Question How to check for a graphic card that is connected to the PCIE but not to the monitor?

Sound_123

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My monitor only has a VGA port, and my graphic card only has DVI ports. I haven't bought an adapter yet, but I want to check if my motherboard is compatible with my graphic card.

I ran Speccy, and my motherboard was just named "Lenovo". So I couldn't check if it was compatible. When I plugged the graphic card to my PCIE slot, the fan ran, so I'm not sure if that means it's compatible or not.
 

Sound_123

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It depends. Your motherboard could be too old or flat out doesn't support the PCIe that the GPU needs.
What? no, the gpu fan ran, but I don't have it connected to the monitor, I have my motherboard VGA port connected. I just want to check if the graphic card appears somewhere in windows
 

Gerald6049

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They have PCIE slot, so they will compatible.

What? no, the gpu fan ran, but I don't have it connected to the monitor, I have my motherboard VGA port connected. I just want to check if the graphic card appears somewhere in windows
You can't do that. If the GPU is detected, they will automatically set the GPU as display adapter. They will not display anything when you connect the display cable to your VGA port on the Mboard.
 

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