Install HD3870 graphic card
Follow these steps:
Uninstall current graphics card drivers.
Before you install your new card, you'll need to uninstall your current
graphics card's drivers to avoid any potential conflicts. Right-click
My Computer and select Properties. Under the Hardware tab, find the
button to open the Device Manager. Your graphics card should be listed
under the Display Adapter heading. Double-click the name of your
graphics card to open a properties window for your current card. Last step: Under the
Driver tab, click the Uninstall button.
Remove old card. Turn off your PC and unplug it from the wall.
Open the case Make sure you first
ground yourself by first touching a metal part of your PC case or by
wearing an antistatic wrist strap. (Grounding yourself will prevent you
from getting shocked and from unintentionally damaging your PC's
components.) If you are replacing a graphics card, you'll need to
remove a small screw attached to the back plate prior to taking out the
Install new card. It wouldn't hurt to page through your new
card's instruction manual at this point. Then, take your new graphics
card out of its foil wrapper and slide it into your motherboard's slot. Press down firmly with even force until it is securely in place
(your system won't boot up unless the card is in all the way). Screw it
into the back plate and close up your case.
Install new drivers. Turn on your PC and install the drivers.
Windows XP should automatically recognize the new hardware and walk you
through the installation wizard. If Windows doesn't detect the card,
click Settings from the Start menu. Open the Control Panel and click
Add Hardware. From there, a wizard will help you install the new
drivers from the CD that came bundled with your new card. It's a good
idea to check the graphic card vendor's Web site for more up-to-date
drivers, just in case the vendor has released drivers since
manufacturing your card. Once you've downloaded the drivers, simply
restart your PC. Now, you're ready to start gaming.
If this doesnt work, then your card is BAD.
Dec 29, 2007 |