Need to replace graphics card on my Compaq Presario 5000

June 4, 2012 at 08:22:29
Specs: Windows XP
Looking for a good graphics card for my Compaq Presario 5000. I've had problems when booting up and I've been told it was my graphics card. Any Ideas on replacing this older graphics card, it is an ATI All in Wonder, with a newer card, and, what is a good brand to use. Don't really need all the TV in and all of that.

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June 4, 2012 at 08:30:01
What problem are you having ? It may have nothing to do with your video card unless it involves the display.

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June 4, 2012 at 09:11:00
"I've had problems when booting up"

Can you explain in a little more detail? Are you getting any display on the monitor at startup?

You should be more specific about the model number too:

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June 4, 2012 at 10:55:33
I believe ATI All in Wonder cards were all AGP interface cards. That format is pretty much obsolete.

My guess is that the ATI software is the problem. You can run that card without the special software that you currently have installed.

If you post the card model or just the series we can direct you to a download site to install ONLY the graphic drivers. Actually, depending on the model, WinXP may be able to configure the card as a graphic card only and forget about the TV tuner portion.

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June 4, 2012 at 16:39:09
If you have video problems while booting BEFORE the operating system is supposed to load, that CANNOT be caused by a software problem on the hard drive.
That can only be caused by a hardware problem..

- the card has a poor connection in it's slot - try making sure it's all way down it's slot, and/or removing it, wiping off it's contacts, and re-installing it

Remove the AC power to the case AT ALL TIMES when you're fiddling with the connection of anything inside the case !.

- or - the fan for the video chipset on the card is no longer spinning, or is spinning too slowly, or it and the heat sink it cools is clogged with dust etc.
If the video chipset has overheated because of that it may be damaged.

"I believe ATI All in Wonder cards were all AGP interface cards."

Most of them were AGP, a few were PCI, but ATI itself made a few PCI-E X16 AIW models before it stopped making them, and third party makers made PCI-E X16 AIW versions after that. I have two of the Visiontek version of the HD AIW PCI-E X16 card, and Diamond made one too, which as far as I know were the last AIW cards made.

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June 5, 2012 at 04:32:40
Did you ever have the feeling that you're talking to yourself.

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