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Windows 7: Graphics Card - Install New Card

09 Jul 2010   #10
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks again for the Tut LB.

Quick question... my card didnt come with any screws. or indeed anywhere to screw it in! it just sort of sits in the PCI-E slot, seems to be secure... but im worrying about it now Do they always come with screws?


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09 Jul 2010   #11
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Thanks again for the Tut LB.

Quick question... my card didnt come with any screws. or indeed anywhere to screw it in! it just sort of sits in the PCI-E slot, seems to be secure... but im worrying about it now Do they always come with screws?
The cards themselves usually dont, but there should be a small hole in the top of the bracket where it sits on the case.

~Lordbob
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09 Jul 2010   #12
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

ohhh... thats why it doesnt need screws... I have a clamp type thing that locks into place. I think thats doing the job instead
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09 Jul 2010   #13
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
ohhh... thats why it doesnt need screws... I have a clamp type thing that locks into place. I think thats doing the job instead
Yeah, that will be fine. Mine is that way too (I don't like how loose it is).

~Lordbob
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09 Jul 2010   #14
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for your help I've given you some rep

Now I just have to figure out why they gave me a DVI to VGA convertor when it already has a VGA slot AND a DVI slot.
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09 Jul 2010   #15
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Thanks for your help I've given you some rep

Now I just have to figure out why they gave me a DVI to VGA convertor when it already has a VGA slot AND a DVI slot.
In case you have 2 monitors with only 1 type of plug.

~Lordbob
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09 Jul 2010   #16
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Good info

I like to disable onboard video after I install the card, but that's just me. Regarding, using both onboard graphics and a graphics card? My experience has been that it depends on the mobo. Mine won't.
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21 Nov 2010   #17
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Ok I tried installing a ATI graphics card to my computer and I left the video on auto since it didn't have an option to disable it. I turn it on and all I see is a black screen and I can hear the HD after a while loading the OS. What is going on with the card? I also disabled the on-board video from the device manager.
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21 Nov 2010   #18
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Does the screen work if you plug it into the onboard video?

~Lordbob
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21 Nov 2010   #19
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Yes.
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