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Install A New Video Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Towlies, Aug 8, 2006.

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  1. Towlies

    Towlies Thread Starter

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    So I got a integrated Geforce 4 64 MB GPU Video Card. Its right in my motherboard hence Integrated. So I cant remove it..OK

    I want to get a new video card. I have a open AGP slot. I have been talking to people and they said to insall this new ""Independent"" Video card heres what I got to do

    1.Remove the drivers for my integrated card
    2.Shutdown computer
    3.Install Video Card
    4.Turn on computers and install drivers for the new video card
    5.Dont install drivers for the integrated video card

    Is this correct will this work and get my new video card working.
     
  2. kidcnote

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    Yes, first http://media.pixpond.com/1gt1di.jpg disable your onboard, shut off your puter, install your new card, plug your monitor into your new card, turn the puter back on, install the drivers with your CD or go online to the vid card manufacturer..enjoy
    PS- While you inside your puter, clean out any dust bunnies or squirrels you might see hiding:p
     
  3. loserOlimbs

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    That should work perfect, you might also check your BIOS and make sure the AGP slot is anabled and the onboard video is disabled. It should be automatic, but it never hurts to check.
     
  4. Towlies

    Towlies Thread Starter

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    Sounds good. Im just trying to decide which video card to get.

    I really dont need nothing big. Something like 128 MB onboard memory.

    Im thinking about ATI or Nvidia.
     
  5. acameron

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    That narrows it down a bit :p :D :p

    1st you need to make sure you can upgrade your graphics card. Does your system have an AGP or PCI-E slot?

    EDIT: scrath that .... you have an open AGP 8X slot .... see here.

    The other thing you need to look into is what size power supply that PC has. You may need to install a more powerfull one depending on which video card you want.
     
  6. Towlies

    Towlies Thread Starter

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    I just got a good video card for a cheap price. A ATI Radeon 9200 AGP.

    That should work perfect. I got a open AGP slot for it and everything
     
  7. Rich-M

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    That should work out well and you will see a nice difference.
     
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