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  • Airbus_A320
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    Originally posted by Bok269
    Im on a laptop, and turning off the video drivers (which effectively render the card useless) still allowed me to use the computer. It is very possible that an older computer may not have one.
    Your laptop still has a video card... most of them are integrated but you can have a dedicated one for your laptop too, just depends on what you get. It connects differently on a laptop, but it's still a video card. Try going on a desktop and turn off/remove the video drivers, it will still work.
    I don't know much about the old old stuff from the 80's or whatever, but anything that we are discussing here most certainly has a video card of some sort.

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  • Bok269
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    Originally posted by Airbus_A320
    If you didn't have any graphics card in your computer (be it integrated or dedicated), you wouldn't have a place to plug in the monitor...
    Im on a laptop, and turning off the video drivers (which effectively render the card useless) still allowed me to use the computer. It is very possible that an older computer may not have one.

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  • Airbus_A320
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    Originally posted by Bok269
    Not necesarily. I have had to turn off my video card drivers to install new ones-the monitor still displayed, however there was no fluid motion. I would scroll down on a webpage and rather than showing a continual page, it kept refreshing. That being said, any computer you buy without one in this day and age must be a complete POS.
    If you didn't have any graphics card in your computer (be it integrated or dedicated), you wouldn't have a place to plug in the monitor...

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  • Bok269
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    Originally posted by Airbus_A320

    Change the usually to always, and you have true statement. Also, if you had nothing, you wouldn't be able to display anything on a monitor.

    Not necesarily. I have had to turn off my video card drivers to install new ones-the monitor still displayed, however there was no fluid motion. I would scroll down on a webpage and rather than showing a continual page, it kept refreshing. That being said, any computer you buy without one in this day and age must be a complete POS.

    Asmir, I don't know whether you just purchased your computer, but laptops aren't really cut out for high performance gaming and graphics. I have an Alienware M5500 with 1 GB ram and a nVidia 7600 Geforce video card and I am barely able to pull 20 FPS with decent settings. I was uneducated on how to outfit a computer for FSX at the time, and rather than spending $800 on a highly capable tower, I spent $1400 on a laptop that can barely get the job done. Your best bet is to hold off on the new card, keep the laptop for school, internet, etc (I plan on keeping mine as having a portable computer is great), maybe downgrading to FS9 for the time being, get educated on what you will need, and save up for a FSX (or maybe even 11) "supercomputer." I know that probably isn't the answer you wanted to hear.

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    Originally posted by Airbus_A320
    Change the usually to always, and you have true statement. Also, if you had nothing, you wouldn't be able to display anything on a monitor.
    True. Had a moment of stupidity in my head

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  • Airbus_A320
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    Ummm i dont know where do i find it?
    You really need to learn a thing or two about computers because it's quite obvious you don't know what you need or want. Google is your friend.

    Originally posted by pkonowrocki
    Hah. Your computer probably came with an intergrated graphics card. They'r usually crap but better than nothing.
    Change the usually to always, and you have true statement. Also, if you had nothing, you wouldn't be able to display anything on a monitor.

    Originally posted by AVLWATCHER
    My old computer didn't come with an integrated graphics card. I had to buy a new graphics card to get FSX to work. My new computer DOES have an integrated graphics card. My new comp.'s card is the same as my old one's. I am currently looking at a large graphics card.
    You are also confused. First of all how can your new computer have an integrated graphics card that's the same as the one in your old computer, if your old computer didn't have an integrated card to begin with? And secondly, if you had to buy a new dedicated card for your old computer, why would you buy a new computer with something that sucked more than what you had replaced in your old computer to begin with. But then again, you bought an eMachines, so not really surprising. And what do you mean by large graphics card? Some of them are physically quite big, but that doesn't mean they'll perform any better, gotta know the specs and what everything means (and there's more to it then how much RAM the card has). And if you mean, that your going to replace your 256MB card with a 512MB one and believe that just upping the RAM is going to do wonders, you have another thing coming.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Hmm go to control panel -> system and tell me everything you can read there.
    Or. flip your laptop up side down and tell me what it says on the stickers.

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  • Asmir Hamidovic
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    Originally posted by pkonowrocki
    Asmir, what series ? It might be a 855GME.

    Ummm i dont know where do i find it?

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Asmir, what series ? It might be a 855GME.

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  • AVLWATCHER
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    My old computer didn't come with an integrated graphics card. I had to buy a new graphics card to get FSX to work. My new computer DOES have an integrated graphics card. My new comp.'s card is the same as my old one's. I am currently looking at a large graphics card.

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  • Asmir Hamidovic
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    Originally posted by pkonowrocki
    Hah. Your computer probably came with an intergrated graphics card. They'r usually crap but better than nothing.
    I have a Sony Vaio,do you know what the graphics is on my computer?

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Hah. Your computer probably came with an intergrated graphics card. They'r usually crap but better than nothing.

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  • Asmir Hamidovic
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    Ohhh,never mind than.

    I need to geta job hahah.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    You can not download a graphics card. It is a hardware component that you put into your computer and plug you monitor into. The better the card, the more space it takes, more energy eats. My 8800 has a separate power input and it's own cooling fan. Cheapper cards do not always require separate input or fans. Card prices vary from $50 to $500.
    An example of a graphics card (Nvidia GeForce 8800):

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  • Asmir Hamidovic
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    Graphics Card

    Can anyone give me a link for a free graphics card?
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