Video card question.

June 12, 2009 at 14:13:52
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 2.336 GHz / 8190 MB
I just bought this new machine last night, and I
figured it would be everything I ever wanted.
Well, I was right for the most part, but I've hit a
little stump in the trail.

I also got this video card to put into my
computer, and going into install it, I realized
that my computer did not have an onboard
display adapter. It had come with a card
already installed in the PCI-Ex16 slot.

My question is...

Is it possible to change out video cards on a
system with no onboard graphics? Any
feedback or help will be appreciated.

The card in there right now is the Nvidia
GTX120, and I'm wanting to switch that out
with a PNY GTX 260 XLR8 Performance

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June 12, 2009 at 15:11:13
"Is it possible to change out video cards on a
system with no onboard graphics? " Absolutely. I would uninstall the drivers for the old video card first, then shut down and turn off power to the computer. Then remove the old card and install the new card. Windows will boot with a basic VGA display. The you can install the video drivers for the new card. Of course you should make sure your psu will support the new card.

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June 12, 2009 at 20:31:20
Alright, its all switched in now. Thanks for the answer.

I was a little skeptical about uninstalling the other drivers just
due to the risk I thought there would be about losing the video
capabilities of my computer altogether.

Thanks again.

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