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GPU Replacement is something you do once your old GPU is obsolete, so we’re here to show you how to replace you old one with a new one, no special skills required.

This is an easy step by step guide on how to replace a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) that is inside a Deepcool Kendomen, on an MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard.

  • Before using this guide please ensure that you have your new GPU unpacked and ready to install.
  • Please turn off your Desktop before starting.

Here is the user guide released by Deepcool for the Kendomen.

  1. Make sure your Computer is off before starting! Unplug your desktop from the wall outlet.
    • Make sure your Computer is off before starting!

    • Unplug your desktop from the wall outlet.

    • Turn your desktop so you have access to the back of the device.

  2. Switch off the PSU to prevent power flow. Unplug your desktop to prevent any power flow.
    • Switch off the PSU to prevent power flow.

    • Unplug your desktop to prevent any power flow.

  3. Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the two 15 mm screws on the glass panel side and remove the panel. Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the two 15 mm screws on the glass panel side and remove the panel. Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the two 15 mm screws on the glass panel side and remove the panel.
    • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the two 15 mm screws on the glass panel side and remove the panel.

  4. Gently remove the glass panel, by sliding it towards yourself. The panel contains glass so be gentle with it! The GPU is highlighted.
    • Gently remove the glass panel, by sliding it towards yourself.

    • The panel contains glass so be gentle with it!

    • The GPU is highlighted.

    • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the three 14 mm screws connecting the GPU to the motherboard.

    • Unplug the power cable on the GPU.

  5. Unplug the GPU from the power supply, since we need to remove anything connected to it.
    • Unplug the GPU from the power supply, since we need to remove anything connected to it.

  6. Use the Phillips #0 to remove the three 14mm Phillips screws from the GPU and motherboard so we can remove the GPU later. Use the Phillips #0 to remove the three 14mm Phillips screws from the GPU and motherboard so we can remove the GPU later. Use the Phillips #0 to remove the three 14mm Phillips screws from the GPU and motherboard so we can remove the GPU later.
    • Use the Phillips #0 to remove the three 14mm Phillips screws from the GPU and motherboard so we can remove the GPU later.

  7. Push down on the tab to unlock the GPU. The tab unlocks easily, so don't apply too much force.
    • Push down on the tab to unlock the GPU.

    • The tab unlocks easily, so don't apply too much force.

  8. Gently pull the old GPU out. The PCI-E slot is now empty for a new GPU. The PCI-E slot is now empty for a new GPU.
    • Gently pull the old GPU out.

    • The PCI-E slot is now empty for a new GPU.

  9. Line up the GPU with the PCI-E Slot.
    • Line up the GPU with the PCI-E Slot.

    • Push the GPU in, make sure to line it up properly with the PCI-E and the rear end of the case.

    • The tab will click in when you push the GPU in.

  10. Screw the three 14 mm Phillips screws back in using the Phillips #0 screwdriver. Screw the three 14 mm Phillips screws back in using the Phillips #0 screwdriver. Screw the three 14 mm Phillips screws back in using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Screw the three 14 mm Phillips screws back in using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  11. Reconnect the 8-Pin Male Cable from the PSU into the GPU to power it when we turn it on. Reconnect the 8-Pin Male Cable from the PSU into the GPU to power it when we turn it on. Reconnect the 8-Pin Male Cable from the PSU into the GPU to power it when we turn it on.
    • Reconnect the 8-Pin Male Cable from the PSU into the GPU to power it when we turn it on.

  12. Slide the glass panel back in.
    • Slide the glass panel back in.

  13. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, screw in the two 15 mm screws back into the case to lock the panel into place. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, screw in the two 15 mm screws back into the case to lock the panel into place. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, screw in the two 15 mm screws back into the case to lock the panel into place.
    • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, screw in the two 15 mm screws back into the case to lock the panel into place.

  14. Connect the female part of the power cord into the PSU. Turn on the switch and power on your PC. Turn on the switch and power on your PC.
    • Connect the female part of the power cord into the PSU.

    • Turn on the switch and power on your PC.

Conclusione

The brand or generation of GPU you intend to install does not matter, as long as it can fit the PCI-E slot located on your motherboard.

Faiz Khan

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