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Graphics card and D-sub lead

By tessmax
Feb 21, 2009
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  1. hi all tessmax here i want to put a graphics card in my pc,but i am unsure what to do with the d-sub lead?do i leave it were it is or connect it to the graphics card,my current graphics are on the motherboard,and i am new at this so dont want to mess up before i even get started,any advice would be welcome
     
  2. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Posts: 238

    plug the d-sub in the corresponding port of the graphics card, not the motherboard!
     
  3. tessmax

    tessmax TS Rookie Topic Starter

    HI FoReWoRd,thanks for that,i know it might seem a daft question but i was just not sure,and did not want to do any damage,appreciate your help,,tessmax
     
  4. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Posts: 238

    it's ok man just contact me if you have more problems...
     
  5. tessmax

    tessmax TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks FoReWoRd, I do have have another concern you may be able to help me with,do i do anything about the onboard graphic,s when i move to a graphic's card,hopeing to get one this week,,was thinking a 256mb? i have two slots a pci slot and a agp slot any difference which i use?,but like i say my real concern is what i do (if anything) about the onboard graphic's when i change,i know sometimes things can conflict so any idea's you have would be welcome,,thanks tessmax
     
  6. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Posts: 238

    im a little unclear on the details of the problem, but i think you want a buy a new card, preferably you should use the agp slot, i would reccomend this for DX10 if you plan to upgrade to vista(slowest): http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...ATI Radeon HD 3650 512MB AGP ?productId=33233
    this if you have a higher budget(Best perf out of the 3): http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-173-SP&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=403
    or this if you want direct x9 (this won't last very long but if you are a serious nvidia fan then this might be the best option in the uk, 2nd fastest): http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp... GeForce 7900GS 256MB AGP 8x ?productId=33056

    usually you can set the motherboard to disable the onboard video or some of the newer ones automatically detect it.

    these are all uk sites coz i know horwich is in the uk :p

    if you can find any better card on other sites then this is wot i would recomend

    HD3850
    HD3650
    HD2600XT
    7900gs/gt (slightly older dx9)
     
  7. tessmax

    tessmax TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi FoReWoRd
    thanks again appreciate your advice,i am more sure of what i am doing do so hopefully wont hit any snags,,many thanks will post again and let you know how i get on
    tessmax
     
  8. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Posts: 238

    don't hesitate to ask man
     
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