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when you're building a new computer, how do you install a new graphics card if the mobo doesn't have onboard graphics?


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post #2 of 6
Just insert it into the respective slot, couldn't be easier.
pciex/agp/pci whatever kind of card it is
Sometimes you have to connect a 6 pin power connector or even two, depends on the power requirements of the card.
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post #3 of 6
1. Uninstall current video drivers.
2. Remove the old card (PC powered off and plug removed)
3. Insert new card.
4. Install new drivers.

You don't need on board video at all. I'm not sure why you think it needs it.
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post #4 of 6
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idk whats going through my head lol, i just had a stupid feeling that the video wouldnt show on boot up without the driver.


thanks for the help though !!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Neeyucka View Post
idk whats going through my head lol, i just had a stupid feeling that the video wouldnt show on boot up without the driver.


thanks for the help though !!
Oh I see. Yeah, Windows will install basic drivers to allow it to display, the beauty of plug and play
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LG 12.5" 1366x768 IPS Lenovo Keyboard Lenovo 90W AC Adapter Lenovo X Series ThinkPad Chassis 
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Samsung 840 120GB SSD Nope Itty-Bitty Fans and Heatsinks Windows 10 Professional 64-bit 
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LG 12.5" 1366x768 IPS Lenovo Keyboard Lenovo 90W AC Adapter Lenovo X Series ThinkPad Chassis 
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post #6 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GoneTomorrow View Post
Oh I see. Yeah, Windows will install basic drivers to allow it to display, the beauty of plug and play

very true !
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Antec 1200 
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WD 80GB + WD 250GB Vista Home Premium - 64 Bit ASUS VH222H 21.5" 650W Corsair 
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Antec 1200 
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