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Gateway GX7018E / T6420 = swap video cards for a test?????

I have a Gateway GX7018E Desktop Computer does this have a video card that I can swap out and test use in my eMachine T6420?

T6420 - lcd screen is not firing up, fan running, hard drive running, blue light is on, processor light not on, monitor light yellow not green.....

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  • chris stark
    chris stark Jan 02, 2009

    Nvidia E GeForce 7200GS graphics card



    found this for sale on craigslist will this work

  • akcubjocky Feb 17, 2009

    I have a E-Machines T6420 PC Desktop and it seems to fire up but screen will not come on even though it seems to be on. I tested a new monitor but still no good, do I need a new video card or something, where do I find it, how much etc?




  • chetpurdy Mar 23, 2009

    I have a T6420 that has severasl times over the last couple of weeks just quit. The screen goes black with a yellow light and the computer still seems to be running. I can remove the power friom the computer and after waiting for the HD to stop reapply the power and all is well after the reboot.



    NOW, after getting tired of that........ I went to the Control Panel and clicked on the SYSTEM icon. Then, I clicked on the following Tabs: SETTINGS, ADVANCED, TROUBLESHOOT. I located the HARDWARE ACCELERATION and reduced it from maximum to the first/second position at the minimum side and it seems to work.



    I am sure that is a temporary solution until I find out what the real problem is. My son (a networking guru) suggests i open the case and make sure everything is sitted properly. I will do that next. Hope this helps.

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If you look at the back of your computer and note where your monitor is plugged in, it should give you a hint. If it is connected in one of the expansion slots it has a video card.

Of course you need to make sure the other system has the same kind of slot available to swap. (AGP,PCI, PCI-E, etc.)

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No you cant, the gateway GX7018E uses integrated graphics like the T6420. You will have to buy a cheap PCI or PCI-E graphics card to test it out. 

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  • mircenaj Jan 02, 2009

    Yes that will work, but if i were you i'd find a cheaper one on ebay.

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This is eMachines Support, T6420 desktop computer>Specifications, and downloads page for the User Guides,

http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Desktops&subcat=T%20Series&model=T6420

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(Graphics Processing Unit,

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

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

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

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-detailsInactive.asp?EdpNo=2665522

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