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Evo D51c Video

There has got to be a way to disable the on-board video and use a higher end card. Anyone know?

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    Mike Sankewitsch May 11, 2008

    I did that and all that happens is the pc screams at me the instant it begins to boot, but I will do it again and see if I keep hitting F10 it will take me to BIOS instead of screaming.


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You need to power off the PC, install the new video card, turn on the PC and go into the BIOS and disable the onboard VGA, and set the BIOS to use the new card. i.e AGP slot.

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