Installing the card
Read all these instructions through before attempting
to install any expansion card.
Never carry out any work inside the computer with AC
power applied. Always shut down the computer and
unplug all power cords before removing the top cover.
The only tool required is a small cross-head
Turn off the computer and unplug all power
Take suitable anti-static precautions and remove
the system unit cover. For more information see
"Anti-static precautions" in the Safety &
Regulatory Notices at the start of this manual.
Decide in which of the available slots you wish
to install the card, according to its type and size.
In general it is easiest, where possible, to start
with the farthest slot and work forwards.
Remove the slot's blanking plate by removing
the securing screw. Keep the screw; it will be
needed later to secure the card.
If the card you are installing is configured by the
means of jumpers or switches, check that it is
correctly configured before proceeding.
When installing a card that uses the VFC/AMC
video feature connector on the motherboard, it
is best to plug the video feature cable into the
motherboard before you install the card;
otherwise, the card may get in the way of the
connector. See the appropriate Motherboard
Features & Upgrades chapter to locate the
Be careful how you use this connector. Some pins carry
+5 V power which could damage the expansion card if it
is incorrectly attached.
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