* Graphics cards with greater than 512 MB of video memory NOTE: If installing a secondary graphics card, ensure the cards are compatible. © 2004–2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Printed in the U.S. ENWW Introduction...
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Step 1—Preparing for component installation NOTE: Computer models vary. All illustrations are examples only. Download and install updates Check for available system BIOS updates specified for your HP computer model and operating system at http://www.hp.com/support. Install the system BIOS updates, if available. Accessing the internal components of the computer If you need help preparing the computer for this installation, consult the removal and replacement procedures in the service guide for your computer at...
Step 2—Installing the graphics card To install the graphics card: NOTE: If the computer has a card guide integrated into the chassis, omit the first step. (Optional) If a card guide was included with the kit, lower it into the chassis and snap it into place.
If the graphics card requires additional power, locate the computer auxiliary graphics power supply cable and connect it (3). NOTE: See the service guide to locate the auxiliary graphics power supply cable. Figure 4 Installing the graphics expansion card Reinstall the card support, if removed previously. Otherwise, if the PCIe graphics card has a support bracket, install the support bracket to limit the movement of the card.
Step 3—Reassembling the computer Reinstall the side access panel. Reconnect power to the computer and all external devices. Restore power to the computer and all external devices. Step 4—Configuring the software After restoring power to the computer, install the graphics drivers from the CD included in the kit. NOTE: At the time of component installation, look for device firmware and driver updates, designated for your computer model and operating system.