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#1 jorywlu

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 03:44 PM

I am changeing my X800GT for a X850XT video card. I have never installed I video, or even open up my computer box before. I am pretty sure I know what I am doing. I was just wondering when I plug in the fan for the video card, can I plug it into and empty power adapter in the computer, or does it have to be in a specific. My game plan, is to find a slot that fits the connector and stick it. Any other cautions I should take. I know I have to ground myself first. It is ok to put the card in the computer first, then plug it back in and then install the drivers after, or should I do that first.

ALSO. What I believe is the fan power hookup is kind of puzzrling me. it has a sort os square connector that seems to plug into the card it self, it has three wires running from it one yellow two black, at the other end the is a rectangular connector with 4 pins side by side. That connector has those three wires running into it, and then has another four wires one yellow one red and two black going to another connector, that has four holes that fits into the second connector I mentioned. I know this sounds confusing, I am sure you know what I am tlaking about. I can figure out where the first connector goes...into the the video, the other two. I am not sure. do I just find to slots where the match

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 04:14 PM

Some motherboards have extra fan plugs built on. You could buy an adapter and plug into one of the extra drive power plugs.
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#3 Salo

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 06:38 PM

Alright, what you need to do. Is put the video card into the AGP/PCI-e graphics slot, and then plug it in basically.

Heres a tutorial Ive written to help newcomers.
http://techsomething.net/InstallVidcard.htm

Also, the 4 pin molex connector, is what your talking about in your secnd paragraph. It has a 4 pin connector, obviously. And it matches the little slot on your graphics card. Just find an empty one, and plug it in. Theres no major concerns here, unless you unplug power to something else like your harddrive.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 07:32 PM

I strongly advise yuou remove your old video cards drivers BEFORE you install your new card


IMO:

step #1 / go to add remove programs / remove all programs which correspond to the existing video card



# 2
shut down computer >>>>> remove existing card >>> install new card

# 3 >>> boot up computer >>> install new card drivers




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