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Disable onboard NIC

I don't see any way to disable the onboard NIC on the SAMBA 1845. And since I don't have a manual to go with it then I am asking you guys for some assistance. Thanks for your time.

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Re: Disable onboard NIC

Onboard LAN can be disabled through the desktop board BIOS Setup Utility. The setting is located in the Advanced screen under Peripheral Configuration.

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I need step by step instructions on how to disable my onboard video without being able to see the screen for example "hit f2 to go into bios press the left arrow 3 times hit enter press down 2 times...


Because I don't know the BIOS version I can't walk you through the steps of disabling the on-board video. However you could try resetting the CMOS.

Remove the power cord from the back of the machine and install your new video card in the slot. Look for the CMOS battery which looks like this >>>

Remove this battery for 20 minutes while periodically pressing the on/off button to de-spell any residual power from the motherboard.
After 20 minutes is up put the battery back in and plug in the power cord. Start the computer and it should now auto detect the video card and you should see info on the screen.
Remember that you will have to set the date and time as these are reset.


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Disable onboard graphics of my PCChips M825LU motherboard?


Yes its a BIOS setting that you have to change. Usually you change from on-board to AGP settings or plug the graphics card in, take out the motherboard battery and the power cord from the back, leave it for 20 minutes and put them all back again.

This will reset the BIOS and should auto detect the AGP graphics card. You will however need to set the date and time but you can do that from Windows.


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I need the drivers for the samba 845gv

Go to manufacturers web site
There you can find all the drivers you may need

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I tried to install my video card on the Iwill Xp4evo and it doesnt work. Its a BFG Asylum Fx5200 256MB PCI card. Everytime i try to install it, it doesnt work. I dont think its the card because I sent...

make sure to check your bios is up to date check bios to see if all the pci slots are enabled and check
*********** board for a jumper if the system has onboard video sometimes you have to disable the on board video by setting the jumper to disable also sometimes in the bios there is a setting to set default video card to pci just dig around and se what you can find... if all that dosn't work these little form factor systems usualy have very limited amount of power it may be that your power supply may just not be pushing enough to run the card

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Just bought this Samba 1845 system. Upon power on receive bios rom checksum error, insert system disk. Is the battery dead, bios need to be flashed again, please help

A BIOS sum check error is usually due to a near flat BIOS battery.
Replace the BIOS battery and configure the BIOS Date & Time setting etc.

Oct 27, 2009 | FIC Samba SM-1845 (SM1845GV) Barebone

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Start Up

O.K. Try this:

Turn the power off at the wall, Pull the GF card and flash the BIOS (refer to manual to locate JP1 move the jumper so that it covers the central pin and the previously exposed pin hold for three seconds and return to origional position). If you have altered any VGA jumpers put them back in their origional positions. Reboot using the unboard graphics card.

If it reboots with a nice clear beep from the onboard speaker and gives U a dsiplay we are on a winner if not we have a more involved problem.


O.K.: Lets just say you rebooted with display, reboot again but this time breaking into the BIOS (usualy either DEL, F2 or F10 being struck repeditaviley on boot untill the BIOS comes up). Search thru the the BIOS options untill U find one that alows u to disable the onboard VGA and often u will find one that alows u to enable the Advanced Graphics Interface depending on the manufacurer this may be a default setting that if u disable one it automaticaly enables the other or it could be called something different but u know what I mean.

O.K.: Time to check the manual if there are any onboard jumpers or such to disable the onboard VGA switch them (fairly rare for a number of years but possible). Reinstal the GF gently but firmly have stumped myself many a time and seen others do it whare a card or component feels sound but is not properly seated.

Moment of truth reboot using the GF. I this works.

If on boot u either get a string of continuous beeps or no beeps at all u have a more serious problem and a more lengthy solution. Primarily unplug everything from the MB, reinstall the CPU and the minamum amount of RAM, flash the BIOS and reboot. No beep, no display no boot back to the manufaturer/ supplier for a replacemant under warranty.

O.K. u got a beep u got a display - now it is time to start installing each component individualy starting with the minimum amount of RAM and ending with the rest of the RAM untill u can identify which component is stopping your system from starting. Identify the component get back to us and it could be a realy easy fix. You never know I once had a machine that I "fixed" worked perfectly on my bench but failled when the client got it home - finaly got the shits, striped it completely and found a loose screw under the MB that mooved every time he transported it after a fair bit of swearing I just had to laugh.

Good luck

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Start Uo

go into bios and disable the onboard video this should fix u problem
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Dec 17, 2008 | AOpen XC Cube EZ915 (95EZ1592Z1) Barebone

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Ibm netvista 2257-32u

First off I would troubleshoot the NIC onboard, but if it is not working then you should have an available PCI slot to install a new NIC. However you will also have to disable the onboard NIC in the BIOS.

If you are using windows

Click --Start --run-- type in cmd and hit <enter> (this will bring up the dos box)

then type ipconfig /all

It should come back and show:
Connetion-specific DNS Suffix :
Description: Brand and type of NIC
Physical Address : xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
DHCP Enabled: yes or no
AutoConfiguration Enabled: yes or no
IP Address:
Subnet mask:
Lease Obtained: date when it connected
Lease Expires: date when connection expires
Default Gateway:
DHCP Servers:
DNS Servers:

If all this is showing correct then try typing ping this will be the NIC itself and it should reply back. If not then do the following.

If it does not show up then check device manager and see if the NIC is disabled.
if it is disabled try reenabling it.
if it is not unistall the device and then reboot the PC it should find the NIC and install it.
if all this fails then replace the NIC

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Computer won't boot on start

sound like you have a bad mother board

Oct 09, 2008 | FIC Samba SM-1845 (SM1845GV) Barebone

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Upgrade CPU In my SAMBA SM-1845

Hi, as long as both chips are slot 478 it should work fine, you wont need to change any bios or jumpers, just open up the computer, remove the heatsink, lift the lever and remove the CPU.
Insert new processor.
you will need thermal grease at this point, you need to apply a little amount onto the cpu, and make sure the old thermal paste is removed from the heatsink and then refit the heatsink & fan.
other option is fit the new cpu and purchase a new heatsink & fan, they usually come with the thermal grease, a new heatsink will cost about £10 or themal grease by itself will cost about 2-3 pounds.
just make sure you have new thermal paste before you remove the heatsink as the processor will get damaged otherwise..

Hope this helps


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