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Problem installing new graphics card on Emachine/onboard-graphics

Q: Problem installing new graphics card on Emachine/onboard-graphics

I m having a problem others seem to encouter but can t get it resolved I bought a ATI Radeon X Pro MB PCI-E card I have an Emachine T computer with built in ati xpress Specs found herehttp www emachines com support product support html cat desktop amp subcat T-Series amp model T My problem graphics on new installing card Emachine/onboard-graphics Problem is after installing the card my computer doesn t recognize the hardware As soon as I put Problem installing new graphics card on Emachine/onboard-graphics the card in my monitor will not work The computer boots up and the monitor has power but no picture The card fan is working i can hear it Problem installing new graphics card on Emachine/onboard-graphics I take the card out and it works fine Here is what I have tried -Called emachines for support and after disabling my onboard graphics still doesn t work they say call ATI -Tried support from ATI no help they say its the computer -Tried disabling in BIOS but it doesn t offer a selection for that It also does t have a PNP feature Only first initial display which I tried on PCIEX -Plug Problem installing new graphics card on Emachine/onboard-graphics monitor to both card and onboard -Check MSI website and I do have updated BIOS I can tell that the onboard graphics are disabled due to large scale print I tried uninstalling the drivers but when i turn it on it detects and installs the built in graphics I just can t get the monitor to work whenever the card is inserted If it would work I could manually install the hardware and drivers I m thinking I need a different BIOS that would let me use PNP and disable onboard graphics Any help I would greatly appreciate this is my first time to this website and I thought I would try it before taking my computer to a shop to see if they can fix it Just scared of what they might charge since I only paid about for the card Thanks in advance Kevin nbsp

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A: Problem installing new graphics card on Emachine/onboard-graphics

An extreme option

As you do have the option of a working computer prior to installing the new card I would back up any files that are important to you..
Then, before I would pay someone else BIG bucks, I would put in the new card and try a fresh install of windows. Force it to recognise your new card. The drivers that Windows will pick should suffice until the install is done and you can then install the card specific drivers from your disk.
This is given ONLY as a choice. I am not sure this will solve your problem but IT IS something this cheap bas____ would try before paying someone else.

Good Luck and check back, maybe someone else will contribute a better idea.
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A:No signal from PCI-e card OR onboard graphics after installing new card

Maybe a loose connection in computer or cable/monitor.
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A:Enabling onboard graphics/Disabling graphics card method

That is just how you should do that, it's unremarkable.

Should not be a problem at all, it's routine, you could add another card later and be just fine after disabling on-board again.
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A:Graphics Card/Onboard Graphics for Media Centre PC

the graphics card listed in my specs may only be 64MB, but it surprisingly runs aero.
If that seems to be not quite what you're looking for, another card I would recommend is the nvidia 8400GS. It may be 512MB, but thats about as high as it's specs go, but you will need a more powerful PSU (300W+). The 8400GS is about ?30 and a vga to RCA adapter seems to be about ?5 (i recommend you buy the adapter before the card).
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A:Onboard graphics detected not graphics card

Hi , The option is the one where the nvidia card and intel on-board are shown, and the BIOS should select the nvidia card as priority if it can, and has a choice.
It's sometimes known as 'Primary Video' & the option is called PEG.
Make sure you save the settings when you exit or they won't be changed from before.
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A:Use Graphics Card and Onboard Graphics Simultaneously

Most of the time, no. Installing an addon card disables the onboard chipset.
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A:Problem installing a graphics card

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A:Onboard graphics card (non-working)

When I go to install it, it is telling me it cannot find the driver.Click to expand...

If the onboard graphics are not working, how are you getting this message on the screen in the first place? In other words, if you are getting this message, the onboard graphics are not dead. When you installed Windows XP, you should have gone to the PC manufacturer's website to locate the motherboard chipset, sound, LAN, graphics, etc., drivers. If the PC is a custom or self built computer, then you would go to the motherboard manufacturer's website for these drivers. Anytime you install any version of Windows you should be doing this.

Try doing it now.
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A:Video card and onboard graphics?

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Quote: Originally Posted by smartman

Hi guys, I'm a noob here, and was just wondering if there was any way to change my onboard graphics card in my laptop? My laptop is a Acer Aspire 5520, with the default Nvidia Geforce 7000m.

I'm usually alright with it, but I'm trying to start playing serious games (Arkham Asylum ), and I get this error "1x32 fb render target issue".

