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How can I find what graphics card interface I have, if possible without taking the back off my machine?

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The regular way is by accessing the inside of PC, reading the numbers on motherboard, or on AGP/PCI video card, and looking on google for the model.

An alternative is using software, even if this does not even work. See:


Driver Detective


Driver Upgrade Wizard

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Dual graphics card


Not just any will work but many brands will work. Take the information off of your machine at the system information window and make sure that the specs of the new card will work with all that is installed on your machine....aka, monitor, hard drive, processor, OS...etc.

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After instal of pci-e graphics card it goes into reboot cycle??


Hi Paul, try to pullout the card and used on-board graphics. if it works without rebooting, the cards need to be replace.

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Trouble with install second video card HD 5450 to emachines t6532


Unclear of your statement. (More like run-on sentence)

Problem heading statement reads,
"trouble with install second video card HD5450 TO eMachines T6532"

Need clarification

The eMachines T6532 Desktop PC uses an MSI MS-7207 motherboard.
Also known as the MSI K8NGM2-L,

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K8NGM2-FID--IL--L.html

(Click on photo for a better image)


Has one long white PCI Express x16 slot. (Expansion Slot)
Only uses one graphics card at a time, will Not use two.

[Graphics card / Video card. Same/same]

Therefore I surmise you are not referring to adding a Second graphics card, but are referring to;

A) This is the second time you have added a graphics card.

Or,

B) This is the second ATI Radeon HD5450 graphics card.
Had one before. Removed it, and are using a new one.

Or,

C) This is the second time you have added a graphics card.
It is not an ATI Radeon HD5450 like the old one is.

Know this;
1) You can ONLY use the OnBoard (Integrated) graphics,
OR the graphics card.
You CANNOT use both.

When using a graphics card the monitor is plugged into it.
You cannot plug into the onboard graphics of the motherboard, with it installed in the computer.

Said differently;
With the graphics card physically installed in the computer, you cannot just unplug the monitor from the graphics card; and plug it into the OnBoard graphics of the motherboard.

[Also; Computer on, you CANNOT unplug a monitor, and plug it back in.
This = NO ]


2) Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device.

The device is the graphics card.
The version of Windows operating system was not stated.

Did you install the software from the Installation Disk? (CD/DVD)
Has the drivers on it, and the user interface software.
User interface software for an ATI graphics card, is Catalyst Control Center.

(Just to note; I'm using a Powercolor Radeon HD5450 graphics card, right now.
I'm using dual monitors.

HP 2009M - 20 inch widescreen LCD monitor, and an RCA L26HD31 HDTV as the main monitor. (26 inch HDTV)
They work GREAT! ]

(It is an ATI Radeon HD5450 graphics card just like yours, IF yours has 1GB of graphics memory.

Doesn't matter what graphics card manufacturer, makes that HD5450, it is still an ATI (AMD) design.

Powercolor, VisionTek, Sapphire, Diamond Multimedia, Mickey Mouse, or Goofy. It is still an ATI graphics card )

The ATI Radeon HD5450 graphics card, has to have a MINIMUM power requirement of 350 Watts.
Does your power supply have 350 Watts or more?

If it is the original power supply, the answer is NO.

Back then power supply manufacturers were 'fudging' the true maximum rated wattage.
Why?

Sold more power supplies.

Power supply rated at 250 Watts?
Nope.
More like 60 to 70 percent of that.

Divide 250 by 10.
= 25.
Take that times 6. = 150 Watts (60 percent)
Times 7 = 175 Watts (70 percent)

Would like your opening statements clarified.
Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 15, 2013 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Toshiba x205-sli1 how many video cards does it take?


In my mind it isn't correct.

SLI = Scalable Link Interface,

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

SLI means to have two, or more, graphics chipsets teaming up on the graphics task.

Two or more graphics chipsets used in an SLI -> CONFIGURATION.

