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Old 03-21-2004, 12:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If i dont have a graphics card yet and im using an asus a7n8x motherboard that doesnt have onboard video... i havent got the pieces yet but there coming in the mail... if i put it all together can i still use the computer without playing any games untill a week later i can afford and purchase a good graphics card...... or will i not be able to use the system all together ??? without a graphics card..... i mean can i still load the os on it and use it to surf the net untill i get one ??

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Old 03-21-2004, 02:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you don’t have an AGP/PCI video card, or an onboard graphics array, there will not be anywhere to plug the monitor in.


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Old 03-21-2004, 11:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well does the asus a7n8x have a place to plug the monitor in ???
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No because it has no onboard video like you said.
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Old 03-21-2004, 11:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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so you couldnt have dual monitor with that ???
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Old 03-21-2004, 11:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Your monitor support is in your video card. Without a video card or onboard video, you can't use one monitor much less two.

Dual monitors will depend on your video card, so when you do buy one, if you want dual monitors, make sure that the card supports it.

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