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How to disable integrated graphics? HP Pavilion a6400f

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I'm planning to install a new PCI-E x16 NVIDIA video card, but my HP Pavilion a6400f comes with a an Intel integrated graphics card. I know you first have to disable the integrated graphics, but how? I checked the BIOS but couldn't find an option to disable it. Any help? :smileytongue:
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Re: How to disable integrated graphics? HP Pavilion a6400f

Hi,

 Not every HP motherboard requires you to disable the onboard video.In some it is auto sensed by the BIOS on bootup. Buy your  PCI Express x16 graphics card and install it. The only thing to really consider is that most of the upscale PCI-e cards require seperate PCI-e connector from the power supply. So if you go to a mondo PCI-e GFX card you will probably have to upgrade the power supply as well.

 

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Eric





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Re: How to disable integrated graphics? HP Pavilion a6400f

You go to control panel, system maintenance and then device manager. Scroll down and look for display adapters, click the plus tab, than click the onboard graphics model you have. Then right click and a menu pops up, select disable and that's it. Then follow instructions on your new graphics card. Good luck...
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Thank you vey much! It worked like a charm. It was all in the control panel, screw the BIOS!
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