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how do you uninstall a graphics card????

by SP5tarvinMarvin9 / March 16, 2005 9:52 AM PST

right now i have an integrated graphics w/ 64 MB shared video memory (thats what it says on the sticker). im not sure what the exact name of it is. i just bought an Nivdia FX5700LE 256 MB graphics card for 100 bucks. i need to uninstall the card thats already in my computer. but i dont know where its located. how do i find out? thanks.

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Disable in BIOS
by damasta55r / March 16, 2005 10:37 AM PST

Disable the graphics card in the computer's bios. If it's an older computer, disable in device manager, then install your new card.


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by SP5tarvinMarvin9 / March 16, 2005 10:41 AM PST
In reply to: Disable in BIOS

yeah, i went to device manager but i dont know which one is my graphics card. and i want to take it out of my computer and i dont know where it is.

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Check Display Adapters
by damasta55r / March 18, 2005 9:42 AM PST
In reply to: yeah

At device manager, check display adapters and disable the respective card. The graphics card in your computer is the one your monitor is connected to...If you have integrated graphics, then it's another question.

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by ozos / March 19, 2005 3:58 PM PST

i don't mean to make you feel stupid
but integrated means it's built directly into the motherboard, removing it would involve ripping the chipset off the board
thus, destroying the entire board and rendering the system worthless

you need to go into the device manager and disable it
to find out it's name
right click on your desktop
scroll down to properties

click to the settings tab
click advanced
click the adapter tab
it will list the name of the adapter right there
along with its RAM ammount, and other various information

to disable
click Properties
at the bottom of that window is a section called "Device Usage"

click the arrow down
and select "Do not use this device (disable)"

i'd never take that route
as it just disabled your display adapter
and you could have issues getting the new one working

i'd install the new card, follwoing it's hardware directions (don't put in drivers) just connect the monitor and boot
if you get an image
go into the BIOS (sometimes called Setup, or Configuation, it's in the VERY FIRST PART OF BOOT, before the WindowsXP loading thing comes up (or w/e OS your using) and see if the gfx can be turned off (the integrated)

the directions for software disable were for WinXP
all versions of Windows will get you to the adapter tab (afaik, Win2k will, and i belive 95 will, 98 should, idk about ME or NT variants)

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