VisionTek Black Box HD3850 Reviewgotdamojo06 - December 30, 2007
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The installation of a video card is one of the easiest things that can be done. This is because all you have to do is turn the computer off and open up the side of the case. When the side of the case is opened up, you then locate the current video card, remove it by releasing it from the expansion slot. and then pull the card out. Once this is done, you are ready to place the HD3850 in the PCI-E slot and secure it in place. Attach the PCI-E power connecter to the card and then close up the case and start it up. Once you get into Windows, you are going to need to install the drivers to run the card.
Once you have powered up the computer and got into Windows, you need to insert the Installation CD that came with the card. A screen will pop up asking what you would like to do; choose the "Install Drivers" option.
You will then need to go through all the usual installation screens and accept the terms that apply.
You can choose to install the drivers and Catalyst Control Software one of two ways, Express or Custom. The Custom way will allow you to disable some options that you may not want to have installed on your computer.
When everything has been installed you will need to restart your computer. When you get back into Windows, you can open up Catalyst Control Center (CCC) and configure all the nifty little settings.