Monday, 27 July 2015

Disable The Onboard Video Card On An Amd Sempron 3000+

Installation of a new video card requires disabling the on-board graphics.

Disable an on-board video card, also called an integrated video card, on your PC by accessing the BIOS. BIOS is an acronym for Basic Input/Output System, a program that boots the PC and loads Windows when you turn on your computer. Physically, the BIOS resides inside a chip attached to your computer's motherboard or large circuit board inside the computer's case. The on-board video card has that name since it is also part of a PC's motherboard. An integrated video card needs to be disabled before a peripheral video card can be used to render graphics and images.


1. Restart your PC and watch for the "Set Up" or "BIOS" option to appear at the bottom of the screen during startup. Repeatedly press the "Function" key that your PC tells you to press. All BIOS are slightly different, but the "F1" key is the option on most PCs. The BIOS options screen will appear.

2. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, select the "Advanced" tab. In the list that appears, use the down-arrow key to highlight the option that says "Primary Video Adapter." Press the "Enter" key on the keyboard. A list of video options will appear.

3. Select the choice that does not have the word "on-board" or "integrated" in its title, if you just want to disable on-board video. To enable a new video card, select the choice that corresponds to that card's slot type. Options include "PCI," "AGP," and "PCI-e." Typically, the slot type is marked clearly on the video card's original box.

4. Push the "F" key that corresponds to the "Save And Exit" action displayed at the bottom of the BIOS screen. Your changes will be made and Windows will start normally.

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