Integrated Graphics card is the video controller card which comes integrated with the motherboard and helps in creating the images to the display. The earlier machines followed an integrated graphics card however the newer ones offer graphics chip set. There are few downsides of the Integrated or on board graphics card that they no longer accompany the motherboard. The 3D applications do not come out to be good moreover the performance also diminishes. Therefore plenty of users wish to disable the on board motherboards and to make that get properly carried the following steps could be extremely beneficial:
- Read the manual that comes along the motherboard
The first step revolves around the comprehensive knowledge of the BIOS setting or physical jumper. Thus it also demands to read through the manuals that come along the motherboard. Alternatively the knowledge of jumper settings changes could be an added advantage.
- Install the drivers of the other video card you would be using
It is equally important to install the other video card and its drivers and if it requires installing updates from the manufacturer’s website, go ahead and execute that so that you have the alternative.
- Plug in the monitor cable to the port of the motherboard
The monitor has to be plugged in with the motherboard using the monitor cable so that both the devices could communicate.
- Following the manual, check on the jumper settings which disables the on board card
Go through the manual to search out for whether the open or close setting helps in disabling the video card from the motherboard. Ensuring the system is turned off, change the settings following the BIOS should also be set to primary video to PCI/AGP based card. As newer systems come along with setting of PCI card as the primary video device, confirm it. Save the BIOS settings and get out of BIOS.
- Turn the system off by unplugging the power cable from the outlet.
The system must be turned off by unplugging the power cable from the power outlet; the monitor cable must now be connected to the primary display device and switch on the system.
- Follow the screen to identify whether the installation is complete or not
If the monitor receives the video signal, the congratulation screen must appear, if the video signal is not received by the monitor, you must keep a watch on the POST, if the POST (power on self test) is over than check the cabling .However if it still does not get you success, go ahead and read the manual to properly change the jumper and the BIOS settings.
The comprehensive understanding of the BIOS settings and Jumper settings could help in smooth disabling and installation of the new video card. Before disabling the on board card, log on to the manufacturer’s website to know about the card in detail. Many of the newer motherboard automatically sense the video cards and thus do not require installation.