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Destroyer4312
05-24-2004, 12:23 PM
i just got my new video card, radeon 9800 pro 128 and it looks like this http://store4.yimg.com/I/us-depot_1791_1740521
ok starting from the back left, the blue plug in, what is that for? and the one in middle, the small one, whats that do? and the one on the right.. yup whats that for, the big white one


HELPPPP

Destroyer4312
05-24-2004, 12:23 PM
i just got my new video card, radeon 9800 pro 128 and it looks like this http://store4.yimg.com/I/us-depot_1791_1740521
ok starting from the back left, the blue plug in, what is that for? and the one in middle, the small one, whats that do? and the one on the right.. yup whats that for, the big white one


HELPPPP

thewizzeone
05-24-2004, 03:34 PM
LOL - you funny guy. I kill you last.

Disclaimer - the killing refers to a multiplayer video game situation not real life - killing in real life is illegal and wrong.

spike_the_punch
05-24-2004, 04:00 PM
oh man....i'm not trying to flame you or anything, but with all of the "beginner" questions you've been asking lately, i'd highly recommend getting an entry-level PC guide, just so you can get a better idea of what you are doing. i don't mind helping you, but you've been asking so many questions like this, i'm starting to get a little nervous.

now, to get down to business:

the blue plug is for a VGA monitor (usually anything except some LCD monitors). the plug for your monitor will match the plug on the card--it'll be the same size and shape, just with pins on it to connect it, so make sure it goes on the right way.

the little round plug is for S-Video Out, which would generally be used for sending a video signal to a TV or similar device.

the white plug is a DVI connector, which would be for a digital LCD or CRT monitor, following the same guidelines as for the VGA plug.

good luck, and please think seriously about getting some sort of beginner's guide to computers or something so you can be a little more confident about what you are doing (and make some of us a little less nervous)

"Those who have long enjoyed such priveleges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them." --Franklin D. Roosevelt

[This message was edited by spike_the_punch on Mon May 24 2004 at 03:16 PM.]

thewizzeone
05-24-2004, 04:07 PM
hey spike, this guy is winding everyone up.

With all the beginner questions he's asking I suggest he's having a laugh. He was asking what PCI was on another post.

I could be wrong but I thought it was a joke...

spike_the_punch
05-24-2004, 04:14 PM
yea i know, i've read most of his posts. however, unless I start getting flamed for trying to help, I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. for the most part, the posts do seems to give the message that he's new to computers, so we might as well try helping him and see if it does any good....

...plus i figured i'd give poppa, mad, and ru a break for a change http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

"Those who have long enjoyed such priveleges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them." --Franklin D. Roosevelt

thewizzeone
05-25-2004, 04:59 AM
My suspicious nature will be my undoing.

I just hope your good nature isn't being abused. Let's face it the manual for a video card has a diagram showing you what all the ports are - which is why I suspect that this is a joke posting.

Anyway, nuff said.

Destroyer - if this isn't a joke - whoops.

Destroyer4312
05-25-2004, 10:22 AM
spike, im not trying to flame u either, BUT if u noticed i was new to computers, did u think id know what VGA monitors and LCD monitors are?.. or a CRT and DVI.. lol thx http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

spike_the_punch
05-25-2004, 06:29 PM
a CRT monitor is the one that lloks like an older tv....really big....lcd is the one with the flat screen and is like an inch thick. most CRT monitors have a VGA, or analog, connector, which will plug into the blue port on your video card. some CRTs and most LCDs will have a DVI, or digital, connector, which will connect to the white plug on your video card.

"Those who have long enjoyed such priveleges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them." --Franklin D. Roosevelt

spike_the_punch
05-25-2004, 09:09 PM
if you're not sure which kind of connector your monitor has, just hold it up to the back of the video card....VGA and DVI will only work with what they're designed to plug into. ie, you can't plug a VGA connector into a DVI connector, and vice versa.

"Those who have long enjoyed such priveleges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them." --Franklin D. Roosevelt

OverclockN
05-26-2004, 03:55 PM
Shall I start teaching him the basics of overclocking system hardware?

Or do you think it's a bit too early for that?

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spike_the_punch
05-26-2004, 04:13 PM
lol let's wait to make sure it all gets hooked up and working first...

"Those who have long enjoyed such priveleges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them." --Franklin D. Roosevelt

OverclockN
05-26-2004, 11:50 PM
Ah shucks...

Well, I suppose your right. I'll be over here in the corner waiting for my turn in the session. Just gimme a wave or something, I'll be waiting.

*runs to other side of forum*

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Destroyer4312
05-27-2004, 10:00 AM
i know i ask alotta ALOTTA questions, but im a curious little one http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif well im just wondering when i get the card, im ordering today, http://www.buyxtremegear.com/r9800pro128.html when i get it is it i just hook it up, plug sum stuff into it and it will auto detect it? or do i gotta go into other stuff???

spike_the_punch
05-27-2004, 03:06 PM
for the most part, yes, you can just "plug it in" just make sure you plug it into the AGP slot (as opposed to PCI) you'll be able to tell which one it is by the fact that it is set back about an inch or so from the edge of the motherboard, while all the PCI slots are almost at the edge.

if it has a power connector (it'll be on the upper right-hand corner of the card, make sure you plug a power plug into it--the same kind that attaches to you hard drive or CD-ROM drive.

once it's set, make sure the little peg on the end of the AGP slot has the card locked in place, plug your monitor into the proper connector, and boot up!

Windows will detect the card automatically--don't worry if it detects 2 Radeon cards--that's just how they're configured. once it's auto-detected, put the CD in and install any drivers and software, or get the latest drivers (4.5) for ATI's website.

after that, you hsould be golden!!

"Those who have long enjoyed such priveleges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them." --Franklin D. Roosevelt

Krull73
05-27-2004, 06:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by spike_the_punch:
yea i know, i've read most of his posts. however, unless I start getting flamed for trying to help, I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. for the most part, the posts do seems to give the message that he's new to computers, so we might as well try helping him and see if it does any good....

...plus i figured i'd give poppa, mad, and ru a break for a change http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

"Those who have long enjoyed such priveleges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them." --Franklin D. Roosevelt<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey, at least this thread is in Off-Topic. However, he still has two other threads relating to this video card purchase. Poppa is not here anymore. He became weary of the whiners and smart-alecks.

Destroyer4312
05-31-2004, 12:10 AM
yo Krull, u didnt need to say that.. not that it bothers me.. its just do u like being a *******?

Krull73
05-31-2004, 07:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Destroyer4312:
yo Krull, u didnt need to say that.. not that it bothers me.. its just do u like being a *******?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Still haven't learned anything here, have you?