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Disable on board Video

HowardG
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I have a Packard Bell 200 MHz MMX with a PB680 motherboard.  The motherboard has a integrated S3 Virge video chip.
I want to install an upgraded PCI type video card.
How do I disable the S3 Virge video chip set so that my computer will use the new video card?  
Howard Grisham
grishams1@thegrid.net
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Usually, you would have to set a jumper to disable the on board video.  Check your m/b's manual for details...
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There can be 2 ways to disable your Video Card. First as larbel already mentioned there could be a jumper on your mainboard. Second, many bios allow to switch of the card in the CMOS-Settings. Enter the CMOS-Setting and search for such a flag.

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I'm sorry, I should have included that my computer is second hand and does not have its documentation.  
How do I know whether the on board video is disabled through the BIOS settings or by a jumper on the motherboard?
How do I locate the correct jumper to remove on the PB680 (Intel NV430VX Orlando) motherboard?   I have located what I believe is the jumper bus but have no way to know which jumper I should remove.  I have attempted to look at the Intel and Packard Bell web sites but I am afraid I lack the experience to be confident I understand the information there.
Thank you for your help.


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Even though you didn't buy the computer from Packard Bell that doesn't mean that Packard Bell shouldn't give you customer support and tell where the jumper is. When I have been in your situation, I just took some paper and physically illustrated the mother board and the jumpers (at least in the area I wanted to adjust) to make a "copy" of my MB's configuration. Following, I would adjust the jumpers and start my system to see if my changes were successful. I could always return the MB to it's previous state from my drawing. For your reassurance: it should only be a jumper or BIOS change that needs to be made to disable your on board video card.
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