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Installing A Video Card


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#1 Jan6

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 10:40 AM

Hi all,

I just bought a new video card for my computer, a VIDEO CARD ATI RADEON X700EZ

Is it very hard to install? A CD did not come with the card.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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#2 jwinathome

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 10:48 AM

It wont be too difficult....

Go to this page and download the drivers for your video card...

http://ati.de/support/drivers/xp/radeonx-xp.html

If you are using onboard graphics card right now, disable it in the device manager... Control Panel > System > Hardware tab > Device Manager > Display Adapters > Right click and disable the entry there...

Then shut off your computer, put in the new video card, reboot, and install the drivers.

Edited by jwinathome, 27 April 2007 - 10:49 AM.


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Posted 28 April 2007 - 04:20 PM

I actually a while ago installed that card in my computer. Well not sure on the exact model, but an X700. It's veyr easy to install. I just turned off the computer, pulled the power cord out of the bakc of the computer. Slotted it in and pluged my monitor in it. Booted up fine. If you're's is AGP. It will have a port near the end of the card for extra power from your power supply.

After I plugged it in my monitor and booted it up. Didn't bother with the instalation CD. Windows put in some generic drivers in ( It does it automaticly ) Then just downloaded the most recent one off the ATi site. And it's worked great except for the cooler which I replaced.
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 04:28 PM

Another thing with ATI video cards: all the new drivers require M$ dot net framework, so make sure that it is installed before you download the drivers.

Edited by oldf@rt, 28 April 2007 - 04:39 PM.

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