Monday, 6 July 2009
Installation of the graphic cards
Before you install the graphic card, if possible, take off the graphic card heatsink and clean the thermal grease and please reapply it. You may use your CPU thermal grease which is quite effective. The reason for this is that there is a high possibility that the GPU thermal grease is dried and hard which doesn't show a good temperature. You will notice the temperature difference once you have reapplied the thermal grease. I always reapply thermal grease whenever I see a slight difference in temperature.
Open the back by pushing the area where you can see a blue circular seal from inner case. The lid will pop out.
While pulling your current graphic card, you have to use your finger to move (i forgot which was the right direction...) the blue tag to the direction shown above.
The graphic card can be taken out smoothly now.
Insert the new graphic card into the slot.
Once the new card is inserted, the area where i have marked with blue should really sit right there tightly as before.
You may close the lid (of the back slot) now.
I myself took out all other slots to make a better ventilation.
IF you have any questions regarding this method, please email me. Thank you