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what do i need to install a graphics card?

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so basically my 1050 ti burned and now it costs double of what i paid for.

so a friend of mine borrow a gt 1030 he used to own, and i'm just wondering if i can do it

i have 0 experience with building pcs y always just go to a technology store and pay 5 dollars so the can install it properly, and i'm really lazy to go there and spend my yearly 5 bucks.

it's a gt 1030 oc by gigabyte, with the fan and everything if anyone asks for it

thanks.

 

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Screw driver. Unscrew bracket. Pull out cables. Pull out card. Push in new card. Put in cables. Screw in bracket. Done.

If you can build a LEGO set, you can put a GPU in.

 

If you can't, buy more LEGOS. It's not rocket science 😉

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23 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Screw driver. Unscrew bracket. Pull out cables. Pull out card. Push in new card. Put in cables. Screw in bracket. Done.

If you can build a LEGO set, you can put a GPU in.

 

If you can't, buy more LEGOS. It's not rocket science 😉

Dont forget the release lever on the slot. Don't want a Sarah secret shopper to happen.

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  1. Turn off computer.
  2. Turn off the monitor(s).
  3. Flip power switch off on rear of computer. It's near the socket for wall power.
  4. Do not unplug from the wall outlet. (You will use the ground to rid yourself of static charges.)
  5. Open the case and locate the GPU. Touch any metal part of the case to get rid of any static charge. You may want to do this periodically throughout the process.
  6. If there are any power cables plugged into the card, unplug them. (If they are difficult to remove, gently rock them end to end while lifting.)
  7. Unplug any monitors from the GPU.
  8. Just inside the case above where the monitor(s) were plugged in is a Phillips head screw. Depending on case you may need a screw driver to unscrew the fastener. Do so.
  9. Underneath the GPU at the rear of the socket (towards the case front) is a release tab. The style varies, it either pushes down or to the side to release. Gently push the tab as you lift the card out of the socket.
  10. Insert the new GPU. Be gentle. The plate at the rear of the card may have to slip into a slot between the motherboard and case wall. Make sure the foot of the card with exposed contacts actually slides into the socket.
  11. Once the card is properly seated replace the screw to secure the card.
  12. If the new card requires power connections, plug them in. The connectors are keyed. If you don't force anything it is not possible to plug in the wrong cable.
  13. Close the case.
  14. Plug in the monitor(s).
  15. Switch on the rear power switch.
  16. Turn the monitor(s) on.
  17. Turn on the computer.

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