Can a dell use a pci video card if it has on board video?

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gameman

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Hi all,
I have a dell here with on board video that has failed (someone literally pulled the connector off of the motherboard). The system should be fine otherwise, therefore I was wondering if I could put in a old style PCI video card into one of the PCI slots (it does not have a video slot) and have it work. Or would the onboard video cause conflicts? I know that with some BIOS's you can turn off the onboard video, and this is usually a option if the motherboard has a video slot available (agp, PCI Express). Of course this motherboard does not and is a dell cheapo.

I am thinking it will probably work but thought I would ask before getting a card for it.

-Game
 
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Will a PCI video card work? Possibly!

Attached is a pic of a board where the Sub-D connector was pulled from the board, and when it was pulled it shorted out the board, and a PCI card would not work.
 

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gameman

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Thanks win2k, I suspected as much and after talking with the owner they decided just to go with a new system (it was a older system anyway). You would think that people would be more carefull and if it is not disconnecting easily that does not mean "pull harder" lol
 
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