Additional Questions Re:Video Card Upgrade

By Rhette ยท 5 replies
Mar 25, 2007
  1. I am trying to upgrade my video card, I was reading your advice on a previous thread about the steps involved in the upgrading and it turns out I was leaving out a step Hooking the 4pin power connector My question is where do I go to buy the 4pin connector(it wasn't included with the card) and where exactly do I do the hooking up at

    Video card is : PNY FX5500 PCI 128MB

    My PC is an EMachines T2460 512MB memory and I've already upgraded the power supply unit from 250 to 400

    Thanks For Your Help


  2. honvetops

    honvetops TS Rookie

    none needed

    that card powers up directly thru the pci slot. no additional power is needed* :hotbounce
  3. Rhette

    Rhette TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your reply honvetops

    Well darn I was hoping that connector was why the card doesn't want to work on my pc.

    Could it be the card is not compatible with my pc ?

    Video card is : PNY FX5500 PCI 128MB

    My PC is an EMachines T2460

    and if it isn't compatible what card would be a better choice?

    Thanks Again
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    u will need to disable the onboard video to get any PCI video card to work.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,982   +2,527

    You didn't say so.....

    Did you go into the BIOS and enable external graphics? Did you install the drivers? (You didn't say)
  6. Rhette

    Rhette TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Actually I have a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 VGA card in my pc right now and I had no problems when I installed that, I already had to disable onboard graphics when I installed the GeForce2 card

    I did not go into bios though

    I must be leaving out a step somewhere

    Thanks for helping me try and figure this out
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