Having problems with your Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop ?

Pc powers up but no video on screen gateway 420gr desktop

\015 My onboard video card is about 5 years old now,,question can i replace it with a new video card an use the pci slots etc,an i do not remember seeing anything that refered to turning off onboard video card in bios,i know i had to turn off on-board ethernet card in bios when i replace it with a new card(non on-board)an i did use pci slot for that---if i replace onboard video card with a new non-on-board video card when i power up pc should i get video instantly\015

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Yes generally speaking when you drop in a videocard it typically will disable the built on one. You may have to disable it though. I know you said you did not see the onboard video in BIOS but there is almost always a setting in there to turn it off.
When i've upgraded video cards on gateways, it automatically disabled the onboard video, and video was displayed using the new card (granted - it was not good resolution until you installed the proper drivers).

If it doesn't do it automatically, then you may have to go into the\015\012bios and set a setting like, "display: integrated/pci/pci-e/agp" just\015\012select the type you want to use, if your card is pci then select\015\012pci - if the option is available. It should be automatic though.
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