Now where'd I put that graphics card....

I wanted to transfer my Nvidia Geforce 9600GT card to my new Dell Studio Desktop (540model)with Win 7. The computer won't recognize the video card! The only thing that shows up in the device manager is the Intel chipset G45/G43. How can I "find" my video card? let me know if you need more info. Thanks for any help!
Kyle
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  1. Previously used onboard video? You may need to "scan for new devices" in device manager.
  2. i've tried the scan for hardware options, with no luck :(
  3. 1funnyguy said:
    I wanted to transfer my Nvidia Geforce 9600GT card to my new Dell Studio Desktop (540model)with Win 7. The computer won't recognize the video card! The only thing that shows up in the device manager is the Intel chipset G45/G43. How can I "find" my video card? Did I need to 'uninstall' the card from the previous computer (that ran Win XP) before moving it over? I should be able to use this card right? let me know if you need more info. Thanks for any help!
    Kyle


  4. Enter in your BIOS and change the priority of the graphics from the onboard to the new card. At this moment your main card is the onboard one so the only way to change that is from BIOS.
  5. Yes, in BIOS look for something like "Init Display." If your 9600GT isn't a low power model, make sure its power connector is attached so it is fully "awake" for your PC to see it.
  6. Dells are funny, We have them at work and you have to go in and change the video adapter setting in the BIOS. I can not recall the settings, but I believe one is for onboard only,another for auto, and another for onboard + expansion. Or something like that.
  7. hallowed_dragon said:
    Enter in your BIOS and change the priority of the graphics from the onboard to the new card. At this moment your main card is the onboard one so the only way to change that is from BIOS.


    +1
  8. Awesome - totally worked. Thanks so much!
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