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User Info: Axl_Red

Axl_Red
3 years ago#1
My computer rig (was a pre-built gaming machine):

Motherboard: Asrock H61M-HVS
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?cat=Specifications&Model=H61M-HVS

CPU: Intel i7-3770k (recently upgraded part)

Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 620 (recently upgraded part)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125462

GPU: GTX 560 2gb gddr5 ram

Memory: 8gb ddr3 ram

OS: Windows 7 64bit

Hey guys. I'm interested in upgrading my GPU to a GTX 780. My problem is that I've never replaced a GPU before, even though I have experience replacing a CPU and power supply. So I have a couple of questions:

1. Is my computer capable of upgrading to a gtx 780?
2. Is upgrading a GPU really as easy as unscrewing a GPU, taking it out, and screwing a new GPU in?
3. Should I worry about uninstalling any drivers and whatnot before upgrading to another GPU?
4. What types of common problems do people have when upgrading a GPU?

Any advice is appreciated.

The GPU I'm planning on buying:
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GTX780-SuperClocked-03G-P4-2784-KR/dp/B00CUIVSNS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1384480993&sr=8-2&keywords=geforce+gtx+780+superclocked

User Info: Skul_

Skul_
3 years ago#2
1. Is my computer capable of upgrading to a gtx 780?
Should be fine, but im not 100% sure about power requirements
2. Is upgrading a GPU really as easy as unscrewing a CPU, taking it out, and screwing a new GPU in?
Yeah. Its easy.
3. Should I worry about uninstalling any drivers and whatnot before upgrading to another GPU?
Uninstall the drivers beforehand yes
Alex, I'm trying to start a troll topic. Stop destroying my credibility here. - hypersonic2000
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User Info: Dragnfyr

Dragnfyr
3 years ago#3
Upgrading the GPU is almost as easy as upgrading RAM. The most common issue people have are driver conflicts and plugging their monitor into the motherboard instead of the graphics card. You shouldn't have any driver issues though.
MacBook Pro with Retina Display | 15.4" 2880x1800 | Core i7-3615QM @ 2.3GHz | 8GB DDR3 1600MHz | GT 650M 1GB GDDR5 | 256GB SSD | OSX 10.9 | Windows 8.1 Pro
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