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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

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    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

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    is the mother compatiable with the video card?
     
  3. Skivvywaver

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    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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