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Dell Dimension 4550 video issue

Posted on 2009-12-29
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Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I am stumped,

The BIOS does not recognize that there is a PCI video card inserted. If I have an AGP card installed, it will work fine, in BIOS, there are not many options.

I have the latest BIOS installed on this system (Dell Dimension 4550)

There is an option for Video: AGP/Auto  I set it to Auto.

Any Ideas?
Question by:OSXaddict
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Your system runs the older AGP video card and does not support PCI Express cards... you will not be able to support the new PCI express video card.  You should be able to find plenty of AGP video cards out there...

Author Comment

ID: 26143124
Right, I am actually talking about a PCI card, not PCI Express. I would like to use the card in my dell in another machine. my only other card is an older ATI PCI Card.  Though it is low quality, I would assume it would work..
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The motherboard is only designed for either an on-board video card or AGP, that is why the Auto function exist in BIOS.... Dell does not put a video card on the motherboard so you are required to use the AGP, old PCI cards will not work due to the setup of the ports...  Sorry

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