emachine video replacement

Home Built
May 27, 2006 at 19:56:54
Specs: WinXP Pro, AMD 2100+/512MB

My neighbor has an eMachine eTower 366i2 with a resident video chip with 4 MB memory. I told him to buy a PCI Video Card and use one of the PCI unused connectors. My question is, is there any jumpers that have to be set to diable the on-board video card before using the plug-in video card? He has no manual for his computer which was given to him by a friend. Any thoughts on this? Thanks.

See More: emachine video replacement

Report •


#1
May 27, 2006 at 21:04:31

Your question would likely see a better response if it were in the correct forum (General Hardware) as this forum is devoted to digital imaging (photography & video) - not so much video card queries

Without knowledge of that model, onboard video may be controlled via motherboard jumpers or possibly the BIOS - as well, some machines can support more than one card installed

We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true


Report •

#2
May 27, 2006 at 21:33:46

Thanks jboy. General Hardware was my first choice, but when I saw Video, well, I took a chance.

Report •

#3
May 27, 2006 at 22:37:35

This is one of the (somewhat) newer 'specialty' forums, and doesn't see near the traffic the hardware forum does - someone there might have direct experience with the machine in question

We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
May 27, 2006 at 22:45:08

A little Googling seems to indicate there is a jumper, J1:

Jumper Settings for Jumper J1

Enabled (Factory Setting) Jumper pins 2-3
Disabled Jumper pins 1-2

We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true


Report •

#5
May 28, 2006 at 05:56:33

Wow! Thanks jboy. I guess I didn't Google enough. All I kept getting was RAM memory updates, but nothing on the video. Emachines wanted serial numbers of mobo in order to get any help and I had no access to that info. They also don't list a manual download or .pdf file for one. I really appreciate your help. Gee, I seem to be choking on some Crow. Have a good one.

Report •

#6
May 28, 2006 at 12:52:46

Not to worry - no harm, no foul

I also came across an eMachine FAQ - can't quite get the page to come up, but here's the Google cache of it

We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true


Report •

#7
May 28, 2006 at 16:35:45

Feedback: Followed instructions per jboy's response No.4 and the website and everything fell in place. Loaded the drivers and my neighbors computer is back on line working like a champ with his new Video card in the PCI slot. My neighbor sends his regards and many thanks. Me too.


Report •

#8
May 28, 2006 at 17:04:11

I'm glad it all worked out

We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true


Report •


Ask Question