Solved want to use my daughters old graphics card

March 18, 2014 at 15:56:08
Specs: Windows xp
It looks as if it is soldered onto the mother board. This is for back-up and it's an 6T212 Emachine with integrated ATI Radeon X200 Graphics engine (copied from paper that came with the computer back in the day) it says there is PCI express slot for graphic card upgrades. I have two machines exactly alike, my graphics card went kaput.
Can anyone tell me if I can get this out?

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March 19, 2014 at 07:12:23
You can migrate the hard drive from one machine to the other. If they are identical the drive should also be bootable.

To reinstall the processor you need to clean off all the thermal pad or paste and apply new thermal paste according to the method and amount for the type of processor you have. Take care not to scratch either surface. Use a solvent that leaves no residue to clean the surfaces.

See the link below for instructions on applying the paste. Thermal paste can be purchased at any computer shop or places like Bestbuy.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/amd_app...

http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_a...

As DAVEINCAPS stated above, you may just need to reinstall the graphics drivers.

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#1
March 18, 2014 at 16:09:53
If I understand your question the answer is NO.

If both machines are identical then why would you want to move a soldered in graphics chip when you could simply just start using the other machine?


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#2
March 18, 2014 at 18:42:24
Note that if your graphics requirements are modest, there are really inexpensive graphics cards available that will easily fit a PCIe 16X slot that you appear to say your system has.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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March 18, 2014 at 19:32:11
I know about insane, just stubborn about figuring things out. I guess when I typed out what I was reading it spelled it out "intigrated" ATI Radeon. My daughters computer would not stay on, also took memory modules out of her computer, but most importantly I pulled the processor chip off of the mother board thinking it was a graphics card...Yup Crazy not even a little bit.

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#4
March 18, 2014 at 19:34:51
her old machine was no longer working for various reasons, but you have a point why didn't I try to work on that one? Hummm, sure didn't want to part with my tunes.

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#5
March 18, 2014 at 19:37:53
by the way when your graphic card is croaking off does it look like you are in safe mode but really large safe mode?

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#6
March 18, 2014 at 21:22:34
Not necessarily. When video drivers aren't installed or for some reason are corrupted or disabled, windows loads basic video support with lower resolution and colors that look like what you're experiencing now.

You can look in device manager and see what it says under 'display adapters'. At most you may need to reinstall the video drivers.


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March 19, 2014 at 07:12:23
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You can migrate the hard drive from one machine to the other. If they are identical the drive should also be bootable.

To reinstall the processor you need to clean off all the thermal pad or paste and apply new thermal paste according to the method and amount for the type of processor you have. Take care not to scratch either surface. Use a solvent that leaves no residue to clean the surfaces.

See the link below for instructions on applying the paste. Thermal paste can be purchased at any computer shop or places like Bestbuy.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/amd_app...

http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_a...

As DAVEINCAPS stated above, you may just need to reinstall the graphics drivers.

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