It's pluged in the vga port, blue colored port, and yes It does have a video card. The desktop is a friend of mine, which somebody gave him. Anyway, as far as sounds coming out of it, I here nothing. Just the same, you hook the monitor up,and it just show's no signal. I then hooked up my desktop, and no problem. So I did some search on the web, and it said when your monitor show's no signal it's usually the video card. Now I'm not sure what it is.