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Old 04-24-2006, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default Installing a new GPU, need advice

Hey,
Ok i am getting my friends old card from him tommoro since hes rich and got Duel 7900 gtx's lol. Hes giving me his 6800 GT Pci-express and i wanna know how to install it on my comp without getting shocked or killed lol. So can you guys just help me out here lol thanks.
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AMD Athlon 3700+ OC, 2.7ghz
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Unplug the power
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Unplug the power
lmao!

It's simple. Remove drivers, turn power off, take out old card, put in new card, turn power on, install drivers, play!
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LMAO! trust me, you certainly won't get shocked, or killed. first uninstall the current nvidia drivers, (from add/remove programs control panel) and TURN OFF your computer, completely unplugging it. then opent he case, and touch any metal part of the computer to free yourself of static electricity. (this isn't very necessary, but it's always safe to do it) then, take the old card out, slide the new one in turn on the PC, pop in the drivers disc, or download them from nvidia's website, and your good to go!
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so 1) before i turn off my comp i have to uninstall all the nvida drivers ?
2) unpug the power cords, touch the metal ( i wont die lol)
3) Remove old card insert new card, and one question do i install the card from windows start up screen when do i insert the disks or what not?
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well let windows boot up. put the disk in, and put the drivers on. and update them from nvidia.com
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Dont do it on carpet, or the card will become static and not work. Do it on a not-static surface, and earth yourself first!
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earth myself 1st? how should i do that?
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Old 04-24-2006, 05:06 PM   #9
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He means you should ground yourself.
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Haha, yeah sorry, ground yourself!
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