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scottish cougar

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Hi forum
:blink: I have a Dell 8300 pc my graphics card is not working. I would like to know how i can tell if my card is on the motherboard or is it a seperate card altogether. Thanks for any help



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Hi forum
:blink: I have a Dell 8300 pc my graphics card is not working. I would like to know how i can tell if my card is on the motherboard or is it a seperate card altogether. Thanks for any help



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the easiest way is where does the monitor plugin to computer ,the vertical conectiond by the mouse ,keyboard or the horizontal down lower where addins like modems ,and soundcards and the like are .
also i think all the dells i've had apart had onboard video .

Edited by My2Cents, 29 July 2006 - 06:12 AM.

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Hi my2cents
Thanks for the reply my monitor plugs in on the horizontal.

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You should get the video adapter drivers here, you may also want to check the display drivers

http://support.dell..../...=WW1&osl=EN
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Hi Keith
:blink: I have downloaded the drivers and it did not work. The reason i asked the question is that i need a new graphics card all wanted to know was is the card on the motherboard or was it seperate from the motherboard then how do i find out which one it is so that i can replace it. I have a ATI radeon pro which would be a better card to replace it with or should i get the same type that i have already have. Thanks for all the help.

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Ask the question in system buiding because they make those choices more often than here, where repairs are more common

http://www.geekstogo...hp?showforum=27

I expect there will always be a better card than is installed in any pre-built system because they only need something which works to sell it, not something which runs at the top end of performance benchmarks
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Ask the question in system buiding because they make those choices more often than here, where repairs are more common

http://www.geekstogo...hp?showforum=27

I expect there will always be a better card than is installed in any pre-built system because they only need something which works to sell it, not something which runs at the top end of performance benchmarks

Hi keith
thanks for your help i have just posted this the system building forum so please close this post thanks again.

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