My Vaio desktop computer is about 6 years old and has just developed a problem which, I'm told, is the graphics card as, when I try to switch on, allp I'm getting is a blank screen and three beeps (one beep followed by two quicker beeps). Thing is, no-one I've spoken to (including Sony Help!!) can tell me if the graphics card is an integrated part of the motherboard or is a seperate slot in. Anyone out there know?
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It's an old model, 1 - CDrom and HDD lights blink? if not please try turn on without the cmos battery. IT's an 11 year old pc the battery is almostly dead. 2 - CPU fan turn on loud and doesn't low rpm? Fan dirt or bad motherboard.
I have upgraded cpu in the past, its a solution that is limited as you prob cant upgrade it again, newer motherboards support newer cpu, Maybe look for a cpu mobo combo to buy them both, Depends how much you can afford.dont forget if its an older mobo, it prob takes the slower memory, todays is faster. will your old mobo support newer graphics cards if you play games ??
You can fit any PCI Express X16 graphics card into your computer. The biggest issue that you may run into is power requirements. However, the majority of inexpensive graphics cards - ranging in prices under $80 - should be capable of gaming very well. If you're looking to go all out and make an investment in PC gaming, replacing the power supply will make the machine capable of using any video card. 1000 watt power supplies can be found online for around $100.
If you can see the windows logo and get into the bios then it is not the graphics card.
Most likely cause is the os itself, just after post press F8 repeatetly until you have the boot mode page open and choose safe mode, in safe mode do a system restore, goto start bar, programs, accessories, system tools and system restore, and start from a resent restore point. This can can take a while, so be patient and let the computer restore itself until you have the windows screen up.
If the restore dosent work, goto safe mode again, right click on my computer goto properties and enter device manager, in there under display adapters click on the plus sign and uninstall the graphics card, reboot. hope this helps post back if need farther help.
wow i didnt know that internal card readers only supported so much gb you learn something everyday, one solution you can try is get a camera or something that you can stick the sd card in and plug in your computer then you can transfer files to it