Upgrading your graphics card is one of the easiest/best ways to improve your computers performance when it comes to playing video games and using other 3D accelerated applications. But for someone that's never popped off their computers side panel before to take a peek inside the idea of opening it up and changing out hardware components can be a bit intimidating. I'd like to assure you that there really is very little to worry about and that upgrading your computers graphics card is a fairly simple process you can easily accomplish on your own. In this tutorial I go over all the steps and important information you'll need to know to do the physical upgrade. If you're looking for a video to help you learn a bit more about choosing which graphics card is the right one for you and what all things need to be taken into consideration when choosing a new graphics card then please check out my Beginners Guide video in the following link.
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0:00 - Video Intro
1:17 - Tools You May Need
1:31 - Opening Up Your Case
2:50 - Removing an Existing Graphics Card
3:56 - What to do if You're using Integrated Graphics (you don't currently have a graphics card in your computer)
4:24 - Installing your New Graphics Card
5:03 - PCIE Power Connectors
5:30 - Time for a Test Boot
6:29 - Thanks for Watching! Like, Share, Comment and Subscribe! :)
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you shouldn't have to push really hard. if you're pushing hard and it's not latching you'll want to try seating the card again. make sure the latch is open before seating the card and make sure the metal "fingers" on the card go into the little slots in the case that are kinda hidden by the edge of the motherboard. If you follow the instructions in the video exactly you'll be good. Sometimes the latch latches and you don't really notice it too so you may be latched just fine.
you should be fine. Just touch your case every 5 minutes or so (assuming your case it made of metal). even if you do build up static and shock something the odds of breaking something are actually fairly low. Most components now have ESD protection stuff built into them to help prevent it.
i have ryzen 5 1400 , 8gb of ram, and i have a rx 580. Ive been wanting to upgrade to a gtx 1080 armor oc, do you think my cpu and my ram is good enough to get the best experience with the new graphics card?
Cdubz Gaming are you planning to stream from your same rig or do you have a dedicated streaming PC too? You'll probably want to upgrade your CPU to a Ryzen 7 if you're going to be gaming and streaming at the same time. I don't know exactly what your experience will be like with the R5 1400 since I have never got to test that personally I just know that when you're gaming and streaming at the same time the more cores and threads the better.
yah you should be good to go. Just out of curiosity why do you want to upgrade to a 1080? Do you have a high refresh rate or higher than 1080p resolution monitor? The RX580 is a beast of a card when it comes to 1080p 60Hz gaming; I would only recommend spending the money to go to a more powerful card if you're gaming at 1440p or above and/or if you're running a really high refresh rate monitor, i.e. 120Hz+
so i asked about a pcie riser a while back and i have one last question, im going to buy this monitor:
its 144 hrtz so do i need an hdmi or a display port, im seeing mixed ideas on it in the fourms
also update on the card: it still wont fit so i need to mount it vertically :/
I've personally never used a high refresh rate monitor so to be honest I don't know a whole lot about what exactly is needed. I know that there are different iterations/versions of HDMI and Display Port and the more recent versions support higher resolutions and higher refresh rates but I don't know which ones do what because it's not something I've personally had to research. I have some inexpensive 1080p 60Hz panels and I just use DVI because that's the most advanced connection they have on them. :D But since you're going with a 1080p 144Hz panel that supports Display Port I'd say go with Display Port. As far as I know it's the "best"/most modern interface. When I finally get around to replacing my monitors I'll definitely be doing some research to learn more about it so I can make the best decision for me. :)
I need help!!! Ive had my gpu for half a year now along with the pc. So today i decided to clean out the dust. I took out the gpu before hand, and after cleaning, i installed it back. But to my surprise it said no signal on the monitor. PLEASE HELP! (I use an hdmi cord not vga)
If you've just been using ypur CPU's onboard graphics all you have to do is install your card, Hook up your monitors video cable, be that DVI, HDMI or Display Port to your graphics card, boot your rig, download and install the most current drivers for your GPU and then enjoy. :)
Raveen 14 so it jumps up when you open an application or program? Well if those applications or programs are installed to your hard drive then your disk usage will go up while your computer loads them.
So your hard drive usage keeps jumping around? I'm not quite sure what would be causing that. It could be some kind of background process or a virus or malware of some kind. It's hard to say without being able to see it and investigate in person. :-/
Thank you for this video. I want to install a graphics card into my computer and was told I may also need to upgrade my power supply. I have searched a ton of forums and have been told I do because its only a 300 watt and then told I don't if I go with a Nvidia 1050 Ti a single fan card. Any suggestions? Im doing as much research as possible before I just jump in and do it.
