Originally Posted by Robilar
Go into bios and disable onboard video (And possibly ram allocated to on-board video, some mb have this as a separate option). Also if the card is AGP, check in the bios to see if there is a setting for which video first (AGP or Onboard PCI). There may be a setting for PCI-E or Onboard PCI if you have a PCI-E board.
No you do not need to reflash your mobo bios for a new video card.
Populate your specs. It'll help us give you advice.
* Ok I finally got around to install my 6600gt.
I first went into device manager and disable my onboard card.
Then I turned off the PC. Open the case and installed the 6600gt card.
I then turn on the pc and went into the BIOS. There really was no way or even a selection to let me disable the onboard card, but I did select PCI-E as the start up.
Turn of PC , installed the driver provided on post# 18 ( http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.95.html
Shut down and restart.
I setup my new resolution and went into device manger and saw only the 6600gt card enable.
ALl looks good!!
**** But now,, the weird part.
I started up my game FARCRY.
Went into video setting and made it do auto detect. It setup everything on "LOW" settings. Why is this?
*** I refuse to play farcry in low setting. I put everything on HIGH setting and restart game.
Farcry restarted and started playing. Man it looked like $hit!! The tunnel I was in was awful, looked worse then my onboard card. The gun detail looked cruddy. The game play was very fast, but details/graphics = YUCKY.
I am wondering if those drivers above is not for my OS. Can this be?
My pc specs:
Win XP spII
200 gig HD
6600 GT video card.
17" flat panel LCD screen
I hope someone can help me out.