Graphics / BIOS B---- up

  Stowit 11:38 27 Jan 2005

As per previous posts, I've been trying (& failing) to install a AGP graphics card (I now believe to be faulty) I finally disabled the on board graphics in BIOS, & guess what, now when it boots I have no display! My guess is reseting cmos with the jumper on the mobo will sort this. Will it? Will I do any other damage. I've removed the card as I can't get anything from it.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:43 27 Jan 2005

reseting cmos with the jumper on the mobo will sort this. You will then beable to see your default settings in BIOS and change as required.

Any proble post back

  Stowit 11:48 27 Jan 2005

Super, It's a shame that its mobo manual is on that PC. Now I'll have to download it on my laptop. Having 2 computers on tinternet is a God send, as is your sage advice Fruit Bat!

  TomJerry 11:51 27 Jan 2005

there is no need to disable on-board graphics manulaly", however you may select external as primary montior and on-board as secondary monitor

on-board graphics will be disabled automatically when agp card is installed because only one agp device is supported for most motherboard

one exception is: ATI ChipSet based motherboard (they are not many), with this kind of motherboard, both on-board and ATI based G-card can be working at the same time

  dan11 11:55 27 Jan 2005

Yes I would agree with Fruit Bat /\0/\. This should enable the on board graphics. It may boot up in 640 x480 mode, but you would just have to re install the drivers off the disk.

You certainly will not " do any damage ", but you may have to tweak a few settings if your cpu and memory do not show their full speed. This is usually a fairly simple thing to do.

Good luck.

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