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Graphics cards problem

Postby jmarkk » 31 Mar 2011, 17:41

I am not a real tech-savvy guy, but I will try to explain this as best as possible.
My regular graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 5470) seems to be disabled by the on-board graphics chip-set (NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a). When I turn on my computer, the ATI card will work seldom. Instead the on-board card switches on. To then correct this I would have to crash windows, then turn it on again, and it would work. I have tried numerous things, even getting a new ATI card to see i that was the problem, and practically everything rational short of ripping the on-board card off. Today, no matter what I did, I could not disable the on-board card.

So, 2 questions:
1. Has anyone ever heard of something like this happening before?
2. How can I fix it?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Graphics cards problem

Postby THCAndy » 01 Apr 2011, 13:17

1. I haven't heard this before, but that doesn't mean it isn't easily solved.
2. One thing that I would think to work would be to go into your device manager, disable the NVIDIA drivers, and make sure the ATI drivers are enabled.

I can give you some instructions as to how to do this if you specify what operating system you're currently using.
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Re: Graphics cards problem

Postby jmarkk » 01 Apr 2011, 14:04

I have windows 7 64bit. But I have already done that. Furthermore, when I go in there it doesn't give me the option to disable t because it says it already is disabled.
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Re: Graphics cards problem

Postby THCAndy » 01 Apr 2011, 15:14

I'm assuming you've tried uninstalling it then, as well...
Do you have the ATI driver installed from the website?
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Re: Graphics cards problem

Postby jmarkk » 01 Apr 2011, 18:48

yes :cry:
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Re: Graphics cards problem

Postby 14049752 » 01 Apr 2011, 22:26

Most likely you need to set the graphics option in the BIOS from onboard to pci express. Enter the bios setup when you start the computer and look for an option like that, probably in a section called integrated devices.

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Re: Graphics cards problem

Postby shovenose » 02 Apr 2011, 00:31

also make sure that the display on the ati card is set as default.
(right click on your desktop, select Screen Resolution,
then choose the correct monitor, and then select Make this my main monitor)...


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Re: Graphics cards problem

Postby jmarkk » 14 Jun 2011, 12:19

Well, I figured out the problem. The company I bought from was "mislabeling" their refurbished cards as new cards. So the ATI I bought from them was failing, and finally it stopped working completely. So I bought an NVIDIA GeForce 9800 from Best Buy. =) It works fine now.
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Re: Graphics cards problem

Postby shovenose » 14 Jun 2011, 14:49

Which company was it?

It sounds like a driver ati vs nvidia issue...i had issues running an ati radeon 4350 on a motherboard with an nvidia chipset, and it was fixed when i switched to an nvidia card...


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Re: Graphics cards problem

Postby jmarkk » 14 Jun 2011, 15:09

Cyberpower. I don't recommend them: horrible customer service. They wouldn't even send me a new card. So, I just bought the 9800 myself. At least it was on sale at the time.
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Re: Graphics cards problem

Postby shovenose » 14 Jun 2011, 16:01

What? I thought Cyberpower was quite decent, and they have good prices?


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Re: Graphics cards problem

Postby jmarkk » 14 Jun 2011, 20:27

shovenose wrote:What? I thought Cyberpower was quite decent, and they have good prices?


Prices were amazing. Maybe they did just have a little "mislabeling" accident with mine. However, I did read some reviews of Cyberpower that say the same thing. Most people said their machines were dead on arrival. Just google search "Cyberpower review" and you will find pages of this.

http://www.epinions.com/Cyberpower_Inc_Online_Stores_Services
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Re: Graphics cards problem

Postby shovenose » 15 Jun 2011, 10:11

Hmm that sucks


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