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Dave B.
Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 - 5:56 pm:   

I have a H. P. XE783 with a Celeron 700 MHz processor. I bought a game that will only run with a 3-D card, my system does not have this, so I bought a Radeon 32 MB PCI Bus Version. I was
led to believe that this was an easy install.
I have been bounceing from site to site trying to get all the info I can to do this. There are no shops close to me to have it done. I know my system has 2 PCI epansion slots open, that is all though. I would like to know how to do this exactly and if it is possable.
Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 - 8:44 pm:   

Here's a link that will help U; When ever U have a doubt about anything always go 2 the site of the manufacture.GL
Dave B.
Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 - 7:25 am:   

H. P. is one of the sites I was bouncing back and forth to and from.
Vera (Vera)
Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 - 11:05 am:   

before you remove your old card make sure you change your display adapter to a standard display adapter
you can do this by right clicking on your desktop,click on properties,select the settings tab,click on the advanced button,select the adapter tab,click the change button.follow the directions and select standard display adapter.

also read the detailed instruction manual that should be provided on the installation cd-rom that came with your new video card.

when you feel ready open the case, remove your old card and install your new card into a pci slot furthest from your sound card (it could cause interference with you video)if possible

boot up and set up acording to instructions that you read before hand
hope this helps
Dave B.
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 - 11:44 am:   

The on board card can not be removed or turned off. I took it to be professionally installed. The guy said I did not have the memory to support the new card and run the programs that were set up to start at start up. I did not know that the memory was chewed up by all the open unused programs, I have closed out Bonzie and the like of un used programs from start up. I now have 320 mb of memory instead of the original 64. Since I brought it home I seem to be having trouble with my Outlook Express, It keeps saying the server is not recognizing the addresses of several of our contacts, it started with one that was dually listed, so my wife deleted one address before choosing one as the sending choice. This is very perplexing, we primarily use the computer for E-mail and games. The mail was working fine until this latest modification. I don't know what to do now. I tried to delete the contact addresses to stop it from sending, but it is recognized as an uncompleted task, but the mail is actually getting sent. This is what I find very odd, if it is being sent why does it still say server does not recognize address. This has really upset my wife since it is her contacts it has screwed up. Any help would be greatly appreciated and please be specific, again I have no clue.
Dave B.
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 - 3:04 pm:   

I figured it out

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