Question about installing graphics card


Solid State Member
Hi, here is my story.

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 that came with integrated graphics, and I am into the process of turning it into a semi-gaming rig. My power supply arrived today so I installed that with no problems. When I was looking around I saw one PCI express 2.0x16 slots, so I purchased a 4870 card from ATI. Now, installing it isn't going to be a problem, but I have a question about the integrated graphics already in there. Does integrated mean it's in the mobo or is it actually a card stuck into a slot somewhere? I looked for a bit but I didn't find anything that resembled a graphics card... When I install the 4870 and boot up my computer, how is it going to know to use the 4870 card and not the integrated graphics chip?


In Runtime
The graphics chip is either a part of one or it's own chip on the motherboard. There is usually a setting in the computer's BIOS that will tell the computer to disable on-board graphics when it detects the presence of a discrete graphics card. It should work fine.