Dell Dimension 3000: Help with new Graphics Card upgrade

By jmmarrero81 · 11 replies
Sep 28, 2009
  1. Hello everyone I bought NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Card (PCI 5200 256MB) but when I put it in all I got was a black scrren would not load up. So took it off an the pc load up just fine can anyone please help me I lost.

    I have well read you guys talkin about it but not really sure here an I don't wanna do something that will mess up my p/c thanks everyone

    P/C Specs

    Operating System System Model
    Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
    Install Language: English (United States)
    System Locale: English (United States) Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 3000
    System Service Tag: 98WCM71 (support for this PC)
    Chassis Serial Number: 98WCM71
    Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
    16 kilobyte primary memory cache
    256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    Not hyper-threaded Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0TC666
    Serial Number: ..CN7082154KA2YF.
    Bus Clock: 533 megahertz
    BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A02 11/08/2004
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    36.04 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    18.65 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    SONY CD-RW CRX216E [CD-ROM drive]
    SONY DVD-ROM DDU1615 [CD-ROM drive]

    WDC WD400BB-75JHC0 [Hard drive] (40.00 GB) -- drive 0, SMART Status: Healthy 1022 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

    Slot 'DIMM_1' has 1024 MB
    Slot 'DIMM_2' is Empty
    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (NTFS on drive 0) 36.04 GB 18.65 GB free

    Network Drives
    None detected
    Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
    local user accounts last logon
    Administrator 8/29/2008 11:15:08 PM (admin)
    CHUI 9/28/2009 1:45:40 PM (admin)
    local system accounts
    Guest never
    HelpAssistant never
    SUPPORT_388945a0 never

    Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account Amyuni PDF Converter 2.07 on \\XPDELL1300\Printer
    Amyuni PDF Converter 2.07 on LPT1:
    Lexmark Print-2-Fax Printer on \\XPDELL1300\Printer2
    Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX:
    Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort:

    Controllers Display
    Standard floppy disk controller
    Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller [Display adapter]
    DELL E153FP [Monitor] (14.9"vis, s/n Y441353D3MGL, April 2005)
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D2
    Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D4
    Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24DE
    Intel(R) 82801EB USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 24DD SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
    Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
  2. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    You said you "put it in" I hate to ask a stupid question but did you run the installation CD/DVD that came with it?

    -- Andy
  3. PCIGamer

    PCIGamer TS Rookie Posts: 110

    go into the bios and change the default video from onboard to PCI card. In windows disable your onboard graphics via device manager.

    It should work fine after this.
  4. jmmarrero81

    jmmarrero81 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok how

    where do i find BIOS ? need steps on how to do this I'm kinda a noob you can say sorry/thanks for the info
  5. jmmarrero81

    jmmarrero81 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how would i go about doing that i'm kinda a noob you can say
  6. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    On startup, your manufacturer displays a logo and there's a mesage about pressing F2 or F10 to enter "setup" That is BIOS and there you look for the video card settings.

    -- Andy
  7. jmmarrero81

    jmmarrero81 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    an where can i find the grapics card info. to disable that
  8. jmmarrero81

    jmmarrero81 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    this what i found is this it ?
    Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Control
  9. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    You just have to search around until you find it! The BIOS is developed by the particular manufacturer of the motherboard, so they are all different. Just go through all the menus and options until you find it.

    -- Andy
  10. electromagnetic

    electromagnetic TS Booster Posts: 208

    Entering System Setup

    1. Turn on (or restart) your computer.

    2. When the blue DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately.

    System Setup Options

    Primary Video

    Specifies which video controller is primary when two video controllers are present on the computer.

    Set it to Auto.

    Then go to Device Manager:

    right click My Computer
    Device Manager
    Display Adapters
    disable Intel

    Then add card to PC. Then install the drivers.
  11. Breech

    Breech TS Member Posts: 76

    That is your onboard video controller and you must disable it before any video card will work. Make sure to change your settings in BIOS first. Then you can disable your Intel Graphics Control in device manager and enable your new video card. Make sure to have the driver that you are going to use for your new video card already downloaded and ready to be installed. It makes the process much smoother. After you enable your new card, install the driver, then run a defrag, and you should be good to go.
  12. jmmarrero81

    jmmarrero81 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks everyone for your help you guys were awsome i got up and running now its time for some gming maybe tomorrow after work hahaha thanks again to all such a big help. anyone like gaming you should try out rappelz !!
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