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    PC ignores onbard graphics card...

    Hi,

    I have an external graphics card and onboard one, but pc seems to ignore completely the onboard one. If I connect my monitor vga to it nothing works, onboard also accepts hdmi but if I connect hdmi to a tv nothing works either (even after restart and all those things applied).

    Do I have to remove the external card for pc to start using the onboard one? Is there a less messy way such as maybe updating some bios settings or using some software?

    Both cards are ati radeon.

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    Karl

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    PCIE (external graphics card) typically takes priority and disables onboard graphics. Depending on your mobo you may be able to run both (by changing bios, look for something similar to video>integrated graphics device> set to “always enable”)
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    I think you have to go for an professional computer service operator to fix your problem.

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    Exodus is spot on. In most cases, the BIOS of your motherboard does not allow for both the internal video chipset and an external video chipset to be active at the same time. If you want to have dual monitors will either have to use a video card that supports a multiple monitor configuration or use a splitter (although a splitter only replictates the video displayed on monitor 1 to all of the other monitors).

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