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Video Card Installation Fact Sheet 2.7.2

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True or false, video cards must be compatible with the buses or slots on the motherboard? True
Current video cards typically use which type of slots? AGP and PCIe
Video cards in PCIe slots usually require which type of slots? 16x
AGP video cards use which type of slots? 4x or 8x
Older video cards used which type of slots? PCI and VESA
True or false, some motherboards include a built-in video card integrated on the Northbridge chip? True
Some motherboards include a built-in video card integrated on the Northbridge chip. This video card is actually part of which of the buses on the system? PCIe, AGP, or PCI
True or false, When selecting a video card in addition to the bus type, you should consider the graphics processor type and speed, the amount and type of video memory, as well as the supported resolution and color depth. True
True or false, video input allows your video card to accept a video signal from an external source, such as a DVD player or an external TV tuner box, and display it on the monitor? True
True or false, a TV tuner allows your video card to accept a cable TV input and change channels from within the computer? True
What does the acronym NTSC mean? National Television System Committee
What does the acronym PAL mean? Phase Alternating Line
What does the acronym SECAM mean? Séquentiel couleur à mémoire
What does the acronym ATSC mean? Advanced Television System Committee
True or false, NTSC, PAL, and SECAM are analog TV signal standards? True
True or false, ATSC signals are digital TV signals? True
What does the acronym HDCP mean? High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
True or false, When purchasing a new TV tuner, make sure it supports ATSC? True
If you plan on watching HDCP protected content on your PC, or playing content from your PC to an external TV, what should you make sure to do? Purchase a video card that supports HDCP
True or false, many newer PCI Express cards require a special 6-pin or 8-pin power connector. Be sure to connect the power after inserting the card in the system and prior to turning the system on? True
True or false, if the motherboard has onboard video, disable the onboard video in the BIOS when installing a card in the bus slot? True
True or false, for increased performance, especially in games, you can install multiple video cards and link those cards together so that multiple GPUs draw a single screen? True
What does the acronym SLI mean? Scalable Link Interface
True or false, Scalable Link Interface (SLI) from nForce and CrossFire from ATI are two different methods for linking video cards? True
True or false, depending on the implementation, video cards are linked using a special bridge clip or through software? True
True or False, the motherboard and the video cards must each support the selected method, either SLI or CrossFire and the motherboard must have multiple 16x PCIe slots? True
True or false, to link video cards, in most cases you will need to install identical video cards, or at least video cards with very similar specifications? True
True or false, in some cases, you can link the onboard graphic controller with a video card installed in a single PCIe slot? True
True or false, when using linked video cards, connect the monitor to an output port on the first video card? True
True or false, after installing the video card, boot the system and install the driver for the card? True
Created by: john316