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VGA? Is there anywhere I can get the hold of a mobo map? Ive recently had to reset the BIOS but now everytime the system starts up Im gettin the old 1 long 2 short on the POST. Only thing is, I bought this PC second hand with no manuals, so cant see if theres any way of disabling the VGA part of the board. Ive already tried starting it up with a flash disk but still get the same results. If anyone could throw me a bone on this one it would be well appreciated. Cheers

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Re: VGA?

Connect to the VGA on board, then in bios you can change the setting for VGA, you should set it to "AGP first" or "AGP Primary" This will mean that it will look to the AGP slot first.. hope this helps

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