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The pins in my new video card did not line up with the old ones in my AGI slot

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Are you sure that your new video card is an AGP card and not some other type of  video card, Like PCI, PCIe, etc?

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How to install Pci-e 16x in a pci slot


Do not put a PCI-e card in a PCI slot. It will not fit and the card won't work. The PCI card has 58 or 60 pins on each side with the slot (62 pins would be present if not for the key notches for alignment). PCIe 16x cards have 32 pins.

There are adapters to put a PCI card in a PCIe 1x slot (will fit any PCIe slot) or a PCIe1x card in a PCI slot. See http://www.amfeltec.com/index.php for a sample of the adapters. For the PCIe 16x cards, you need a new motherboard.

If you are placing a PCI-e 16x card in a PCIe 16x slot or a PCI card in a PCI slot, then open the side of your case. Locate the matching slot (remove the current card) or an empty slot depending on your motherboard. Depending on the case, you may need to remove a screw to remove the old card. Wiggle the card straight up to remove it. If you are putting in a new card, you will need to remove the cover from the slot. (For some larger PCIe 16x cards, you need to remove the adjacent slot cover as well.) Some covers just pull straight up or pry a lever up and then pull; for others, you will need to use a screwdriver to break the cover out. Make sure there is sufficient room near the slot for the card. (You may need to move other cards around.)

Then line up the card so that the back of the card will fit into the opening and the contacts on the bottom of the card are above the center of the slot. Firmly press the card down into the slot without changing the alignment. You may need to wiggle it (press down on the back and front, alternatingly). Then make sure the card is fully seated. Attach the addtional power cord from your power supply, if needed for a PCIe 16x card.

Close your case. Then if this is a new video card, turn on the computer and enter the BIOS (press F1, F2, F10, Esc depending on the machine). Disable the on-board video. Then reboot the computer and load the drivers you need for the card.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Oct 16, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Just installed mobo ms-7091 m atx but find it as no video out ports how do i get a picture.i know its old but its my first attempt at building pc can i just install a graphics card.


I found the user manual here :
http://217.110.237.70/Manuals/Medion%208383XL%20mit%20MS-7091.pdf
Your motherboard provides 1 pci-express x16 slot, so you will need to install a pci-express video card.
Try to get a video card that doesn't need to be powered by the power supply. There are some out there that don't need to be powered, but .....
Most, but not all, pci-e video cards need to be plugged into your main computer power supply to work. If your power supply was designed to power a pci-e video card, it will have a 6 pin pci-e power connector to connect to a pci-e video card. If your power supply doesn't have this connector, you should replace the power supply with one with the pci-e power connector.

Sep 10, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Plug in monitor and light on monitor turns yellow unplug it says no signal so basically nothing coming from computer or something


Please read entire solution before beginning:

If your computer sounds like it's booting fine but you receive no video it's most likely one of two things.
-First, if at all possible, check another monitor hooked to your computer to be sure it is the computer and not the monitor. If it is the monitor, do not attempt to fix it, simply get a new. Attempting to fix a monitor or a power supply can kill you.
-Secondly, if the monitor is confirmed to be a good unit, then you will need to replace your video card.
-Depending on the model of your computer you may have built in video from *********** board or a video card. If you have a built in video card, simply buying and inserting a new video card (Be sure to open up your machine first and find out what slots you have open for cards to make your decision on what is best to buy within the limits of your technology.) Inserting the new card will supersede the old video card at which point you may get a crappy looking screen until you install the drivers that are specific to your model.
-If you have a card already, try moving the card to another open slot (or make one by temporarily removing your dial up modem or sound card, ect.) and test to see if it's the card or the slot. If it's the slot you'll have to prioritize what you want in your machine unless you want to buy a whole new motherboard. If the it's the card and not the slot then remove the card and replace it with a new one of your choice again according to the open slots and what you want to spend and then install the drivers for your new video card. Thank you and I hope this helps.

Mar 03, 2011 | HP PC Desktops

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I'm getting wavy lines on my monitor. When I go into the menu of the monitor itself there's no lines so I'm thinking it's something with the computer itself. Perhaps the video card is going bad?


That's possible. I've had people send monitors in for service because of lines or distortion, but since the lines don't show up when they print they figure it's the monitor's fault. A new video card fixes that. Or the monitor might be at fault.

Test the monitor with another computer. If you don't have more than one, get a friend to bring over a laptop. Except on Macs, the external monitor connector on laptops is a standard VGA type, so you can plug your monitor in. If there are still lines, you'll know it's time for a new monitor or to see about service.

