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Can a computer run without a Graphics card?

#1TwyliteSprinklePosted 6/21/2014 12:31:11 PM
no im not talking about integrated graphics either.

Like if it didnt have that like would you even be able to do things like watch youtube videos?
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#2romsnbombsPosted 6/21/2014 12:33:43 PM
Sure, you can plug an HDMI cable directly into your brain
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#3PraetorXynPosted 6/21/2014 12:35:28 PM
It would boot, and you'd probably see the splash screen where you can enter the BIOS, then it would load the operating system but you wouldn't see anything.

You can test this by building a machine with a LGA 2011 CPU and no graphics card, then see what happens.
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#4r7gerrabbitPosted 6/21/2014 12:36:49 PM
If there's no GPU, not even integrated, where do you think you'll be plugging in your monitor?
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#5ShubPosted 6/21/2014 12:39:35 PM
If there is no video solution of any kind (discrete or on-board/on-die), then it's not possible to get a display. And like another person mentioned, how are you going to hook up a monitor if there's no connector? If there was a connector, then there would be a video card present.
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#6Erg0nPosted 6/21/2014 12:45:48 PM
it can run but, no display
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#7monkmithPosted 6/21/2014 12:47:20 PM
lots of mobo's have an integrated card, but without even that then no.
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#8ShubPosted 6/21/2014 12:50:29 PM
Most computers will not even pass POST if there is no video card whatsoever.
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#9fataliPosted 6/21/2014 12:52:37 PM
Shub posted...
Most computers will not even pass POST if there is no video card whatsoever.


This.
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#10JKatarnPosted 6/21/2014 12:53:27 PM
Pretty weak troll attempt, also: "New User(2)" - dead giveaway.
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