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Windows 7: Enabling onboard graphics/Disabling graphics card method

25 May 2013   #1
karajorma

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Enabling onboard graphics/Disabling graphics card method

Hi all,

Video card appears to be reaching the end of the road, with regular crashes of 0x117 type. After extensive attempts to fix it, the conclusion is that the card needs to be replaced.

I plan to acquire a completely new computer when I go overseas in 8 days time. Until then, a band-aid solution occurred to me to last this week: use the onboard graphics integrated in the motherboard instead of the (failing) discrete graphics card.

Some background info:
Motherboard is GA-G31M-ES2L
Graphics card is nVidia 9800GT
Current display interface is DVI connected to graphics card. VGA cable available.

My method is:
1. Update motherboard (GA-G31M-ES2L) drivers.
2. Uninstall discrete graphics card (nVidia 9800GT) drivers.
3. Reboot and access BIOS.
4. Via BIOS, disable graphics card and enable onboard graphics.
5. Save and shutdown.
6. Disconnect DVI monitor cable from graphics card, also from monitor.
7. Connect VGA monitor cable to motherboard, also to monitor.
8. Boot

I would lke your opinion on this planned course of action which potentially could be nigh unfixable.


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26 May 2013   #2
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

That is just how you should do that, it's unremarkable.

Should not be a problem at all, it's routine, you could add another card later and be just fine after disabling on-board again.
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