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I have a old Dell Power Edge 1650 1U rackmount server running Windows XP. Dual 1.3 ghz Processors and 1 GB of RAM. I would like to run Boxee on it, but the 8mb integrated video card will not support it. The font within Boxee just comes up as blocks of color. I have a PCI Radion R9000 dual out video card. However when I plug it in I can not get video signal on any of the VGA outs. Is it possible to upgrade the video card on this old of a server, or is it possible to make it work with the older integrated video?

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Any BIOS option to change the graphics card from 'onboard' to 'auto' or PCI? –  Molly7244 Feb 18 '10 at 0:25
    
Nope, Video is not mentioned anywhere in the BIOS. BIOS version is A11. –  Skaughty Feb 18 '10 at 1:17
    
Also, I am willing to change to a Linux operating system if anyone has advice for going down that path. –  Skaughty Feb 18 '10 at 19:40
    
If the BIOS does not allow you to change the primary video card then you may be SOL. Are you using the newest BIOS? –  Juice Feb 19 '10 at 17:59
    
Yes, A11 is the newest. –  Skaughty Feb 19 '10 at 22:24

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Have you tried using Remote Desktop to access the machine, maybe it will render properly. Could try Logmein.com too, I think it uses its own display driver.

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have not, but if The computer is connected directly to the TV, how would this work? –  Skaughty Mar 5 '10 at 15:18

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