Time Required: 5 minutes
Tools Required: Philips Screwdriver
This guide was developed to instruct users on the proper method for installing a PCI adapter card into a desktop computer system. It is a step-by-step instruction guide with photographs detailing the individual steps. Since there are a wide variety of PCI adapters that can be installed inside of a computer system, it will only show the physical installation of the card. Peripheral attachment either through internal or external connections should be done by referring to the installation directions that come included with the adapter card.
Before beginning any work on the inside of a computer system, it is important to make sure there is no power. Shutdown the computer from the operating system. Once the computer has safely shut down, flip the switch on the back of the power supply and remove the AC power cord.