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Need to replace video card

I cant figure out which card is the video card in my gateway 500xl. could someone advise on which card to remove?

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  • amycorsi5 Jan 27, 2009

    It is on the motherboard. Where would I plug the new video card into?

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It would be the card that your monitor plugs into. If the monitor plugs straight into the motherboard, then all you need to do is add a video card and it should automatically bypass the built in one on the motherboard. Thanks and please take a moment to rate this solution with a fixya rating. :c)

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  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer Jan 27, 2009

    Okay this model is rather hard to find the specs for lol. I need to know what type of slots you have on the inside. You should have some PCI slots which look like this. I need to know if next to them you have an AGP slot which looks like this. (Note, the AGP is usually brown and above the PCI slots).

    Based on this information, then you can purchase either a PCI video card or an AGP video card which will work in your system.

    PCI Video

    AGP Video.

    Thanks and please rerate as fixya.


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5. The new hard drive will also have to be partitioned and formatted, this typically is done by the operating system installation at the beginning, just follow the prompts.
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Okay this model is rather hard to find the specs for lol. I need to know what type of slots you have on the inside. You should have some PCI slots which look like this. I need to know if next to them you have an AGP slot which looks like this. (Note, the AGP is usually brown and above the PCI slots).

Based on this information, then you can purchase either a PCI video card or an AGP video card which will work in your system.

PCI Video

AGP Video.

Thanks and please rate as fixya.

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