Video card change

By yonisha
Mar 9, 2010
  1. I am about the change my video card, and I am afraid of any malfunction on the way. Any advise before I start?
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Firstly, ensure that you get a video card that is supported on your motherboard. Remember to uninstall all present graphics drivers before removing the old GPU. Check that your PSU is sufficient to power your new graphics card.

    It would be helpful if you tell us what your system specs are and what GPU you are considering to purchase.
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

  4. yonisha

    yonisha TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you for the answer

    I run a Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, 2.99 GHz, 2.50 GB of RAM, Windows XP Ultimate Edition, Intel (R), Service Pack 3

    I will have to open the case to check the PSU, but I think it is good.

    My computer right now has a nvidia GeForce FX 5200 (Gateway) and an Intel(R) 82810 Graphics Controller.

    I am replacing for a Diamond Multimedia ATI9250 256\M 128BIT PCI TV DVI because I want to connect two monitors.
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