I just bought a new video card for my dell dimension 3000, i am ready to put it in but i don't know how to disable the old video adapter. it is built in to the mother board. please tell me how to do this. i greatly appreciate it.
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1. Onboard video card is either disabled or bad. 2. Cable is bad 3. Monitor is bad.
You can check the last 2 relativly easily by hooking the monitor and cable up to another computer to see if they function. if they don't then first try swapping out the cable (i say this first because its cheaper) then swap out the monitor.
To see if the video card is bad try hooking up a different monitor to the system. If the new monitor is not displaying anything then you most likely will need to put a new video card in the machine.
Yes generally speaking when you drop in a videocard it typically will disable the built on one. You may have to disable it though. I know you said you did not see the onboard video in BIOS but there is almost always a setting in there to turn it off.
By the time you spend all that money you could have bought you a new Intel 2.8Ghz dual core processor with 4GB of RAM..keep the one you have for stuff you want to experiment with and buy yourself a new computer
In the BIOS, it would be under on board peripherals/devices if it's there at all. On board AGP or something... If there's no BIOS setting to disable on board video, it should recognize the new card. This may sound silly but is the card completely seated in the slot? Sometimes it may seem like it is. Something to check anyway...?
In the bios there could be setting to disable your onboard video. Since the output was broken, see if there is an option to disable the onboard setting. If you do this and you are still having problems, I would go ahead and start in safe mode, then lower your resulution to the lowest settings till you can get the video drivers loaded for the new card that you have just bought.
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Did you check to make sure the video card is installed in the right spot? Has the onboard video card been disabled in Windows - and when you say it will not boot, do you mean physically no POST. Do you get any error codes? If you can get into the CMOS (Bios) Setup screen - change the primary display adapter from the onboard to AGP, PCI, or PCI-E depending on which card that is. Use this information at your own risk - hope it helps.
if your pc is old, it may not be compatible with that amount of memory.. check to see your are buying the correct type of memory, a lot of pc's vary depending on model.. be sure to push down firmly when installing the memory stick.. hope this helps
ok look..the graphic card is a miniature board,witha radiator on it,and it is situated perpendicular on to the mainboard.you will see that from its behind there a wire which goes directly to the monitor.thats the recognise part. in case your computer has no video card,just onboard graphic adapter you have to identify the AGP or the PCIE slot from your mainboard. this is how you do look on the mainboard..youll see the processor un the middle..big,with a fan on it(ventilator) under it..there are some long slots..like 10,12 cm long..paralles between them and paralles with the lowest laturaof your computer case.. the fisrt from up...the one which is situated upper is the agp one I exclude the possibility to be a PCIE slot because your computer is not a today one..you more than sure you have a AGP slot. ussualy is a brown or red collor..anyway it is different by th eother slots paralel with it. ok..you put there the video card and voila...youre done. however if you had no video before just the integrated on mother board solution,go in bios and desactivate the onboard video. after that,put the instalation cd or just the ati catalist driver for your new nice agp ati radeon 9600 video board. with all done,you should have a new board:) like an advice..I dont recomand you to do this alone..go to a specialised service and let them do it for you,ask them to let you see the job for a next time...but now..if you never did that ..its quite ok to let a specialist hanndle it.,ok? good luck oh by the way..you may surf for a while on internet to see some photos with video boards atached on mainboards.. i give you the link whwere I found your dell..It might not have a video board,but only a integrated video on mother board.. so http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-dimension-3000-celeron/4507-3118_7-31077378.html