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Old 09-22-2006, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which video feed for new build startup?

I am almost ready to turn on my new computer build and have the new EVGA 7950 GT card installed but was wondering if I should first plug the monitor into the motherboard VGA or the video card (DVI to VGA plug)? I am concerned that I have no video if the card isn't recognized and configured yet, so motherboard makes sense?

Getting nervous to turn it on, first time build.....maybe I should put on my motorcycle helmet and have a fire extinguisher handy!!

**** this is fun.

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Old 09-22-2006, 02:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Plug it in the 7950. Most motherbaords will detect the board at start up and disable the onboard graphics.

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Old 09-22-2006, 03:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Plug in the board and hook up your monitor to the imputs in the back then grab your fire exstingisher and flip the switch lol
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