How To Set A Graphics Card In Your PC – Fresh Installation And Replacement Guide

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Building a new PC & don’t know how to set a graphics card on your motherboard? Or, maybe you want to replace your old one but don’t know how. Whatever the problem is, this tutorial guides you through all the necessary steps that you need to follow to get your GPU up & running in no time.

How to set a new graphics card

  1. Switch off your PC (in case you’ve already started your PC without installing your GPU).
  2. Dislocate the screws of the side panel & take it out. In case you have a glass side panel, your process might be slightly different. (also applies only if you’ve already assembled your PC).
  3. Locate the PCI-e slot that is sitting beside your CPU (if you are not sure about what size slot you’re looking for, just check the connector area of your GPU to get an idea).
  4. Match sides & then push down the GPU in the slot. You’ll hear a very slight click once it’s successfully mounted.
  5. Screw the rear bracket to ensure that your GPU stays in its place.
  6. Attach the dedicated cable(s) from the Power Supply Unit (PSU) (that fits into the connector pins of the GPU). In case you have a modular PSU, you need to connect one end of the cable(s) to the PSU & the other end to the GPU.
  7. Re-attach the side panel (if you have performed Step 2)
  8. Turn on your PC
  9. Install the latest drivers for your GPU based on if you have an NVIDIA or an AMD GPU. Find the links at the end of this article.

How to replace your old graphics card with a new one

  1. Uninstall the installed drivers of your old GPU.
  2. Switch off your PC.
  3. Dislocate the screws of the side panel & take it out.
  4. Unscrew the rear bracket of the GPU to loosen it up.
  5. Pop out your old GPU & pop in the new one. Make sure it fits perfectly before you move to the next step.
  6. Screw the rear bracket to ensure that your GPU stays in its place.
  7. Attach the dedicated cable(s) from the Power Supply Unit (PSU) (that fits into the connector pins of the GPU). In case you have a modular PSU, you need to connect one end of the cable(s) to the PSU & the other end to the GPU.
  8. Re-attach the side panel
  9. Turn on your PC
  10. Install the latest drivers for your GPU based on if you have an NVIDIA or an AMD GPU. Find the links at the end of this article.

If your PC can’t locate the GPU or doesn’t turn on, make sure that the GPU and all cables are in place & are not loose. Most of the time that’s the issue. If nothing is working, your GPU might be faulty. Get it tested & get a replacement if needed. If you want any other assistance, please let us know in the comments section below. we’ll be happy to help.

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