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Posted on Friday, May 17, 2002 - 12:36 pm:   

I have an old NEC ready 5010 computer with onboard video.(486dx4 100 mghz)
I want to bypass the onboard video(vga) to install a svga card.
Does anyone know a solution or the jumper settings to do so?
Operating system is 95b.
v (Vera)
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2002 - 2:05 pm:   

I've got an older nec 9732 ready with on board video. There are no jumpers to disable or BIOS options to disable. What worked for me was to disable the video in device manager then install the new card.
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2002 - 5:54 pm:   

What type of card did you install?
Tried this and unfortunately it didn't work.
I'm trying to get this motherboard to take an older trident svga card.(1997)
I disabled the on-board driver but the system still uses it even when disabled.(tried deleting it as well, just reinstalled on boot up.)
If I use either the hardware wizard or manually install the new card drivers I get conflict messages and it diables the new device.
Thanks for the info tho', Just have to keep trying.
v (Vera)
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2002 - 11:25 am:   

It's an 8mb diamond multimedia fire gl 1000 pro.
Did you try going into safemode to make sure there are not multiple listings for the onboard video?
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2002 - 9:12 pm:   

Yes, even with Device manager showing no display adapters it still uses the onboard video.
There are a lot of open jumpers on the board.(all numbered)
I'm sure the key to bypassing the video chipset is with those jumpers, just have to find the jumper setting info.
The board is an Sis 496 rev49 with a phoenix bios (ver4.04F) that masks all board Id's and bios strings.
Tried several programs with no sucess in pinning down the serials for board or bios.

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