Question about Sony VAIO VGC-RB42G PC Desktop
I have been content with the graphics from my stock RB420G ever since I purchased it. But! Today I was poking around the inside of it and realised that I could--and probably should--get a better video card.
The only game I run is Warcraft, so I don't need to be able to customize or manipulate a wide variety of settings, and I don't need top of the line $500 fancy pants card, either.
I don't know anything about PCI (e?) since the last computer that I build supported an AGP card and clearly I am waaaay behind the times.
Finally, I am confused on how to install a card given that there is a monstrous videocard already in there that has all the media center attachments. That one looks like regular PCI. I have one open PCIe slot, I think. It has that little plastic flap hanging off of it. Do I leave that old, stock card in there? If so, how do I make the computer know to talk to the new card and not the old one? What if it does that thing where it can't turn on because of conflicting card info? Is there a way to circumvent?
Thanks for helping!
Un-install the current video card software and drivers, then power down the computer. (make sure you unplug the computer to avoid any shock problems that could turn your computer into a paperweight) while the computer is shut down switch video cards. Plug in power up and follow instructions from the cd that I am sure will be included with the new card. As far as witch card to buy that is really a matter of personal choice, but I would recomend at least 128 megs of onboard video RAM
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
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