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adding a video card

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  1. montae7

    montae7 Thread Starter

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    I need help installing a graphics card on a ASUS M3N78-EM motherboard, which has an onboard video card. The graphics card I wanna install is an NVIDIA 9800 GTX.

    What fo I need 2 do??
     
  2. casper0191

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    Well first know if the mother boar has the slot for the Video card. Make sure that the slot is compatible to the card that you are going to buy.
     
  3. montae7

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    Hello, thanks, there all compatable. Not sure what changes I need 2 make in vsta.




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    You will need a good power supply, and that's about it. OCZ, Corsair, Enermax, Antec, Thermaltake, Coolermaster 500-600W range should do.
     
  5. montae7

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    Thanks, I have a 550w power supply. the system runs; I just got the new video card and not sure what I need to do 2 install it. I installed the drivers, then the card and nothing happened... When I pulled the card the onboard video still works. not sure what 2 do next!!!
     
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    Uninstall the drivers. Shut down. Plug the card in the slot, and the 6-pin PCI-E power connector to the card. Boot up, then install the drivers.

    Also, post the model of the power supply.
     
  7. vistashen

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    Enter bios setup and disable the onboard display adapter. and enable the PCI/AGP display atapter after the display adapter has been connected to your mother board.
     
  8. montae7

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    Thanks, I'll give it a shot.
     
  9. casper0191

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    Well inform us after you done it alright.
     
  10. montae7

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  11. montae7

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    I tried chaning the bios to pci, no luck. It took a while 2 boot-up bot still only recognized the onnoard card!
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  12. casper0191

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    Hm.. Have tried to reset the Bios while the video is installed?
     
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