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ATI Shows Monkey Upgrading PC With New GPU

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 63 comments

A nutless monkey could do your upgrade.

We've all been around computers long enough to know that upgrading a graphics card is an easy job. Yes, opening up the computer case and swapping cards may look like open heart surgery to those unfamiliar with the procedure, which is why so "experts" who handle this sort of thing for non-savvy gamers can command such a high fee. But, to paraphrase Les Grossman, a nutless monkey could do the job.

See?

Upgrading graphics - So easy, a monkey can do it!

The video above was a stunt by AMD to prove just how easy it really is (obviously in an effort to convince people to go out and upgrade to a new DirectX 11 Radeon card). Of course, it's not exactly monkey see, monkey do for the process, so here's a more helpful video for those seeking the true tutorial.

How To Install A Graphics Card

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    AMW1011 , January 16, 2010 12:39 AM
    WOW, most epic video I've seen in awhile.

    I had to watch it twice.

    Kicks nVidia's cartoon sketches' asses.
  • 23 Hide
    Honis , January 16, 2010 12:20 AM
    I If only Geico would let AMD barrow the cavemen.
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    Anonymous , January 16, 2010 3:54 AM
    That monkey forgot his anti-static wristband!
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  • 23 Hide
    Honis , January 16, 2010 12:20 AM
    I If only Geico would let AMD barrow the cavemen.
  • 26 Hide
    AMW1011 , January 16, 2010 12:39 AM
    WOW, most epic video I've seen in awhile.

    I had to watch it twice.

    Kicks nVidia's cartoon sketches' asses.
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    alvine , January 16, 2010 12:47 AM
    Okay link to those videos when people talking about upgrading their video cards haha
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    scione , January 16, 2010 12:50 AM
    OMG! you just made my day
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    nonxcarbonx , January 16, 2010 12:52 AM
    that looked pretty tough
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    tat2demon , January 16, 2010 1:06 AM
    When buying certain things tools are included. Extra hardware comes with new MBs, a little tube of thermal paste comes with new coolers.

    Do the new AMD vid cards come with a monkey?
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    micky_lund , January 16, 2010 1:15 AM
    nah...the monkey comes with ur video card...its their way of not giving u warranties
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    Shadow703793 , January 16, 2010 1:26 AM
    AMW1011WOW, most epic video I've seen in awhile.I had to watch it twice.Kicks nVidia's cartoon sketches' asses.

    +1. This just PWNS the nVidia commercials.
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    nforce4max , January 16, 2010 1:28 AM
    Thank you ATI for all the countless posts ware I no longer need to explain to noobs but will instead post your video. :) 
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    Shadow703793 , January 16, 2010 1:59 AM
    nforce4maxThank you ATI for all the countless posts ware I no longer need to explain to noobs but will instead post your video.

    EPIC WIN! Well said.
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    Anonymous , January 16, 2010 2:03 AM
    They should let the Kia Hamsters do the job, at least they're cute and they won't rip your face off while they're at it. :D 
  • 16 Hide
    ct1615 , January 16, 2010 2:07 AM
    that same monkey installed a new timing belt on my car...he does good work!!
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    Gulli , January 16, 2010 2:10 AM
    Actually, swapping/placing videocards can be a real bitch. Especially when you have a large videocard or an annoying clip on the PCI-E slot that you can only just reach with one finger. I have both (HD 5870 + Asus P6T-SE).
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    kyeana , January 16, 2010 2:13 AM
    Now if only one of their coding monkeys (see what i did there) could get some decent linux drivers out /grumble.
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    Assmar , January 16, 2010 2:40 AM
    AMW1011WOW, most epic video I've seen in awhile.I had to watch it twice.Kicks nVidia's cartoon sketches' asses.

    Yeah, those look like they're aping the political cartoon style, and political cartoons are for idiots and jerks with terrible taste.
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    blacksins , January 16, 2010 3:01 AM
    i was going to buy a new ATi card.. but after watching this cute video i think im going for a new monkey :) 
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    anamaniac , January 16, 2010 3:04 AM
    While I love Nvidia's cartoons, that was awesome.

    AMD, you just won the game.
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    razor512 , January 16, 2010 3:22 AM
    installing a videocard is too simple even for a monkey, but it may be a slight challenge for a gold fish, they should have one do it

    it is just so enraging when I see things like people paying places like geek squad like $150 to install memory.

    I bet if they were able to make a special controller that would allow a goldfish to control a pair of arms, it would also be able to install a videocard, and set up the drivers and even mod the bios to allow for a better overclock.
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    falchard , January 16, 2010 3:30 AM
    ATI right now has the best buy in all categories. So advertising for the masses makes sense before nVidia finally releases something that can compete.
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    Anonymous , January 16, 2010 3:54 AM
    That monkey forgot his anti-static wristband!
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