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Need help changing primary display adapter

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June 11, 2012 12:23:51 AM

i got a PNY GeForce 210 for now just till i get a better one. but i need to enter the system's BIOS setup and change primary disply adapter to PCI how can i do this? i have been stuck for hrs
a c 99 U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 12:36:44 AM

Find a setting in the BIOS called primary display or graphics adapter. I don't know what kind of computer you have but you need to press one button to get into BIOS when you first turn on your computer, usually it's F8 or F2 or Del.

You use the arrow keys to move around and ENTER or ESC to get in and out of menu selections.
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a c 259 U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 12:42:27 AM

Attach your monitor to the new 210 card.
When you power on, the motherboard, if it is smart enough, should recognize that is now the primary adapter.
The image will be in very low resolution, like 640 x 320 until you can download and install the nvidia graphics drivers.

If you need to make any bios changes, check the motherboard manual which should tell you how to enter the bios.
Usually, pressing del and/or F2 repeatedly during the boot process will get you there.
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June 11, 2012 1:32:04 AM

i played around with it. i saw on advanced chipset features there's a init display first and choices r onboard and pci slot. and idk if the card is compatible with mb. mb is foxconn g33m02 and gc is pny geforce 210 1024mb DDR2
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 1:36:28 AM

as long as it has a x16 pci-e slot then your fine.

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a c 259 U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 2:16:10 AM

iShootPanda said:
i played around with it. i saw on advanced chipset features there's a init display first and choices r onboard and pci slot. and idk if the card is compatible with mb. mb is foxconn g33m02 and gc is pny geforce 210 1024mb DDR2


If the card fits, it is compatible. You want to specify pci slot. I really think they mean pcie slot.
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June 11, 2012 3:11:03 AM

so i got the set up and driver installed. but when i plug my monitor to the card. my screen stays black. and thats it.
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