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

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gameman, Mar 11, 2008.

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  1. gameman

    gameman Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. win2kpro

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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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  3. gameman

    gameman Thread Starter

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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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