There are now two places that I can plug the monitor into: the video card or the chip on the motherboard. Also, by going into "Display" in the Control Panel and clicking on "Appearance" I can change which renders the visuals. Sometimes I like to allow the original chip to run the computer to save on heat. My computer has a bad fan and sounds way too hot most of the time and the video card makes it much worse. So I try to stay on the chip when I can. The problem is that when I am on the chip I can't go into standby or hibernate. It will do so but when I turn the computer back on no picture ever comes back to the monitor. It doesn't matter if I am plugged into the chip or card at this point. This only happens I think when I am set to the card before standby. The only solution is to pull the power and restart the computer (which defeats the purpose of standby or hibernate!).
Also when plugged into the chip I can't see what the computer is doing until it reaches the log on screen. All the Windows XP loading screens are missed, which is a problem when I get blue screen errors, which I only found once after I moved the cord to the card after the computer kept not loading. If it gets through start up OK as it usually does then hitting the logon screen will display the picture fine through the chip. But this is really annoying because I can't see the loading process and any errors. Are there any solutions to either problem or do I have to just stay continually plugged into the new high-temperature video card?