hay all:cya: i was just wondering is it hard to install graphics cards coz i just bought some new graphics cards and want to know if its hard to install them should i try? or take my comp to a shop or something the graphics cards i've got at the mo are 2 geforce 6600le's in a sli mb the one's i'm getting are 2 geforce 7300gt's thanks for you advice in advance
Why don't you just get a single decent card? You don't have to use two cards.
But anyway, they're very easy to install. Basically, unscrew it, pull it out, put the new one in, screw it down, connect any power cables that are required.
as simple as that ah!
Bs|Archaon;3521380Why don't you just get a single decent card? You don't have to use two cards.
there just to tide me by till DX10 cards are more abundnt and cheeper oh and thanks for the advice
Hmmm well they are cheap, around £55 each...but you can get a 7900GS for £110...
Remember to take Static precautions before handling the cards. Touch a earthed metal pipe or earth yourself before opening the bag and touching the card.
Meh, it's very uncommon to fry your component due to static, unless you rub it along the carpet. Just keep away from moisture and you'll be set.
Static is a very real danger. It is insidious. A static charge does not destroy at first sight, what it does is to punch a hole through the semiconductor layers or tracks. This causes a high resistance point in the track, which over time leads to metal to metal migration, increased heat and eventually chip failure. I work for a very large Japanese Electronics Corporation, and the vast amount of returned product is for static damage.
In some ten years of building and working on PCs, I've never lost a single component to static. Not one. Real danger? Probably. Overstated? Absolutely.
oooh In some 30 years of working in electronics and PC's I've seen many RAM sticks fail in service and video cards fail near or after warranty. A simple precaution is all he needs. No way is it overstated. Just use common sense and minimise the risk.
I didn't make it!
Its fairly easy to install a video card. And if in the worst case you do fry your video card just take it back to the store but don't say the damage is your fault.