I bought a budget PC for my son click here Although I only bought it yesterday,I had in mind to make some improvements to it. First to install 2x DDR400 512mb. Second to install the spare 6600GT PCI-E,I have after upgrading my own PC to the 7800GTX. My question is,how do I go about doing this? My son's PC has onboard nvidia 6100.Will I need to disable this in the bios first? What would be the correct order in which to install the new card,disable the onboard video first or install the new card? I did not have this problem upgrading my own PC,as there were no onboard graphics to worry about.
You normally have to Disable onboard sound in the Bios although some systems require/may require a jumper to be reconfigured.
Once you have done this and your new card has been installed (Windows will use basic VGA drivers in the meantime), you can install the graphics card drivers (would be a good idea to download the latest drivers first).
Many thanks for all the responses. I installed the new card without disabling anything.Citadel,you are correct,the onboard graphics were automatically disabled,new card auto detected.I istalled the latest 84.21 drivers. No system ram is now being used for the graphics,everything is A ok.
Again many thanks for the fast responses.
This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.