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Adding graphics card to Dell Dimension 3000

By mom needs help
Dec 12, 2007
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  1. I have a dell dimension 3000 pent 4 windows XP. The current graphics card appears to be "onboard" my son is having problems playing some games and I was told I could add a better graphics card. Not knowing a whole lot about computers, I purchased a BFG Tech Nvidia 6200OC graphics card. I put it in an available slot in the computer and attempted to install it, messages appear it is working properly but.... I think there is some conflict between the "onboard" one and the installed one I want to use. Is there a way to "disable" an onboard graphics card? and once I do disable if possiable THEN do I plug the monitor into the new card?
    Thanks for your help, ....my sons REALLY thank you....
    momof4
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Your manual will tell you how to disable your onboard graphics. If you haven't got it then visit the dell website.
     
  3. Op2

    Op2 TS Rookie Posts: 99

    Right click on My Computer => Manage => System Tools => Device Manager => Display Adapters => Right click on the Integrated card and choose Disable.
     
  4. mom needs help

    mom needs help TS Rookie Topic Starter

    changing graphic card in dell Dimension 3000

    I did it and it WORKED PERFECT! card it working and monitor is plugged into it and working also! no more black screens! This information was VERY helpful and was A B C to follow! thanks Op2!
     
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