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Windows 7: W7 Nivida gts250 - not able to adjust screen resolution

19 Dec 2010   #21
par2972

W7 home premuum home 64bit
 
 

The only thing in Device Manager under display adapters is the GTS250. When I disable it everything runs fine except my games. It says there is no 3D driver. How do I get a picture of the device manager?


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19 Dec 2010   #22
Golden
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OK. When you disable the GTS250, the on-board card takes over : it is not as good hence the games no longer work as expected. You want to try and find the on-board card, and turn that off....now to find out how.

Use the Snipping Tool (Start > type snipping in the find box) and post the image here.

PAR : one last thing to check. When you plug your monitor in, are you plugging it in to the GTS graphics card adapter, and not the original adpater that came with your PC? I'm sure you are, but just to check.
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19 Dec 2010   #23
par2972

W7 home premuum home 64bit
 
 

[IMG]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Administrator/Desktop/Capture.JPG[/IMG]here is an attachemtn of the pic of my DM


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19 Dec 2010   #24
par2972

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Yes, I am plugging it in the right one.
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19 Dec 2010   #25
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I'm confused.

You can disable the GTS250, and you still get video, with the monitor connected to the 250? (You do have the monitor connected to the 250 rather than the onboard graphics port, right?)
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19 Dec 2010   #26
Golden
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by par2972 View Post
Yes, I am plugging it in the right one.
OK, thats odd because when you disable your GTS card you shouldn't see anything at all - can you triple check that.

I wonder if you need to disable the PCB switch on the motherboard. Does your PC manual make reference to a PCB switch by any chance?
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19 Dec 2010   #27
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

When I installed my graphics card on my old Dell PC that had only onboard, I disabled the onboard graphics before I attempted to install the card. I just found this page to confirm I had that right. I didn't have to make any BIOS changes then (not that the Dell had many).

Disable Onboard Graphics Card and Install a New Graphics Card | What the Tech

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19 Dec 2010   #28
par2972

W7 home premuum home 64bit
 
 

bobkn, I do have it plugged int he right one

golden, it is not listed in the manual. Regedit puts default resolution at 1600x1200 meaning when I disable the video card it automatically goes back to the right resolution.
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19 Dec 2010   #29
par2972

W7 home premuum home 64bit
 
 

Thank, A Guy, but we already been down that road.
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19 Dec 2010   #30
par2972

W7 home premuum home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by par2972 View Post
Yes, I am plugging it in the right one.
OK, thats odd because when you disable your GTS card you shouldn't see anything at all - can you triple check that.

Exactly, which is why I am stumped and don't know what it is doing.
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