Monday, 12 October 2015

Install An Nvidia Video Card

Nvidia is a leading manufacturer of video cards that are used to process and display complex graphics, such as those found in modern computer games. Installing an Nvidia graphics card is a matter of physically plugging the card into the motherboard, connecting it to a power source and then installing software to tell the operating system use the card.


1. Open your computer case with a screwdriver. Lay the case down so that you can easily look inside.

2. Find the appropriate slot for your graphics card. The PCI express and Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slots are usually located above a series of several PCI slots that may contain other devices such as sound cards and modems. You should be able to tell which slot is correct by holding the card above the slot and comparing lengths.

3. Remove the slot cover from the back of the computer's case. If you follow the slot with your eyes toward the back of the computer, you will notice the space where the connectors for the video card are supposed to be is covered with a metal slat. This cover must be unscrewed and set aside so that the connections on the back of your video card can be used. (Even if you don't plan to use the connections, the cover will get in the way of the card.)

4. Push the card firmly down into the slot. When you push, put even pressure on either side. The card should eventually pop into the slot but may require more pressure than you think.

5. Close the computer case and turn on the computer.

6. Install video drivers. Your card should have come with software that will allow it to run on your computer. If not, Nvidia offers full driver support on its website. Even if you do have drivers on a CD, you may want to check Nvidia's website for updated drivers. To install the drivers, click on the installer, follow the instructions and opt to restart your computer when the process is complete.

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