[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

using PCI graphics when i have an onboard one already

Posted on 2006-07-08
2
Medium Priority
?
391 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
hi

i have a graphics card built into my motherboard.

i would like to buy a 3d accelerator PCI card.

how would i be able to get the PCI to work instead of the onboard one?

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:naifyboy123
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
DVation191 earned 2000 total points
ID: 17065005
Hi naifyboy123,
In some cases you won't have to do anything at all...plug the PCI Video card in and boot the machine and you might get video out of the new video card. Sometimes, depending on how the computer is configured, video might still be output to the onboard video even though you have an upgraded video card. In these cases, all you normally have to do is enter the BIOS and change the video mode from onboard to PCI or PCI/AGP. The settings and what they are called vary by the manufacturer of the bios, but it's usually not hard to find. Once to make that change, save the settings, reboot, and you should have video from the PCI video card.

0
 

Author Comment

by:naifyboy123
ID: 17065353
thanks you very much for your help
0

Featured Post

Tech or Treat!

Submit an article about your scariest tech experience—and the solution—and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of 4 fantastic tech gadgets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How can this article save you time AND money?  In just a few minutes you may discover something you didn't know existed that is easy enough for you to fix yourself!
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…
Suggested Courses

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question