Upgrading Video Card in Samsung® R780 Laptop
Samsung R780 laptop features Samsung’s Crystal Wave design and a classy red pattern that, unfortunately, picks up fingerprints. This notebook runs Intel’s new Core i3 and i5 processors. Samsung also added small blue LEDs at each corner of the touchpad. It proceeds with Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit). Memory is about 4GB DDR3 and could be expanded to 8GB.The display is about 17.3 inches and resolution of 1600 x 900 is present. The hard drive is up to 500GB/5400 RPM. Upgrading might be the replacement of the device with its higher version which is even better. It would make the system up to date and also improve the characteristics. Upgrading of hardware also holds some issues, like they might not be compatible with other hardware parts present in the system.
- Selecting the proper video card
- Upgrading process
- Deleting viruses
Selecting the proper video card
You have to determine the video socket type which is present in the motherboard. PCI, AGP, PCI-E and PCI-E2 are the types. If you have got AGP, then determine the version of AGP. The card makers keep changing the technology and also change the socket of AGP. You have to look at the video card's edge connector. AGP standard generally uses notches in the card's edge. Then you have to check the power rating of your Samsung R780 laptop power supply. Some cards require a lot of power. So you have to buy the card which satisfies the system power supply. Satisfying all these conditions you have to buy a new card, so that it is compatible with the system.
You have to remove the old drivers for video card present in the Samsung R780 laptop. You have to pick the 'Properties' of 'My computer,' 'Hardware' and then 'Device Manager'. Then click 'Display adapter ' and right-click your 'Video card.' Click 'Uninstall'. Shut off the computer and remove power cord. After opening the case, you have to remove the video card with care. Then place the bought new video card. Turn on Samsung R780. If everything is ok you would see the video. If your laptop gives beeps then press 'F# 't o continue and simply follow the prompts. Then you have to download the proper divers for your new video card. This you could get from the driver CDs or you should get from the website.
Before upgrading the video card you have to check for viruses. The malware always prevent the upgrading process. They could be seen attached with any document. Viruses are unwanted software can replicate themselves. By visiting only the authorized websites you could eliminate their entry. Try to use the best antivirus software also.