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Summary: Diy computer help: Upgrade and install a video card.
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How to Upgrade and Install a Video CardThis guide assumes that you have decided your current video card isnot performing well with today's applications and that you have decidedto remedy this situation by purchasing a newer, more up-to-date videocard
Preparing for Installation
Before you start installing a video card, make sure you have the following items with you:
Diagram of a typical video card
The illustration below showsyou what a typical video card looks like. Refer to this diagram if anyof the terminology used in the instructions confuses you.
Removing the driver for the current video card
Windows refers to your video card as a "Display Adapter." To make theinstallation process easier, you must tell Windows to use its genericdisplay adapter driver, which has settings that will work with everyvideo card. Otherwise, your current video card settings might interferewith your new video card.
Note :If you are running Windows NT, 2000, or XP, make sure you arelogged in as an Administrator. Otherwise you will be unable to completethese steps.
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
Are you talking about your aspire laptop? If that's the case, the video is built into the motherboard and the only way to replace it is to replace the motherboard. A motherboard, if you could find one, would run around $100 plus it's not an easy thing to replace on a laptop. It could take 2 hours for an experienced tech with the service manual to do it. It would be far cheaper for you to replace the computer plus you'd get a warranty.
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