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Installing graphics card on new build

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
October 14, 2010 1:39:26 AM

hi, im new to this so please excuse my ignorance. Tomorrow i will be receiving my mb, ram, cpu, and graphics card and putting it all together. Im sure ill have lots of questions and it might help to show my equipment so here it is:

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz

And the graphics cards is :ZOTAC nVidia GeForce 210 512 MB DDR2 DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card

So here is the question:my motherboard does not have a built graphics card on it...when i put it all together and turn it on...will the graphics card work enough to be able to install the os? How does this work? Thanks

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October 14, 2010 2:10:19 AM

Yes it should work straight away on the default VGA driver at 800 x 600 until you install the card drivers.
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October 14, 2010 6:02:22 AM

rolli5 is right on. The most basic built in VGA driver will allow you to install everything, in fact you can even use the PC within Windows. But the screen resolution will be horrible. ;) 

Don't try playing anything until you get the latest nVidia drivers installed. Then you'll be good to go.