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I have a new graphics card and the connections dont match

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  • richwegdam Mar 08, 2009

    I just got a new computer and i'm currently trying to attach my video card, but for some reason i cannot seem to find a way for the computer to reckognize my video card. I have an idea about to what can cause this: my video card is a nvidia geforce 6 series card( nx6600-vtd256 to be exact) with a power connector. I looked inside the pc and I could not find a connector that can reach the card's connector or has the shape that would be necessary to fit onto the card. My pc is a Lenovo pentium 4 CPU 3.2 Ghz 3000 J Series. What am I doing wrong, is there some way to circumvent the problem, do I need to buy a different type of connector that I can attach to both the pc's power and the card's connector or do I need to get a different video card altogether. Please some advice,
    Thanks

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    Dreamornaut May 11, 2010

    What kind of computer do you have? please including make and model.



    What kind of graphics card do you have? Make and model please.

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If the connectors don't match you will need to for a new video signal converter.

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If you mean the connection to the monitor, it's either VGA or DVI. VGA connections look like a 15 pin connector with a rounded rectangular shape with screws on either end. DVI looks simular but has a bunch of square pins and comes in a few different formats. DVI-I, DVI-A and DVI-D. Most LCD monitors are DVI-D and will fit a DVI-D and DVI-I videocard, but not visa versa.

If you mean the slot in your motherboard where the videocard goes, it's either AGP, PCI or PCI Express. AGP and PCI Express are usually associated with videocards (I'm not even sure if they make PCI cards anymore) with PCI Express being the newest.

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The motherboard might be VGA, and the card PCIE, the connectors will not match, more info is required, better still check motherboard specifications, and look for the right type of graphics card.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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