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January 18, 2014 10:11:49 PM

So I am thinking about buying one of the new 800 series cards once they come out. I have never installed a graphics card before (friend did most of build) and after I manually install my card can I just turn on my PC and download the latest drivers from GeForce Experience? If not do I have to install the driver that came with the graphics card? Also, does GeForce experience and my game re-regionize my hardware? Finally, do I have to uninstall the drivers from my current gtx 680? Thanks for dealing with a noob!

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January 18, 2014 10:18:56 PM

You should uninstall the old drivers make sure the power supply you have will be enough to meet the needs of the new card before you install. When you put the new card in the computer be sure the power cord is unplugged. then install the card and connect any power adapters needed to the card turn the pc on after you have done all this and windows will find your new card.. then head on over to Nvidia and download the drivers for your card you will be all set then.
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January 18, 2014 10:24:22 PM

squid917 said:
So I am thinking about buying one of the new 800 series cards once they come out. I have never installed a graphics card before (friend did most of build) and after I manually install my card can I just turn on my PC and download the latest drivers from GeForce Experience? If not do I have to install the driver that came with the graphics card? Also, does GeForce experience and my game re-regionize my hardware? Finally, do I have to uninstall the drivers from my current gtx 680? Thanks for dealing with a noob!


Holy hell, you have a 680. Why exactly do you need to upgrade? That card should still be kicking every games ass.
You should run off the CPU graphics if possible. Uninstall the drivers and the old card. shut off the machine. remove the 680. Put in the new card. Boot up. Install new drivers. Swap onboard down to GPU. Test functionality.

Be sure your PSU is strong enough (Though if you are running the 680 and get something similar I'm sure you will be fine).
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