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Upgrading GPU/CPU/PSU, what do I need to do with drivers etc.?

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July 9, 2014 4:21:35 PM

So I'm upgrading to a new GPU, CPU, and PSU. What should I do before I put them in my case drivers wise or anything else to prepare my PC?

I've heard that I'm supposed to delete all my previous AMD drivers before installing.

Here's what I'm upgrading to if it matters...

AMD Radeon 7750 -> XFX 7870

FX-4100 3.6GHz -> FX-6300 3.5 GHZ

TR2-700 Watt -> Antec HCG620m


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July 9, 2014 4:25:17 PM

The only drivers you'll need to worry about are the GPU drivers. Simply uninstall the current ones, and then clean your registry with CCleaner. Once that's done, go ahead and install the new drivers.

That'll do it!
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July 9, 2014 4:30:16 PM

Okay first, yes that is a fact. You MUST uninstall old drivers of your old card in order to be recognized properly. Otherwise, your system will think your 7750 is still in there and then could shut down randomly.

So yeah. Firstly, the R9 270X is a better fit. It's slightly more powerful than the old 7870. It's also now crashed in price since its launch.

Secondly, good choice.

Thirdly, Get Immediately. That old TR2 really has to go. It is reeking with poor quality components. That Antec unit is a far, far better choice.
July 9, 2014 5:44:44 PM

Thanks everyone one for your responses! Can't wait to upgrade the parts tommorow!