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Build Your Own PC on a Budget: A DIY Guide for Hobbyists and Gamers by John Mueller

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Providing Video

The display adapter provides video output based on a combination of data sources that include the operating system, applications, and even built-in routines provided with the motherboard. Some motherboards come with a built-in display adapter that you can use for video purpose. In general, the motherboard display adapter will be good enough for business purposes, a security system, or other non-display-intensive uses. However, you do need a high-end display adapter for gaming, drawing, photographic, or other display-intensive purposes. This chapter describes how to install a typical display adapter. Even though the procedure for your display adapter may vary slightly, you’ll be able to use the instructions for most purposes. ...

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