The ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128 video card features 128 megabytes of video memory and uses a 4 or 8x AGP interface on your computer. This card supports DirectX 9.0 as well as OpenGL standards and uses ATI’s Catalyst graphics drivers to power the card. Installing this video card to your AGP slot does not require significant computer knowledge, even if you have never opened up your computer before.
1. Shut down your computer. Remove the power cable and monitor cord from the back of your computer. Remove any other peripheral cables.
2. Remove any retaining screws holding your case’s side panel on. Slide the side panel off of your computer.
3. Unscrew the bracket on the back of your current video card from the case. Press the retaining lever away from the notch on the graphics card, if your motherboard uses levers on the AGP slot. Disconnect the power cable from the video card. Pull the card out of the slot.
4. Insert the Radeon 9800 Pro into your computer. Press the retaining lever down if your motherboard has this feature. Screw the bracket into the back of the case and connect the power cable to your video card. Put the cover on and plug in all peripherals, the power cable and the monitor. Start your computer.
5. Navigate to the AMD driver download site (in Resources) and download the latest drivers for the Radeon 9800 Pro. Double-click the Catalyst driver once it completes the download.
6. Click “Run.” Click “Next” and “Install.” Click “Next” then “Install” again. Choose “Express” and change the installation location for your driver, if needed. Click “Next” to start the installation process.
7. Click “Accept” on the license agreement and “Yes” to creating a driver installation directory. Click “Finish.”