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splash back

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i have a msi 6378 mobo with onboard video, i cant disable the video but is it still posible to install my PCI hercules 3d prophet 9000 on my computer.:eh?: :eh?:
 

Pinky

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Couple of exceptions:

1 - Some motherboards have jumpers to disable onboard video and sound. refer to your owner's manual.

2 - You might be able to run both displays, have you tried installing the hercules yet?
 

mbentley

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splash back said:
i have a msi 6378 mobo with onboard video, i cant disable the video but is it still posible to install my PCI hercules 3d prophet 9000 on my computer.:eh?: :eh?:

disable the device in device manager. it will probably ask you to restart. when it does, shut your computer off and then install the video card. should work fine. that's just what i did with an older mobo i had that would not disable the 1 mb oboard video... let me tell you, 1 mb video is ridiculous compared to a gf4 ti 4400:)
 
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splash back

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yes i have installed the hercules and no video then again this is wot hapened with the onboard1 and if i was to disable the onboard video in device manager and the hercules didnt work would i be able to get it to work again?
 

Pinky

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splash back said:
yes i have installed the hercules and no video then again this is wot hapened with the onboard1 and if i was to disable the onboard video in device manager and the hercules didnt work would i be able to get it to work again?

Although I have my doubts uninstalling it in device manager will work (since the onboard video will be detected on next bootup), a cmos reset should allow the onboard to work again...
 

mbentley

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Pinky said:


Although I have my doubts uninstalling it in device manager will work (since the onboard video will be detected on next bootup), a cmos reset should allow the onboard to work again...

you don't want to uninstall it, just disable it. and yes if it doesn't work you can just boot into safe mode to enable the onboard video again.
 

Monaco

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you can always set the "Init video first" line in your BIOS to PCI, instead of the built-in AGP graphics. It should make the PCI the default- at least, this works in my HP machine. If all else fails, just disable it in Windows like mbentley said.
 

rdytorave

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Re: Re: onboard vid

mbentley said:


disable the device in device manager. it will probably ask you to restart. when it does, shut your computer off and then install the video card. should work fine. that's just what i did with an older mobo i had that would not disable the 1 mb oboard video... let me tell you, 1 mb video is ridiculous compared to a gf4 ti 4400:)

He is correct. I have done this before in Windows ME and it works.

Also I suggest going into your BIOS and looking for a setting to change which slot the BIOS looks for video from first, AGP or PCI. Set it to PCI.
 

cullam3n

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Pinky said:
Nope, the onboard will always override any peripheral card you add unless you CAN disable it.

I disagree with that statement. With my old sony, I just tossed my old card in, and it worked.

-PC