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Gateway 831GM Desktop does not support VGA CARD

I have a gateway 831GM desktop (bought it in 2005) So i decided to upgrade the video card with a GeForce 7200 GS (Nvidia product) I placed it in the PCI express x16 slot, secured and fastened. So when i went to turn it on I placed the CD in, and i get a message saying "Sorry but we do not support your VGA card" I dont know what to do? should i call gateway support? or Nvida?? Or is there another alternative? Thanks

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    Yes, this is an add-on...meaning when i opened up the desktop to there was an empty slot waiting for my Geforce. Ok so that means i have to disable the factory VGA card then...how do you get into setup? and disable??

  • Jorge V Feb 05, 2010

    Do i have to plug the monitor cable to the 7200 GS? because it wont fit...so that means ih ave to go to the computer store and find the right cable for it? or can i buy an adapter?

  • Jorge V Feb 05, 2010

    Ok well I put plugged in the cable to the Geforce 7200 GS D-sub monitor and the plugged the other sided to my Samsung Syncmaster 2033 (50000:1 dynamic contrast) monitor. And as soon as i turn on the computer, the monitor turns on but i have no picture, there is a analog vs digital function but i still cant get a picture. OR before i do that.. do I first hit the f2 button to go into the BIOs setup? See i did go and i couldnt find enable primary video card.. and do i still have to go to the store and buy the white flat panel display cable?? thanks again

  • Jorge V Feb 05, 2010

    nevermind the last message..I got it working :) Alls i had to do was reset the computer and it loaded up just fine and it recognized the new software and downloaded whatever it needed to do..and alls i had to do was fix the resolution up. But the only thing im pondering is if i have to go back to the F2 setup when the computer is booting??

  • Jorge V Feb 07, 2010

    Yes I will still buy that DVI cable. Thanks a million!!! Beers are on me!

  • Jorge V Feb 07, 2010

    The solution was extremely helpful, homedesigner guided me through the problem step by step, and the most importantly is i learned alot from this problem turned into a successful solution, Thanks again homedesigner!!

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Did you replace a video card or did you add this one. Was the original video card integrated? If it was, you need to go into setup during computer startup and disable the VGA card that is embedded in the motherboard. If you replaced a video card, you need to go into add/remove programs in the control panel and uninstall all references to the old card.

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    Mark Tidwell Feb 04, 2010

    When the computer is booting up, press either F1 or F2 at one second intervals to enter the Setup utility. Once in there, you will look for entries like integrated components, video, or the like. Find the one to disable the integrated video. Press the appropriate key (usually F10) to save the changes and reboot.

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    Mark Tidwell Feb 04, 2010

    Let me know how it all worked out. Thanks for the opportunity to help you out.

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    Mark Tidwell Feb 05, 2010

    You can get an adapter from the DVI connector to the VGA connector on your monitor. Depending on the monitor, it may have the whtie DVI connection on the back as well. If it does, go to the store and get a DVI cable as you'll like the result you get on the monitor much better (Digital vs. Analog).

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    Mark Tidwell Feb 05, 2010

    If it is now working, you shouldn't have to go back into setup. Some of the Gateway's have an automatic detection and the ability to select is not in the BIOS, but since it seemed it refused to work, I figured it was a BIOS setting. I'm glad you got it working though and glad I could be of help. You may still want to get the DVI cable to connect to your monitor in the future sometime, but you can do that at any time.

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