yes the information you've provided is all accurate. depending on the graphics card you choose you may need to upgrade your power supply. When I'm shopping for a new graphics card I like to look on newegg.com at the specifications of the card and typically there will be a call out for the recommended PSU wattage. The GTX 1050ti recommends a 300 watt minimum power supply so it will work just fine with your current PSU. Graphics cards are getting more and more power efficient all the time so nowadays if you have at least a 500 watt PSU then you'll be able to run almost any graphics card with it, except for the absolute top of the line stuff like the 1080ti which recommends a 600 watt PSU. One piece of advice I like to give people when they're looking for a graphics card is to pair their card based on what monitor they'll be playing on and what games they like to/want to play. What I mean by that is if the monitor you're playing on is 1080p resolution and has a refresh rate of 60Hz then you'll want to look at graphics cards that will be able to run your favorite games at 1080p, 60fps (frames per second) at whatever settings you're happy with. As of right now the 1050ti is a really solid 1080p, 60hz card but it can't run all modern titles on max settings at 1080p and still hit 60fps. At max settings the frame rate on many AAA titles it's not going to be able to hit 60fps. The GTX 1060 or the RX 580 on the other hand are the perfect sweet spot cards for 1080p, 60fps max settings on pretty much any game out there. If you go up to more expensive/higher performance graphics cards like the GTX 1070 or 1080 then, in my opinion, you're going to want a higher resolution (1440p or 4K) or higher refresh rate (100Hz+) monitor in order to take advantage of the performance those GPU's are capable of. What happens is when your graphics card is sending more frames per second to your monitor than it is capable of displaying then you will experience screen tearing. Which is when portions of the screen do not align properly. The way to fix this problem is to then enable V-sync in the game which limits the performance of your GPU to match the refresh rate of your monitor. So in my mind this is throwing your money away because rather than getting the $500 (or whatever amount of money) worth of performance you paid for the card, you're only getting $200 (or whatever) worth of performance because the card is being limited to the refresh rate of the monitor. I hope this isn't too confusing and that it all makes sense. I've overspent in the past before I learned this stuff and I like to pass on the knowledge to help other people avoid making the same mistakes. :)
In order to change from DDR2 to DDR3 your motherboard would have to support DDR3. Typically motherboards only support one type of memory (there are some that support more than one type but they're very uncommon) so in order to upgrade from DDR2 to DDR3 you're going to have to upgrade your motherboard which will also mean you're going to need to upgrade your CPU because your old CPU most likely won't be compatible with a new motherboard.
My new amd radeon rx570 works only to the Intel screen where you pick bios settings etc. and i cant even do anything after that but when i put back old graphics hard it works fine...anyone knows how to fix this?
So you're able to get to your BIOS and adjust settings there but then when loading into Windows the screen just goes black? If that is what you're experiencing then you may be able to fix that by updating your motherboard's BIOS... assuming your motherboard manufacturer has an update available for your motherboard.
Mr.GamerWR well I wish I could be more help but unfortunately I'm not entirely sure what the issue is. It could be a defective graphics card, a hardware incompatibility issue or a driver issue; it's hard to say. All I can suggest at this point is to make sure the card is properly seated and scour the web to see if someone else has encountered a similar problem. I imagine you aren't the only one and someone out there has found a fix. Once again, I'm sorry I can't be of more help. Best of luck to you.
yah, if you already have the latest Nvidia drivers installed they'll work with any of the 10 series cards, i.e. 1060, 1070, 1080 etc. and since you have Geforce Experience installed it'll automatically update your driver when the new one comes out as long as you have auto update enabled.
hey sorry to ask you this, but according to NVIDIA my 1050 Ti drivers are supported for my new GPU the 1060, do i have to uninstall them or is it fine to wait for Geforce experience to auto replace when a new version comes out
Andy D swapping cards is just like I show in the video but I'm guessing you're more wondering about switching drivers. Here's a link to a video I made a couple years ago where I show how to uninstall your graphics drivers and then download and install the new one. https://youtu.be/e3dGYvIa4pg
i need some help with my pc drivers and hard drive. My pc is running a i3 processer and the graphics card is a GeForce GT 650. my uncle recently gave me his older computer thats running an i7 and the graphics card on it is an GeForce GTX 580. im trying to do a hard drive swap so ill keep all my stuff, but when i switched hard drives and booted up the pc my uncle gave me i just get stuck on a black screen thats says no signal. i've tried installing the Display Drivers for the GeForce GTX 580 but no luck, is it possibly the processor on my hard drive it set up for the i3 and not the i7?....my onboard graphics is also turned off
Thanks for the question. First of all I want to make sure I correctly understand your question. So you took the hard drive with your operating system out of your computer and swapped it into the computer your uncle gave you? Now when you try to boot your uncles computer with your hard drive in it the monitor just says no signal? Is that correct?
To be honest I've never really looked into them. I do know that LG makes some of the best panels out there right now and lots of other tech youtubers love the ultra wides. In another year or so I think I may be in the market for some new monitors and LG is on my list of monitors to look into when I get there. Congrats on the new monitor. Enjoy! :)
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