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Add VGA port to MSI p41-c31 with G41 chipset?

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October 27, 2010 1:32:27 PM

I purchased an MSI P41-C31 motherboard to use in a Windows Home Server. It has the Intel G41 chipset so I assumed it had built in VGA but didn't read the specs carefully. It does not come with a VGA port although the motherboard has a connection point for it and the manual says it is "optional". I can't find any additional information from MSI about how to get it as an option.

So my question is, if I purchase a D-Sub 15 PCB mount connector such as this, http://www.pcaccessories.com/shopexd.asp?id=537, will I be able to connect it and activate the GPU on the board? Does anyone have experience with this type of modification?

Thanks,
Gil

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October 27, 2010 11:43:10 PM

When I look at the specs on their website they say VGA N/A http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodmbspec&maincat_no... which points to that even if you soldiered a connection on the board you might be restricted by BIOS. Exchanging the board or buying a cheap basic GPU is probably a better option.
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