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post #1 of 8
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I'm in the process of installing a radeon 6870 to replace my integrated onboard garbage, and I need to know exactly what I have to do. The online guide for my pc states to go into bios (I am running Vista by the way), and under "advanced" choose "primary video adapter". Problem is there is no option for that at all. I thought perhaps I may have to install the card first for this option to come up, but instead my monitor received no signal until I took the card back out. What do I have to do in what order? Thank you very much for any help.
post #2 of 8
Not sure. I was running on-board as well, and when I installed my 560, I just connected my HDMI cable into the GPU and it turned right on. Installed current drivers and restarted.

I did end up "disabling" the on-board graphics for now as I'm not sure how to get Lucid Virtu to run, because when I install the L.V. software it says there's no "GPU" or something.. So....
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post #3 of 8
you can check your Bios like it says and tell it to look for pcie video. But normally u disable ur onboard in the device manager and plug the card in and it should be recognized.

Im sure u can just leave everything the same and just install the card boot up normally install the drivers then when ur sure the card is working disable the onboard.
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Damn, I just noticed that the outputs are hdmi and I guess I cannot use my monitor plugged into the regular monitor port in my pc , which must explain why my monitor received no signal when I installed the card. I have a new 27 inch monitor which didn't come with an hdmi cable, I assume there is some sort of adapter cord I can buy to solve this? The card has a 1x hdmi and a 2x hdmi, as well as a single and duel-link dvi output.
post #5 of 8
use an DVI-VGA adapter or a DVI-HDMI adapter + a cord or a HDMI cable smile.gif
post #6 of 8
dont go HDMI then u have to plug the wire into the video card so u can get video from it. u dont have to use hdmi. VGA will work fine as well
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post #7 of 8
Both my motherboards have auto detected the GPU.
basically plug and play.

BUT you can go into the bios and set your video to PEG or PCI-e thumb.gif

Don't worry though MOST computers default are set to auto (and will choose PCI-e over Integrated)
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post #8 of 8
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Thanks for the advice everyone, got this all worked out and everything is working fine.
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