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Can onboard graphics card be replaced?
You can only change it by replacing it with a PCI or AGP etc graphic card ,make sure you dis able the onboard card
Posted on May 27, 2008
For user BIOS21 & julio1963,
How to enable you're (Add-in AGP video card) & disable the onboard, integrated S3 graphics UniChrome 2D/3D PCI graphics card.
Enter you're bios. Open you're user manual to page 3-13. Integrated Peripherals. Go to, Init display first. Set to AGP.
(Not to PCI). That is all you need to change. The MSI bios will than see you're add in AGP card & automatically disable the PCI S3 graphics, (Onboard) card.
If I can help you further, feel free to post here.
Please, each user's vote this issue as a fix, if this helped you to get you're bios to see you're new AGP graphics cards.
Posted on May 31, 2008
You can disable it by accessing your computer BIOS, and when you're already on the BIOS setup you can disable the buffer size of your built in video card....
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
ASUS P5KPL-AM SE
Onboard-Video: Intel GMA 3100 Graphics Controller, w/ 256MB Shared Memory
Video Slots: 1x PCI-Express x16 Slot
source: http://www.smksuperstore.com/product/P5KPLAM_SE-52785.aspx Note: I quickly checked Asus's website and the manual (
) but it didn't appear to give a direct answer.
Also note that even if the motherboard supports both onboard+PCI-E, G31(GMA3100) graphics wouldn't help much at all, trust me. You'll want to buy a new PCI-E card if you plan on doing any gaming. Not knowing what game(s) you plan to play, your budget, and what processor you have makes it tough to suggest an exact video card. So, check out this site to select the best card for your budget and game play:
Best Graphics Cards For The Money
You can definitely get a real good card for under $100. Perhaps a Radeon HD 4850. Lastly, I highly recommend you buy from NewEgg.com.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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