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Video card tks for suggestion video card. Can you suggest one and is it easy to install...tks and i would hope you could share my payment with your friends...

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WELCOME TO OUR COMPUTER HELP PROJECT This project is presented by My Memory
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:

  • APhillips-head screwdriver. Fit the screwdriver into the screws on theback of your computer to make sure that it is the appropriate size.
  • The manual that came with your new video card
  • A place to work that is not carpeted. Carpet is prone to building up static electricity.
  • Tip: An optional item to have is an anti-static bracelet, sometimescalled a grounding wrist strap. Wearing one of these will prevent youfrom accidentally damaging your computer with static electricity. Youdon't need one, though, if you follow the steps (outlined below) toensure your computer's safety.
    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.

    video card - card_diag.jpg
  • Screw hole: The small hole where a screw attaches the video card to the computer case
  • Monitor port: Where the monitor cable plugs in
  • Metal bracket: Term for the metal piece attached to a video card that contains the monitor port and screw hole
  • Goldcontacts: The part of the video card that actually connects to yourmotherboard. This is the part of the video card that gets inserted intothe slot.
  • Warning do not touch the gold contacts of your video card, or else you could damage it severely.
    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.

    1. Locate the My Computer icon
    2. Right-click the My Computer icon, and select Properties
    3. If you are in Windows 95, 98, or ME, select the Device Manager tab.
    4. If you are using Windows NT, 2000, or XP, select the Hardware tab, then select the Device Manager button
    5. Double-clickthe menu item labelled Display adapters. Your current display adapterwill appear immediately below as a separate menu item.
    6. Right-click the display adapter text that has just appeared. A menu with several options will appear.
    7. SelectRemove or Uninstall from this menu. Figure 3 shows the Device Managerwith the Uninstall option highlighted in Windows XP.
    To read more go to

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      LORETO LACARON Jul 05, 2008

      DIY Laptop/ Notebook Computer - Do It Yourself Notebook, Picture TutorialBy Dr. Michael Copyright © 2005

      of us have built our own desktop and even server computers. Now several
      companies offer barebone laptops for consumers/individuals to build
      their own laptops. All you need to purchase and put together are:

      Then, you'll load the operating system software and add any laptop accessory you may want.

      two weeks ago, I was fortunate to be invited to Asus' US headquarter in
      Fremont, CA to their vendor program, which includes a hands-on training
      on assembling a DIY laptop. Although we have been selling the Asus
      barebone for a while, this is the first time I have experienced the
      process of building a laptop myself.

      The process is actually
      very simple. With a hard drive pre-loaded with the OS, it took only
      about 10-15 minutes to finish the entire assembling process. In
      comparison, building a laptop is much easier than building a desktop PC
      from scratch, but much like building a desktop from a barebone system
      such as Shuttle or Asus cubes. The process is made allot easier because
      the motherboard and almost all the cables are pre-connected already.
      The engineers already worked out the details for us - the end-user - to
      install the memory, CPU, hard drive, and a built-in wire-less network
      adapter in this case.

      If you can use a relatively small screw driver, you can do it!

      Here are some pictures from the entire process.

    • Picture of the CPU chamber after removing the cover and two screws

    • A
      picture showing the back of the laptop with CPU chamber (open), hard
      drive chamber (top left corner, closed), memory/WiFi chamber (middle,
      closed), and battery chamber (lower, open).

    • The
      most tricky part is to remove the heat sink and pipe before mounting
      the CPU. You have little space to work with. Obviously, you try not to
      break anything.

    • Now I had the fan and heatsink removed and got ready to mount the CPU.

    • Making sure the CPU is aligned well with the socket.

    • Tightening the screw on the CPU/socket.

    • Now the CPU is mounted with the heatsink and fan back in their spaces.

    • Cover back on the CPU chamber.

    • Now
      working on the memory chamber. The cover is removed by removing one
      screw. (Warning: the screws are small. Keep them in a safe space).

    • Now insert the memory module.

    • Memory module "happily" inserted.

    • Now it's time to add the internal WiFi card. This card adds a wireless network adapter to the laptop!

    • There
      are two wires that need to be connected to the WiFi card (one black and
      one white). The connectors are a clip-on-bottom type. They are a little
      difficult to work with. Since they the WiFi card is not supported well,
      it's difficult to push the click-on bottoms onto the card without
      putting too much pressure on the card itself. What I did was to place a
      screw driver head underneath the card to support it while pushing the

    • Now it's time for the hard drive after putting the cover back onto the memory chamber.

    • The hard drive needs to be mounted onto a bracket first.

    • Two screws on each side are used to fix the drive to the bracket.

    • Slide
      the drive bracket into the HD chamber with the IDE pins going into the
      connector. Push it to make sure the connection is tight. And then ready
      for putting the cover back on.

    • Now I was ready for the battery. I pulled it out from the accessory box.

    • Battery was inserted. Piece of cake..

    • Now I was ready to power up this baby! It booted normally the first time! Everyone is happy to see that.

      the hard drive was preloaded with OS already, we saved the time for
      loading the OS. The entire assembling process took about 10-15 minutes.
      It may take longer for people who have never put a computer together or
      shorter for those who are really good at building PCs.


      would like to thank Asus for sponsoring such training and the entire
      trip, which included a one-day visit to Napa wine country.

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    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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    Most of the video cards are really simple to install. what kind of card are you getting?

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    • Ekse Jul 05, 2008

      I could make a video myself but theres already a few available

      watch this

      Tiger How-To: Install a Graphics Card in Your PC

    • Ekse Jul 05, 2008

      Oh you are the acer guy? the video card may be build into the motherboard and in that case you can't replace it, you would have to replace the whole motherboard.

    • Ekse Jul 05, 2008

      By the way, we can't share payments, only the solution which is accepted gets 4-6 dollars out from it. Also if no solution is accepted the payment goes to the first guy who answered.

    • Ekse Jul 05, 2008

      The motherboard costs around 400 to 600 usd, its better to buy a new laptop.

    • Ekse Jul 05, 2008

      your acer was the 5100 series?

      3 369 Swedish kronor = 564.011028 U.S. dollars


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