Scroll down, read under -> Caveats

"In an SLI configuration, cards can be of mixed manufacturers, card model names, BIOS revisions or clock speeds.

However, they MUST be of the same GPU series (e.g. 8600, 8800) and GPU model name (e.g. GT, GTS, GTX).

There are rare exceptions for "mixed SLI" configurations on some cards that only have a matching core codename (e.g. G70, G73, G80, etc.), but this is otherwise not possible, and only happens when two matched cards differ only very slightly, -> an example being a -> differing amount of video memory <-, stream processors, or clockspeed.

In THIS case, the -> slower/lesser card <- becomes dominant, and the other card matches."

Meaning if one graphics card has 256MB of graphics memory, and the other graphics card has 512MB of graphics memory; it will operate at the SLOWER graphics card, graphics memory, rate.

In otherwords at the rate of the 256MB graphics memory, graphics card.


The LS-3443P has 512MB of graphics memory,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toshiba-Satellite-X205-512M-Video-Graphics-Card-Heatsink-LS-3443P-/370670017623?nma=true&si=1z6WXqlGkouFmRzOMNgmqRW8SK0%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

The LS-3449P has 256MB of graphics memory,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toshiba-Satellite-X205-256MB-Video-Card-W-Heatsink-LS-3449P-/130789325867?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item1e73a6bc2b

Point;
Why would a laptop manufacturer go to the trouble of using two MXM style of graphics cards; in an SLI configuration; and use one with 256MB of graphics memory, and one with 512MB of graphics memory; only to have the graphics run at 256MB?

Doesn't seem logical.

Logic TO ME dictates using two ALIKE graphics cards, (MXM)

For me I concur with your thinking, and believe the 256MB unit is wrong.

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-X205/take-apart-laptop-1.htm

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

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/unavailable-product.jsp?poid=403632

GeForce 8600M GT uses the Code Name G84, GPU,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_8M_.288xxxM.29_series

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_8_Series#GeForce_8600M_Series

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


Could I be wrong? YES.
It may be that the two ARE configured to run together, and have a total of 768MB graphics memory.

Again, though, To Me it doesn't follow the Scalable Link Interface, basic technology.

It MAY be that -> BOTH graphics cards need to have the top of the GPU, (Graphics Processing Unit, or simply - graphics chipset), cleaned; and new fresh Thermal Paste PROPERLY applied.

If a Thermal Pad is used, it is carefully peeled off, plus top of GPU, and copper Cooling Tube plate cleaned; and a new piece of Thermal Pad is used, PLUS apply a sparingly amount of new, fresh Thermal Paste.

Also using Anti-Static Precautions, (For everything, of course. Standard procedure), I would use a pencil eraser, and clean the gold plated contact pins of the MXM graphics cards; on BOTH sides. Use compressed air for computers, in the MXM graphics card's slots; on the motherboard.

IF one MXM graphics card is bad, you should be able to remove it, and just use the good one.

Perhaps this was a problem in the past; and whoever had it could only afford the 256MB LS-3449P.

In searching I found one place that wanted $549.00 for the LS-3443P!

Just my thoughts, Michael.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 06, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite X205-SLI1 Notebook

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Screen turns red when computer loads


Hello there, I am the computer technician that will be assisting you today. My name is Norman-Wynne Damstra.

Welcome to Fixya, Holmesmary17.

Your computer's graphics card is either overheating or the connectors are not making good contact. In extreme cases the graphics card is toast.

However I think a good clean will do the trick. One carefully cleans the gold fingered connectors of the graphics card interface with tissue paper. Then use a vacuum cleaner to get out as much dust as possible.

Reinsert the card, connecting the monitor cable again. Power on the system and see if there is a change.

You may need to take this computer into a computer store for repair.

Take care!
Norman-Wynne Damstra

Apr 18, 2012 | MSI Computers & Internet

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When i connect my graphics card to my pc i get a black screen there is no beeps and i cant even hear an windows sound. when i disconnect my gpu my pc works fine i have tried to disable onboard graphics...


