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Windows 7: Buying a new Graphics card

20 Jan 2011   #1

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Buying a new Graphics card

I am buying a new graphics card for my laptop and i am not sure if it is compatible with my computer. I don't know how to tell. I have a Lenovo Y710 that currently has an ATI Radeon 2300. Someone told me that this one might work.

ATI HD 4500 4570 M92 XT DDR3 256M MXM II Vedio VGA Card - eBay (item 120577637414 end time Jan-27-11 01:07:57 PST)

But I bought one and put it in my computer and all i get is green lines. The person i bought it from said it was tested and everything before it was shipped.

I just need to know if this card should be compatible with my laptop or find one that is.


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20 Jan 2011   #2

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I've seen the green lines with video cards that are burning up (bad fans). That makes me wonder if you've got all the connections made properly. Those little ribbon cables and clamp sockets can be tough.

One other thought: did you go into the Device Manager and Remove (Uninstall) the old 2600 graphics adapter before you shut down and switched the graphics cards?

As for whether the new card is compatible, have you tried contacting Lenovo Tech Support?
I would suspect that if it fits in the laptop it would work.

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