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How do you put a graphics card in?

#1Spirit_GoddPosted 5/30/2014 8:15:54 PM
My prebuilt computer has internal graphics and that's a big no-no. So sometime this week I'm ordering a GeForce GTX 750 Ti from Newegg.

Do you just... open the case up and plug it in or what?
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#2chimichanga XDPosted 5/30/2014 8:18:12 PM
ya
make sure your computer is off first
make sure your case fits the card before you get it
make sure your psu can handle it - but 750ti doesn't really have a high power requirement
#3The_AntiGrimPosted 5/30/2014 8:18:56 PM
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#4gunner967Posted 5/30/2014 8:20:01 PM
General video, not sure how good it'll be for a newbie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ILrq7lMe-0

Basically, you plug the card into the PCI (expansion card) slot on the motherboard (the big circuitboard with the processor and RAM that everything connects to), connect a couple power cables and then plug in the HDMI or DVI cable to the back of the card. It's a fairly painless thing now.

I think that the 750ti you ordered may actually not even need extra power cables, but don't quote me on that.
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#5CircleOfManiasPosted 5/30/2014 8:21:12 PM
Make sure you have the power supply to support it, otherwise Bad Things(tm) could happen.
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#6codyorrPosted 5/30/2014 8:21:57 PM
chimichanga XD posted...
ya
make sure your computer is off first
make sure your case fits the card before you get it
make sure your psu can handle it - but 750ti doesn't really have a high power requirement


This is good advice.
#7PhilOnDezPosted 5/30/2014 8:25:55 PM
Super simple, especially so with the 750/750ti

Open up your case
Make sure the lock on the PCIe slot is open
Stick it in
Lock it
Screw the bracket down
Close the case
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#8-5xad0w-Posted 5/30/2014 8:31:56 PM
Get your PC case drunk and you are set.
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#9Neo VejiitaPosted 5/30/2014 9:28:37 PM
After you will want to disable your igpu, uninstall the drivers, and then install the nvidia drivers.
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#10staticxtreme5Posted 5/30/2014 9:41:54 PM
This should be obvious but I will say it anyways. Make sure you plug your display into the video cards I/O once its installed and not the one on the motherboard.