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How to switch from graphics card to onboard graphics chip?

by doniel / January 26, 2015 6:20 AM PST

I'm having problems with my graphics card and would like to switch to the internal GPU. I disconnected the D-Sub video cable from the graphics card port and connected it to the motherboard's external D-Sub port, but when I turned on the computer, there was no video. I reconnected the cable to the graphics card port and entered the BIOS. I changed Init Display First from Auto to IGFX and Internal Graphics from Auto to Enabled. I was about to Save & Exit, but I suddenly became concerned that if I was making a mistake, I could end up with no video at all, and no way to see the BIOS and change things back again.

Here are my questions:

1) When I first disconnected the D-Sub video cable from the graphics card port and connected it to the MB's external D-Sub port, given that the two settings mentioned above were set to Auto, shouldn't I have received video from the onboard GPU chip?

2) Will changing the two BIOS settings as discussed above do the trick?

3) If something goes wrong and I end up with no video from either the internal video chip or from the graphics card, will I have any way of setting things right again?

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Unclear.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 7:12 AM PST

This varies with the machine but when I change back I find on my older desktop I have to unplug the video card to re-enable the onboard video.
Bob

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That's 2 out of 3
by doniel / January 26, 2015 8:03 AM PST
In reply to: Unclear.

Thank you, Bob. I don't post questions here often, but every time I do, you're there. Know that you're appreciated.

Your reply presumably answers my first two questions. What about the third?

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I usually just have to plug in the video card.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 8:09 AM PST
In reply to: That's 2 out of 3

Sorry if I can't be exact here. This varies from one machine to the next.
Bob

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Okay
by doniel / January 26, 2015 8:22 AM PST

Understood.

Thank you again for being here and for your help.

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Solved
by doniel / January 26, 2015 10:19 PM PST

Switched to internal chip and everything's great.

Thanks again, Bob!

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