Hi, i have been using the motherboard (INBUILT) graphicss card to attach my desktop to a monitor. then one day i booted my pc the lights were on, the fans were spinning and the cd drive opened but nothing came on the monitor. I then took it to my local pc repair shop where they checked all the parts and diagnosed that the graphics card is faulty. I do not wish to spend more money on a new graphics card but i have stumbled across a usb graphics card and was wondering if i could use this primarily instead of a normal graphics card , i was wondering if it would work even though i have no normal graphics card and no driver installed initiailly. thanks.
Answer by Razor512 · Feb 20, 2012 at 04:17 AM
USB display adapters require special drivers so you cant use them in a fully loaded OS environment.
PS videocards are very cheap, look for a old videocard that supports modern monitors
eg that is cheap, supports modern video formats, supports all of the standard resolutions. Wont really work for demanding 3D games (basically anything higher than half life 2 will have a lot of trouble)