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upgrading a dell gx270 graphics card


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OK then lets make sure the video is disabled in the bios.
Reboot the system and at the first post screen tap the Del key normally and it should get you into the BIOS
In there find either the Advanced, Onboard or Integrated Peripherals areas.
Using the keyboard arrow keys scroll down to the Video entry and make sure it is Dis-Enabled and if not then look at the bottom of the screen it will tell you how to adjust or modify the values to Enable it.
When done make sure to click F10 to Save and Exit with the setting.
You will then be asked to click Y to Verify the Save and Exit
The system will now reboot with the new settings saved.
Let me know if this helps.
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ok thanks. and how do i know if i installed the graphics card right? and how do i activate it.

Edited by SethWilliam, 18 September 2011 - 09:40 PM.

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When you plug your monitor in and turn the system on the video should be there. Once in windows you will have to install the drivers from the disk that came with your card.
Once that is done you will be able to adjust the resolution and colors like you want.
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ok thanks and i can't seem to get into the BIOS what is the post screen?
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post screen are the black screens with DOS lettering that happen before you see the actual windows logo.
First one will usually tell you how to enter the BIOS. Normally it is by tapping the DEL key.
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ok their is only one screen before the windows logo appears and i tryed tapping the del key, nothing happened. their are two options at the top of the screen though. that say press f12 or something to go to boot menu and something else.
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f12 or something to go to boot menu and something else.

Click F12 see if that gets you into the bios. If not the key may be F8, F2 or another F key to enter the Bios Cmos or Setup area.
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at the bottom of the post screen it says BIOS version: A06
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Somewhere on the first post screen it will tell you how to enter the Bios\CMOS\Setup.
They are all the same but the step to enter it will differ depending on the system.
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kk i thinki saw a setup menu option
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ok i got into the setup menu/bios so what do i need to do now to shut of the integrated graphics card.
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Find the integrated peripherals and then highlight the onboard graphics. If it isn't disabled check the bottom of the screen to see ho to modify it.
It may be as simple as clicking enter then highlight disable. Then click enter and then F10 to save and exit. The system will now reboot.
If you are using the new card to do all this then the onboard has been automatically disabled anyway so you would not need to do this at all.
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so when i install the new card. do i turn it on and play or should i turn off the integrated card first? or does it do this automaitacly. and i just plug the card in thats it right no other requirements, besides to download the drivers. :) what i fit doesn't come with a disc?
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When you plug the card it should automatically disable the onboard. You then plug your monitor into the new card and start your system.
You will get generic drivers till you update the video card drivers.
If there is no drivers disk then I would suggest downloading the newest drivers now and save them to your desktop. That way once you replace it you will already have them ready to install.
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so how do i get the drivers for this specfic card

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130654
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