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There is a simple way
Click Start
Choose Run
Type dxdiag(direct x diagnosis)
In the dxdiag select the display tab and there it will show you whether your graphics card is internal(part of motherboard) or external

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Where is the video card located at in the box?


Some machines have the video built into the motherboard.
Best way to tell is look at the Video port on the back of the machine.
(Where the monitor cable plugs in)
If the Video connection point is in within a card slot it is easy to spot what position and where. If the Video connection port is in line with the motherboard. It is built into said motherboard. And yes if you have an available slot open you could upgrade the video should it be built into the motherboard.
Here is a link for slot types
networking ringofsaturn com

Hope this helps.

May 24, 2014 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I attach my monitor and turn the machine on and I get a black screen. When I pull the monitor cable out of from the monitor connection on the motherboard I get a color display on the monitor. What is...


When you disconnect the monitor cable, the display you see is from the monitor itself. It's telling you that the monitor has power and is working, but that you don't have the cable connected to your computer. So the trouble is in your computer, which isn't sending anything to the monitor.

Your computer may not be starting up when you turn on the power. This is pretty common, and may be due to a bad power supply or system board. Or something may be wrong on one of the devices connected to the motherboard (one of the drives or a card plugged in to an expansion slot). You'll need to figure out what is keeping the computer from starting. The easiest way is to unplug all devices from the motherboard except for the power supply and try starting the computer. If the computer starts up you'll know that one of those parts you disconnected is at fault.

Another possibility is that the video card (integrated video on the motherboard in most computers, or a separate card) isn't working. The computer may be starting up and getting in to Windows, but you just never get any video to the monitor. If you are hearing all the sounds of a normal startup (disk drive activity and then finally whatever startup sound your Windows makes), then you need a new video card. If the board has integrated video you just need to install a new plug-in video card of whatever type fits the available slot on the board.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!

Dec 14, 2010 | FIC VL35G Motherboard

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Is video card/motherboard dead?


Do you normally "logon" to the computer or does it load completely by itself.
If you wait for the system to "settle" you can test the computer w/o the monitor:
1. Press the "windows logo" key on the lower left of your keyboard
2. Press the letter R
3 Type WRITE
4. Type a few random letters ~ran~dom~
5. Press this three key sequence:
[Alt]F [P]

(Alt & F) together then the P key

Your random document will print if the computer is actually running.

ok, I suggest you reset your BIOS by removing the mobo battery or by shorting the "reset" pins next to the nattery or BIOS chip.
Go from there...

Sep 22, 2009 | HP Pavilion MX70 17" CRT Monitor

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Monitor will not come on


Try to remove the wire connecting from the monitor to motherboard if there was a display in the monitor then no problem with your monitor. Try to check the battery in motherboard.

Aug 25, 2009 | HP Hewlett Packard Pavilion Slimline...

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Hi i have a intel D845 PESV motherboard


hi im josh in cebu phils.may i help you? Friend try to read these.ths may help you.
Your PC uses beeps to communicate with you when something is wrong with the video setup. Check the settings on your video card to make sure that they're correct for your system. Also check any switches on the motherboard to make sure that they're set up correctly for your type of video card. (You should consult your system's instruction manual for details on this procedure.) Check to make sure that your video card is seated properly in its slot; you may even want to try inserting the card in another slot. If none of these suggestions works, try a new video card, or have your system examined by a professional.
In a pre-Windows 98, system, if you have two video cards installed at the same time, they can sometimes interfere with each other and cause neither to work properly. Try removing one of the cards; if this results in the remaining card working, you need to reconfigure one or both of the cards to better work together. (With Windows 98 and later you can install two video
Remember these points when you have a video-related problem:
  • Most display problems are caused by video card/monitor mismatches, bad or outdated display drivers, or improperly connected cables.
  • One good way to determine whether a video problem is card-related or monitor related is to connect a different monitor to your system. If the new monitor works fine, the problem is in your old monitor; if it doesn't, the problem is with your video card.
  • Most video card–related problems will manifest themselves before Windows launches.
  • Most driver-related problems will manifest themselves after Windows launches. good luck.

Mar 04, 2009 | Intel D845PESV Motherboard

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Cooked motherboard


Personally, I've never seen a monitor damage a motherboard. Since monitors have their own power source, the HP answer of the monitor "drawing too much power" is bogus.

Possible failures could include the following:
  1. Failing Power Supply - if you haven't tried a different power source, then that is the 1st thing I'd look at, expecially if another system will run the monitor.
  2. A peripheral item, (Keyboard, Mouse, Printer, scanner or other USB device is preventing POST completion of boot completion.) try booting system with just video and power, nothing else.
  3. Check the monitor cable for bent/broken pins. I have seen bent pins on a cable connection short out a video card, this could cause a no post if the video is integrated.
  4. I just reviewed the HP site on this system, and it appears to ship with a PCI-E video card. It appears most likely that the Video Card (If one is installed). If you have the PCI-E video card in system, remove it, and connect to the intergrated video connection and see if ystem posts.

Feb 08, 2009 | Envision 19" Widescreen Flat Panel LCD...

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Monitor not on but menu light are blinking


Hi there, i assume you switch on the monitor but there's no display. Is the monitor working before this? If what i assume is right, you should check the connection between the monitor and the cpu. If that doesn't solve the problem, then you should check the vga card. Maybe the pci slot/vga port is damage. If that the problem, you should change another display card.

Dec 20, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Dual display


On some bios's, you can turn on both your onboard video card and keep that enabled while using the other monitor. However i reccomond you buy a video card that supports a dual monitor system without need for tweaking. Otherwise the simple answer for your issue is no and will require much more work than a conventional dual monitor system.

Feb 24, 2008 | ASUS A7S8X-MX Motherboard

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Monitor Flickering


bad onbord video card get new video card

Jan 31, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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HP PAVILION 760n


tell me if there is something i need to know like: what were the things that you've doing with your computer before the problem happened?? are there any recent hardware/software changes?? tell also your OS- is it XP or Vista...
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first, let's try to check if the problem is with the monitor or not,okey? try unplugging the monitor blue connector at the back of the tower.and make sure that your monitor is turned-on.If you can see a colored bars displayed.you monitor is okey.if not, try a known good monitor...if it woks the problem is with the old monitor.(resolved)

2 (if not)
Now, complelely turn off your computer and try reseating all the cables, and your hardware components such as memory,video card,IDE cable and so on. but before doing so, unplug the power cable and then push the power button to drain the power.after reseating everything, plug back the power cable and turn on computer.try listening to the tower,tell me if you can hear some beeps also.

if no video issue is still there, try putting a known good video card if you have any.if a known good video card works then the problem is with the old one..

if the problem is still there after everything that you've done try calling the manufacturer. this is lead to a motherboard problem but try to call them first.

Jan 17, 2008 | HP Pavilion 760n (P6320A) PC Desktop

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