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How do I connect graphics card to PC?

by DemonDuckOfDoom01 / December 31, 2012 6:49 AM PST

I just bought a Geforce 8600GT graphics card so that I can play some games, as my current graphics card was too bad to support the games I wanted to play, and someone recommended the 8600GT to me as a graphics card.
Can somebody please tell me how to connect graphic card to my PC ? And whether or not I will need to get some other things to connect it, like a cable or something ?

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Assuming you have a desktop,...
by wpgwpg / December 31, 2012 7:13 AM PST

...you remove the cover and plug in the card into the PCIe x16 slot, which presumably your computer has. I would hope this card comes with an installation booklet, but two things you'll need to do are to disable any built-in graphics on your mobo or CPU and install the driver that comes with the card.

Good luck.

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Don't do that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 31, 2012 7:13 AM PST

If you research the 8600 DEFECTIVE posts on google you would only use this model if it was free.

There is no way to "connect" such a card. We do open the case to plug them into the card slot but such install instructions are all over the web so I'm guessing you really are asking how to connect it. Sorry, there is no such system in today's PCs.

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