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On board graphics card disabled - how do I re-enable???

by pedrogonzalas / December 9, 2007 8:34 AM PST

I purchased a new HP 8100n pc with integrated display adapter, i have a dual monitor set up, so I wanted to install a PCI graphics card. Once I installed the pci card the pc for some reason disabled the on- board card.

How do I re-enable the on-board graphics in addition to having the PCI card installed? I have read a few threads that mention this same problem, but I haven't seen a resolution to the problem.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2007 8:57 AM PST

Get into the BIOS and for the onboard setting change it from AUTO to one of the other settings.


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tried it already
by pedrogonzalas / December 9, 2007 9:38 AM PST
In reply to: Try...

I've tried this, there is an option for "onchip" and "pci" , no matter which one is sellected it defaults to the pci so long as it's installed. I talked to HP and they claim that there is no way around this, but I'm not sure I buy that since I've done this exact same setup on several other pc's... They were "business" pc's dx2200's and dx2300's though.

There must be a way to bypass this limitation.

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Sadly the answer is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2007 3:47 AM PST
In reply to: tried it already

HP programmed their BIOS this way. To fix it you would have to change the motherboard (cheapest fix) or see if mrbios.com has a solution.


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