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How to Install a Graphics Card - Upgrade Your GPU - 2018

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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTNVjwTQC18&t=319s Like my videos? Want to help support the channel? Click the like button, subscribe and share my videos with your friends. You can also purchase items I feature in my videos by shopping at my Amazon store here - https://www.amazon.com/shop/maraksot78 -- Time Stamps -- 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! :) Music in this video - "Dutty" by Vibe Tracks from the YouTube Creator Studio Music Library "Beat Your Competition" by Vibe Tracks from the YouTube Creator Studio Music Library "Nimbus" by Eveningland from the YouTube Creator Studio Music Library
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Chohyo Aji (8 hours ago)
Very informative, thank you mate !
Maraksot78 (2 hours ago)
thanks so much for watching and for the comment. :)
mendo456 1 (15 days ago)
wuts ur pc called?
Maraksot78 (15 days ago)
Are you asking if I've given my PC a name? :)
Blur-ry (17 days ago)
My power supply doesnt have a Power off and on button can i still do this
Maraksot78 (17 days ago)
No problem. I'm happy to help. Enjoy that new graphics card.
Blur-ry (17 days ago)
Dude thank you so much you helped me install my gpu first time ever! Ur so helpful ! appriciate the help :)
Maraksot78 (17 days ago)
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.
Blur-ry (17 days ago)
+Maraksot78 do i need to push hard to get the gpu latch down?
Maraksot78 (17 days ago)
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.
Brunch - Gang (30 days ago)
Is a Radeon HD 5850 a good graphics card
Brunch - Gang (29 days ago)
Maraksot78 Nvm Fortnite works
Maraksot78 (30 days ago)
It depends on your definition of good. :)
Mic Spam God (1 month ago)
What happens if I don't uninstall my last graphics card driver(s)?
Maraksot78 (1 month ago)
Nothing really. In my opinion it's just good practice to uninstall the old driver and install the most up to date driver for your GPU to get the best possible performance out of your graphics card.
Cdubz Gaming (1 month ago)
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?
Maraksot78 (1 month ago)
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.
Maraksot78 (1 month ago)
Cdubz Gaming ok, if you're at 1440p then yah a 1080 will help get you all those pixels at high settings and a good frame rate. :)
Cdubz Gaming (1 month ago)
Maraksot78 and yes for 1440 p to my rx 580 isn’t to good for that
Cdubz Gaming (1 month ago)
Maraksot78 I’m looking forward to stream so I wanna get a steady FPS in most games when I stream
Maraksot78 (1 month ago)
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+
Eric Swansboro (1 month ago)
so i asked about a pcie riser a while back and i have one last question, im going to buy this monitor: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N2QN4YP/ref=twister_B01MYA5ZRA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 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 :/
Maraksot78 (1 month ago)
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. :)
Asian Guy (1 month ago)
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)
Maraksot78 (1 month ago)
The first thing I would check is to make sure the card is fully seated in the PCIE slot and if you have additional power connectors to your card make sure they're plugged in all the way.
Solo _ (1 month ago)
What happens If you have onboard graphics instead a pre existing graphic card?
Maraksot78 (1 month ago)
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. :)
AHappyIceBearFTW (1 month ago)
wow your using my motherboard awesome :D
Raveen 14 (2 months ago)
The game name is TANKI X
Raveen 14 (2 months ago)
I have a question a game asking minimums requirement i3 and am using a E6500 can I run the game smoothly I don't do overclocking
Maraksot78 (2 months ago)
If the graphics card in your system meets or exceeds their minimum requirement then go ahead and install the game give it a try and see how it runs. If it's playable then awesome. :)
Raveen 14 (2 months ago)
Maraksot78 the game is from 2017 minimum graphic card was an Intel HD 4000
Maraksot78 (2 months ago)
The Pentium E6500 is an 8 year old dual core chip so if it's a modern game then I don't know how well it will run. Depending on your graphics card it may run ok but I cant say for sure.
Raveen 14 (2 months ago)
I have latest anti malware scan and if i scan there's nothing I got so that's why I asking you to make a tutorial
Maraksot78 (2 months ago)
No problem. I hope you get it figured out. :)
Raveen 14 (2 months ago)
Maraksot78 I'll try the link and thx for the help
Maraksot78 (2 months ago)
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.
