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Monday, March 30, 2009

How to installed a grahics card

The first thing you'll need to do is figure out what kind of graphics slot you have availible on your motherboard. You are either going to have a AGP or PCI express slot. Your new card is going to have to fit into the slot that is availible. The second thing that you'll want to do is pick your video card. Most stores will have dozens of cards to choose from. Here is some help in making your choice. If you are looking for awsome performance and PC games than the chances are you want to latest and greatest games. A site like can give you the lasted news, reviews, and ratings. If you are looking to upgrade to dual monitor support and you are not going to do alot of advanced gaming then look in the $50.00 to $150.00 range. Make sure the card has 256MB of video RAM. The card should say dual monitor support right on the box. If you want to support a new super high resolution monitor then just make sure the card supports that monitor. Installation is easy. First you want to turn off your computer and open up the case. Than if there is an existing graphics card you want to remove it. If not then make sure you remove the metal cover plate for that slot. Next you can slide your new graphics card into the slot onto your motherboard. If your card has a separate power line then attach it. Close the case back up and turn the power on and see what happens. Nest you'll need to install the drivers for the cards. It should have come with a cd and instructions for how to do that. After rebooting again, you will be able to see the card in all its glory. You can configure its settings by clicking on the display icon from your control panel. If you purchase the card to improve game performance, then try it out in your new game. If you bought it to do dual monitor support, then attach your second monitor. You are going to see a huge boost in performance


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