Will I have to remove my old graphics card, or can I just use an open PCIe slot?!?

The question is like the title. Will. Have to take out the old graphics card. I ask because it seems kind of difficult,

  • Asked by Wiiliam L from Kingwood
  • May 18, 2011
ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

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    Yes, you will have to remove your old graphics card and replace it with your new one in the same slot. This is because that particular slot has a 16x lane width for maximum bandwidth throughput. The ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit comes with instructions on how to do it.

    Your old graphics card can be moved to another slot giving you the ability of displaying at least 4 screens. If you don't want or need this capability, then just remove it and put it away or sell it on eBay.

    Cheers

    • Answered by Grant S from Bexley
    • May 19, 2011