Instead, they have a retention arm which holds the expansion cards in place. There’s usually a lever which allows you to move the retention arm and get at the expansion cards. Consult the documentation for your computer if it’s not obvious how to do it. Before removing the video card, make sure the computer is fully turned off. That sounds obvious but it’s actually not as simple as you may think.
Nvidia Proprietary Drivers
You may have to unscrew a couple of bolts on either side of the monitor cable before you can remove it. Some people screw them in to keep the monitor cable from accidently popping out of the video card. Most cases hold the video card into the case with a single screw.
How do I install a new video card driver?
How to upgrade your graphics drivers in Windows 1. Press win+r (the “win” button is the one between left ctrl and alt).
2. Enter “devmgmt.
3. Under “Display adapters”, right-click your graphics card and select “Properties”.
4. Go to the “Driver” tab.
5. Click “Update Driver”.
6. Click “Search automatically for updated driver software”.
7. Follow the on screen instructions.
Once it fits and you’ve inserted it into the expansion slot, you can tighten the motherboard screws again. Now make sure you keep your static discharged as described earlier. For most of you that means touch a bare metal part of the case with your finger. If you’re not sure which one it is then trace the cable from your monitor to the video card.
After loosening the screws a little, you can nudge the motherboard around within the case while trying to get the video card to fit into the expansion slot. Sometimes you also have to loosen the screws which hold down other expansion cards or move the retention arm which holds them in place before the motherboard will move.
The way to turn it completely off is to use the power switch on the back of the power supply. Most power supply switches have a "1" for on and a "0" for off. Then wait a minute or press the power button on the front of the case if you’re in a rush. Some power supplies don’t have a power switch on the back in which case your only option is to unplug the power cord. It’s better to leave it plugged in this source so your case is connected to earth ground but you only have that option if the power supply has a switch.
- the video card drivers did not install properly, are out of date, or are for unsupported hardware.
- If Windows displays a message that it found new hardware, do not let it automatically install drivers.
- Instead, run the installation program that you downloaded in step 1.
- In this, click the "Settings" tab and click "Display Type".
When you press the power button on the front of the case or shut the computer off from Windows, the computer appears to turn off. Most of the power shuts down but an ATX power supply is still generating a standby voltage which powers parts of the motherboard. You can usually fiddle around inside a computer with only the standby power running but it’s not a good idea. Many motherboards have an LEDwhich is lit whenever standby power is applied to the motherboard to remind you that it’s not really off.