Video Card Upgrade
An Install Guide On How To Upgrade Your Own Video Card

Video Card Upgrade Install Guide


An antistatic wrist strap. An antistatic wrist strap should be worn any time work is being done inside the computer. The alligator clip should be attached to a nonpainted metal surface on the computer case. The antistatic wrist strap prevents static electricity from building up. Static electricity can electronically destroy many of the delicate components inside the computer. As an extra precaution, it's a good idea not to shuffle around while working inside the computer case. If you need to change position then let go of any electronic component, change your position, get comfortable again, then touch the nonpainted metal surface of the computer case with your hand before touching anything else. Touching the nonpainted metal surface of the computer case with your hand is another way to harmlessly release any static buildup. But this is an extra precautionary step - you should still always wear the antistatic wrist strap while working inside the case for any reason. Good anti-static wrist straps are not expensive, such as this Belkin anti-static wrist strap from Amazon.
Antistatic wrist strap.

You'll need the right type and size of screwdriver(s), phillips, flathead or both, to get inside your computer case and work with the slot covers.

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  How To Update Your Own Computer Video Card - Home
  What You Need For A Video Card Upgrade
  The Video Card
  Hard Drive Restore Utility
  Benchmark Utility
  Reference Video Card Drivers
  Motherboard/Chipset AGP Drivers
  Tour The Existing System Settings
  Things To Know Before You Start
  Enable AGP
  Windows 98 Steps To Remove The Old Video Card Driver
  Change Display Adapter
  Search For Updated Drivers
  Standard VGA Driver
  Install Standard VGA Driver
  Windows XP Steps To Remove The Old Video Card Driver
  How To Remove The Video Card Driver
  Installing The New Video Card
  Finding The Old Video Card
  Remove The Old Video Card
  Insert The New Video Card
  Windows 98 Steps To Add The New Video Card Driver
  Windows XP Steps To Add The New Video Card Driver
  After The Video Card Upgrade
  Tour The New System Settings
  Control Panel Display Properties
  Video Card Driver Settings
  Video Card Diagnostics And Tests
  DXDIAG - DirectX Diagnostics And Tests
  Boot Up Tests
  Troubleshooting Video Card Problems
  Advanced Topics
  Tweaking Video Card Driver Settings
  Windows 2000/XP Monitor Refresh Rate Problem

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