How to determine vga card for replacement

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I am working on a desktop. There is no video coming to the monitor. I am thinking that the vga card may be bad and needs to be replaced. How do I know which one to buy.  Do I go by the part number on the vga board?  Does any old vga boards work in this pc.  This is HP desktop a250y model.  Thanks
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rindiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You'll need an AGP card. Look for the AGP8x1 version and it should fit.
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KPAYNE123Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Any of these will work with your computer:
ATI All-in-Wonder 9000 Pro/64 MB DDR
Nvidia GeForce4 MX440-8x AGP/64 MB DDR + TV-out (included)
Nvidia GeForceFX 5200/128 MB DDR/8x AGP (VGA=DVI+TV-out)
Nvidia GeForceFX 5600/128 MB DDR/8x AGP (VGA=DVI+TV-out)
ATI Radeon 9800/128 MB DDR (VGA+TV-out+DVI)
ATI All-in-Wonder 9000
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rindiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Or of course any PCI Graphic card should fit too. Just don't buy PCI-Express or PCI-X cards
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QCR_SolutionsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all your help.  I took out the vga card and put it back and it started to work.
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