|Posted on Monday, August 12, 2002 - 9:27 pm: |
I have an AcerPower6400 series system with on-board ATIRage Pro 3D graphics of 4Mb. I wish to install a separate 32Mb card on my PCI bus (not having an AGP slot). Will installing this automatically disable the on-board one,or do I do it manually. If manually,how do I go about this?
Motherboard = Acer V65LA with Slot1 Celeron 266 (but soon to be upgraded as soon as I can find someone to sell me a Pentium ll 333MHz)
New graphics card ordered=32Mb TNT-2 PCI 3D
|Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 2:04 pm: |
Some motherboards with onboard graphics have jumpers to control whether it's active or not and sometimes the information is in tiny print somewhere in the vicinity of the jumpers.
Or there may be a feature in BIOS to disable it.
If neither of these options are available then it could be that installing the PCI video card will override the onboard graphics.
And lastly on an older NEC computer I have, the onboard graphics needed to be disabled in device manager (win95) before it would pickup the pci card I wanted to use instead.
hope that helps.
|Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2002 - 12:35 am: |
I haven't received my new video card yet but I've checked my V65LA motherboard and there aren't any jumpers that I can see.
Also my BIOS doesn't refer to video at all, so I think if adding a PCI bus video card doesn't automatically disable the on board chip, I should be able to un-check the 'Exists in all hardware profiles' box in the Device Manager window (Win98SE)