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video card

by bigtonyt / January 31, 2007 5:27 AM PST

Question someone gave my friend a computer tower it has an onboard video card an it has 9 pins male but he don?t have a monitor that fit it his monitor has 15 pin male he brought a new video card that will fit his monitors. So we put the new card in an it is telling him to disable video card before installing this card. So how do I disable the onboard video card if he doesn?t have a monitor that fit the onboard card only the new card will fit his monitor? I think I no the answer to what I am about to ask you do he have to by another monitor that will fit the onboard card just to disable it and use the new card

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9 pin male is a serial port. See picture.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2007 6:14 AM PST
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by bigtonyt / January 31, 2007 9:51 AM PST
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Serial Ports
by colbox98 / February 1, 2007 1:05 AM PST
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What you have in this pictures is 2 serial ports, a parallel port, and a game port. Pretty standard layout. The video card, if it had one, would be down below somewhere. It is possible that the machine has an on-board video card, but the plug/cable assembly is missing. You should be able to verify this in the BIOS.

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