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How do you disable the onboard graphics on an m4a89gtd mobo?

I already have the graphics card installed and the vga switch card on the secondary slot. I know you can disable it on the bios but when i'm in the igp controller i have no clue how to. Can anyone explain it to me please I'm dying to play some games
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  1. A discrete graphics card will overwrite the igp, so no need to bother with the bios.

    I'm guessing you've made the age old mistake of forgetting to connect your monitor cable to the actual CARD though, not the igp slot on your mobo. ;)
  2. eyefinity said:
    A discrete graphics card will overwrite the igp, so no need to bother with the bios.

    I'm guessing you've made the age old mistake of forgetting to connect your monitor cable to the actual CARD though, not the igp slot on your mobo. ;)


    so do i have to connect my vga cable to my gpu then? because i was using the hdmi cable :P
  3. Does your gpu not have an HDMI connection? If not, use the vga and you're ready to go.
  4. eyefinity said:
    Does your gpu not have an HDMI connection? If not, use the vga and you're ready to go.

    it doesn't show any picture. I would use my vga or hdmi it wouldn't show any picture. My monitor would just go to power saving mode
  5. Take the graphics card out and go back to what you had before, the HDMI running off the igp.

    I assume that was working ok yes?

    If you can get it back to this then we can continue and get it fixed.
  6. In your BIOS there may be a setting under integrated peripherals to use either the onboard VGA or PCIE, not all motherboards automatically disable the onboard VGA if a discrete card is plugged in.
  7. It's an asus 890gx so i'd be really surprised if it didn't disable the igp. It's worth a shot though I guess.
  8. eyefinity said:
    It's an asus 890gx so i'd be really surprised if it didn't disable the igp.

    is there anyway to disable the graphics then?
  9. Check in your BIOS by pressing the delete key when starting the machine.
  10. Mousemonkey said:
    Check in your BIOS by pressing the delete key when starting the machine.

    i did it but i'm not sure what to do. i go to the igp controller and it says this other stuff which doesn't look like to disable the whole thing
  11. He's already got into the bios.

    In the IGP section, you probably have to use your arrow keys to highlight it, then press enter. After that you should be able to change the setting using the arrow keys again.

    Bios's are still a black art...and I'd be amazed if that was why it wasn't working. Be warned, if you switch of the IGP and the graphics card isn't working, you are now into reset-bios territory, and there is no way I'm gonna explain that one lol.
  12. I'm guessing you see stuff like GFX0-IGP-PCI ?
  13. PsychoHistory said:
    i did it but i'm not sure what to do. i go to the igp controller and it says this other stuff which doesn't look like to disable the whole thing

    List the options you have there.
  14. ok can you wait a bit then?


  15. This page is useless to you psychohistory.


  16. This one has the options at the bottom. You should be able to put "internal graphics mode" to disabled.
  17. eyefinity said:
    http://images.tweaktown.com/content/3/1/3160_22.jpg

    This one has the options at the bottom. You should be able to put "internal graphics mode" to disabled.

    so is it the one with the gfx engine clock override then near the ai tweaker?
  18. You should be able to change them around so that it says PCI-GFX0-IGP or something like that.

    I honestly don't think this will work btw :p But you seem determined to disable the igp.

    Are those links I posted dead btw? I can't see them now.
  19. eyefinity said:
    You should be able to change them around so that it says PCI-GFX0-IGP or something like that.

    I honestly don't think this will work btw :p But you seem determined to disable the igp.

    Are those links I posted dead btw? I can't see them now.

    there not dead. but the pci-gfx0-igp was set there. i have no clue why itsstill using the igp. lemme check ok
  20. It can't use the IGP if nothing is connected to it.

    Take the HDMI cable out of the IGP slot.
  21. eyefinity said:
    It can't use the IGP if nothing is connected to it.

    Take the HDMI cable out of the IGP slot.


    nothing was connected to it. the card is a 768mb gtx 460 by galaxy. do you think the mobo needs a bios update to support the card because im guessing the gtx 460 came out after the the mobo or am i wrong. im banging my head now because of this :fou:
  22. Do you not have a page like this in your BIOS?
  23. You don't need a bios update to run a graphics card.

    Just install the card by itself in your pci-e slot, put your vga cable into the back and switch it on.

    Did you plug the pci-e connectors into the card btw? The 2 6-pins that need to be connected to the back of the card INSIDE the pc.
  24. Mousemonkey said:
    Do you not have a page like this in your BIOS?
    http://images.tweaktown.com/content/3/4/3412_16.jpg

    i have one like that but one thing i noticed was the primary graphics adapter was only PCI by itself. for me its PCI-GFX0-IGP or something like that
  25. eyefinity said:
    You don't need a bios update to run a graphics card.

    Just install the card by itself in your pci-e slot, put your vga cable into the back and switch it on.

    Did you plug the pci-e connectors into the card btw? The 2 6-pins that need to be connected to the back of the card INSIDE the pc.

    yes everything is plugged in buddy and i can feel the air coming from the fan of the card. if i remember correctly i have that switch card on the secondary pci x16 slot
  26. PsychoHistory said:
    i have one like that but one thing i noticed was the primary graphics adapter was only PCI by itself. for me its PCI-GFX0-IGP or something like that

    Then try each one in turn.
  27. Try switching the cards around in the slots too btw. By "switch card" you mean a dummy card right?
  28. Mousemonkey said:
    Then try each one in turn.

    Even though there is no single word like PCI/ i guess ill ty all the combinations. Hope it woks and it will ake me a couple of minutes
  29. eyefinity said:
    Try switching the cards around in the slots too btw. By "switch card" you mean a dummy card right?

    yes the dummy card. the dummy card is on the secondary slot as usual.
  30. Mousemonkey said:
    Then try each one in turn.

    i noticed the page is a bit different grrrr/ im still trying the options though
  31. Best answer
    If it's still not working after all that, there's a high chance you've got a kaput card mate.
  32. eyefinity said:
    If it's still not working after all that, there's a high chance you've got a kaput card mate.

    i hope not though im still trying to disable it
  33. eyefinity said:
    If it's still not working after all that, there's a high chance you've got a kaput card mate.

    i might reinsert the card when i have the time to check if its broken or not. But right now thanks for the help
  34. Best answer selected by PsychoHistory.
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