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January 24, 2014 1:12:36 PM

I recently upgraded my graphics card from the standard one that came with my HP Pavilion, it was a Nvidea Geforece graphics card. I upgraded to a Nvidea Geforce GTX 650.

My question is, since both these cards are Nvidea, do I have to uninstall an old driver from the previous card or did the driver just update to accomodate the GTX 650?
January 24, 2014 1:17:15 PM

Yes you do, each card has a set driver that is tailored to it to help play more efficiently in games, in turn increasing the performance.
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January 24, 2014 1:17:47 PM

Uninstalling and re-installing is cleanest. Upgrades sometimes work, if the new version properly recognizes and uninstalls all pieces of the prior one. Since you've got an OEM PC however, it is possible the prior drivers contained customizations not accounted-for by the new card's driver installation. You could wait for instability (which may or may not occur), or just take 10-20 minutes or so and wipe out all prior nVidia / video drivers and re-install.
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January 24, 2014 1:20:05 PM

It doesn't take long just put into google "Nvidia drivers" and it will take you to the driver page all you do from there is select your model and operating system and it will download. From there just open the downloaded file and go though it.
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January 25, 2014 11:10:20 PM

I have this same question.
I have the 320.49 driver for NVIDIA currently.
I would be downloading the latest 332.21 driver.
If I want to upgrade to a new GPU(650) from my 210 then do I need to still uninstall the driver(it supports both cards)?
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January 26, 2014 6:56:01 PM

I would.
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January 26, 2014 9:20:58 PM

All right.
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