#1
I have posted this in a more appropriate forum but the activity on that site sucks so i bring the question to the pit

Well i have just aquired a new...well old pc and it uses a 9pin connection to the monitor but to save me buying an old monitor i was going to install a graphics card so i can attach a good monitor, but to install the new card would i need to disable the onboard first or would it automatically find the new card?

i hope that makes sense
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#2
it should twig that you've added a new card... if not, you'd have to source an old monitor or an adaptor and boot it up off the onboard, go into the BIOS (press DEL, F2, F1 or whatever at bootup) and disable it that way
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#3
^ Is correct.

Just make sure that you buy a GFX card that is

A) Compatible wit your old motherboard (so more likely to be AGP 4/8x rather than PCI-E)
B) Will run with whatever rating PSU (Power Supply Unit) you have.
#5
Ahh coolio cheers for the replys guys

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#6
An adapter would be the cheapest easiest way to go
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#8
Disable the onboard graphics.
Install new graphics card.
Install graphics drivers.
Update DirectX.