Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Install A Video Card On An Ibm Net Vista

IBM NetVista computers come equipped with a video card. Occasionally, you may want to install a specific type of video card in your NetVista for special needs such as game playing or CAD work. To install a new video card in the NetVista, the existing card needs to be disabled and removed from the Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot. You can then install the new card, and the system will automatically recognize it.


1. Shut down your computer and reboot to the BIOS. Reach the BIOS by pressing the AccessIBM button on your keyboard or by pressing the F11 key.

2. Use the arrow keys to scroll though the options to locate the video VGA graphic chipset. Follow the onscreen instructions to save the new BIOS settings.

3. Turn off the machine after the BIOS settings have been saved. Unplug the power cord from the electrical socket.

4. Open the side access panel of the NetVista. On some models the panel will slide off; on others you may have to loosen the two thumbscrews holding it in place. If you have a desktop configuration instead of a tower, slide the top cover off the machine.

5. Remove the existing AGP graphics card from the machine. You may need to use a screwdriver to remove the screw holding the card in place.

6. Locate the proper slot for the new card. The new card may use the same AGP slot or use a PCI slot. If necessary, remove the dust cover for the selected slot with a screwdriver.

7. Slide the new card into the slot. Screw the holding screw into place if the card requires one.

8. Plug your monitor into the connection on the card. Plug the machine into the power source and turn the NetVista on. Follow the onscreen instructions for installing the proper drivers if needed by your operating system. Replace the side panel when everything is working properly.

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