Articles :: How To Install a Video Card :: Motherboards.org

Doc Overclock · 04-26-2002 · Category: Guides

Introduction


Installation of a video card can be done in a couple of different ways depending on your particular situation. I will describe in detail the steps involved for both procedures.

My goal is to make the task as easy as possible for the beginner who sometimes gets a little lost the first time they attempt this. This procedure can be done very easily in a just a few minutes.

You will need a meager amount of tools and a flat clean area to work in before attempting this project. Have everything for the project out and ready to go as this will help eliminate wasted time looking for what you need. Always make sure to ground yourself out by first touching the case or something metal before touching the internal parts of your system so you do not short out your system or your new video card by static electricity.

Tools needed

  1. Phillips Screwdriver
  2. Case Screw

Preparation

  1. Make sure your motherboard supports your particular video card. Look here for different AGP types. Using a 3.3V card in a 1.5V only system can result in a fried motherboard.
  2. Have all your drivers downloaded or on CD ready to install. WinZip is a handy tool for decompressing files and is commonly used with drivers available on the net. You can download this handy tool at www.winzip.com.

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. New System or Fresh OS Install
  3. Upgrading