Video card sick - how to restore onboard card

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mimib - Aug 27, 2010 at 08:58 PM
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- Aug 27, 2010 at 09:09 PM
Hello,

I have a Sony Viao which came with an onboard video card. Replaced it with an Invdia GeForce 4mx 440 a few years ago so my kid could play Tony Hawk. The video card seems to be going bad now -- screen keeps getting all goofy on me, blinks on and off, locks up, etc. I don't mind buying a new card, but since my son doesn't play games on my pc anymore I'm thinking I could just switch back to the onboard graphics. When I go to device manager in windows it only lists the GeForce card, so I can't just switch back to the onboard graphics. What steps do I take to disable the GeForce and re-enable the onboard graphics?

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Aug 27, 2010 at 09:09 PM
First I would physically remove the video card. Start the computer and the Sony BIOS should revert to using the onboard video chip. Windows might default to using the Standard VGA adapter software or it may remember the it has the old Sory video driver and work perfectly.

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