Friday, 27 March 2015

Install An Ati Radeon 9200 Agp Video Card

Install an ATI Radeon 9200 AGP Video Card

Installing an ATI Radeon 9200 AGP video card is easy to do, even if you're not a tech whiz. All you'll need is a clean workspace and a screwdriver. Video cards, also referred to as graphics cards, are computer hardware components responsible for rendering graphical images such as movies and video games.


1. Unplug your computer from its power source by removing the cord that leads to the power supply. Remove any other cords attached to the computer case's rear panel including the monitor, mouse and keyboard. Place the computer on its side on a clean, flat surface in a well-lit area. Avoid static by only opening computer cases in wood or concrete-floored rooms, and on surfaces not covered with fabrics.

2. Strap on an anti-static wristlet to avoid "frying" the computer's components. Locate the case screws holding the side panel of the computer case on, typically located on the rear panel. Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the side panel case screws, and put them safely aside. Remove side panel from computer case and set aside.

3. Look inside the computer case. Your motherboard should be visible parallel with the other side panel, facing upward toward you. Locate the AGP slot on your motherboard, which will be parallel with a slot opening on the rear panel of your computer case. Recognize the difference between AGP and PCI or PCI-Express graphics card slots easily by noting that AGP slots are typically brown, while other graphics card slots are white.

4. Remove any existing video card from AGP slot, if present. Hold the card with one hand and depress the button or lever holding the card "locked" in, if your motherboard has one.

5. Line up ATI Radeon 9200 AGP video card with the AGP slot on your motherboard. Hold the card in one hand and use the other to hold the lever or button down, if present, using the same procedure as removing a pre-existing graphics card. Press gently but firmly into position; some motherboards may "click" to let you know the card is completely inserted. Attempt to jiggle the video card in its slot; if properly seated it should appear "straight" in the slot and move very little.

6. Close the computer case by reassembling the side panel and screwing it into place. Return the computer to its regular location and reconnect to the power source. Plug your monitor into the corresponding slot on the video card as it appears through the exposed rear panel of the computer case.

7. Power your computer on and insert the disk that came included with your ATI Radeon 9200 AGP video card. Download drivers as specified. Download of drivers is also possible at ATI's website (see link below under Resources) if no disk was included or disk is not working properly.

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