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Help installing a new video card

by salty180 / June 24, 2006 12:19 PM PDT

The fan on my video card is starting to make noise and I am going to have to replace it in the near future and it has been a long time since I replaced a video card on an up and running pc and would like to "Not" have to format the hard drive if possible after installing the new card.

Would like the step by step on how to remove the card and driver and installing the new card and driver.

I Have not purchased a new video card and I am open to sugestions on a good card that is not to expensive. I do some gaming and would like the card to be able to handle gaming WELL.

OS Windows 2000 pro

Mother Board ASUS P4B266/PA/WOL-UAYZ

Current video card ASUS V8440 GeForce-4 Ti4400 with 128 MB DDR VIDEO MEMORY

1.8 GHZ INTEL PROCESSOR
INTEL 845 CHIP SET

512 DDR 266 RAM

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I dont think you have a problem.
by strickjh2005 / June 24, 2006 1:56 PM PDT

Just uninstall all your video drivers (Standard windows VGA). Power off, remove the card, put in new one, power on. Install new drivers.

Pie.

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Video Card
by colbox98 / June 26, 2006 3:14 AM PDT

Are you replacing your video card just because the fan is making noise, or do you want a new card anyway? If you are happy with your current card, why don't you just replace the fan?

If you are looking for a new card, the biggest thing to keep in mind is to make sure you get a card that is compatible with your mother board, which I would guess is an AGP. How much of a video card you need will depend on what kind of games you are playing.

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