The video card is a plug and play type device, you will spend more time opening the case than it will take to change out the card. The card will usually have one Phillips head holding it in place, and the card is physically keyed so that it will only go into the proper slot and the proper way. Depending of the card, it may or may not come with a CD for drivers. Your operating system may have native drivers which will work, when you boot up the computer after installing the card the Installation Wizard will recognize it as "found new hardware", and will look for the appropriate drivers.Caution:
There are electronics inside the case that are very susceptible to electrostatic discharges. To protect your computer, touch the metal of the case to discharge yourself of any charges your body may have stored before touching any of the components inside. As a safety precaution you should unplug the computer to avoid electrical shock.
Edited by dc3, 14 January 2009 - 11:41 AM.