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Question What to do Before and after installing GPU?

Kenzy9

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Hi what is Step-by-step order to Prepare/update my PC (software/Drivers/hardware?) beforehand; and Afterwards?

I want to install this Card into my existing system:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($724.91 @ Amazon Australia)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.00 @ Umart)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory ($104.50 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($93.00 @ Centre Com)
Case: Cougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case ($70.40 @ Newegg Australia)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VG278Q 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($369.00 @ Device Deal)
Total: $1659.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-18 17:32 AEST+1000



I will upgrade CPU to AMD 3600 in the future.
 

Shmee

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Shutdown, install GPU, power on, install Geforce drivers. Make sure you connect the monitor to the new card and not the motherboard. You shouldn't need to do anything else.
 
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Kenzy9

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Shutdown, install GPU, power on, install Geforce drivers. Make sure you connect the monitor to the new card and not the motherboard. You shouldn't need to do anything else.
What about checking for Win10 update; update BIOS?? &all existing drivers?; is it better to install from EVGA or NVDA website?DO YOU HAVE the LINK PLS
 

Stuka87

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The one potential issue is that you have an AMD IGP, and you are installing an nVidia card. So you currently have AMD video drivers installed. AMD and nVidia drivers typically don't play well together. Typically you uninstall AMD drivers before installing nVidia drivers (and vice versa). This may require you to do a custom install of the chipset drivers or something without the IGP parts.
 
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