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Motherboard - disable onboard graphics

I have a Gateway GT5252 computer with a FIC K2BC51 motherboard. I want to use a PCI EX graphics card. The problem is the new card is not recognized. Since the bios does not contain an option to select video options, how can I truly disable the onboard graphics and have it look to the PCI EX part for the video

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    i have tried everything too. but i will try the battery. will this erase my bios or any thing important?

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    I have a Acer M460 desktop with the American Megatrend motherboard. I added a second vga slotted card inorder to have two monitors. When I installed the card the onboard vga port was disabled. Can I enable the port in bios??

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1. open your cabinet.
2. remove the battery form the motherboard.
3. wait 15 seconds and then replace the battery again.
4. connect your screen to the pci ex card.

now it should work.
CS

Posted on May 15, 2008

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