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Motherboard i want to add a new graphics card into my computer, a 256mb one, but i aint sure if i can just clip it onto my motherboard and get it to work, because my current graphics card is just an ordinary intergrated plug and play one.

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As long as your mobo has a PCie slot or a brown AGP slot you can insert a graphics card, but you will need to go into the bios (F2 or Del on boot up) to tell the pc to look for the agp adapter or pci as the primary graphics controller, which then dissables the onboard graphics

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Will a DDR3 graphic card work as it should work on a DDR2 motherboard or ram


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computer users often get confused when assembling or upgrading their first computer. While the most common error is made when distinguishing system memory, RAM, from hard drive space, gaming computers have an extra wrinkle to worry about.

Graphics cards use memory separately from the system memory mounted on the motherboard. Some graphics cards use the more typical DDR standard, though it's permanently attached to the graphics card circuitboard, while others use the new GDDR standard.

For the most part, the internals of the graphics card aren't relevant to the rest of the computer it's all about the connection slot.What Is DDR Memory?


DDR, or "Double Data Rate," is the standardized random access memory format for most desktop and laptop computers.
DDR RAM comes in different generational standards: DDR, DDR2, DDR3 and the newer DDR4.

RAM chips, known as DIMMs, come in only one format, as do the DIMM slots on motherboards, so a DDR3-compatible motherboard memory slot can accept only DDR3 RAM DIMMs RAM that uses an earlier or later standard is incompatible.
GDDR Memory and Graphics Cards


Modern graphics cards use a modified memory standard called GDDR, short for Graphics Double Data Rate. While similar, GDDR and DDR memory is not the same:

Most importantly, GDDR memory is integrated into the graphics card and cannot be removed. Some older graphics cards use DDR, DDR2 and DDR3 memory, but this is also integrated into the card.

Graphics cards of varying power come with different kinds of RAM as of the date of publication, most cards feature GDDR4 or GDDR5 memory

Graphics Card Motherboard Connections
Discrete desktop graphics cards are mounted inside a computer case and plugged directly into the motherboard.

Three standard connections are used for graphics cards: PCI-Express (the most common and powerful), PCI and AGP.

It is this connection that determines how much data can be shared between the graphics card and the other system components, such as the CPU, the system RAM and the hard drive.

The expansion slot standard is the primary function for determining whether or not a graphics card is compatible with any given computer:

If your motherboard has a PCI-E slot, it's compatible, if not ideally so, with all PCI-E graphics cards.
Graphics Card Memory and System Memory Compatability

Memory is an important part of game performance, but graphics memory and system memory are two different things.

For better performance, it's best to have as much graphics memory AND system memory as possible, but the different standards used by the graphics card and the motherboard are largely irrelevant.

As long as the graphics card uses the correct expansion slot standard, it will work with the corresponding motherboard, regardless of its DDR version.

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How do i find and remove video card on my acer 1100-b1410a


Your video card is in what's called a PCI slot on the inside of your computer, most computers such as yours have an on board graphics card that's built into the motherboard itself. Thus in this situation you cannot really remove your video card. But if you want to put in a new video card, all you have to do is put in the video card in the PCI slot, and make sure your monitor is hooked onto the VGA, HDMI, or DVI slot. In fact, you can have more than one graphics card on your computer if you needed it.

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My monitor says no signal, but my computer is booting. I tried another monitor and same thing. Do I need to replace the graphics card?


Hi

You do not say which operating system you use.

Have you tried the same monitor but a different monitor cable?

When you say it boots, can you see the hard drive activity light flahhing, can you hear the windows login tone. Unlees you can see and hear all these things, the computer is not booting (worse news). If you can, it is (better news).

If your monitor port is in the same, small 6" (15cm ) rectangle on the left hand side of the computer near the other ports USB, mouse, keyboard etc., then your graphics chip is on-board, irremovable and fused to the motherboard.

