10-14-2008 06:06 PM - edited 10-14-2008 07:13 PM
06-04-2009 12:44 PM
I was wondering if I could get a quick run down of the steps for upgrading the video card.
My son has a K210 with the integrated graphics chip with shared ram. (Intel GMA 3100) He's running the Sims3 and it plays well but the video isn't showing the graphics like it does on the commercials for it. (wind doesn't blow through trees, etc.) I can buy the Nvidia card mentioned above, as well as upgrade the power supply (currently 250 Watts), but where do I go to the "bios" to get back the shared ram? Any other advice or info would be appreciated.
Other info: Idea Centre K210
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Celeron Dual Core E1200, 1.6GHz DDR2
320GB SATA II
06-06-2009 02:39 PM
Press F1 at the Lenovo splash screen upon booting the K210 desktop. You may have to press F1 more than once.
With the arrow keys, navigate to the "Device" tab.
Now go down to "Video Setup" and press Enter.
If not currently set to PEG/PCI, press enter and select this option.
Now go ahead and install the new graphics card. Attach the VGA or DVI cable to the card. Power up the computer and install the appropriate driver.
Note: Upon utilizing a discrete graphics card, the integrated graphics should not access your system memory. Some low-end discrete graphics cards still utilize system memory if needed.
06-30-2009 11:40 AM