Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareOther - Hardware · 7 years ago

How To Put the GPU in the Desktop?? PLEASE READ!?

Hello guys .. i just bought a Nvidia Geforce GT 640 and i wanna replace it with my old one Geforce 310 and i wanna do it at my home .. cuz i dont trust the shops out there -.- .. so does anybody know the steps for it plz ?? 10 points for the full good steps .. thnx!

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    Determine what kind of expansion slot your computer has. There are many types of desktop PC expansion slots, such as PCI. PCI-e, pci-e2.0 and AGP. You can determine which kind of slot your computer has by looking at the motherboard (meaning you'll have to turn off your computer and remove its case) or by reading the schematic of the motherboard in your computer's user manual. you can also google the type of computer you have and get the manual online if you don't have it. You'll need to get the kind of graphics card that fits into the slot you have.

    Uninstall any old graphics card drivers you may have. To uninstall the drivers, find Windows' Device Manager. In Device Manager, double-click your graphics card's name to display its Properties window. Click the Driver tab and then the button for uninstalling the driver. To find Device Manager in Windows XP and earlier, right-click My Computer and select Properties to display the Properties dialog. Click the Hardware tab, then click the Device Manager button. To find Device Manager in Windows Vista and later, click the Start button in the Taskbar to display the Start Menu. Look for the Search box (a field with a magnifying glass icon to its right) and type "Device Manager" into the field. (Uninstalling the driver is an Advanced function but may not be necessary; check the documentation for your replacement graphics card to confirm the need to uninstall the old drivers.) If you do not have an old graphics card, ignore this step.

    Turn off your computer. Disconnect the power cord from the back, or unplug it from the outlet it's connected to. If the computer was running for a while before you turned it off, you may want to give the components time to cool before proceeding.

    Open the computer's case.

    Ground yourself. Either touch a metal part of the computer case or put on an anti-static wrist strap. This will prevent you from getting an electric shock and from damaging the electronics in your computer by giving it an electric shock. You may also want to place your computer on a rubber mat or other non-conductive surface.

    Locate the slot your old graphics card is in or the slot your new card is going in. Depending on the configuration of your PC and its motherboard, you may need to lay the unit on its side.

    Remove your old graphics card. You'll first have to remove a small screw attached to the back plate before you can take the card out. If you're not replacing an old graphics card, skip this step.

    Install the new graphics card. Press the card straight and firmly into the slot. Make sure the card is firmly in the slot; your computer won't start up if the card isn't fully in place. AGP slot cards are a bit fussier about this than PCI slot cards. Be sure to insert the appropriate power cables from your power supply if your video card requires it.

    Replace the screw in the back plate. Make sure your screw is tight! This is what keeps your card grounded. If youbdo not tighten this completely, you run the risk ESD(eltro static discharge), which will destroy your new card.

    Replace the computer case cover. Plug the computer back in.

    Install the drivers for your new graphics card. If you are installing in Windows Vista or later, Windows should automatically detect the presence of the card and install the new drivers for you, but do not count on this, all graphics cards come with a driver disc. insert this disc once you boot up and install from the disc. You may also want to check the graphics card manufacturer's Web site for more up-to-date drivers, which you can download and install.

    Restart your computer. This completes the driver configuration process and lets your computer recognize and work with the new graphics card. If you hear a beeping sound when you try to boot your computer, this means you didnt install the hardware correctly. Try cleaning the area around the card, make sure that it is connected all the way, and that your screws are tight! Or, consult your user manual.

    If you are having a hard time, here is a video that will help you. Good luck

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  • 7 years ago

    Never thought to google it, eh?

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