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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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  • david601 Jan 29, 2008

    Thanks for responding, I can't find where to disable the onboard vga in the bios. It looks like you can't do it by hand.

    I can disable the device in windows but it is still the boot display, even if there is nothing plugged into it.

    The best I have been able to get to is this: Boot with the nvidia card in - and the Acer monitor plugged into the nvidia card - nothing in the onboard vga port.

    No display on the acer until windows starts - then just blue (desktop color) - no icons. Mouse works and if I plug a monitor into the onboard vga I get a normal desktop from which I can drag things onto the acer.

    However if I open display properties and click identity - a big "1" shows up on the Acer.

    I can, however, set the resolution to 1440x900 and although it's not working the way it should, it sure looks great!

    Hope that gives some more insight. I believe I need to get to the point where the nvidia/acer combo is my boot display and the onboard vga goes sleepy. I still can't figure out how to achieve this.

    Thanks, this is still border-line fun, but it's going downhill fast.

  • david601 Jan 30, 2008

    Thanks for the info. I found this
    "Please install the driver from the following location:
    D:\Chipset\nVidia\WinXP_2K\Setup.exe (we assume your CD-ROM drive is D:)." buried in the manual also.

    Trouble is I don't have the CD for the mother board. It is in a Cisnet PC and there was no cd for the mother board included (I don't think).

    The site has drivers for this motherboard but no way to get the specific cd.

    Any suggestions?




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

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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    Patrick Haines Jan 29, 2008

    I did some research on your board and found that Gigabyte suggests using the provided XPRESS INSTALL CD to install NVIDIA drivers Some Nvidia graphics cards might have display problems under Windows 2000/XP.
    Please install the driver from the following location:
    D:\Chipset\nVidia\WinXP_2K\Setup.exe (we assume your CD-ROM drive is D:).
    Perhaps doing things this way will set your nvidia to default.

  • Patrick  Haines
    Patrick Haines Jan 30, 2008

    I will look into this further, perhaps i can get this for you and somehow get it to you.



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