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How To Upgrade Your RAM and Video Card

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In this tutorial, we'll get our hands dirty as we crack open our computers and take a look at upgrading the memory and video card, two upgrades that can immensely effect the performance of both Mac Pros and Windows machines. We'll learn principles of upgrading, buying, and physically installing hardware, so even if your particular machine is not covered, it's still applicable. This is for beginners and professionals alike and is geared more towards media content creators. This is a great opportunity to take a peek inside the machine you use daily and to find out how to get a lot more performance out of it through these two simple upgrades.


Special Thanks to Won Novalis and AEtuts+ for this excellent video tutorial. We hope you enjoy it. You can view more of Won's tutorials over at ae.tutsplus.com.

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