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how to instal a video card... ?

never done this before. only RAM. i realize you plug it into the slot, but i heard something about needing to diable the computer's current onboard video. how is this done? also, is there anything else i need to do? yeah, i know im ignorant. im just usually a console gamer so i have never really modded a system before.

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But so you know, they are pretty much plug and play if you have the install cd with XP.
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But so you know, they are pretty much plug and play if you have the install cd with XP.
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Is it PCI, AGP, or PCI Express.

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If its using on board video then just remove the side panel, find the correct slot AGP, PCIx (usually the top slot over the regular PCI slots). Plug in a power connector if your new card needs it. When the computer boots you need to get into the BIOS usually by hitting Delete or which ever key it prompts on the boot screen. There will be an option for on board video, just look through the different areas in the BIOS, disable and save.

Install drivers when you get to windows... Skip the install disk, and try to find your drivers here: http://www.omegadrivers.net/ if you use the disk just install the drivers and skip the rest of the shit they put on there...

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If its using on board video then just remove the side panel, find the correct slot AGP, PCIx (usually the top slot over the regular PCI slots). Plug in a power connector if your new card needs it. When the computer boots you need to get into the BIOS usually by hitting Delete or which ever key it prompts on the boot screen. There will be an option for on board video, just look through the different areas in the BIOS, disable and save.

Install drivers when you get to windows... Skip the install disk, and try to find your drivers here: http://www.omegadrivers.net/ if you use the disk just install the drivers and skip the rest of the shit they put on there...
ok ty sir. but i would need to install drivers BEFORE disableing onboard video, right? it occurs to me that if i disabled onboard video before installing drivers, then i would not be able to see anything anymore when i went to install the drivers. or im a wrong here? (like i would just get a black screen from then on unless i was in bios)

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ok ty sir. but i would need to install drivers BEFORE disableing onboard video, right? it occurs to me that if i disabled onboard video before installing drivers, then i would not be able to see anything anymore when i went to install the drivers. or im a wrong here? (like i would just get a black screen from then on unless i was in bios)
You would think that ...but thankfully Windows XP doesn't suck enough to do that. Generic VGA drivers are loaded by default and it still allows you to display your screen in order for you to install your drivers. Then once they are installed you will have to restart your computer again and those new drivers are loaded and you should be good to go.

Also it might be worth mentioning...on some motherboards there is a Initialization menu in the BIOS. Most times it is set by default to PCI and if you are running PCI-E or AGP you need to change that over so that port is initialized first (I like to see my computer's POST)




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You would think that ...but thankfully Windows XP doesn't suck enough to do that. Generic VGA drivers are loaded by default and it still allows you to display your screen in order for you to install your drivers. Then once they are installed you will have to restart your computer again and those new drivers are loaded and you should be good to go.

Also it might be worth mentioning...on some motherboards there is a Initialization menu in the BIOS. Most times it is set by default to PCI and if you are running PCI-E or AGP you need to change that over so that port is initialized first (I like to see my computer's POST)

so let me get this straight. before i even open the video card's box, i will disable onboard video. then i will install drivers (cause i can still see windows) and then turn off the computer. then, i will plug in card to topmost slot. then i will unplug my monitor cable from its old VGA spot, and plug it into its new spot on the video card which will now be sticking out of the back of the computer. then i will turn the computer back on, and if the monitor displays anything, i will know the video card if functioning properly. correct me if i am wrong in any of this.

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Ok... Turn off you computer and unplug the power. Then open up your case. Located that existing video card and remove it. Make sure while handling all computer parts your hand is grounded to a piece of metal. The side of your computer case should be fine it its some type of metal. The reason is Static electricity can fry your computer components within seconds and no usable ever again. Once you have remove your old video card. Replace it with the new one and there you go. Its very simple. I did that shit when I was computer e literate back in the day. After you get everything installed and plug everything in. Turn on your computer, and go download and install the proper drives for your video card. You don't need to disable shit when doing anything... If you still have questions just post up.

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