Steps for installing a new card Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: December 28, 2010 3:22 PM in Graphics & Displays Share sparc12 December 28, 2010 1:34:44 PM This is my first time actually installing a new graphics card on an existing machine - all of my previous experience has been with new builds. So I want to make sure I'm doing this correctly. I'm switching out a defunct MSI 8800GTS card for a Zotac GTX 460 1GB. From various earlier postings that I could find, I believe my order of operations are as follows: Uninstall the current video card drivers Reboot Run driver sweeper for stragglers (obtained from the Guru3D site) Turn off machine Remove old card and insert new card Power up and install new drivers Am I missing anything or should I be doing something different? Thanks for your help! More about : steps installing card wiinippongamer a b U Graphics card December 28, 2010 2:52:40 PM That's exactly what you have to do, make sure to run driver sweeper from safe mode, or else some files will not be deleted properly. m 0 l sparc12 December 28, 2010 3:22:47 PM Ah, good catch. Thanks for the safe mode addition. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Installing a new graphics card, what are my first steps? Forum SolvedUpdating gpu to r9 290x. Steps before installing the card? Forum SolvedSteps to Installing New SSD and and Transferring windows? Forum SolvedNovice needs steps to install Win7 only on my new SSD Forum Steps for installing card/drivers n such Forum Step by step for installing new card and Cat 4.8? Forum Installing a new X2 4600+ - Recommended steps? Forum What steps should I take for install new motherboard? Forum Steps before buying a new graphic card Forum New installation steps: what comes first?? Forum SolvedUninstalling and Installing new graphics card Forum SolvedPC shows blank screen after installing new graphics card Forum SolvedInstalling new graphics card power connector problem. Forum SolvedNeed help installing my new Nvidia GeForce GT 610 Graphics Card Forum SolvedInstalling new graphics card Forum SolvedSlow boot time after installing new video card Forum SolvedComputer randomly freezes during regular usage after installing new graphics card. Forum SolvedCant get into BIOS after installing new video card Forum SolvedInstalling a new graphics card Forum SolvedSteps for Installing Windows 7 on SSD? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !