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Installed new Gforce Fx7600Gs AGP video card in the Gateway 700s desktop. It worked for 15 minutes and then after restarting computer everything hangs up. Computer woun't boot up and there is no video at all. If the card is now installed in different computer, same think, no video and computer woun't boot up. Both computers still works fine with the original AGP video cards. Did the card fried becouse voltage incompatibility? The store is going to replace it for a new one, can I install it without a fear that another one be damaged?

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A more powerful card may require higher wattage power supply than original

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USB 3.0 upgrade


You might need to upgrade you graphics card.

USB 3.0 is the newest connection port upgrade, arriving on the market in 2010.
The cable port connection is far superior to the USB 2.0 port, as it is able to transport up to 5 gbps (gigabits per second), instead of the previous version's max speed of 480 mbps (megabits per second).

However, most computers do not yet have this connection port installed, in which case you are left to upgrade your own computer system to the newer, faster connection method.

Turn off your computer, then disconnect all of the cables running into the computer.
Remove the Phillips screws from the back side of the computer.

WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.

Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards.

This unlocks the case, allowing you access to the interior of the system.
Slide open the computer case.

Inside the middle is a longer circuit board.
This is the motherboard of the computer.

On the back side of the motherboard, facing the rear of the computer, are PCI card slots.
These allow you to install additional hardware onto the computer.

Slide the USB 3.0 connection port into one of the open PCI card slots, then push down the plastic levers along each side of the slot to lock the card into place.

Close the computer cover, then tighten the Phillips screws and reattach the cables.
Power on the computer, then insert the driver installation CD into the disc drive of the computer.

Once the installation wizard loads, follow the prompts of the wizard to install the drivers.
Restart the computer once finished and the USB 3.0 connection ports are ready for use.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/186566/usb_30_finally_arrives.html
Compatible graphics cards for Gateway Computers

Just as a processor handles data and a sound card outputs sound, your computer's video card is responsible for processing graphics and displaying them on your monitor.

The video cards manufacturers build into computers typically have enough power for the average user, but it may be necessary to upgrade your video card for better performance in games or graphics heavy applications.

Understand which types of video cards are compatible with your Gateway computer and learn about all your options.
PCI Express Graphics Cards

Many newer Gateway computers have a Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Express slot in which you can add any PCI Express compatible video card.

These devices range from budget cards suitable for everyday tasks to high end models for gaming that cost hundreds of dollars.

AGP Graphics Cards

Older Gateway computers likely have an Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot for AGP compatible cards.

The AGP bus provides sufficient bandwidth for high performance graphics cards, but the technology is no longer in use and AGP cards are difficult to find.

PCI Video Cards

Nearly all Gateway computers should have at least one PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) slot regardless of age.

This slot has enough bandwidth to support a wide range of peripherals like sound cards and modems, but is not suitable for high end video cards.

You can find a number of low and mid-range cards for PCI slot computers, however.

USB Video Cards

USB video cards are also compatible with Gateway computers sporting USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 ports.

These external cards sit outside the computer and allow you to connect additional monitors to your system.

They are a good option for people who feel uncomfortable working inside computers.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371083,00.asp
How to buy a video card

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/support/default.aspx
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Upgrade My Video Card on My Gateway Desktop

Gateway desktops are affordable computers, but they often do not come with top-of-the-line video cards.
Computer games may run slowly or not at all on your Gateway desktop.

One way to solve this problem is to upgrade the video card.
Video cards come in PCI, PCI-E and AGP interfaces, so you should be able to find a video card upgrade no matter what Gateway desktop model you have.

Click "Start" and right-click "My Computer."
Select "Properties" from the menu that appears.

Go to the "Hardware" tab.
Choose "Device Manager."

Click the plus sign next to the Device Manager entry listed "Display Adapters."
Find your graphics card in this list.

Double-click it.
Go to the "Drivers" tab and click "Uninstall Drivers."

