Will a Graphics Card bypass a bad motherboard?

Posted on 2009-07-09
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Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I have found the motherboard on a Gateway gt4010 to be bad due to the graphics chips.
Will using an aftermarket graphics card bypass the bad part of the motherboard?
I have tried every solution I know, and still get no graphics.  PS and fans all seem to work ok.
Problem with mb seems to be a known problem.
Question by:K9servant
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by:Dhiraj Mutha
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Yes using a graphics card will work and it will bypass the bad motherboard.
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willcomp earned 160 total points
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Do you get any beeps during boot? If you don't get the normal single beep for a successful boot or a beep sequence indicating video failure, odds are that simply installing a video card will not solve the problem. Most motherboard failures result in a loss of video.
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jamietoner earned 180 total points
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If it is just a bad integrated video card it will depend on the bios settings, on many boards you have to make the add-in card the primary video source some boards will do this automatically when a card is installed some won't.

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I tried a graphics card and it did not work,however, as jamie suggested, it might need to be set to primary..which I can't do without video.
I am going to try and find a card that will be recognized automaticallyn and will send results.  Thank you, hope I did the points right, 1st time on.
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What kind of card did you try? Most likely you'll need a pci-e 16x card.

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