Not necessarily. Some motherboards will automagically disable the integrated VGA if a add-on card is installed, some others don’t (unless the Bios option that deals with that is changed.) since then a multi monitor operation would be possible. Please check your motherboard manual for further information.[/QUOTE]
I have actually taken a picture of each the BIOS screens. So, if I find the option to disable the integrated VGA I’m assuming I should do so.
Why haven’t you attached this directly instead of using MSword.doc?
I tried using a Word document instead of Paint because I didn’t select jpg when I saved the screenshot in Paint and I couldn’t get the bmp image resized small enough to attach here. When I used Word, it was easily resized as a jpg to allow me to attach it…had to be smaller than 97MB I believe. But now I know to save screenshots with Paint in jpg format now.
How do you do screenshots? And how (if you use Paint as I normally do) do you remove everything except the actual dialog window you want to attach? You’ll note on my attachment that was done in Paint that it had a large white part around it…how can I remove that white section of the screenshot so I’ll have only what I want to attach/send?
Just uninstall Ati Control Center and Ati video drivers. They really can’t deal with a Nvidia based VGA card.
How should I uninstall the Control Center and Ati video drivers? If I remove the ATI Control Center will that not have any effect whatsoever on the VGA card I installed? Should I try to update the card drivers? If so, what method should I use?
If I change my video card, I do that this way:
- start in safe mode
> uninstall existing VGA drivers
Do you do this in Device Manager or some other way? Please advise.
- shutdown[/li][li]install new VGA card
[li](with integrated VGA: disabling onboard VGA in BIOS if possible)[/li]Should this always be done, if possible? Maybe I really do need to do this. But how would I know if I need to?
- load Windows
> install new drivers
How do you install new drivers? Do you go to the manufacturers website or do you do it via Device Manager?
mciahel, you have given me much to think/learn about and I appreciate every single bit of it. Can you respond with a response to the questions I asked? I’m still learning…and love to learn.