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Video card? I have a dell dimension 3000 desktop need to see if I have a soundcard so i can hook to my 32 inch proview lcd tv with use of a vga cable, but need to see if i already have a vid card or do i need to purchase one?

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I see that you are having a check input error on the Monitor/LCD that your are connecting to your Dell tower, please see steps below.

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