If it is on its own, lower down, near the botom of the computer, you have a separate, dedicated Graphics Card, which can be replaced.

If it is on-board graphics that is faulty, you can add (rather than "replace") a graphics card to bypass the on-board graphics chip.

If the on-board graphics card is faulty, there may be a fault in the graphics bus on the motherboard, so a separate, new graphics card might not work.

First you need to continue the process of elimination to isolate the fault.

Try removing all cables from the back of the computer, opening it up, carefully cleaning any accumulated, dust, dirt and grime from the inside with a vacuum cleaner with a thin attachment, then carefully using a screwdriver to unclip and remove and reinstall the small CMOS battery for 2 minutes. This clears the BIOS memory from the motherboard. Then reconnect the cables and test again.

Then I recommend taking the tower to a repair shop and asking them to test a used, higher wattage Power Supply Unit. Sometimes underpowered PSUs can cause a stalled boot.

If this does not work, ask them to test a used, dedicated graphics card. If it works, buy a new warrantied graphics card.

If the graphics card does not work you might either need a new motherboard or a new computer base unit (tower), depending on the comparative cost of the motherboard + the labour for reinstalling and configuring the new motherboard with your original hard drive and its operating system + the cost of diagnozing the fault and installing the motherboard and a new computer base unit.

I hope this helps.

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Where is the video card?


The video card is either on a riser card from your motherboard or integrated into your motherboard.
you can easily find out as it is the place your monitor plugs into your computer usualy with a blue 15pin D shaped plug.
or a larger white plug.

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About where the graphic's card in on my dell Dimension 3000.


From a general look on Dells website your computer only supports PCI style cards. You might have a completely different style of motherboard in there depending on when your PC was made. The only way to know whats truely inside your computer is to look up the Service Tag that is on the outside of the case. You can also take the side cover off (after you unplug the computer) and look inside if the motherboard (towards the bottom) in there only has 3 Cream colored slots on it then it only supports PCI cards.

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Computer hardware problem?


Hi there,

Please try installing the latest driver of your graphics card. Let us know the model of your card and we will help you find the latest driver.

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I have a computer with an intel al440lx motherboard, pentium 2 processor w/mmx, ATI rage 3d graphics card ,creative sound blaster pci sound card, 7GB quantum HDD and 40GB seagate HDD and 1.024 GB SDRAM...


Hi,
This is not a software problem. The problem lies in the motherboard.

The motherboard which you are using is an AL440LX motherboard which supports a maximum of 384MB of RAM. The computer will not recognize any more RAM. In order to use 384MB, you will have to add a 128MB RAM along with the 256MB already present and not any more !!
This is the solution !!

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No video on pundit desktop


It's possible that a power surge took out your power supply. If that is the case, then it may have caused further damage beyond just that part.

If possible check the computer with a different monitor to isolate that as a possible problem. If there is still no display then you most likely have problem with the on-board graphics. This system does not use a separate video card ( unless you have added one). The graphics are built onto the motherboard.

There are two options to fix this. One would be a new motherboard if they are still available. The other would be to add a graphics card to the system. This unit does not have an AGP slot but should have an open PCI slot. You could purchase a PCI graphics card and try it in there. Once the display is up you will most likely need to turn off the on-board graphics in the BIOS settings. One nice thing about this fix is that you should notice increased graphics performance.

One warning though, since you have no display we can't be sure that this is the only problem with the unit.

A repair shop should be able to do this for you if you don't feel confidant in attempting this.

Good luck!

-jodair

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Installing New Graphics Card.How do you disable the onboard GC?


To disable the onboard graphics go into your CMOS settings and in there you should find something that says Graphics choices should be onboard or add on or some other form. It all depends on who made your BIOS. As far as a sound card not sure.

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Graphic card output connections cannot be shared on two different cards. You will need to install the PCI card then find a way of connecting your screen cable to it depending on type of PC case and motherboard orientation.

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