Trying to upgrade video on P3 Gateway

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by JM, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. JM

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    A client of mine has a bunch of Pentium 3 Gateway PCs with on-board
    graphics, and the motherboard has no AGP slot, only 2 PCI slots. They need
    to upgrade graphics to support a software program. The current built-in
    Intel graphics chip is not fully supported by the software, so the colors do
    not render properly, regardless of the drivers I install or the settings I
    try.

    I know there are newer PCI video cards that might otherwise work, but the
    problem is I cannot disable the on-board video in the BIOS. Therefore, when
    I install a PCI video card, Windows XP sees it as a second graphics card and
    treats it as if it were a secondary display, and it allows it only very low
    resolution. I need the PCI video card to be seen as the only available one.

    Any ideas how to make this happen. I thought about uninstalling the Intel
    drivers. Would the system then default to the PCI card?

    thank you,

    jm
    JM, Jul 4, 2006
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