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GA-MA785GMT-UD2H v1.1 adding graphics card bios settings

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GA-MA785GMT-UD2H v1.1 adding graphics card bios settings
« on: March 10, 2011, 08:25:24 am »
Hi looking for some help with the above, if i add a card what do i need to change in the bios ?

Robert

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Re: GA-MA785GMT-UD2H v1.1 adding graphics card bios settings
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 08:46:23 am »
Hi Robert,

That depends on what you're after doing.

If you want to improve the Graphics by adding a higher spec'd card then you need to Disable the Onboard Graphics Chip by setting Internal Graphics Mode to Disabled and also setting Init Display First to PEG. Both these settings are made under the heading Advanced BIOS Features.

If you are adding one of the 3 series ATI cards to enable Crossfire then all you need to do is enable Surround View in BIOS and leave the other settings alone.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

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Re: GA-MA785GMT-UD2H v1.1 adding graphics card bios settings
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 09:28:00 am »
Hi thanks for the reply i am looking to add an 5450 card and use that as the primary display, so i assume i just follow your 2 points and that's that.

Robert

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Re: GA-MA785GMT-UD2H v1.1 adding graphics card bios settings
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 10:03:42 am »
If you're using a 5450 you need to disable the onboard graphics or you won't see the benefit of the higher power of it, if you leave the onboard graphics running.

Also remember to add the extra power lead to the graphics card if it is required.
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Re: GA-MA785GMT-UD2H v1.1 adding graphics card bios settings
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2011, 12:06:18 pm »
If you're using a 5450 you need to disable the onboard graphics or you won't see the benefit of the higher power of it, if you leave the onboard graphics running.

Hi could you explain this bit some more please ?

Thanks

Robert

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Re: GA-MA785GMT-UD2H v1.1 adding graphics card bios settings
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2011, 01:22:37 pm »
What absic is saying is that if you don't disable the onboard graphics when you install the discrete card the performance will drop to the lowest common denominator which would be the onboard GPU's performance.
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Re: GA-MA785GMT-UD2H v1.1 adding graphics card bios settings
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 04:39:23 pm »
BIOS Set-Up for Radeon HD 5450 and GA-MA785GMT-UD2H:

Setup of the ATI Hybrid CrossFireX™ Configuration
Combining the onboard GPU with a discrete graphics card, ATI Hybrid CrossFireX can provide significantly advanced display performance for AMD platform. Instructions on configuring an ATI Hybrid CrossFireX system.
A. System Requirements
- Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP (Note 1) operating system
- An ATI Hybrid CrossFireX-supported motherboard and correct driver
- An ATI Hybrid CrossFireX-supported graphics card (Note 2)
B. Connecting the Graphics Cards
Step 1:
Install an ATI Hybrid CrossFireX-supported graphics card.(Please use ATI Hybrid CrossFireX certified DX11/DX10.1 VGA card (i.e., ATI Radeon HD 5450/3400-series).on the PCI Express slot.
Step 2:
Plug the display cable into the onboard graphics port on the back panel.
C. BIOS Setup
Enter BIOS Setup to set the following items under the Advanced BIOS Features menu:
- Set Internal Graphics Mode to UMA.
- Set Surround View to Disabled.
- Set Init Display First to OnChipVGA.
D. Configuring the Graphics Driver
After installing the motherboard driver in the operating system, go to the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center. Select CrossFire™ on the Graphics menu on the upper left corner and ensure the Enable CrossFire™ check box is selected.
(Note 1) For Windows XP, you must install AMD chipset driver version 8.51 or later.
(Note 2) You do not have to install the graphics card driver if the motherboard chipset driver has been in-stalled.
(Note 3) To change the Internal Graphics Mode or UMA Frame Buffer Size setting in BIOS Setup, be sure to disable the CrossFire function in the operating system first.
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