My friend has a gateway GT4016 and he wanted to upgrade it. I got him a Geforce 8400 PCI-Ex16. when I installed it there was no detection of the video card and there was no bios option to disable the integrated video that is on the chip. I tried several times to uninstall the old card but the new one was never detected. I tried talking to the useless gateway support person and he told me disable the video card in the windows HW manager and the new one will be detected. it didn't sound right to me but he's the tech support guy who works for the comany that made the computer so i did it and then the display wouldn't work with windows and i had to reinstall windows to get it back. does the PCI-E x16 slot just not work on this computer or am I missing something? is there a jumper i don't know about?
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Is it worth it... Maybe the ram upgrade to 8GB is worth the money...
Also, some all in one computers are very hard to even figure out how to open. You better make sure you can do it before you try. You also might want to check if opening the case voids your warranty too.
You have a PCI Expres x 16 expansion slot so can can pretty much put any video card into it. But don't know how much space you have in the case , you might need low profile one. Or just how much money you want to spend. Here is an example of a 1GB low profile card that have HDMI out.
EVGA 01G-P3-1302-LR GeForce 8400 GS Video Card - 1024MB DDR2, PCI Express, DVI, VGA, HDMI, Low Profile
You can do a search on this card.
Without more specific information it is hard to tell. Did you just buy a new video card? Is it the the right type? Where did you get the second card? Have you tried it in another PC or talked to the store you got it from? Maybe the source can test it. Your PC can take an optional PCI express x16. Make sure you are using the right display adapter expansion slot. Note: PCI-e is not the same as PCI-X. They are not compatible. You want PCI-e.
Your upgrade options for a better video card are really dependent on how much you want to spend. You have a PCI express x16 slot which is what your are going to use. Visit www.newegg.com and you can look up video cards by manufacturer, memory amount, and even filter it by how much you are willing to spend. Here's a link at newegg for "the best video card upgrade":
Since there is a newer PCI 2.0 Express connection on newer computers, you can get your video cards cheaper now. You will notice a huge improvement with any video card you choose since onboard video is about the worst. Just remember to go into the device manager and disable onboard video card after you install the new video card.
I would try two things: One pull the GeF 8400 out and boot as you normally did, install the drivers for the 8400. Then reinsert the Vid Card (8400) and when it looks for driver viola... If that fails: Second if you can get in at all try the old F8 key on the boot up...and see if you can get in using SAFE MODE...and install your drivers from that point. Assuming the second set fails update the video driver using device manager. That's a great vid card...good luck..leave a rating please.
Check your monitor on another computer. If it is ok connect it to your bad computer. Open the CPU case and unplug all the data cables and power cables to HDD, floppy and cd/dvd. Remove keyboard and mouse. also remove pci cards if any. You didn't mention about video card. I guess it is onboard. Now put it on an see. If nothing happens blame the motherboard.