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Looking For Help Installing A New Video Card.


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#1 jorywlu

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 11:20 PM

I have an Ati X800gt in my computer right now, and I find it plays the latest games like Most Wanted NFS on the highest settings the cards seems to be pushed to the limits. I just a bought a 32inch LCD HDTV for my monitar and bought A brand new ATI Radeon X850 XT PCI express. I want to install this myself. I just want to make sure I know what I am doing before I do it. Do i simply remove the old card and put this one in, turn on the computer and the computer should have bad resolution settings until you install the drivers. Is that it?????? Is there anything I should Know about that I most not do to insure the safty of my computer. I just don't want to short out something.......Any adivce would help.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 12:03 AM

It should be straight forward.

Go to the Device Manager and uninstall the drivers and delete the card from the list.

Turn the computer off and trade out the video cards. Make sure the fan gets plugged in. I know this sounds silly but you do have a PCIe slot and not an AGP. Just checking. It has happened.

Make sure you have the drivers cd handy. When prompted select manually select the device. When it pops up select Have disk..

Once your drivers are installed you will have to reboot and you should be in buiness.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 12:11 AM

How does that work, where does the fan usually plug into.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 12:21 AM

How does that work, where does the fan usually plug into.



How does what work?

You should be able to plug into one of the standard power plug.
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 02:09 AM

Heres a little tutorial I wrote
http://techsomething.net/InstallVidcard.htm

With a pcix motherboard, youll need to find the corresponding pcix slot, usually an x16. they look like this.
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Simply unplug the computer from the psu, wich is a little cable, pull iut out. Put the new card in, plug it into the power supply, boot up install the drivers and have fun.




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