Hello xvanpersiex, these are "Full Specifications" of your [Graghis Card].
"Check this to the 'Specs' of the "Motherboard to see if it 'Supports' the Graphic Card?"
"Try 'disconnecting, and reconnecting' the "Graphis Card"
Verify that 'all' the "Connections" are "Tightly Inserted."
*Go to the Control Panel > Device Manager > AGP Graphic Card > Verify Installed? >
Update Driver! > Restart Computer"

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Thanks, paul7of9"
ATI Radeon X1650Pro (AGP 8x, 512MB) General

  • Device Type Graphics adapter

  • Enclosure Type Plug-in card

  • Vista Capability This graphics card is capable of running the new Aero interface featured in Windows Vista Home Premium and higher.

  • Interface Type AGP 8x

Processor / Memory
  • Graphics Processor / Vendor ATI Radeon X1650 Pro

  • Graphics Card Performance This card's graphics processor and memory mean that it is not recommended for most games, but it will still be fine for office applications and other normal computing tasks.

  • RAMDAC Clock Speed 400.0 MHz

  • Video Memory Installed 512.0 MB

  • Technology DDR2 SDRAM 128-bit

  • Features Avivo Technology

Video Input
  • Type None

Video Output
  • API Supported OpenGL 2.0,
    DirectX 9.0

  • Max Monitors Supported 2.0

  • TV Interface HDTV out

  • Analog Video Format S-Video,
    Composite video

  • Digital Video Standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI)

Expansion / Connectivity
  • Interfaces 1.0 x DVI-I (dual link) - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15),
    1.0 x HDTV output - 29 pin combined DVI,
    1.0 x VGA

  • Compatible Slots 1.0 x AGP

Miscellaneous
  • Microsoft Certifications Certified for Windows Vista

Software / System Requirements
  • OS Required Microsoft Windows XP,
    Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005,
    Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition,
    Microsoft Windows Vista

  • Recommended Power Supply 350.0 Watt

  • Peripheral / Interface Devices CD-ROM

Feb 22, 2011 | ATI RADEON X1650 Graphic Card

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I have dell gx 260 with 2.4 ghz nd 1gb ddr ram with nvidia geforce fx 5200 can u name any graphics card which will be gud enough than geforce 5200...nd agp plz..


You need an AGP 8X graphics card for one.

AMD ATI Radeon series:


1) Better: XFX Radeon HD4650

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4914257&CatId=2234

A) 1GB (OR 1024MB) of DDR2 graphics ram memory
B) 128-bit bandwidth memory interface
C) 320 Stream Processors
D) 600MHz Core Clock
E) 800MHz Memory Clock
F) 55nm process technology



3) Best: HIS HD4670

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6076197&CatId=2234

A) 1GB (Or 1024MB) of DDR3 graphics ram memory
B) 128-bit bandwidth memory interface
C) 320 Stream Processors
D) 750MHz Core Clock
E) 1600MHz Memory Clock

Likes POWER! Better install a 500 Watt power supply, to keep up with the power needed for this baby!
The GX260 supposedly has a 250 Watt PSU. (Power Supply Unit)
Back in the day this PSU was made, the PSU manufacturer 'fudged' the maximum rated wattage.
Actual is more like 60 percent of what is stated.
175 watts!

The above is just IMHO about graphics card choice.

(I have motherboard's with a PCI Express x16 slot, using the PCI-E 2.0 technology.
I use Nvidia graphics cards)

Oct 16, 2010 | Nvidia G-Force FX5200 256M DDR 8X AGP...

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Can a second monitor be attached without having to buy any other?


If you buy another graphics card and it has this feature, you can do it.

Disable the old on board graphics card first.

Look for the appropriate VESA, PCI, or PCI-Express interface in your manual available online,and make sure the new graphics card works with your motherboard.

Jul 10, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR2150NX PC Desktop

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