Video Card Help

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  1. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Hi, I'm going to upgrade my Gateway GT5622 from onboard graphics to a EVGA 610 card:

    BIOS > Adv. chipset > Initiate Graphics Adapter - I have the following choices:

    1. IGD
    2. PCI?IGD
    3. PCI/PEG
    4. PEG/IGD
    5. PEG/PCI
    6. PCI

    Which should I choose, I would guess 3, 5, or 6?

    Also at the BIOS:

    Internal graphics mode select which has options

    Enabled 8 MB
    or
    Enabled 1 MB

    By choosing the correct above (3,5, or 6), the internal graphics mode, will it allow DISABLED, or not be a factor as the pcie 2 card is installed?

    At System > Device Manager > Display Adapter:

    has. Intel 82945G Express chipset family

    Should I right click this & choose disable?

    Thanks
    Rico

    also installing 480 W PSU
     
  2. Veeshush

    Veeshush Registered Member

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    PEG is PCI Express Graphics. So if your new card is in a PCI-E slot I'd try 5 first. Once the card is in and you boot into Windows just check the device manager and make sure the onboard video isn't showing up still. There's not a lot that can go wrong these days compared to putting a card in a 90s system.

    Also be sure you grab the latest drivers from http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us 337.50 beta or 335.23 WHQL.

    edit

    Also because the 610 is a low power card (probably barely chewing up more than 30/40 watts at full load) and draws all its power from the PCI-E slot, you don't have to use a PSU with a ton of 12v AMPs. Nonetheless a good quality PSU is always good.
     
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