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Can I add a PCI Video Card and how?


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#1 jhdeav

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 03:32 PM

I was given a desktop for free but noticed it has integrated video only. Is it possible to to add a PCI video card to this system? It has a 1.7 Ghz Celeron processor and I am not sure what type of board it is. I think the bois is AMBIOS Simple setup utility version1.21.12. Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 07:58 PM

Yes you should be able to add a different video card in it. Most motherboards will detect the added video card and use that instead for the monitor. Unforutnately most video cards these days are agp, so before you buy one make sure your motherboard has the type of slot.

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 09:00 PM

I know for a fact that there is no AGP slot, PIC only. I am sorry, I should have stated that in the first post. I was always under the impression that if you had integrated video that you could not upgrade to with any othr type of video card. I am still learning about these things ias I speak or should I say, as I post. Thanks for your reply.

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 10:39 PM

No you can definitely install another video card if one is embedded.

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 06:42 PM

The only thing you have to do do make it work on your upgraded one is run the monitor chord through the jack in the video card.

And maybe configure some bios opitons




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