Raveen 14 (2 months ago)
But if the pc sit around. It's stay to 1 to 6 % Or if u open media or listen music it's not going up onlie when u open chrome or a game that's douwnloud on the pc
Maraksot78 (2 months ago)
I just found this article. https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/100-disk-usage-windows-10-fixed/ they have 8 different things to try that may fix it. Hopefully one of these will work for you.
Raveen 14 (2 months ago)
I have a win 10 and my disk is at 100% usage and after some thing I did now its jumping like from 1 to 100% can u make a tutorial how to permentaly fix this issue
Maraksot78 (2 months ago)
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. :-/
Rachel Houston (2 months ago)
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.
Maraksot78 (2 months ago)
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. :)
Raveen 14 (2 months ago)
Hello like I have a cpu Pentium (R)Dual-core and my ram is DDR2 but if I change my ram to DDR3 and not my cpu what will happen?
Maraksot78 (2 months ago)
No problem. :)
Raveen 14 (2 months ago)
Maraksot78 k thx
Maraksot78 (2 months ago)
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.
Raveen 14 (2 months ago)
Hello i have a Pentium(R) dual core cpu E6500 @2.93 2.94GHz I have 4 GB ram DDRR2 what kin of gpu u recommend me to use i really need one buc I can't play games Hope u reply
Maraksot78 (2 months ago)
No problem. :)
Raveen 14 (2 months ago)
Maraksot78 k thx
Maraksot78 (2 months ago)
Most of the time when you install a discrete GPU, your system automatically disables the onboard video so you'll want to plug into the output on your graphics card
Raveen 14 (2 months ago)
But I have one more question what will happen if u connect ure HDMI cable to ure moderbour than in ure gpu
Raveen 14 (2 months ago)
Maraksot78 thx for your time
Squad GamingTM (2 months ago)
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?
Maraksot78 (2 months ago)
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 (2 months ago)
Why do i have a flickering after installing the new one and that happens when i try to install the driver
Maraksot78 (2 months ago)
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.
Mr.GamerWR (2 months ago)
I did update the bios 2 weeks ago
Mr.GamerWR (2 months ago)
Maraksot78 my pc specs are: -Xeon L5410 -digital alliance ig41 ma6 mobo (its new) -6gb ddr3 ram
Maraksot78 (2 months ago)
What CPU and motherboard do you have? You might need to update your motherboard bios...
Mr.GamerWR (2 months ago)
Do you think that if i reinstall windows(because it deletes everything including nvidia drivers) will fix this issue?
YepSan (2 months ago)
This website looks different then in the video. How to use the 18 version of the website?
Sharkarooni (3 months ago)
Ok, this was awesome but I got one question. Do I need to uninstall my last graphics card drivers before I put in my new card?
Patrick Star (1 month ago)
Maraksot78 thanks man!
Maraksot78 (1 month ago)
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.
Patrick Star (1 month ago)
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
Maraksot78 (2 months ago)
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 Cheers! :)
Andy D (2 months ago)
What if your going from Nvidia to AMD?
Byron Hickman (6 months ago)
Thanks a lot, this really helped me out :) keep up the good work!
Maraksot78 (6 months ago)
Thanks for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it. I'm glad the video was able to help you out.
El Nido (6 months ago)
Awesome, thanks for this!
Maraksot78 (6 months ago)
Thank you for watching and commenting, it helps a lot. :)
GamingNation Online (6 months ago)
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
Maraksot78 (6 months ago)
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?
Hingjon Wallpapers (6 months ago)
Nice video once again.
Maraksot78 (6 months ago)
Thanks man. Thanks so much for watching and commenting. It really helps a lot. :)
TomHolmez12 (6 months ago)
This is handy, im buying a palut gtx 1060 6gb superjetstream in the next few days
TomHolmez12 (6 months ago)
yeah it is a good one, keep the great videos coming
Maraksot78 (6 months ago)
Very nice! The GTX 1060 is a fantastic GPU. I hope the current craziness of GPU pricing doesn't hit you too hard. Thanks for watching and commenting Tom, I really appreciate your support.
dakota xD (6 months ago)
hey what do you think a bout lg`s ultra wide screens i just got the https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01LW5CGIS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and its pretty fun
Maraksot78 (6 months ago)
Amen brotha! For that price it better be good. XD
dakota xD (6 months ago)
its a great monitor but i would hope for it was $900canada without tax
Maraksot78 (6 months ago)
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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