD
5. PEG/PCI

I was guessing that #5 would be correct because it would cause the motherboard to look at the pci express slot 1st (which is the the slot I have my Nvidia card in) and then move on to the PCI slot if it didn't find anything.

#5 doesn't have IGD anywhere in the priority and I'm guessing that stands for something like Internal Graphics Device or something like that.

However, when I choose this setting, it still freezes at the Windows splash screen
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July 15, 2009 8:11:53 PM

Yes, that seems to be correct. However, If you have only one graphics card and its PCIe, you would be better off leaving it set to PEG/IGD in case the graphics card poofs.

But apparently now you have mentioned your real problem: "However, when I choose this setting, it still freezes at the Windows splash screen "

You need to tell us more about what's going on. Is there *any* setting where you boot correctly?

Please provide your configuration.

July 15, 2009 9:51:54 PM

Twoboxer said:
Yes, that seems to be correct. However, If you have only one graphics card and its PCIe, you would be better off leaving it set to PEG/IGD in case the graphics card poofs.

But apparently now you have mentioned your real problem: "However, when I choose this setting, it still freezes at the Windows splash screen "

You need to tell us more about what's going on. Is there *any* setting where you boot correctly?

Please provide your configuration.



The only way I can get it to boot is to Set it to IGD and plug into the on-board graphics card. Then, once I have booted into windows, I can usually Shutdown, plug into the Nvidia card, change back to PEG/PCI and then boot up fine (for a while).

Any time I turn the computer completely off (flip the rocker switch on back) or if I have a system error that shuts the computer down, when it boots up, it will have the same problem. So I have to repeat the same process to get my Nvidia card to work
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July 15, 2009 10:02:14 PM

the setting your referring to set priority of what video source it should use first, you still need to disable the onboard video
July 16, 2009 2:17:55 AM

Can I disable it in Device manager because I cannot find any setting in the BIOS that explicitly disables the on-board video card and there is no jumper on my motherboard to do so.
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July 16, 2009 2:27:13 AM

no you can't do it in device manager must do it in bios should be under integrated peripherals or something similar
July 16, 2009 2:34:35 AM

The
"1. IGD
2. PCI/IGD
3. PCI/PEG
4. PEG/IGD
5. PEG/PCI"

setting mentioned earlier in the thread is the setting that I can find in the BIOS that deals with which ports/cards are enabled/disabled.
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July 16, 2009 2:45:02 AM

my mistake you were at the right setting #4 should work
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July 16, 2009 2:54:05 AM

So, the setting that should work fine - #4 PEG/IGD - works until you shut down power at the psu switch, or get a system error.

Is your CMOS battery bad? Could that be causing a CMOS reset (dunno what the default is) whenever you pull power from it briefly?
July 16, 2009 3:02:42 AM

Yes #4 does work fine untill I shut it completely down. The CMOS settings are all retained and the computer is very new so I don't think it is the battery, but now I've been encountering the same problem even when I try to boot while connected to the on-board card.

What has got me confused is how touch-and-go the whole thing is. Sometimes it will boot when I switch to on-board video card, sometimes it will boot when I go back to the Nvidia card... Sometimes it will boot when I clear the CMOS header, sometimes it won't

It is extremely frustrating! :fou: 
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July 16, 2009 3:32:05 AM

"Doc, my arm hurts when I bend it like this."

"Fishermand46, don't bend your arm like that."

Seriously, you haven't talked about your psu. Do you think maybe it can't withstand a heavy draw at startup? Will it boot consistently if you remove the vid card and use the IGD? Do you have another psu to swap in temporarily?

Edit: Yeah, I just re-read everything, and it prolly will work using IGD only. So I'm left with psu swap. What psu are you using?
July 16, 2009 4:09:33 PM

You were right about it being a power supply problem.

I noticed while it was booting, the CPU temp was always around 69-70 degrees Celsius and my Pentium 4 Processor is rated at a max of 67.7 degrees Celsius!!!

I looked at the back of my computer, and the heat sink fan was not running! I got it started with a pencil and now it boots (and runs) great.

I was looking at it at the completely wrong angle. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction Twoboxer
September 13, 2009 11:28:45 PM

This is ridiculous. Ok, here goes... my setup:

Motherboard: Biostar G31M7TE Intel G31 Socket 775 Motherboard

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 2.6Ghz 2M 800Mhz 775

RAM: Kingston 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x2048)

Harddrive: WD Caviar 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G

PSU/Power Supply: ModXStream Pro 500 Watt ATX EPS12V Modular Power Supply

Video Card: PNY GeForce 9500 GT Video Card - 512MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, (Dual Link) DVI, HDTV, VGA

O/S: Windows XP Pro SP3

Issue:
So I get my barebones from TigerDirect, hook it up. Everything works fine. I can boot into windows using the onboard video. I also ordered a PNY 9500 GT from TigerDirect. (Love Tiger) So, I get it unwrapped, stopped drooling and put it in the PCI-E slot. Press the power button and NOTHING. ........
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......... the power is on, all fans are working, the video cards fan is working, power supply is working, everything is powered on, nothing is happening. No bios boot, no windows, no nothing.

I have tried MANY MANY MANY things to get this card to do SOMETHING and still it won't boot the bios.

Upgraded the bios first thing. NOTHING

Tried to turn off the onboard video. CAN'T, but you can make it boot from PCIE (PEG) first. So I set the settings to that. NOTHING

Updated windows xp pro ALL THE WAY. NOTHING

Tried a different power supply. NOTHING (300 watt, 250 watt, and 610 watt)

Tried every variation possible in the bios. NOTHING (I'm on my 2nd whole day with this...)