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Have you looked to see if your current graphics chipset is capable of running your games. That error IS usually a software issue and you may not have to change at all
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Now this card has DDR3 memoryClick to expand...

Which card?? "A card with DDR3 memory", or "A thingy with a red switch on it" tell us just as much.
But if it's not another 7600 GT you're trying to SLi, just forget it, especially if you're going to buy the other card.
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I need to upgrade my video card to get Aero when I install W7. I have an onboard card now. I understand that I need to go into the Bios and disable it. I don't want to go in there and screw it up. I have an AMI Bios. I don't know if it is possible to give me a "road map" so that I know what screens to bring up, but I sure would appreaciate some help if that is possible. == One thing that concerns me is what if I change the Bios in error and nothing shows on the screen, how do I go back in the Bios and change it back since nothing is on the screen? == Also I am looking for a video card in the $60 range. Does anyone have a suggestion?


A:Installing Graphics Card

You don't need to go into the bios, once you install a card it disables onboard graphics. As for which card to choose in your price range the ATi Radeon 4350 is a solid cheap card.

Also, I don't recommend messing with the bios if you don't know what you are doing. Thats why pci-e and agp cards automattically disable the onboard.

Finally I found this, hope it helps This one is PCI-E

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Also does it have to be a certain type or can I buy and use any graphics card?


A:Installing a new graphics card

Hey, Welcome to the forums! What kind of games do you wish to play? I see you only have 1GB of RAM, this will hold you back, you should try to get 2+. Also check and see what kind of PCIe slots you have. - PNY VCGGTS2501XPB GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

is the card I have and I play Bad Company 2, Mass Effect 2, ect.
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A:Installing a graphics card

Hi,Basically you can, with a cost and I believe this cost may be more expensive than buying a new computer because you have to take into account: New card price,  and WHERE you can buy it because laptop cards are not the same as desktop cards. You can't buy from any normal shop,Need new system board (may be),Need new cooling system because generally speaking more powerfull card pumps out more heat (you want more powerfull card don't you?).May need new PSU because your current PSU may not suitbale to the card. (I ordered a machine with Nvidia card and I needed to order a 90W charger at the same time, not the normal 65W charger. They simply rejected my order).Labor cost.Many, many packets of Asprin.I would not do this unless I've a lot of money to throw away. Regards.
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A:Installing a Graphics Card

I am assuming it is an AGP card. Second I am also assuming it does not require to be externally powered.

Internal video needs to be disabled in BIOS, not device manager.
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O.K I might upgrade my ATI rage 8MB graphics card to a 128 ATI 9600.
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Sureley, if I pull my graphics card, I wont be able to see th screen, so How do I install a new graphics card?

A:Installing a graphics card.

Go to Device Manager and uninstall the current drivers , , turn the machine off and remove the current card ( unplug the power and press the start button to discharge any charge on the board ) Insert the new card, start the pc, you will likely get a "New Hardware Found" popup . . put the cd in and let it load the new drivers.

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3. Install new card into system
4. download new driver
Is that the correct steps ?

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A:help installing graphics card

I plugged it in untill it fit snugly screwed it in. Thing is I didn't read anything when the pc started up. I mean I right clicked desktop and settings and it was the default card. I use the add new hardware wizard it said it couldnt' find anything. I put in teh driver disk and now its installing it I guess. Should it have already been found before having to put in the driver disc? Its my6800 gs card for windows xp. It says it was succesfully installed. Didn't ask for a system restart though lol. I still dunno if i plugged the power connector in right with the power dongle;.
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Thank you.

Happy Holidays to all

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A:Installing new graphics card

From what it looks like to me the other cards will need to be unscrewed too, and then removed in order to get the metal strip out. I'm not a technical person so better to wait until someone who knows more replies; but it does look simple enough however I do understand your fears.

Years of having no money and having to repair things myself has kind of made me less fearful of ripping open my PC and having a fettle; those engineers cost a bloody fortune and most of them just format your hard drive and hand you a bill for $200.
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Win 98, Cyrix 300 processor, Jetwaytx mboard, 128mb ram.

Changing from Matrox 4mb 2d/3d card to a Creative 12mb voodoo2 3dfx card.

