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Can you use a pci only graphics card in a gateway GM5472 model desktop

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Yes, but the video performances will be extremely limited.

Posted on Nov 15, 2010

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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

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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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Gateway GT5040 Graphics Card


This model Gateway desktop computer has a built-in video card.
Connect the monitor to the Gateway motherboard video port and the boot up and go into the BIOS and select disable the built-in video.
Shut down then connect the monitor to the 8800GTX video card and boot up the Gateway computer. The video should then appear in the monitor.

Feb 14, 2013 | Gateway GT5040 PC Desktop

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Gateway GT5032 add a video card on PCI E slot and no video shows.


Hi,

Please check if the following is in order:

  1. Make sure the graphics card is seeded correctly in the PCI-Express slot.
  2. Make sure that the graphics card has power.
  3. Make sure your screen cable is connected to the graphics card and not the on-board connector.

You also have to install the graphics drivers that came with the card to get a proper resolution on your screen.

Hope this helps!
Please let me know if this information was useful!

Kind Regards

Dec 06, 2010 | Gateway GT5032 (827103078121) PC Desktop

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Does my gateway pc desktop model GM5472 come with a wireless card?


No it only comes with a wired lan (ethernet) car built in. If you want to you can easily add a wireless card to this unit. You have several options such as one of those USB wifi devices to a proper plug in card.

Apr 25, 2010 | Gateway GM5472 PC Desktop

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S video output Does not work on my Gateway GM5472 computer


Here are some things to try...

You may need to install some software and/or drivers for this hardware to work. Look on the manufacturers web site.

I see that the card goes into your PCI-Express slot. Is it intended to power both your monitor and a TV? If so, and the software/drivers are already installed, you may need to open a configuration/settings window or a control panel in order to redirect the video signal to the NTSC port.

It may be that you need to enable the card in your computers BIOS settings.

Apr 06, 2010 | Gateway GM5472 PC Desktop

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I wanted to know if i could upgrademy video card on my gateway e2300 desktop and if so what is compatible


Based on the motherboard photo at http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Intel2/2522213/2522213nv.shtml, the Gateway e2300 can accept PCI video cards (NOT PCI-e or AGP).

If your motherboard looks like that photo - buy any PCI video card and it should work.

Mar 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do i connect a tv to my gateway computer


Do you have an HDMI port in your computer? If you have, then it is easy to connect your computer to your tv making your tv an extended monitor in watching high definition audio and video.

If you want to connect your tv to your computer and watch tv shows, you need to install a TV Tuner Card in your cpu through a PCI or PCIE Card. Once installed, at the back of your cpu, you will have a co-axial port or a compatible port to connect your tv to your CPU.

Feb 09, 2010 | Gateway GM5472 PC Desktop

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I need to diable the onboard video card before installing a PCI-E 2.0 graphic card. From what I have read, it's possible this is done automatically, through BIOS, or by a jumper setting. I never received...


It is an option in the BIOS under "Advanced Bios Features". Set Initial Display to PCI Express VGA card. Your options may be slightly different due to different BIOS.

Jan 30, 2010 | Gateway GM5472 PC Desktop

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I have aGateway GT 5408 I think my graphics card


Do you have any expansion slots, PCI-E, AGP or PCI on your motherboard? If so, you could get a new card and install it.

Dec 31, 2009 | Gateway GT5408 PC Desktop

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Motherboard - disable onboard graphics


1. open your cabinet.
2. remove the battery form the motherboard.
3. wait 15 seconds and then replace the battery again.
4. connect your screen to the pci ex card.

now it should work.
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May 15, 2008 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

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