switching graphics cards

#1
ok im trying to use my tnt2 64mb card instead of the onboard graphics that came with this HP. i put in the tnt and plug the monitor in, but all the monitor displays is no video, and i can't seem to find out whats wrong with it..any help?
 

trackrat

Birmingham UK
#4
one.123 said:
oh, well i really don't know how to do that, do you think you could help me out?
What is the name of your BIOS? as most BIOS can be accessed by using either the delete key or F2 by tapping it at startup and it should be under integrated peripherals.
 

LeeJend

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#7
Look for an "Advanced" menu option on the bios screen. I'm just guessing here. My systems are all Award or AMI. If it's not under Advanced open each menu item and look for "on board video". If you screw up just remember to "Exit without saving" and you'll be fine.

One other gotcha. Some times what you are looking for is down the screen so far it does not show up. Use the down arrow to step though each menu item and when you think you are at the bottom of the screen hit down arrow again. You may find more options hiding down there.
 
#8
thanks for replying, and i think i found the option, i found advanced, and saw the option Primary Video Adapter. But there are only 2 options for it, PCI and AGP/On-Board...so maybe i need to do something else?
 

trackrat

Birmingham UK
#9
one.123 said:
thanks for replying, and i think i found the option, i found advanced, and saw the option Primary Video Adapter. But there are only 2 options for it, PCI and AGP/On-Board...so maybe i need to do something else?
Is it a PCI card or an AGP and have you tried highlighting Agp/Video and pressing the enter button to see what other choices you have.
 

chastity

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#12
So you trying to use an AGP video card instead of the onboard. In the BIOS you found the option but it stated PCI or AGP/onboard? I would think there would be an option to use just AGP and turn off the onboard but it doesn't sound like that there is. Did you try the PCI option yes I know the card is AGP but maybe it would work that way doubtful but worth a shot. Also what is the age of the system though I don't that should make a difference
 

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