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Windows 7: Windows 7 + 9400gt

22 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 + 9400gt


I recently installed windows 7 x64 on my pc, though i had some problems doing so when it came to the 'expanding files' process where it would just freeze. with the help of this forums i managed to solve this issue. all i had to do was just remove my graphics card which is an nvdia 9400gt. after installation was complete, i decided to plug in my card again and this is where things go wrong again. windows would boot up fine, but then when it comes to using it it almost impossible. my internet would get extremely slow, almost unusable, installation of programs and drivers would either not open or freeze during some point in its installation. i thought this would be a driver problem, so i downloaded x64 compatible driver for my card. booted in safe mode and installed it, turns out, things still remained the same. so right now im at the point where my card is useless to me. right now im using the onboard video card and everything is ok so far. i tried looking around in my bios for any option maybe to turn off my onboard video card, as to prevent conflicts between the devices but can't see an option to do so. i was told i need 4gigs of ram to run my card properly, i was wondering if this might be the problem. also i was contemplating whether it could be a power consumption issue aswell. any help i get would be greatly appreciated.

i also tried running my card on an xp x64 os and it was functioning properly then.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
System Manufacturer VIAK8M
System Model AWRDACPI
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, 2600 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 12/29/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 1.94 GB
Available Physical Memory 869 MB
Total Virtual Memory 3.87 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2.76 GB
Page File Space 1.94 GB

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22 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

There has to be an option in BIOS for onboard video.

Try this:

When you are in the first screen of the BIOS

Select Advanced Chipset features. When you are in this screen you will see On-Chip VGA. Set this to Disabled
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22 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

under advance chipset all i saw was

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22 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Ok so I found out how to turn of the onboard video. what i did was set the 'buffer' in the bios to 'disable'. everything seems to be working fine now. usual though this is the first time i had to do this to use this card. thnx roban
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