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Should I/can I install the drivers with the old card still in place? If so how do I do it?

thanks in anticipation

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A:Installing Graphics Card

d/l the latest drivers from nvidia
in the device manager
disable the onboard
turn the computer off
check the card is seated properly
move the monitor cable to the card
start the computer tapping f8 and choose vga mode
when windows finishes booting
disable a/virus
install your drivers
reboot the computer
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A:Help installing graphics card PLEASE.

Integrated means that your computer has a video card on-board. literrally ON its BOARD. Notice if you look inside the computer that you connect your monitor directly to the motherboard.

You have purchased a PCI video card, so you'll have to insert it into one of the PCI slots on your board. Usually you can do this and the motherboard will pick it up automatically.

Simply flic the OFF switch on the power supply so that no power can come through. Open your case and ground yourself (touch a piece of metal on the case) to remove any static. Insert the card into one of the PCI slots (there's 3 of them on a dimension and they are white. (you may need to unscrew one of the thin metal coverings on the back of the case. each slot has its own cover). Before you close the case, make sure the CARD fan is plugged into the 3 prong tiny outlet on its card. Now move your monitor cable from your Integrated Video port, to its new home on the video card.

That should be good enough for the computer to recognize it. But you probably got a DRIVER CD which should be installed (or downloaded from the website) as soon as windows boots up, to make the card work at full performance.
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also, could someone give me a quick guide, just so as i can get it straightened out a bit in my head

thanks alot,lol. the guides on the net confuse me =[

A:installing my new graphics card


Intergrated means it is built into the motherboard, the chip is set in the motherboard, if you remove it chances are you will fudge the motherboard.

You have to unistall the drivers for the intergrated graphics then restart the computer and disable the onboard graphics in the BIOS.

I'm not sure what computer you have but if you just keep pressing the delete button on your keyboard as soon as you switch the computer on you should get into the BIOS. Try and look for something called integrated peripherals in there, it should be inside there, something about onboard graphics. DO NOT TOUCH OR ALTER OTHER SETTINGS OR YOU CAN SCREW YOUR COMPUTER!
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A:Help With Installing Graphics Card

Download the Catalyst drivers from this page assuming that you have Windows XP and run them. It will do all the work for you. If that doesn't work, let us know.
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A:need help installing graphics card.

Did you uninstall the old graphics driver from the Add and Remove Programs before installing the new card? If so, please list the steps you took to remove the old card and install the new card. Include what you did with the graphics drivers (if anything). That would help to spot any error you might have made.
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I have purchased a PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W and a graphics card - HIS Hightech H467QT512P Radeon HD 4670 IceQ Turbo 512MB 128-bit. These were bought, following advice to improve the performance of my pc for certain games. In this case GTA IV.

My system at the moment:
Aspire M5100
AMD Phenom(tm) 8400 Triple-Core Processor
32 bit
graphics card ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO
I don`t know if this helps but also found this under system performance:
gaming graphics -1535 MB Total available graphics memory

I basically need help installing both of these. I usually find my way around pretty well. What I am wondering is if by simply following the users manuals I'll be able to install everything without problems. Should I get help from somebody who can handle this professionally? Could I follow a step by step from this forum?

Any help is appreciated.



A:Help Installing PSU and Graphics Card

It's not too difficult.
Make sure you uninstall the video drivers before you power
down and disconnect everything.
Can find them in control panel add/remove programs.
Programs and features for vista.

Disconnect all the external cables after powered down.
More than likely going to be working in the left side,so lay
it down on it's right side and remove the cover.

Before you work inside,go grab onto a water pipe or something
to ground yourself and discharge any static.

The video card has 1 or 2 screws in the back plate,depending
on the card.
The iceq probably uses 2.
Remove the screw.
At the other end of the video card is a latch at the motherboard.
You need to lift that up,then remove the card.

If you dont think you will remember the power supply connections,
write them down.
If you have a floppy drive,the connector needs to be lifted
slightly then pulled.
The large ATX connector and cpu connector have little latches
that need to be squeezed in to pull the plug.
Disconnect all the other power supply connectors.
There are 4 screws in the back holding the power supply in.
Remove them.
Hold the power supply while removing the last 1,so it doesn't
flop around.
Then remove it.
Put the new one in and screw it down.
Reconnect the power connectors.

You will probably need to remove 1 more back plate cover for the iceq fan.
I don't think the 4670 needs external power,so you should be
good to close up the computer and hook it back up.
the one below the card slot.
Once that is removed,insert the video card firmly till seated,
then screw it down.

Hook it back up and power on.
Install new video drivers.