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    On Without A Graphics Card?

    I have a question, if I turn on my computer without a graphics card (and my mobo doesn't have integrated graphics) what will I be able to do. Will I be able to run Bios?

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    Re: On Without A Graphics Card?

    You wont be able to see anything, and you will get a beep error saying no display device.... How on earth can you get into the bios without a screen mate? Seriously?

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    Re: On Without A Graphics Card?

    Have you made sure the Flux Capacitor is getting enough power?
    Needs to be exactly 1.21 Gigawatts.

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    Re: On Without A Graphics Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Varmint View Post
    I have a question, if I turn on my computer without a graphics card (and my mobo doesn't have integrated graphics) what will I be able to do. Will I be able to run Bios?
    You won't be able to see anything.

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    So tempted to quote this in my sig.

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    Re: On Without A Graphics Card?

    I understand I won't be able to SEE anything, but I was wondering if I could run on BIOS blindly, because I have an identical computer I can use as a guide.

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    Re: On Without A Graphics Card?

    I can see what you're trying to do, but no, it'll just beep at you endlessly to warn you that no graphics card is installed (imo).
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    Re: On Without A Graphics Card?

    Okay, thanks for answering and being the only one who understood the question.

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    Re: On Without A Graphics Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zap View Post
    Have you made sure the Flux Capacitor is getting enough power?
    Needs to be exactly 1.21 Gigawatts.
    Jigawatts

    But yes, as 0iD says it will more than likely just beep at you.

    However, it depends whether the BIOS is set to halt on errors...

    If you have an identical computer available, can you not just take it offline for 2 hours or so, plonk the GFX card in the new one and then alter BIOS settings, or just wait for your GFX card but that's the boring way
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    Re: On Without A Graphics Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    Jigawatts
    What's one of them then?

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    Re: On Without A Graphics Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zap View Post
    What's one of them then?
    It is gigawatts but in the film it was pronounced jigawatts due to a screw up by the technical advisor guy..

    and about the computer beeping, there's probably a way to set it so that it boots normally without a gfx card but for that you'd need to be able to see

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    Re: On Without A Graphics Card?

    I think it's more to do with soft and hard G's, also the original term Giga was always pronounced as Jiga.
    Edit: Taking this too off topic, sorry OP!
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    Re: On Without A Graphics Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zap View Post
    Have you made sure the Flux Capacitor is getting enough power?
    Needs to be exactly 1.21 Gigawatts.
    1.17 to be precise.....damn I hate it when someone gives the wrong advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varmint View Post
    I understand I won't be able to SEE anything, but I was wondering if I could run on BIOS blindly, because I have an identical computer I can use as a guide.
    Try it. (I was going to add and see - but of course you won't!) but just try it to find out what happens.
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    Re: On Without A Graphics Card?

    agreed, use the gfx card from the identical computer.

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