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How do I disable vga on ga-8vm800m?

I have the opposite problem as list otherwise here. I install the nvidia 6200 pci card and the onboard vga will NOT disable. I can't find any way to disable it in the bios. I flashed it to version F2 and nothing new.

I removed the nvidia and plugged in a generic pci vga card and that didn't disable the onboard either.

Can I run a drill through the onboard chip or something to make it STOP!?!

I need the nvidia to support my new Acer 1440x900 monitor.

Thanks, I usually know how to do this stuff but this one is strange.

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Re: How do I disable vga on ga-8vm800m?

During boot press DEL to get into standard BIOS settings, while in standard BIOS hold CTL key and press F1 this will alow hidden features to show in BIOS. Enter into Integrated Peripherals and you should now see a entry called INIT DISPLAY FIRST and you should be able to select between PCI Onboard and AGP (Depending on what you have installed). I have the same motherboard and had also upgraded to the 6200 which works great after finding the hidden BIOS features.
Hope this does the trick for you!

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Re: How do I disable vga on ga-8vm800m?

Try byour Bios configuration for setting this up or alternately you should be able to disable it thru windows as well.

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