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I would like to know what are the replacement parts for a video card and sound card for my Gateway GM5480E, or suitable parts.

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You have a PCI Express slot on this computer (the black slot that run horizontally on the bottom half of the board. It is compatible with PCIE spec 1.0, so whatever video card you get MUST be 1.0 spec. The 2.0 spec won't work. You did not provide the information on your power supply, but this is another important consideration. Many video cards require a certain wattage output, and many will also specify a minimum output on the 12V rail. The more powerful the video card, the more likely this will be a problem. If you are a gamer, get the best card you can for the price, and make sure to check about power and the PCIE specs for the prospective card. If you are not a gamer, look for a slightly cheaper card, as you really don't need all that power.
As for sound cards, your PC has 2 PCI cards, which you can slot in any PCI sound card. I prefer the soundblaster line of cards or Xfi from creative labs. Depending on your Operating system and how much you want to spend, I can provide a better recommendation. Feel free to post more information on your PC if you want a more specific recommendation.

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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.

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Hi. I am looking to install a new video card for my gateway gt5012 to enhance gaming. ( world of warcraft) I currently have: Chip type: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family DAC type: Internal Display...


You need to purchase a PCI-Express video card.
Your current graphics are built into the motherboard, so you don't need to remove anything, just install the card in the PCI-E 16x slot.

Bear in mind, that you should not try to purchase a power-hungry card, as your PC's power supply is only rated at 300W. Also you will need to make sure that - if the card needs a special power connection plugged directly into it - there exists a lead coming out of your power supply with suitable connector.

Summing up, you'll need to open your case to look for the extra power lead for graphics card, and shop for a card that either accepts the power connector you have, or does not need additional power.

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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.

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No Audio Device on Gateway notebook M465-E- Need Sound Card?


Go to device manager, sound / video. and your sound card will be in there. Oh and right click on my computer and select properties, Hardware. if you didnt know.

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The computer has lost all the red color and others


Hook up another known good monitor to the video card and if it still has problems with red then you know the video card is bad and needs to be replaced.

If the known good monitor still works after being hooked up to the video card then you know the original monitor is bad.

Let me know if I can be of further help.

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Any of the cards here are suitabl,e with almost all under $100 and are all PCI Express x 16
Your mobo is not suitable for the PCI X 2.0
Remember the amount of memory on the video card comes from your available ram - so you need to consider this when buying if you dont have much ram.
If you need more help deciding let me know

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No Power On at all


What it sounds like is the Power supply on your FPD is bad. If its making a High Pitch Sound, A circuit or piece of your power supply is failing. It would need to be replaced in order to get it working.

Suggestion.
You can repair this easily if you have another FPD 1730 lying around that doesnt work you can replace parts, but its best if they were made around the same time because certain models have 3 boards(video board, inverter, power supply) But most have two boards (power supply, video card)
They are easy to replace and maneuver if you want to give it a try. Open the FPD and see what kind you have. If anything you might be able to find a part online.

Good Luck,
I hope this helps
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Video and sound card


hey there kytrex


ill be very glad to assist you for your upgrade on your Gateway s desktop.

however, id like you to install this first here.

this is belarc advisor which it will give you a detailed specification of your system. please post the details after belarc has finished as this will determine what type of videocard and sound card will be compatible for your pc.

you can ask me later or post to mew rather later on when youve done with the details.

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LCD Display - Gray Shades/Lines


1ST OF ALL U SHOULD CHECK UR CPU WITH ANY OTHER MONIOR IF IT WORKS OK THEN BUY 256MB XFX 3GP CARD

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well you can buy a card for about 20 quid on ebay etc but new it will cost you a lot more ! YES THE HARD DRIVE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT AND 150 POUND THEN YOUVE GOT A GOOD DEAL IF IT IS MORE THAN 3 YEARS OLD YOU ARE BEING A BIT RISKY YOU GET A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE THIS SAYING ITS JUST THE CARD THATS BROKEN BUT YOURE NOT LOOSING MUCH FOR 150 QUID AND YOU SHOULD ALSO ASK THEM TO FORMATT THE LAPTOP ! E-MAIL ME IF YOU NEED HELP I COULD FIND YOU PARTS QUITE CHEAP !

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