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Video card upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jenjaz, Feb 17, 2005.

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  1. jenjaz

    jenjaz Thread Starter

    Feb 17, 2005
    We just purchased a new game Sid Meyer's Pirates. Once installed it won't run without Direct9x, and direct 9x won't run on our computer. So I purchased a new video card, a Diamond Shealth ATI Radion 9200 SE 128 MB DDR PCI Version.

    I put the card in but before I can even install it the monitor freezes. If I put the monitor connection in the card it states "no signal" not connected and shuts off.

    We have a Compaq Presario 6300US, Intel Celeron 1.4GHZ, 192SDRAM (I have 256MB installed but the old video card take 64MB). Intergrated Intel Direct AGP 3D graphci with 11MB . Windows XP operating system. There are two empty expansion slots.

    Currently in the Setup (BIOS) my default Primary video adapter is a PCI.

    Should I have bought a AGP card or PCI. Any suggestions would be appreciated. How should this card be installed. Thanks
  2. Redeemer78


    Feb 6, 2005
    is the mother compatiable with the video card?
  3. Skivvywaver


    Mar 18, 2001
    You will most likely have to snoop around in the bios for an onboard video card and disable it. I have no idea where it would be located in the bios.
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