You name it, I tried it.

Unplug the video card, and everything boots up normal and fast.

Tech support from AMI. NOTHING

Tech support from BIOSTAR. NOTHING

Tech support from PNY. NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!

........ What... the... hell is wrong with this thing????????
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September 14, 2009 1:11:17 AM

Four psus swapped, and no change - I think we can safely assume its not a psu issue.

The fact that it boots and runs on integrated graphics says no memory or basic mobo function problem.

Leavng as the prime candidates vid card (most likely) and mobo. And a very small chance its an OS problem.

Try the vid card in another PC yet? Or another vid card in this one?
November 6, 2009 1:11:50 AM

i have the same problem,,,,the same board,,same processor,,bought from tigerdirect,,,but the vid card is a msi rx800,,and i cant get it to work :fou: 
i was just reading the forum hoping some found a solution,,
November 6, 2009 4:09:33 AM

brucksport said:
i have the same problem,,,,the same board,,same processor,,bought from tigerdirect,,,but the vid card is a msi rx800,,and i cant get it to work :fou: 
i was just reading the forum hoping some found a solution,,


The issue was a bad video card. Email me Bucksport if you have anymore questions about troubleshooting! I'd love to help.
November 6, 2009 10:39:35 AM

thanks for the info,,,ill try to get another card to try and see what happens
February 19, 2010 6:37:42 PM

bauer5266 said:
The issue was a bad video card. Email me Bucksport if you have anymore questions about troubleshooting! I'd love to help.

i tred another ati card,,,same result,,,,,,,,i tried a card i pulled from a dell cpu,,,all it says on it was 8964 ver110,,,,,now it boots,but as soon as the welcome screen comes up,,,i get a black screen,,,,whats goin on?
February 20, 2010 1:29:11 AM

brucksport said:
i tred another ati card,,,same result,,,,,,,,i tried a card i pulled from a dell cpu,,,all it says on it was 8964 ver110,,,,,now it boots,but as soon as the welcome screen comes up,,,i get a black screen,,,,whats goin on?


Hey! Long time no see Brucksport, how have you been? Well, obviously pretty pissed lol. I don't blame ya.

Try and reset the bios with the Dell video card in it. It might work then. but your problem sounds like windows is trying to load the previous drivers. I had an issue like this once and had to go into safe mode to uninstall the drivers. You might be able to do that also. If windows just does NOT boot up, it might be a registry issue.

Keep me posted!!
March 26, 2010 3:04:38 PM

now ive got a geforce 9500 gt ,,,,,,,same problems though,,,,,i still get to the welcome screen ,,then it goes black,,,,,,i think, ive tried all the peg\pci,,,,peg\igd settings,,,none seem to work,,,and im not getting any help from biostar,,,,,,do i jus junk the board?
April 1, 2010 2:03:06 PM

i have finally solved the problem,,,,NO THANKS TO BIOSTAR ( who ive been emailing without response) :fou:  ill never buy another biostar product,,and i wouldnt recomend that anyone does so either,customer service is non existent,,it seems they dont give a *** so long as they got your money....and even though ive got it working with the biostar board,,its first on my list for the next set of upgrades
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June 20, 2010 6:19:59 AM

brucksport said:
i have finally solved the problem,,,,NO THANKS TO BIOSTAR ( who ive been emailing without response) :fou:  ill never buy another biostar product,,and i wouldnt recomend that anyone does so either,customer service is non existent,,it seems they dont give a *** so long as they got your money....and even though ive got it working with the biostar board,,its first on my list for the next set of upgrades


Im having the same problem as u do...just bought a GT 210....but got the same symptoms as u do... what did u do for it to work?

Shidan (shidan99@hotmail.com)
June 20, 2010 12:03:18 PM

were you running the board b4 you installed the card?(was your pc working b4 and you are now trying to add a card)?
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June 20, 2010 12:10:27 PM

everything was working fine before..but since i installed the card...got some probs getting on windows... When windows is about to start, it just shows a black screen and the pc restarts again...
Ive got the SAME symptoms that u got..
June 20, 2010 12:24:30 PM

from what i have seen,,,if the pc was running fine b4 for some time ,,and then you try to add the card it doesnt work.(settings are set for the onboard or whaterver you were running)..for me i had tried to reset the bios on the board manually,,,that didnt work either,,so i had to use a different hard drive(or wipe everything and started with a fresh install, with the card installed)
November 4, 2011 2:41:40 PM

Quote:
The
"1. IGD
2. PCI/IGD
3. PCI/PEG
4. PEG/IGD
5. PEG/PCI"

setting mentioned earlier in the thread is the setting that I can find in the BIOS that deals with which ports/cards are enabled/disabled.


i had the same problem with the PCI express video card. the monitor would never come on but you could hear the click that it is receiving some signal. After reading through this forum i tried almost every suggestion and i reaped success when i changed the Bios settings to PEG/IGD. now my super computer is up and running. Haven't done a video/ graphics test as yet but so far so good. Thanks to you all and good luck as well. :wahoo:  :wahoo: 
August 11, 2013 7:59:23 PM

I have the same exact problem BUCK had, nothing is working, not even re installing windows with the card in. This mobo is so bad I can't take it. I tried what she said to and nothing! The cards work fine I have in other comps...
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