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Windows 8.1 Has rendered Graphics Card Useless

  1. #11


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by RBunning View Post
    The field that I assume it for altering integrated graphics is greyed out (When using integrated graphics). I cannot see to load into the BIOS with the other card installed because it does not show anything during that period of time during booting.
    That would be because you have to connect your monitor to the onboard GPU, so that you can get into the bios and disable the onboard. Then you would be able to use the third party card.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RBunning View Post
    The field that I assume it for altering integrated graphics is greyed out (When using integrated graphics). I cannot see to load into the BIOS with the other card installed because it does not show anything during that period of time during booting.
    That would be because you have to connect your monitor to the onboard GPU, so that you can get into the bios and disable the onboard. Then you would be able to use the third party card.
    Alright, I think I got it fixed

    It was a driver problem:

    *remember I was controlling my computer through team viewer*
    Through Device Manager, my graphics card was labeled 'Basic Display Adapter' (or something of a similar nature). I knew this was my graphics card, because it was located at PCI Bus 1 (Bus 0 is my integrated)... This time, when I went to install the driver, i used the next- to- latest driver. After installing, i was prompted to reboot, and *BING*, there's Windows.

    Thank all of you who have helped me with this problem. I do have to comment though I sometimes have a hard time explaining things about issues..

    If I have any more problems Ill be right back to the forums
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  3. #13


    I do have to comment though I sometimes have a hard time explaining things about issues..
    If folks knew exactly how to explain technical issues, they probably already have the expertise to fix it and there would be no such thing as thingamajigs, doohickeys, or whatchamacallits.
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