Hi I've had a look at the ASUS A8N-VM motherboard manual that came with my new PC to see how I disable the onboard graphics and sound before I install my new graphics card and old audigy 2 soundcard from my old machine, however I don't see where it says how to do this , I had a look in the bios and don't see how to this.
I've tried contacting the ASUS website which seems to be the slowest website I've ever been on and wanted to know all these serial numbers that I just couldn't see just to ask them a question.
Does anyone have an idea of what I need to do to get my new Geforce Nvidia 7600 GT graphics card installed and disable my onboard graphics and also disbale the sound which is something like SOUNDMAX I persume as I've seen it mention this, from my machine and get my Audigy 2 soundcard working with it.
To be honest if it's a fairly new board it might be automatic anyway. When it detects you've plugged in 2 expansion cards it shout just shut the on board off and it'll all go through the cards then. If it doesn't, then there should be a setting in the BIOS somewhere to switch it.
first install graphics card, it will auto disable onboard graphics when the card is inserted in the slot. when you are satisfied the card is working ok install sound card but first go to bios and disable onboard sound. look in your motherboard manual to find this, usually it is ac97.
If you are running Windows XP I seem to remember reading that you can disable on board graphics via Control Panel/System/Hardware/Device Manager/ Display Adaptors click properties, you may be able to disable the controller. Same for Sound-Video-game controller
I am given to understand this is way Dell advise dsabling their on board devices.
I'm not recommending you do this but it may give a pointer