Intel Motherboard bios help

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by crimson117, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. crimson117

    crimson117 Platinum Member

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    Does anyone know how to disable integrated video in Intel motherboards?


    I'm trying to support this remotely, and the person might not be able to open up the computer to read the motherboard name.

    Here's the info we've gleaned about the motherboard through software diagnostics:

    Board: Intel Corporation D945GBI AAC99325-202
    Serial Number: AZBI52506774
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: Intel Corp. PB94510J.15A.0163.2005.0707.1112 07/07/2005
     
  2. tcsenter

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    Its a Gateway OEM.

    Install a graphics card and the IGP will disable automatically, excepting some BIOS glitch. Here is the latest BIOS dated 5/2/2007 (0406 vs. 0163).
     
  3. crimson117

    crimson117 Platinum Member

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    Cool, I will try that, thanks.

    The person reported that in order to get a picture they sometimes had to connect the monitor to the motherboard vga port, and sometimes to the external graphics card vga port. So it sounds to me like a conflict there.
     
  4. tcsenter

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    After the BIOS update, enter BIOS and look for any setting relevant to onboard graphics or shared memory. Disable or set to none if applicable. Also, if the setting is there, change the display or VGA adapter priority to the graphics card interface (e.g. PCI Express), often referred to as 'Init Display First' or 'Primary VGA Adapter'.
     
  5. Peter

    Peter Elite Member

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    Ah, the good old "conflict".

    This rather much sounds like the card isn't plugged in right, making its detection intermittent. Computer don't do random things (no, not even random numbers are actually random).
     
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    Well...excepting the i810-based Trigem board in the HP I recently worked on for someone, where the IGP was disabled in BIOS and yet every time Windows booted, there comes the pesky old Intel graphics again in spite of having a Radeon 7000 graphics card installed.
     
  7. crimson117

    crimson117 Platinum Member

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    So... computers don't do random things. But they do intermittent, unpredictable things?
     
  8. Peter

    Peter Elite Member

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    When mechanical connections are intermittent like I said, then yes of course - it's still deterministic. You'll never get a computer to do a different thing form the same starting point, unless it's electrically or mechanically broken.
    (Faulty) software will do the same (wrong) thing every time you give it the same data. BIOS is no exception.