Windows 10: Need Some Graphic Card advice Solved

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       21 Feb 2017 #11

    You may want to get back to the basic Windows drivers but best to uninstall any software that came with the older card. There usually is a CD or DVD with the drivers and software for the new card.
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       21 Feb 2017 #12

    Through my research on this everybody says to throw that cd in the trash because it will probably not have the newest updated drivers and you will want to go to the manufacturers website(Nvidia) and download the latest drivers for your card.

    Does that sound about right everybody ?
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  3.    21 Feb 2017 #13

    munk1955 said: View Post
    Through my research on this everybody says to throw that cd in the trash because it will probably not have the newest updated drivers and you will want to go to the manufacturers website(Nvidia) and download the latest drivers for your card.

    Does that sound about right everybody ?
    Yes. My suggested procedure is:

    (Download the current drivers from nvidia.com. Don't do anything with them yet.)

    Uninstall the current drivers. Shut down the PC. (Do NOT restart, to avoid having drivers re-install for the old card.)

    Swap cards.

    Start up the PC.

    Install the drivers you previously downloaded from nVidia. (I usually do a "custom" install. I leave off all the 3D drivers. I don't know why they install by default. Few people have 3D capable monitors. I choose to install just the graphics drivers and PhysX. If I was a gamer, the Geforce Experience might be helpful, but I don't want it.)

    I'm flattered that you took my recommendation, and hope that you like the new card.
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  4. Posts : 73
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       22 Feb 2017 #14

    Thanks bobkn....I was thinking myself to download the drivers and have them ready for install.

    And then follow your advice for everything else on down the list.

    Yeah about the card I did a major search and couldn't come up with a better card for the money that your link provided.....I'll let everyone know how it went after the install!

    Thanks again for everyones help on this matter!
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  5. Posts : 73
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       25 Feb 2017 #15

    Ok everybody that helped me out with this.....Big success....I installed the new card yesterday and everything went off without a hitch.....Murphys law must have taken friday off lol.

    I took bobkn's advice on the card and followed his advice to the letter on the install and I now have a great looking picture and a silent PC again.....I couldn't believe how much bigger the new card was compared to the old GT 620.....But she slid right in with no problem and plenty of space.

    Thanks again everybody for all your help!
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  6.    02 Mar 2017 #16

    The lower end 1050 (75W) cards don't require an auxiliary PCI-E power connector. There are higher end 1050 cards (120W) that need a 6 pin PCI-E connector. Don't get one of those.
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       02 Mar 2017 #17

    bestellen said: View Post
    The lower end 1050 (75W) cards don't require an auxiliary PCI-E power connector. There are higher end 1050 cards (120W) that need a 6 pin PCI-E connector. Don't get one of those.
    A little late to the party bestellen but thats ok too.....We already discussed this on page 1 of this thread.....And since I stated on the post just above yours that I installed it and everything is working fine 4 days ago I guess I bought the correct card.

    But no problems with your post I welcome all advice good or bad!
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  •    03 Mar 2017 #18

    BRKKAB said: View Post
    Then you're still gonna want to follow my recommendation with one exception. For 4K you're gonna need a GTX 1070 or GTX 1080. Earlier video cards don't do 4K. You need a GTX 1070, GTX 1080, GTX 1080 ti (releasing soon) or a RX 480 video card for anything 4K.
    You're not getting true 4K without those video cards.
    You can do 4k on a 1060, especially on video playback.
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  • Posts : 73
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       13 Mar 2017 #19

    Just wanted to share one more thing that I have learned after installing my new GPU.

    If you are updating your current Nvidia GPU driver with the newest version driver you don't need to uninstall anything because Nvidia will do it for you.

    One week after I installed my Nvidia GPU they came out with a newer driver version already so after much research this is the way I did it.

    Download the newer driver to your PC then open and run it and make sure you do a custom install and then check or uncheck whatever you want added from the selections and then at the bottom of that little screen you will see another box to check that says something like "Do a clean install" then follow it through and Nvidia will wipe out your control panel and your existing driver and lay down an all new control panel and driver.

    This worked perfect for me and I'm just talking about Nvidia not another companies GPU driver software.
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