Changing graphics card?

  1. Willabong's Avatar
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       #1

    Changing graphics card?


    Desktop PC with Windows 10 pro build 20h2 19042.964,, AMD Ryzen 7 1700x, 32 gig ram, 8 core.

    I plan to take my old gforce graphics card out of the system and replace it with a much better GTX 1650 super. I need to know if I should uninstall the old graphics card drivers then remove the old card before I install the new card with the relevant drivers which I have downloaded from NVIDIA?

    I think this is probably the right way to do this, but as I have never had the need to do this before, I thought it best to ask?

    Thank you for any advice/help in advance.
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  2. Gurn Blanston's Avatar
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       #2

    It's always a good idea to remove the old drivers before installing new ones. Fewer problems caused that way.
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  3. Willabong's Avatar
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       #3

    Thanks Gurn, I will proceed tomorrow (It's 11:30 pm here).
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  4. bobkn's Avatar
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    To state what may be obvious:

    Download the latest nVidia drivers.

    Uninstall the current AMD drivers.

    Power down.

    Swap cards.

    Power up.

    Install the nVidia drivers.

    There's a slight chance that you might benefit from using Display Driver Uninstaller (Official Display Driver Uninstaller DDU Download), but it's unlikely.
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  5. AddRAM's Avatar
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    He`s removing a Nvidia card, not an AMD card. You should already have the latest Nvidia drivers and GeForce Experience. If it tells you you already have the latest, then you`re good, if it tells you there`s an update, then download and install it from GeForce Experience. GeForce Experience does all the work for you.

    Done.
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  6. bobkn's Avatar
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    AddRAM said:
    He`s removing a Nvidia card, not an AMD card.

    (snip)
    Oops. I made the mistake of looking at "my computer", rather than noting the geforce in the text.

    I'd probably remove the nVidia drivers and re-install them anyway. Probably unnecessary, but little effort is involved.

    I've always avoided Geforce Experience, but I'm not much of a gamer.
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  7. Steve C's Avatar
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    Tip - use NVCleanstall to install NVidia GPU drivers. That way you can avoid installing much of the useless NVidia bloatware. Be sure to select the clean install option. NVCleanstall (v1.9.0) Download | TechPowerUp
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  8. Willabong's Avatar
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       #8

    Thanks to everyone!
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