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    When there is an Onboard video card on the mobo are you able to take it off and put a different video card on it?
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    O/S: Windows Xp Service Pack 2
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4
    Speed: 2.6 ghz
    Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800 128MB DDR SDRAM
    Ram: 1Gig of ram
    Comp Model: Hp Pavilion a250n
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    Quote Originally Posted by imasoldier
    When there is an Onboard video card on the mobo are you able to take it off and put a different video card on it?
    It can be disabled if thats what your getting at, not "taken off" physically. It's usually disabled when you install a new videocard. If not you have to do it manually.

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    Oh ok i've never messed with an onboard VC Mobo before so it's not a card at all right? And if I were to put a card on it, it would just disable the OBVC by itself?
    Systems Specs
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    O/S: Windows Xp Service Pack 2
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4
    Speed: 2.6 ghz
    Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800 128MB DDR SDRAM
    Ram: 1Gig of ram
    Comp Model: Hp Pavilion a250n
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    your new video card would plug into the agp or Pci-e slot on your motherboard. the plug and the chip for the onboard would still be there, they just would not work, as it gets disabled. I belive that you could run the onboard and a new GPU at the same time and do dual monitors. in order to remove your Onboard, I guess it would have to be unsoldered from the board- not all that feasable.
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    It's built into the mobo, so its not an actual card. And yes it's usually disabled/overided when you install an actual videocard and the drivers for it.
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    i've never messed with onboard video be4 until 3 days ago. my bud bought a pci card and with installed he got a black screen. had to go into device manager and disable the display adaptor. so, if that happens to u that's what needs to be done.

    edit: no disable onboard in bios. lol, gay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. nails
    i've never messed with onboard video be4 until 3 days ago. my bud bought a pci card and with installed he got a black screen. had to go into device manager and disable the display adaptor. so, if that happens to u that's what needs to be done.
    That sounds about right.

    Usually, if you've got onboard and add-on graphics you should disable the onboard graphics. If you subsequently want to remove the add-on card you need to enable the onboard graphics first, otherwise you will need to perform a cmos reset to get the graphics working.
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    I googled the model number you gave and got this:
    http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/artic...,112782,00.asp
    Its a review by PC World magazine that states your PC comes with an AGP card not onboard video. Either the model number you gave is not complete or you do not have onboard video in the first place. As a matter of fact in your specs you list a geforce 6800 card, whats the Ah? Deal.
    Last edited by Appzalien; 02-27-2006 at 06:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appzalien
    I googled the model number you gave and got this:
    http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/artic...,112782,00.asp
    Its a review by PC World magazine that states your PC comes with an AGP card not onboard video. Either the model number you gave is not complete or you do not have onboard video in the first place. As a matter of fact in your specs you list a geforce 6800 card, whats the Ah? Deal.
    He may be talking about another PC than the one in his signature.

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