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Video Card Recently my video card has malfunctioned... About a year ago my sound card messed up and i purchased an aftermarket and it works perfectly. My question is can i purchase an aftermarket video card and install it my self and have my computer running 100% again.

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Without knowing the extent of your experience with PCs that's nothing but a guess really, but, yes it is possible, and is actually an easy task to learn with. I would suggest browsing for tutorials or techsites like this one and learn as much as possible before ever trying it. One little mistake can be expensive, but as you get to know your machine you will probably find yourself doing a lot of different upgrades.

It wouldn't hurt to check Google or even your PC manufacturer site to see if these are regular occurences with their products. If so you can replace other small parts while you have it torn apart. Though it is recommended that you only change one thing at a time and test for a while to assure no problems. Some puters are finicky about different parts. I've had it happen with network cards, video cards, and even new hard drives that just wouldn't work. They all worked fine in a different system but it's one of those things that are not predictable and can happen!

I would suggest a good upgrade and/or building a PC guide if you are not sure about what you are doing. An I hope you are successful if you do try it!

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