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Right basically, i bought a Packard Bell from work for just under 200euros as a computer for a brother. Now im trying to fit an 8600GTS into it, and this is where my problem is hardware wise its installing correctly. However it will only let me boot when i have the onboard GPU hooked up, i installed the nvidia drivers on it and everything, and, the 8600GTS shows up in device manager

Its giving me an error at start up basically saying that the VGA device (or drivers perhaps) were disabled as they are incompatible. But i have the right drivers and everything. Is there anyway of disabling the built in 6200 so that it boots straight to the 8600 aswell?

The model of PC is Packard Bell iStart 2311

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Have you updated the BIOS?
http://support.packardbell.com/uk/it...ppn=PB82113801

Also, have you looked in the BIOS setup to see if there's an option to specify the VGA device, or turn off the IGP altogether? Many computers won't let you use an add-in card unless you do this first.
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Have you updated the BIOS?
http://support.packardbell.com/uk/it...ppn=PB82113801

Also, have you looked in the BIOS setup to see if there's an option to specify the VGA device, or turn off the IGP altogether? Many computers won't let you use an add-in card unless you do this first.
i havent updated the bios, ill look into that now, and yea i checked the BIOS for a way to change that, couldnt find anything :S
    
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i havent updated the bios, ill look into that now, and yea i checked the BIOS for a way to change that, couldnt find anything :S
Hopefully a BIOS update will alleviate your woes.

As a side note, it's weird hearing people from the UK mentioning Packard Bells. Those computers haven't been sold here in the States for many years.
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there should be an option in the bios to disable the onboard video.
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Hopefully a BIOS update will alleviate your woes.

As a side note, it's weird hearing people from the UK mentioning Packard Bells. Those computers haven't been sold here in the States for many years.
Didnt know that, yea its a common brand here, i dont like them too much to be honest, but they are cheap so meh

same thing happened with Emachines here aswell actually, they are back now tho, but i hate seeing the old ones in work with "my PSU is dead, can you help?" because when the PSU dies on them, the Mobo went aswell in most cases

EDIT: Bios is flashing now, waste of 2 cd's lol (one for flashing, one for file transfer from laptop )
Edited by thedarklordjay - 5/29/08 at 4:58am
    
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Didnt know that, yea its a common brand here, i dont like them too much to be honest, but they are cheap so meh

same thing happened with Emachines here aswell actually, they are back now tho, but i hate seeing the old ones in work with "my PSU is dead, can you help?" because when the PSU dies on them, the Mobo went aswell in most cases

EDIT: Bios is flashing now, waste of 2 cd's lol (one for flashing, one for file transfer from laptop )
Get a thumb drive, man! They're cheap!
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I have a thumb drive, but its all the way upstairs lol

But anyways, nah still same problem, so i am assuming its a driver issue in windows, although its odd it wont even boot the monitor when its hooked up. I may just take out the 8600 boot it, then refit it and reboot it. Maybe it'll retake the card?
    
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I have a thumb drive, but its all the way upstairs lol

But anyways, nah still same problem, so i am assuming its a driver issue in windows, although its odd it wont even boot the monitor when its hooked up. I may just take out the 8600 boot it, then refit it and reboot it. Maybe it'll retake the card?
And you're using the most recent drivers from Nvidia?
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yea just downloaded them today
    
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