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Dell Optiplex - disabling graphics card and reverting to onboard graphics

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I have a Dell Optiplex with an ATI graphics card. The monitor I'm going to be using with the card does not have a DVI connection. Rather than purchasing an adapter I'd rather just disable the graphics card and retert to the currently disabled onboard graphics.

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LHT_ST earned 500 total points
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you should just be able to remove the card and it will auto switch to the onboard graphics. Alternatively you can select which graphics to use in the BIOS.
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by:Dk_guru
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just get a DVI to VGA adapter $10 max newegg.com
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by:Dk_guru
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sorry scratch that
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I removed the graphics card.
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by:msincorp
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I would remove both video devices (drivers) in control panel, shut the system down, remove the video card, and restart.  Once the system is restarting, go to BIOS setup and enable the onboard video and set it as default.

When the system restarts, it willl look for the appropriate video drivers for your onboard video, and you should be good to go.  If they are not automaticly discovered you my have to go to the Dell website and download the appropriate drivers.

Hope this helps.

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I must admit I didn't see that one. No idea how I missed it, but I'll re-award the points to LHT_ST. Apologies.
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