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Will a PC still work if i remove the GPU?

FatJay
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Go to solution Solved by IAmAndre,

Athlon's have no iGPU's so it won't work.

I have a Pre-Build PC from last year that is collecting dust, so i thought i would remove the GPU and sell it separately

 

(It's a 1050ti)

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11 minutes ago, wojtepanik said:

yeah depends on the cpu

AMD Athlon X4 950

 

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14 minutes ago, seon123 said:

If the CPU has an iGPU, you can still use it. 

AMD Athlon X4 950

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18 minutes ago, IAmAndre said:

Athlon's have no iGPU's so it won't work.

Okay thanks.

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Depends on what you define as "work".

You won't be able to plug a monitor into it and have a picture show up. The computer can still turn on and function though.

You can also just plug in a different graphics card and it will work again.

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The chance that the motherboard doesn't have on-board graphics is near impossible. I bought a mobo back then for $45 and it came with on-board graphics. Does your motherboard have VGA or a DVI output on the backplate?

 

Even the cheapest mobo's from that era (~2012) had onboard ATI graphics. Probably HD 4200 and super slow, but it works just fine for surfing and office based use (word processing, spreadsheet, other productivity office work).

 

I haven't seen a mobo without onboard graphics since a Pentium 4 (mid 2000's).

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6 hours ago, FatJay said:

Okay thanks.

Don't believe him.

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6 hours ago, IAmAndre said:

Athlon's have no iGPU's so it won't work.

Technically this is true, but nearly all of the motherboard chipsets of that era had on-board graphics. AMD had ATI graphics built in thru a "SidePort". Intel had chipset based graphics such as GMA945 (Core2 CPUs didn't have on board grapics either). 

 

Both of these solutions were crazy slow, but good enough for office work.

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