This chapter contains instructions on installing expansion cards in
your computer. It is important that you read this chapter before
purchasing a card. If, having read the installation instructions, you
do not feel confident about installing the upgrade yourself you may
wish your supplier or service organisation to fit the card for you.
Before you start installing the card you should be thoroughly
familiar with the instructions. The only tool required is a small
Appendix A, "Inside the System Unit" provides: a guide to recommended
anti-static precautions, instructions on how to remove the system
unit cover, and information on the motherboard jumpers.
Never carry out any work on the equipment with power applied. Always
switch off at the mains and remove the power lead from the equipment
before starting work.
Your computer can accept various expansion cards or boards. Most
are simple to install You can extend the capabilities of your
computer, for example:
This computer system has room for:
A graphics/movie card can provide more specialised video
A modem card can provide a connection to the Internet or a
bulletin board via telephone line.
A television card can enable you to watch TV on your monitor
and capture individual frames.
full length Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) slot.
half length ISA slots.
half length Peripheral Component Interface (PCI) slot.
full length ISA or PCI slot
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