If you play a lot of computer games on your PC you will know that you need a quality graphics card to give you the best gaming experience. Graphics cards can become outdated quite quickly as the speed and development of computer technology increases.
If you need to install a new graphics card in to your computer you can do it yourself by following these simple steps:
This begins by making sure you uninstall the old graphics card driver from your PC. You can do this procedure by going to the Control Panel and selecting the uninstall program link.
Turn your PC off at the mains and unplug the electric cable. If you have any other external hardware connected to your computer such as external hard drives or printers make sure they are also turned off and disconnected. Disconnect any hardware cables also.
If you have your computers user manual use it to help you show how to remove the computer cover properly. When the cover is successfully removed touch a metal object first to neutralise any static electricity.
Look for the existing card and remove it carefully. If you are unsure about how to do this refer to your user’s manual for a detailed explanation and demonstration. Depending on the model of your computer you may have to unscrew the card. You can do this by using a small screwdriver or Phillips screwdriver.
Remove the card from its wrapper and hold it gently at its edges. Then locate the slot and gently and carefully insert the graphics card into the slot.
When the graphics card is securely in its slot check around the inside of your computer to ensure you have not disconnected any wires or left anything behind. After checking take your cover and screw it back to the frame of your computer. Reconnect all the cables including the power cable. Switch on your monitor display and computer.
As you computer reboots it will automatically detect that new hardware has been installed. When it has been detected the New hardware Wizard box will appear on your screen. Follow the Wizards instructions to complete the installation. of your new card.