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Changing the Graphic Card And Driver?

Hi guys,
I don't have a tomshardware account so im using my brother's acc. to post this quick question....

I have just bought a new GTX 770 for my new PC Build and I wanna know that do I need to uninstall the old drivers before fitting the card in the case?
My old card is also Nvidia,its an old gold 9500GT xD.
But my drivers are updated to the latest version with geforce experience so do I need to change something?Or just take the old card out and put the new one in the case?Do I need to install the new card's driver CD?
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  1. Nick72 said:
    Hi guys,
    I don't have a tomshardware account so im using my brother's acc. to post this quick question....

    I have just bought a new GTX 770 for my new PC Build and I wanna know that do I need to uninstall the old drivers before fitting the card in the case?
    My old card is also Nvidia,its an old gold 9500GT xD.
    But my drivers are updated to the latest version with geforce experience so do I need to change something?Or just take the old card out and put the new one in the case?Do I need to install the new card's driver CD?


    Just put it in and see if it works. (remember to put in the 2 aux power connectors) If not, then put old one in and uninstall drivers. Don't use the CD, download the newest drivers straight from Nvidia.
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    Nick72 said:
    Hi guys,
    I don't have a tomshardware account so im using my brother's acc. to post this quick question....

    I have just bought a new GTX 770 for my new PC Build and I wanna know that do I need to uninstall the old devicebefore fitting the card in the case?
    My old card is also Nvidia,its an old gold 9500GT xD.
    But my drivers are updated to the latest version with geforce experience so do I need to change something?Or just take the old card out and put the new one in the case?Do I need to install the new card's driver CD?


    Hello Nick,
    Much better to uninstall your current NVIDIA driver first. After you uninstall the driver, remove the old video card and hook the new one then download the driver in this link:

    For 32Bit OS:
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/335.23/335.23-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-32bit-english-whql.exe
    For 64Bit OS:
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/335.23/335.23-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-english-whql.exe

    I already assumed you are not using Windows XP :)

    In able to use the Ultimate Gaming Experience, make sure you have these requirements:
    http://www.geforce.co.uk/geforce-experience/system-requirements
  3. Hi Nick72
    uninstall all nvidia drivers , power down and remove your power lead from the psu , remove and replace card with new one and install the drivers and you should be good to go
  4. huskersforever said:

    Just put it in and see if it works. (remember to put in the 2 aux power connectors) If not, then put old one in and uninstall drivers. Don't use the CD, download the newest drivers straight from Nvidia.

    I think you could try this.

    If you want to get rid of the old drivers could you use one of the following tools (haven't had the need to try them myself),
    http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/display_driver_uninstaller_download.html
    or
    http://treexy.com/products/driver-fusion
    for the new nvidia drivers while i'm at it,
    http://www.geforce.com/drivers
  5. Alrighty thanks guys..
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