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What do I need to do to upgrade my graphics card?

#1Star_NutsPosted 7/9/2014 12:27:56 PM
About to upgrade my Nvidia graphics card to a GTX 780 Ti. Do I just go to the Nvidia website and download GTX 780 Ti drivers, uninstall my current driver, then change the card? Or is there a different order it needs to be done?
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#2snkboiPosted 7/9/2014 12:28:54 PM
first of all you're doing it wrong

nvidia = finished so go amd radeon 290x
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#3Lonestar2000Posted 7/9/2014 12:42:56 PM
If they are the latest drives you don't need tor reinstall then.
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#4SiegaltPosted 7/9/2014 12:43:46 PM
Uninstall current video driver, then change the card, then install the new driver. Restart, be happy.
Ignore the "Nvidia=finished" and "AMD=finished" claims. Buy what is best for your needs and your pocket, and enjoy it.
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#5Xtreme-VoidPosted 7/9/2014 1:18:02 PM
Trust the expert search the internet than some outburst from a random snkboi

Download the latest driver from NVIDIA website, uninstall last gpu, turn off pc, socket the GTX 780 Ti, boot the PC, install the downloaded driver, then done.

You can install the NVIDIA driver from the CD that comes with the GPU then upgrade the driver later, but if you are using Windows 7, the "ownership" issue from Windows 7 will be a hindrance, you need to upgrade the driver from safe mode because of that.

I suggest download the latest driver first.
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#6BuyersRemorse55Posted 7/9/2014 1:20:18 PM
What card you using now? If your using a new card already you may be able to just switch cards and that's all. Otherwise follow other instructions here.
#7Star_Nuts(Topic Creator)Posted 7/9/2014 1:42:15 PM
Quote:What card you using now? If your using a new card already you may be able to just switch cards and that's all. Otherwise follow other instructions here.
@BuyersRemorse55

I'm actually upgrading from a 760. How can I tell of they use the same drivers?
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#8kill2thisPosted 7/9/2014 3:23:30 PM
Star_Nuts posted...
Quote:What card you using now? If your using a new card already you may be able to just switch cards and that's all. Otherwise follow other instructions here.
@BuyersRemorse55

I'm actually upgrading from a 760. How can I tell of they use the same drivers?


They use the same driver, latest version should be 340.43 unless I've missed one.
#9godplaysSNESPosted 7/9/2014 3:51:54 PM
Nvidia's installation procedure has an option for a "clean install", removing all the old files before installing the new ones
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#10protomole64Posted 7/9/2014 3:58:15 PM
kill2this posted...
Star_Nuts posted...
Quote:What card you using now? If your using a new card already you may be able to just switch cards and that's all. Otherwise follow other instructions here.
@BuyersRemorse55

I'm actually upgrading from a 760. How can I tell of they use the same drivers?


They use the same driver, latest version should be 340.43 unless I've missed one.


Just be aware that the 340.43 is a beta driver. I use it, I'm happy with beta, but be aware. =) Latest stable is 337.88.
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