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The expansion slots which hold video cards are often very tight which makes it difficult to remove the card. The easiest way to remove cards is to move the front of the expansion card upwards a little and then move the rear up a little. Then go back and forth alternating between front and rear until it comes out. That minimizes the stress on both the video card and the motherboard.
How long should a graphics card last?
how long does the graphics card last depends on usage and heat? It usually lasts for 3 years or maybe more. The common thing responsible for to cease life of graphics card is GPU overheating. owing to every 10-degree Celsius rise in temperature halves the chip life expectancy.
Try to avoid touching anything other than the edges of the video card or by the rear metal bracket. Some retention mechanisms will push the front of the video card up a little when you release the mechanism.
If not, then you can start the video card moving upwards by sticking a finger below the front of the video card and pulling up a little. Be careful not to bend any components on either the video card or the motherboard while doing this.
If you’re installing two video cards then you’ll probably have to move some small circuit boards or jumpers around on the motherboard before installing the video cards. The motherboard and video card documentation will explain how to do it.
Do I install graphics card drivers first?
Download & Install latest drivers
Before you start up your favorite game to see how well your new graphics card performs, you should first download the latest graphics card drivers from either AMD or NVIDIA depending on your graphics card.
There’s lots of little electronics thingies sticking up from both and they don’t like being pushed. The rear of the video card can be started upwards by sticking a finger underneath the rear of the card and pulling. Or you can push upwards on the video connector sticking out the back of the video card. It may take quite a bit of force to get a video card moving but they come out very easily once they’ve moved up a little. If you have to pull hard then hold the top of the card with your other hand to make sure the card doesn’t come flying out.
- Do a system restore to return the state of your software to where it was when you made the system restore point.
- It also avoids the occasional resource conflicts between your new video card and your old integrated video.
- If you have a desktop computer, or cannot find drivers from the computer manufacturer, you can download and install drivers directly from the graphic card support website.
- Before you can even think of installing drivers, you want to make sure your computer can recognize your card.
- In this case, that’s just before you started installing your new video card.
Video cards and motherboards are not built like tanks. Once the expansion card is out put it into an anti-static bag if you have one.