No Video on HP Pavilion a6708f Desktop PC The computer is not getting any video and I am thinking of trying to install a video card on it. Which one would you guys get?
I tried to reset the RAM but it did helped.
PC have the following slot.
1 PCI x16 slot for graphics card
Computer description page.
I am thinking of getting this.
You should be able to get by with that in your machine with a 250w power supply. You are wanting this simply to get working video on the machine and it is an office/net machine, maybe with a bit of video watching?
Yes, I will not be gaming on this machine.
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If you're not getting any video out of the unit, chances are, a video card isn't going to do anything. Integrated components don't typically fail like that and still be salvageable.
I've only come across one system in all my years of working with them where the integrated video failed but a video card worked.
Just a warning, you may want to put the money for the card towards a new system, or at the least, a replacement motherboard for this one.
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When you turn on this machine, if you wait a few minutes, are you able to turn on and off the keyboard's capslock button? Are there any beeps when turning the system on?
Have you verified that the monitor is working properly and set for the proper input? With a lot of monitors, it is possible to manually change the inputs by mistake and then you won't see anything on the screen no matter what you do on the PC side.
If there is a problem on the PC, as already mentioned, it is unlikely to be with the video and a new video card will not fix it. It is more likely to be an issue with (in descending order of likelihood) RAM, PSU, motherboard, CPU.
Your computer is not horrible and does have upgrade potential but, if you don't have parts handy to test/repair, I agree with others that you would be better off putting the money towards a new computer. If you can verify your monitor still works, you can just go for a "tower alone" sale.