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I just recently bought a new PC, and the mother board model is a M2A-VM Graphics Integrated Motherboard. What I want to know form you is that, I am not getting the results I want for my graphics, when I opened the old files in this new machine, the colours are not satisfactory and they all appeared to be quit faded, what I am trying to explain here is; I have also a new Viewsonic 22’ widescreen monitor with the resolution up to 1680 x 1050 dpi, running on an ATI Radeon Xpress 1250, on Wondows XP Home Edition. Can I replace this integrated ATI Radeon card for the, Asus 8600GT Silent 512 Mb DDR3 PCI-Express and if it is compatible with the original setup, can you please tell me how to do it? I would be very great full for your help. Thank you very much Jairo Goncalves

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Yes u can add that card, disable the onboard video in BIOS, free up the shared memory its using from your system and gain a nice performance boost.
I would look at the 8800 series, they run circles around the 8600's because they have more data pipelines and the prices are comparable with the 8600's. Even the 9600 series has some affordable alturnatives.

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Your board has a PCI Express x16 slot, should be fine for the 8600GT PCIe. Really, for first timer, have someone watch who knows what they're doing. You can find guides all over the net on how to do so also, but they won't show exactly what you'll be looking at. Short version--remove side of chassis that gives access to the m/b, remove back bracket cover for the PCIe x16 slot, insert new video card in the x16 slot, check for a plastic clamp on the back of the slot, secure the card in the slot, put chassis side back on. Boot system, install drivers from the CD.

The integrated video on the M2A-VM has the Xpress 1250 chipset. Big upgrade to the still decent 8600GT.

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Your board has a PCI-express slot as well as the integrated graphics, so you should be able to just plug the Asus card in and it should autmatically replace the onboard graphics; You'll need to install the software for the new card when Windows starts up. To ensure a trouble-free installation it might be advisable to uninstall the Radeon graphics from Device Manager first. Do you need help to do that?

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Bear with me as this will be lengthy.

You're looking at a VIA Southbridge chip.

VIA VT82C686B

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_VIA_chipsets#South_bridge_chips

The Northbridge chip, and Southbridge chip, make up the motherboard chipset.
(For the technology used in that motherboard)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

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The Southbridge chip handles Integrated Graphics, or a graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, or any adapter card inserted into a PCI slot.
Anything to do with a PCI bus.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

This photo shows a typical motherboard, and the Heatsink on the Northbridge chip,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Asus_a8n_VMCSM02.jpg

In the center of the photo you will see a square aluminum looking object, that has fins on it.
This is a Heatsink, and it's attached to the top of the Northbridge chip's case.

You can left-click on the photo to enlarge it. You can click twice.

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[ Integrated Graphics, and GPU:

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A) ALL of the LED lights combined use less than 1 Watt of power.

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No processor operating, No computer.
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No video signal.

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