Originally posted by lancefiles
well hesaid it came with the flatscreen so we dont know if the built in one ever worked but the cpu was new when he got it why wouldnt it? And the little slot it is in , it is in. should I take the PCI video card back out when Im checking to see if it works , I'vetried that before and was just wondering if that could prevent it from coming on.
i re-read the original post and i misread it. ruan is right. the pci video card is installed and the board automatically disables the onboard video. therefore, take it out. but, it would make no sense, depending on whether the pci video card itself is better then the onboard. if its an optiplex, then chances are the onboard video sucks. stay with that video card installed, or if you want to really put some money into it, you can buy a top of the line PCI card which will cost you about 200bucks. 200 bucks is a pretty expensive price considering, you could spend the same amount on a pcix card for todays systems and get 100x better results. but than again, i doubt that board has a pcix slot. i could be wrong.