If you need a new video card, make sure you get one that will fit your motherboard. There are different slot types for video cards (PCI slots in older computers, AGP slots in newer ones, and PCI-E in the latest versions). This page can help you figure out which you have if you don't already know. Once you get a replacement card, all you need to do is plug it in to the appropriate slot. The motherboard will detect the new card and start using it. (I'm assuming you'll be installing a card where there wasn't one before. Most consumer computers have integrated video and that's what you're replacing with a plug-in card. If your computer already has a separate video card, obviously you'll just swap the old one for the new one.) Also - this will sound obvious but it's amazing how often it's overlooked - you need to connect your monitor to the video connector on the new card. People sometimes plug their monitors into the integrated video connector out of habit. On some motherboards the integrated video still works when you plug in a new card, but on others the on-board video is disabled. Then you either have the same bad video, or none at all.

With a new video card, your display may look funny when you start Windows the first time. Until you install the drivers that come with the new card, the color depth and resolution settings may not be right. But with the right drivers installed, your display should be back to normal.

Hope this helps. Thanks for using Fixya!

Nov 30, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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E Machine T6528


open up the side door before you do anything else. Look for a stick or RAM that looks like the one your going to be putting in. When you find the extra slot that the RAM is going in, your going to find two latches one on each side of the RAM slot. The memory itself is slotted meaning it can only go in one way. Put the memory in and line up the slot with the hold on the bottom of the RAM. It should snap into place and the latches will hold the memory into place.

As far as the video card is concerned, its going to go into a long white slot, it also can only go in one way, the metal part of the card will face the outside of the back of the computer and the card will snap into place. After you do this you might need to have to put a screw into the metal slot of the video card to keep it in place.

At this point you can hook up the monitor to the external video card and the thing you might have to do is install the drivers for the video card when you get into windows. It might not detect the video card properly which is why you might have to intstall the software for it.

Also do the memory first to make sure the computer sees it and boots up. If it does then turn the computer off and then do the video card. That way if there is a any problems it will be easy to figure out where the problem is right away.

Jun 21, 2009 | E-Machines T6528 PC Desktop

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H Slimline New Graphic Card-No new DCI output-Yes old VGA output


you are missing nothing actually the graphic card over rides the onboard graphics and you have to use the graphic cards output ,only one hardware at a time for pci devices

May 08, 2009 | PC Desktops

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How do i install a new graphics card in an emachine t5224?


If you're replacing the graphics card then it should go into the same slot as the one you are replacing. To do this, turn off the machine, remove the old card (if it's an AGP card they'll be a card lock on the inside end of the card where it plugs into slot). Remove the card lock, and then remove the card. Reinstall your new card. Keep in mind that your new card must be the same type as the old one AGP or PCI. The slots for these are different and you could damage the card and the slot.

Apr 10, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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How do i install a better graphics card


Start by Identifying what type of Card you need to buy. The Manual would be Extremely helpful in identifying What type of Video card slot you have. If that option is out you can look in the device manager and that should tell you what type.

There are many types For any modern Cards your Hoping for an AGP or PCIe Slot bare minimum you need a pci slot.

If you have a Vesa or ISA slot you'd be better off spending money on a new Motherboard & CPU

Once you know what type of card to buy PCI, AGP, or PCIe go out and look for the best card that fits your budget and that your PC meets its requirements

Most new Vid cards require a power supply connection or sometimes two or a special power supply adapter in addition to the available card slot PCIe comes in different speeds x1 x8 an x16 Make sure you have the right one that your card needs before buying. AGP likewise comes in 2 varieties AGP and AGP2 they have a different pin count on their edge connector so make sure what connector it has. PCI just about every semi modern PC has at least 2 PCI slots question is are the currently filled with other cards

Once you've purchased your card, you need to determine if you have an integrated video card.
This would be a video connection that is built into your motherboard.
If you do then you need to look up how to enter your BIOS to disable it (Usually pressing<Delete> or <F12> during boot up. Then go through and change the on board video card to disabled

press <F10> to save and exit
power down PC
Unplug power cord
Remove case cover and install new Video card
Replace case cover and plug back in
Boot up PC
Get Operating system up
insert the CD that came with the new card to install drivers and utilities (Another alternative is to go to the website for the GPU or card manufacturer and get the latest drivers) [ often times the drivers on the install disc are already outdated]

reboot ....... Congratulations your need Vid Card is install Now go play that game your dying to beat ;)

Hope this helps
Dave

Nov 07, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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PCI video slot changed to AGP video slot


First, install the AGP card in the AGP slot. Plug the monitor into the new video card.
Second, power up and press the F2 key to enter Bios.
The system should default to VGA but through the new and only video card available. If this works you will be able to save the settings and exit. It will reboot as normal. When prompted use the cd for that card to load the drivers.
AGP was a short lived concept and aren't that many to chose from.
If you don't get any video at all, the problem may lie in the motherboard and not really repairable.
Good luck.

Jun 02, 2008 | E-Machines PC Desktops

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AGP slot


try a 3 way monitor vga switch 1 imput and 3 outputs to your monitors

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