Before installing the new graphics card:
- Verify that the graphics card’s requirements are met by the system. Refer to the graphics card retail box or listing on our website to determine the system requirements for the graphics card.
- Note! The PSU (Power Supply Unit) is a critical component that must be considered when installing/upgrading a graphics card. An insufficient power supply can prevent the system from functioning properly.
Graphics card installation:
- Before installing the new graphics card, follow the recommended driver removal method for the previous GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). Example: Follow Intel’s recommended driver removal method for all Intel-based GPUs.
- Turn off the PC, switch the PSU to the ‘off’ position and unplug the power cable from the PSU.
- Remove the side panel from the PC case.
- If you have a discreet graphics card already installed, remove it. Otherwise you want to install the new graphics card in the appropriate expansion slot (refer to the system/motherboard manual for installation into the appropriate expansion slot).
- Ensure you secure the bracket in properly to prevent the graphics card from moving out of place.
- If the graphics card requires additional power, plug in the required power lines from the PSU.
- Close the side panel of the PC case.
- Plug in the power cord and switch the PSU to the ‘on’ position.
- Power on the PC.
- At this point, after logging into the operating system, you will want to install the drivers provided on a disk the was packed in with the graphics card or install the latest drivers from AMD at www.amd.com.