eMachine video problem

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medic17506

Brandon
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I know, I know... e-machine! It's not mine...

anyway, the video it appears to have gone kaput, nada, gone, terminated! My question in looking inside this computer is the video card is built into they systerm on the motherboard. My question is, if I get another video card and put into an open slot will it work just fine for the video since this other one has decided to get lazy on us?

If this will work will I need to disable the current video card that isn't working and how would I go about doing this...thanks for anyone who can shed some light on this situation.

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Cheeseball81

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You should disable the onboard graphics if you are going to put a new video card in.
Usually you can disable onboard video by entering the BIOS at power up and changing the right setting e.g. Use OnBoard Video to Off. Have a look through your motherboard manual :)
 

medic17506

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Okay, here's the rest of the problem, I'm afraid I know the answer but, we'll throw it out there anyway. The integrated video is dead...bought a pci video card off the shelf at office depot, to no avail...it didn't bypass the integrated video. Checked for jumpers on the motherboard, alas, still no fix....it appears the only way to disable the integrated video is through the bios. This is a LM810E Motherboard. If the only way to disable it in the bios is through the video...and the video is dead...am I completely up a creek?
 
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I've got two of those 810 based board here that I can't get the video working. If anyone has a solution....
 

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You really should try another video before going out and buying a brand new one if possible. Because you have no video does not mean its the just the video thats not working. It could be the RAM, entire motherboard, powersupply, CPU, etc.
 
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