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Changing a video card

BucWhite

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when upgrading the video card, (going to gtx680 4gb), can I remove the old one, put in the new one, and install the drivers from the NVidia website or do I have to uninstall the old drivers first?
 

aigomorla

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typically u would uninstall all the drivers first and then remove.

however if ur going from nvidia to nvidia and its universal drivers... i assume u can do a straight drop in and then just reinstall drivers.

Also what OS you running?
 

spacejamz

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The Nvidia graphics driver installer gives you the option to do a 'clean' install when installing a new driver. Just select CUSTOM install and check the CLEAN INSTALL option. It will remove your existing drivers before installing the new one...

I just updated my Nvidia drivers last night for my Windows 7 x64 system and it did this...Not sure if it is the same for Windows 8
 

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