Click "OK" to confirm the uninstallation process.
Shut your Gateway desktop down.

Pull the power cable out of the back.
Look at the back of the Gateway computer tower for screws on the right side panel or on top of the case for a cover release handle.

Nov 29, 2013 | Gateway DX4200-09 PC Desktop

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I installed a new AGP video card on my Optiplex GX260, when the computer is plugged in, I can hear the fan going but it does not boot up, help?


Unplug the computer, Check if the cable connections to everything, reseat, you may have inadvertently disloged a connection when you installed the card. wait 30 seconds or so, plug in, reboot. You say the monitor is fine, what do you see on the monitor?

Jan 18, 2013 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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Installed gforce fx 5700 drivers in vgc-v517g and


Hi,
The problem could be caused due to high refresh rate or resolution settings on the video card that are not compatible with the monitor.

Restart the computer and keep tapping on the F8 screen before the windows starts to load. Highlight the option enable VGA mode and hit enter. Your windows would start with defualt settings for the video card. Check if the problem is still there. Otherwise lower the screen resolution and refresh rate according to the monitor you have.


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I need to know what graphics card to use to update


The Gateway 610 uses an AGP graphics slot so any video card with AGP hookup should work fine. The link below is to a parts site for this computer.

Gateway 610 Parts


Feb 21, 2010 | Gateway Media Center 610XL (610XLMDIA) PC...

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My computer keeps restarting after I installed new hardware


Make sure that all of the new ram sticks are completely pushed down. Also confirm that you used the correct Ram for you Motherboard.

I would also make sure that all power connectors from the PSU are tight.

I would also reseat the video card. As well as making sure you have the correct drivers instaled.

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I just installed a new sapphire radeon atlantis 9600 pro video card 256GB ... everything installed and ran well until it restarted...now the monitor will not receive signal


check the bios and make sure that the onbord video is disabled, pull battery off the motherboard and reset everything if nothing else works, Be sure to plug monitor into the onboard video card so u can access the bios, also check that cable is snug at both ends(i know silly but you would be amazed) if stilll nothing fallback on other videocard and test new card in another computer, was the videocard seated snugly and tightened down good?

Jul 15, 2009 | ASUS P4S800-MX Motherboard

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P4m800pro-m478 "No video"


if you have another pci slot install the card there
if that does'nt work
your card has probably gone
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Won't boot


You will need to flash the graphics bios of you comp. Put the CD that you got along with the Card and reboot your computer and then follow the onscreen instructions to flash it.

Let me know if you need more help!

Regards,
Sai.

Sep 26, 2008 | Gateway 510 X (10272197) PC Desktop

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Video card for the gateway 507gr


Yes, your computer specifically supports:

PCI Express 16x and
PCI Express 1x

The 16x is the long one and the 1x is the reallly short one. Most likely the card that you get will fit the big slot. Be careful not to upgrade too high though, because if you do you may have to upgrade your power supply as well. Ask someone at gateway or a local shop for a recommended card for your system.

Apr 23, 2008 | Gateway 507GR PC Desktop

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Video card


actually your computer is working on the onboard video adapter.

1. connect first the monitor to the onboard video card.( do not remove the connected geforce video card.)
2. switch on the computer and press "F2" on new model computer, "Delete" on old model computer.
so that you can enter to bios setup.
3. if bios setup is open; try to find the "AGP bridge configuration"
(some other bios AGP B C is in chipset) by arrow up,down,side left and right) enter.
4. Find " primary graphics adapter"
5. In there, select : If Video card is "pci" connected ; select "pci"
If Video card is "AGP" connected ; select "AGP"
6. press F10 to save and exit the setup.
7. after saving the configuration, disconnect power cord and transfer the monitor to the video card (Gforce). and then connect the ac power cord and then start. or switch on the computer.

Note: be sure to install the drivers of your GFORCE for optimum performance of the card.

hope this help.

Dec 21, 2007 | ASUS P4P800 SE (890552603657) Motherboard

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