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What's On Board?

A video card is equipped with a number of connectors which are summarized in the list below:

  1. SVGA 15 Pin monitor connector.
  2. Video card chipset.
  3. Video card heatsink.
  4. Video card fan.
  5. Bus connector.
  6. Chip circuitry.

Click on any area of the video card pictured to the right to get more information about how the part works.

Typical Nvidia Based Video card
 
Video Card Troubleshooting:

The following documents will help you troubleshoot some common video card related problems.

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VCTS_01 This document outlines the most common video and graphics card system problems. View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_02 This document outlines  basic requirements required for AGP support in a system. View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_03 This document attempts to answer the problem of a system booting into safe due to a of a compatibility issue between the video card drivers and DirectX 9 system files. View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_04 This document outlines the different voltages and frequencies used by different kinds of AGP based video cards. View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_05 This document outlines some common problems installing adapter cards in a Windows XP based computer system. View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_06 This document outlines possible solutions to an AGP video card working in PCI mode only. View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_07 This document outliness why using a riser card is a good way to free up space in a computer's tower. View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_08 This document attempts to explain why a new AGP video/graphics card may cause a working PC to randomly freeze or not boot up properly. View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_09 This document attempts to explain why a new video display adapter causes various types of distortion to occur. View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_010 This document attempts to explain analog video signals. View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_011 This document attempts to explain concepts associated with analog and  digital video as well as DVB based peripheral devices. View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_012 This document attempts to explain what a VGA-to-DVI adapter is and why you might need to purchase one?  View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_013 This document attempts to explain why a particular PC game may cause the system to shut down randomly without any errors or warning messages. View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_014 This document attempts to explain why an installed wireless network card causes a startup problem and why the video system in the PC might be to blame. View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_015 This document attempts to explain why Windows Movie Maker will not work properly. View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_016 Why can't I install a Hauppauge TV tuner card? View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_017 A video/graphics card problem problem caused by a buggy BIOS View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_018 I can't update the video/graphics card drivers for my Tiny notebook/laptop computer View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_019 How is a projector connected to a notebook/laptop computer? View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_020 Why can't I use Windows Movie Maker to play my home movies? View this article now by clicking this go button.
VCTS_021 What to do when video files in the AVI format won't play View this article now by clicking this go button.
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