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How do I disable the onboard video card built into my motherboard?

Last Update: 2010/05/14

Some PC's do come with a built in video card which can cause conflicts upto and including a blank screen on boot with a new graphics card. Disabling this prior to the installation of your new EVGA graphics card will help avoid any future issues or conflicts.

The first step is to boot into your operating system and visit the following menus:

 

Windows 7 32/64 bit

START > Control Panel > On the upper right hand corner, select "View by large icons" > choose Device manager > Display Adapters. Right click on the listed display (common is the intel integrated graphics accelerator) and select DISABLE. Do not select uninstall as this may cause further problems.

Windows Vista 32/64bit

START > Control Panel > System > Device Manager > Display Adapters. Right click on the listed display (common is the intel integrated graphics accelerator) and select DISABLE. Do not select uninstall as this may cause further problems.

Windows XP 32/64bit

START > Control Panel > System > Select the "Hardware" tab > Device Manager > Display Adapters. Right click on the listed display (common is the intel integrated graphics accelerator) and select DISABLE.  Do not select uninstall as this may cause further problems.

 

Once this is complete, reboot your system and enter into your system BIOS (check with your manual on how to do so). This varies by system however commonly you will find a listing for integrated devices. Enter into this option and locate either onboard video or display boot priority and select auto or PCI-e / PCI / AGP depending on the type of card you have purchased. once complete save your settings (typically F10 then Y for yes) then shut your PC down completely.

At this time, disconnect your monitor from the onboard video port and begin installation of the new card, following the instructions as included with your new product.