Question about EliteGroup ECS GeForce6100SM-M (1.0) Socket AM2/ MCP61S/ SATA2/ A&V&L/ MATX Motherboard

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Switching Video cards

I went into my BIOS like you described. However I have 2 choices under the GPU. They are Enable If No Ext GPU & always enable. I did change it to always enable but did not make a difference. Any other ideas?

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  • RickKelley May 29, 2008

    I did finally locate the solution for this. And no there is no DISABLE option. That being said the 1st workaround was under PNP/PCI configurations in the BIOS. When I set that to the PCI slot 1st I would get picture until windows loaded, then it all went away again switching back to the onboard. So I manually disabled the onboard video via the device manager in windows, and could use things. Just today I got a reply to the ticket I opened with ECS & found there is a BIOS update available. With that update in place if you set things to Enable If No Ext GPU & have a card plugged in the system automatically disables the onboard.

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Hello again RickKelley,
Think of it like this.
The board uses the onboard's GPU (Video card).
When you add a video card you want to use the new video card's GPU.
There are three settings for the onboard GPU page 36 in user manual.
Onboard GPU must be set to, Disable ,(press enter while haveing Enable high lighted) choose Disable.
Frame buffer size drop to zero (0).
You stated the only other option is (always enable). That does not match with what is typed in the manual. To download you're manual for you're ECS GeForce6100SM-M click on this link.
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?detailid=685&DetailName=Manual&MenuID=1&LanID=9
Please go to page 36.
ECS would not need these settings if the board didn't have PCI-E slots.
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Mike

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I had the same problem. And the dipwits at ECS programmed the BIOS to default with an PCI vid card. Not on-board.

Then, just go into BIOS and change the boot 'Init Display first' to "on board" or something like that under PnP/PCI Configurations.

Under "Advanced Chipset Features" 'Onboard GPU' make sure it is {Enable if No EXT GPU] or always enable or something like that.

Believe me I had the problem. Was ready to dump it, or do a RMA. Messed around for a year and 1/2 then as a last resort put in an old 2mg PCI card. And it booted right up. I was pissed as hell that they would set the default to an EXT card on a board that claims to be ONBOARD video. Believe me they are going to hear about it.

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