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Title says it. I'm wanting to make a computer a server. I don't really have the money to install a pcie graphics card right now. I do have a card in another computer that I can install to get everything set up. The computer is a Pentium 4 and I have a gig of ram to stick in it. I'm wanting to run a battlefield 2 server. Any help is appreciated.
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post #2 of 22
hmm NO

If you pulled it out when it was running or something like that it would most likly damage it.

ALSO I don't think it will post/boot without a GFX card....
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post #3 of 22
You can't even boot a computer without a graphics card installed, so no.
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post #4 of 22
Don't think you could get through the boot process ...

    
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post #5 of 22
No I doubt it will even post without a gpu. Just get a cheapo card off craigslist for $5.
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post #6 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishie36 View Post
You can't even boot a computer without a graphics card installed, so no.
Thanks. I know you can't pull one out while it's running. I was just wondering if you could boot without it.
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post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by dhrandy View Post
Thanks. I know you can't pull one out while it's running. I was just wondering if you could boot without it.
unless you ave onboard you cannot. . . But as the others said there are cheap ones (either PCI-e or PCI) on the egg or craigslist/ebay . . your budget shouldnt be that thinned out lol
 
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post #8 of 22
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How about a cheap pci graphics card. Will it boot?

Like this?
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post #9 of 22
I think I just LOLed at that video card, lol.
    
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post #10 of 22
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Just got a Radion 9200 PCI card. This should work.
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