Quote: Originally Posted by kueldood
guys i really know nothing about graphics cards.
id like some recommendations if you can, and maybe a tutorial on how to disable the on bored graphics?
On Page 37 of the downloadable manual for the board (IGX Configuration, in the BIOS settings), is an item for Internal Graphics Mode. The choices are UMA and Disabled. When set to Disabled, the onboard graphics controller is turned off.
You may only need to do this to prevent onboard memory from being allocated to the card. The BIOS may be smart enough to not do that if a PCI-E graphics card is installed, though.
I don't know what graphics card to recommend. If you want to run Crysis at full res on a 30" monitor (2560 X 1600), I don't know whether two GTX580s in SLI would be adequate. (Or what CPU would be required to push them.) If you're running solitaire at 1680X1050, any card that supported Aero would do. (I exaggerate only for clarity.)