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Couple questions regarding installing a new graphics card

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December 28, 2010 5:28:35 PM

Hi all,

I am shortly going to be adding a GPU to my computer (gtx 580) and making my current card (gtx 260) into a physx card. First, since I'm still going to be using the original card do I need to uninstall the current drivers. Second does it matter which slots the 2 cards are installed in or can I just put the new card in an open slot. Any advice would be greatly appreciated and feel free to add any other tips you have since I'm pretty much a newbie to this stuff. Thanks in advance for any responses.
a c 1410 U Graphics card
December 28, 2010 7:43:42 PM

It is best to delete the drivers any way. About the slots depends on the motherboard but most boards have a primary slot where the main card should be.
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a c 563 U Graphics card
December 28, 2010 7:54:40 PM

Is your PSU (Power Supply Unit) capable of powering both cards and the rest of the system?
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December 28, 2010 8:09:42 PM

Thanks for the responses. My PSU is a 750W corsair. I was told in a different thread I should be good. Does that sound like enough?
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a c 563 U Graphics card
December 28, 2010 8:53:44 PM

dhynds2003 said:
Thanks for the responses. My PSU is a 750W corsair. I was told in a different thread I should be good. Does that sound like enough?

Yes, it's more than sufficient.
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a c 176 U Graphics card
December 28, 2010 9:13:00 PM

They use the same driver so you shouldn't have to delete them. I'd probably try it first.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 28, 2010 9:55:24 PM

Both of the cards use the same drivers but if your current drivers are from before the release of the GTX 580 then you'll want to update them to the latest version.
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