How to install a graphics card | ASUS GeForce GT 430 1GB PCI-E

Many modern motherboards have integrated graphics. They are suitable for every day tasks such as browsing the web, email, word processing etc. For many people the integrated graphics is more than enough for their needs. However, if you are into 3D Games, CAD, or other application that requires GPU acceleration then you will need a dedicated graphics card. Nearly all graphics card made nowadays are PCI-E based and have either Nvidia or ATI (AMD) chipset.

This is an nvidia GT430 graphics card. This model is made by Asus and has VGA, DVI and HDMI connectors. Remove the metal plate covering the PCI Express slot. If you have more than one PCI Express slot make sure you choose the PCI Express x16 slot.

Align the card with the slot and press down on the card until it is fully seated in the slot. Make sure the metal contacts on the card are completely inserted into the slot. There is a latch at the end of the slot which locks the card into place. Finally screw the card down using a screw driver so its securely seated.

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