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I have recently bought the MSI Gaming GTX780 3GB, And I plan on installing it. My current PC has a GTX660 with the beta 337.50 drivers, I want to know what the best approach is when replacing the cards. Should I just leave the drivers as they are, or remove them to add 780-specific drivers? and if so, how do I go about doing that?
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  1. Leave existing drivers as-is. Go to the MSI website and download the driver for GTX 780. Install the GTX 780. That's all there is to it.

    http://us.msi.com/service/download/
  2. Ubrales said:
    Leave existing drivers as-is. Go to the MSI website and download the driver for GTX 780. Install the GTX 780. That's all there is to it.


    Good stuff, thank you
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    Taytotom83 said:
    Ubrales said:
    Leave existing drivers as-is. Go to the MSI website and download the driver for GTX 780. Install the GTX 780. That's all there is to it.


    Good stuff, thank you


    http://us.msi.com/service/download/
  4. For upgrading new drivers...... I always leave old ones in place...... but for best results after changing cards, best to uninstall / reinstall. There is no 780 specific drivers; the driver includes all settings for all nVida cards, it will detect the card you have during the install process and set the card up accordingly.

    1. Uninstall GFX driver,
    2. Shutdown
    3. Swap cards
    4. Download the 337.50 beta drivers from nVidia website
    http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/74636/en-us

    The beta drivers have some huge speed improvements and are worth giving a shot....if ya have any issues, can go back and try latest WHQL driver
    http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/73780/en-us
  5. Ubrales said:
    Leave existing drivers as-is. Go to the MSI website and download the driver for GTX 780. Install the GTX 780. That's all there is to it.

    http://us.msi.com/service/download/


    Removing older drivers is always a cleaner option, and avoids conflicts and blue screens.
    Also, getting the drivers straight from NVIDIA's website is always better.

    @OP
    Uninstall all drivers of old card with the old card installed, then reboot. Now remove old card after shutting down PC and install new drivers after downloading the package for a 780 from NVIDIA's website.
    That way, you'll never have any driver conflicts and software problems.
  6. One one of my desktops the newer NVidia driver causes freeze-ups. I reverted to the older driver and things were fine!
  7. The newer nvidia driver has been pulled and is no longer available....337.50 is latest beta you can d/l from nVidia
  8. Ubrales said:
    One one of my desktops the newer NVidia driver causes freeze-ups. I reverted to the older driver and things were fine!


    That's not the topic here, if you installed a beta driver, just revert to your old one, or install the latest non-beta driver.

    The topic is whether you should or shouldn't remove old graphics drivers before installing new ones, and in that, you should.
  9. cst1992 said:
    Ubrales said:
    One one of my desktops the newer NVidia driver causes freeze-ups. I reverted to the older driver and things were fine!


    That's not the topic here, if you installed a beta driver, just revert to your old one, or install the latest non-beta driver.

    The topic is whether you should or shouldn't remove old graphics drivers before installing new ones, and in that, you should.


    It was not a beta driver that I am referring to. Thanks for your suggestion!
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