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Windows 7: Installing Graphics Card

30 Oct 2009   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Installing Graphics Card

I need to upgrade my video card to get Aero when I install W7. I have an onboard card now. I understand that I need to go into the Bios and disable it. I don't want to go in there and screw it up. I have an AMI Bios. I don't know if it is possible to give me a "road map" so that I know what screens to bring up, but I sure would appreaciate some help if that is possible. == One thing that concerns me is what if I change the Bios in error and nothing shows on the screen, how do I go back in the Bios and change it back since nothing is on the screen? == Also I am looking for a video card in the $60 range. Does anyone have a suggestion?

Thanks,


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30 Oct 2009   #2
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You don't need to go into the bios, once you install a card it disables onboard graphics. As for which card to choose in your price range the ATi Radeon 4350 is a solid cheap card.

Also, I don't recommend messing with the bios if you don't know what you are doing. Thats why pci-e and agp cards automattically disable the onboard.

Finally I found this, hope it helps This one is PCI-E http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127412

AGP http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131173
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30 Oct 2009   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
You don't need to go into the bios, once you install a card it disables onboard graphics. As for which card to choose in your price range the ATi Radeon 4350 is a solid cheap card.

Also, I don't recommend messing with the bios if you don't know what you are doing. Thats why pci-e and agp cards automattically disable the onboard.

Finally I found this, hope it helps This one is PCI-E Newegg.com - MSI N94GT-MD512 GeForce 9400 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

AGP Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AG3650 512MD2-V3 Radeon HD 3650 512MB 64-bit DDR2 AGP 8X HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Thanks very much for the help. == My motherboard has an Auxcillary 4-pin power connector. Is this is what I use to connect the card to?
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30 Oct 2009   #4
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No thats for the CPU
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30 Oct 2009   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
No thats for the CPU
I'm confused now. Where do I plug the cord on the card?
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30 Oct 2009   #6
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Some cards don't have the connector, but if you get one that does, they usually plug into the back of the card. Older cards have the 4 pin Molex (Same connector as an IDE Drive) but the newer ones have 4 pin or 6 pin PCI-E connections.
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30 Oct 2009   #7
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

bigmck. If you would list your power supply make and model we could look it up and see if it has the proper power connector. Otherwise most cards come with an adapter which would connect to 2 4pin molex's then at the end a 6 pin connector for your video card. If that is what is needed. Fabe
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31 Oct 2009   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
bigmck. If you would list your power supply make and model we could look it up and see if it has the proper power connector. Otherwise most cards come with an adapter which would connect to 2 4pin molex's then at the end a 6 pin connector for your video card. If that is what is needed. Fabe
I just got a new power supply a couple weeks ago. I have looked at it to find the info, but do not see it. I am going by the store to find out. == Let me phrase my problem another way. -- I am leaning toward this video card. Newegg.com - MSI N94GT-MD512 GeForce 9400 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards You can see the wire that needs to be plugged in. Would you happen to know if this is a 4 pin plug for power?
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31 Oct 2009   #9
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

The card you posted doesn't require any supplementary connections from the psu, Big.
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31 Oct 2009   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
The card you posted doesn't require any supplementary connections from the psu, Big.
Thank you very much. I tried to give you REP, but it wouldn't let me.
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