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Intel Extreme Graphics, housed on a chip built into the motherboard, enables a computer to render graphics without a video card. However, desktop computers with onboard graphics nonetheless include an available accelerated graphics port, peripheral component interconnect, or PCI express slot to which a video card can be installed. You can upgrade the computer to a dedicated card to improve graphics performance, but the operating system won't recognize the new hardware unless you've first disabled Extreme Graphics in the BIOS -- the software that controls and manages hardware inside the computer. Instructions AMI BIOS 1. Turn on or reboot the computer. Follow the instructions on the boot screen to go to the BIOS. 2. Select the "Advanced" tab using the directional keys. Scroll down to "Chipset" and then press "Enter" to view the Advanced Chipset Settings screen. 3. Highlight "Graphics Adapter Priority" and then press "Enter." Select "AGP/Int-VGA" if a graphics card is installed to the AGP slot; select "PCI/Int-VGA" if a graphics card is installed to the PCI slot. 4. Press "Enter" to disable Intel Extreme Graphics. Select "Exit" from the tabs and then select "Exit & Save Changes." 5. Press "Enter" twice to apply your changes and restart the PC. Award BIOS 6. Turn on or reboot the computer. Follow the instructions on the boot screen to go to the BIOS. 7. Select "Advanced BIOS Features" from the main menu using the directional keys, and then press "Enter." 8. Select "Init Display First" and press "Enter." Change the setting to "PCI" or "PCIEx" and then press "Enter" again. Intel BIOS 9. Press "F2" when the Intel logo appears on-screen. Select the "Configuration" tab using the directional pad. 10. Select "Video" and then press "Enter." Highlight "Primary Video Adapter" and then press "Enter" again. 11. Choose "Ext PCIe Graphics (PEG)" if the card is installed to the PCIe slot, or "Ext PCI Graphics" if the card is installed to the PCI slot. Press "Enter." 12. Press "F10" and follow the on-screen prompts to save and quit. Tips & Warnings · If you've installed an AGP card to the computer, leave "Init Display First" set to "Onboard/AGP," unless the BIOS provides a separate "AGP" option. · The BIOS menu and its options vary depending on the make and model of the motherboard.Consult your product's manual, for further assistance, if necessary.