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replacing video card

by dirtykarma1 / August 5, 2014 2:46 AM PDT

hello i have an older emachines desktop that was working great for me untill the integrated video card went out. i have a video card that i installed but when i turned pc on it was not plug n play. i understand and know how to enter bios to change the video output, but how can i do this when i have no picture to start with?

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Clarification Request
Supply all make, model and age of hardware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2014 3:05 AM PDT
In reply to: replacing video card

There a few rare machines where you have to try Nvidia when ATI doesn't work and then the integrated card goes out, well that's usually a sign the main board has failed and not that just the video is gone.

Tell more.
Bob

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Switch PCI-E slots
by bcsman79 / August 6, 2014 9:13 AM PDT
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I am assuming that it is a fairly newer computer. There are usually more than one PCI-Express slots, if your new video card is PCI express try it in a different slot.

If your card is an AGP card you may want to see if you could get a PCI-E one as they are usually a lot easier to setup.

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replacing video card
by dirtykarma1 / August 8, 2014 4:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Switch PCI-E slots

the card was actually agp. however i was blessed when a friend showed up to my door & handed me a new pc. i thank you guys for the responses & am verry glad i joined the site. i have found many interesting threads & will use this site as my go to for help in the future-your all amazing-thanks and wishing you all good karma:)

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