Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Graphics cards, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-901) Part 4: Displays and Printers.
- Installing a video card really isn't that big of a deal,…but there's gonna be a couple of features…that we need to watch out for.…First of all, one of the things you gotta be careful about…is don't buy a video card that your monitor can't handle.…Now, it's not that big of a deal, but say for example,…you get a video card that has only DVI connections…and your monitor only uses VGA, you're gonna find yourself…needing one of these little connectors.…These DVI-to-VGA connectors often come with video cards…and I've got a couple of hundred, so send me an email…if you need one, I'll give you a free one.…
Other than that, the actual installation process…really isn't that big of a deal.…But what I wanna do is go through the video card…I have installed on this system,…and let's talk about a couple of things…that you might run into.…Now first of all, over here, I've got my PCIe connectors.…Now this video card in particular needs two of these guys,…which could be a real problem…if your power supply doesn't support that.…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The fourth, peripherals, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers explains how to manage monitors and display technologies, including how to work with connectors and ports like VGA and DVI. He also shows you how to maintain printers and multifunction devices, both as independent devices and as devices connected and configured to a computer.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
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- Configuring display technologies
- Working with Plasma and DLP monitors
- Setting up video connections, graphic cards, and projectors
- Using dual displays
- Troubleshooting video issues
- Maintaining printers