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kalteal

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I just bought the e-geforce 7800gs and put it in, the computer does not seem to recognise to new hardware, my motherboard is an asus a7vbx-la. I was wondering if they are compatible and if so what the problem might be. thanks.
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If the motherboard already has an on-board graphics card, you have to enable the new card instead of the old on board one.

Hope that helps...
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how do i enable it if it is not recognized?
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You have to disable the on-board graphics (in BIOS) for your computer to reconize the video card, after doing so it will automatically "enable" the new GPU. I can't give you directions on how to do this as every motherboard's BIOS is different.
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The A7VBX-LA is a butchered Asus board made specifically for HP/Compaq.
Therefore there may well be no option in the BIOS to turn off onboard graphics. Branded computers like these don't like you doing that so the option is removed to cut down on support calls. The fact that you can add a separate card later doesn't enter into the equation, HP would rather you buy a new computer.
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Hmm, never knew they removed the option, but it makes sense.
The problem with HP/Acer/Dell and so on is that they offer very few computers with discreet graphics card, unless you buy from Voodoo, which would cost lots of money as everything is hand built.
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