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Graphics Card compatibility?

Heya, I got this "broken" computer from a friend of mine. It stars up and everything, but the monitor doesn't recieve any signal. After numerous tests, I've come to the conclusion that it must be the graphics card, and so am setting out to buy a new one. The only problem is, I don't know what kind of graphics card I need. I know it's a P5AD2-E Deluxe motherboard, do I just need a compatibility chart or something, which of course ASUS doesn't have. The last one was an Nvidia p383, but I think I'm gonna go for a better one if I can, simply because I love doing media stuff, and I wanna make sure Diablo 3 will run on it, when it comes out. ^^;;

Thanks in advance,

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I could tell you exactly what Graphics Adapter to buy, but
i think is better if you learn how to decide by yourself, so i recoommend you to use the following url, that will take you to your motherboard Specs( you should always visit the manufacturers websites, because nobody can help you better than them).
Often you can get updated drivers for your devices from them.
If the link doesn't work, you can copy and paste the following address:

In the Expansion Slots( the ones you use for graphics adapters) the performance decreases from top to bbottom.

I hope that help you

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Whoa! Wait a minute here.

Let's not get hasty, and blame the graphics card.

Think of all the years of service..........

the long cold nights..........

graphics beyond compare, and......................

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You know the monitor cable, and monitor are good, because you are seeing No Signal, or going into Sleep Mode.
The next logical thing IS to suspect the graphics card.

The actual first thing to check is the Power.

A) Surge Protector:
Check to see that THE receptacle in the surge protector, that the computer is plugged into, (Or was), is good.
I have had a FEW surge protectors where just THAT receptacle, was bad.

"Hmmmm,....LED power light is on for the surge protector. Monitor, printer, and router all have power from the surge protector."
Tested the receptacle that the computer was plugged into, with a table lamp, and NO power.

2) Power Supply:
If you see LED lights on, and maybe fans spinning, it doesn't mean the computer is getting enough power.

A) If ALL of the LED lights were on at once, they would use less than 1 Watt of power.

B) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts of power.

C) A typical Processor can use 51 to 125 Watts of power. Just depends on what Processor it is.

A power supply with a weak voltage power rail, will not have enough power to turn the Processor on.
No Processor, no computer. No computer, no video signal to the monitor.

Test the 3 main voltages for the power supply with a multimeter, or use a KNOWN to be good, and compatible, power supply for a test unit.

[ 3.3 Volt power rail
5 Volt power rail
12 Volt power rail.
All are DC voltage ]

Power supply checks out? Then you may, or may not, want to obtain a graphics card, and try it.
Why -> may not?

Because the electrical damage may go further, than the graphics card.
May have fried the motherboard.
Hopefully not the Processor, and Ram Memory, but...........?

[ The motherboard has Integrated Graphics. If you are plugging into the VGA port on the back of the computer, you are using Integrated Graphics.

If the Surge Protector, and Power Supply checks out, AND you have access to an economical graphics card, (Or can borrow one), try it.
Make sure the computer is unplugged from power. FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions. Physically install the graphics card.
Monitor cable to graphics card.

When you first turn the computer on the graphics will be rough.
You still have to install the drivers]

[An economical multimeter can be purchased for as little as $8 to $12. Available in a multitude of stores. An auto parts store is but one example.
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It is PCI-Express 2.0 technology that is used.

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If you have done this, or are unable too, please post here what happened.

If the results you get with the other graphics card are:
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I hope this helps,

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Hi loudplumber, I doupt you're monitor functions in the manner you're stating. Does the monitor have a on/off button? If yes than you need to turn on the monitor. Check you're monitor, it will have a seperate power cord (That pluges into a wall AC jack) & a data cord which connects to the PC. If everything is connected correctly as I mentioned you should have a display on you're monitor. If you are not getting display than you're onboard integrated graphics card is not working. To test this you can add an AGP 4x 1.5v only graphics card to you're motherboard.
You can buy an AGP 4x 1.5v video card at this link. (Click on the link).

This video card can run both 8x & 4x. You can tell it supports the 1.5v because there are only two copper connections (Not counting the end locking tail). If the video card you are buying has three copper connectors it is not 1.5v compatible. The 4x video card arena is getting smaller. Mfg's are not making AGP card that much any more.

Good luck!
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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.

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