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Installing a GPU over integrated graphics?

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December 30, 2010 2:15:57 PM

I have a 880G chipset on an MSI 880 motherboard and I'd like to clarify exactly how I install my new GTS 450.

1. Disable current chipset (HD 3250/880G) in device manger and remove CCC drivers.
2. Set primary video controller to PCI-E in BIOS.
3. Install new card.
4. Install new drivers.

Is that pretty much it? Anything else I need to do?
December 30, 2010 5:29:32 PM

Bios is American Megatrends if that is of any use for you to know...
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December 30, 2010 7:03:33 PM

1) Install card
2) Boot up with VGA/DVI/HDMI running from card to monitor
3) Windows will install drivers for you (tho you can do it yourself)
4) Profit

Well, after the new card is running you might want to clean up the integrated stuff - disable it in BIOS if you can - probably won't change much doing that. However, you might want to uninstall the drivers and run Driver Sweeper just to make sure there's no interference.

It's possible you need to actually "set" the output from integrated to PCIe, but I never heard of that before.
December 30, 2010 8:23:51 PM

Thank you for the reply. Already have the lastest GeForce drivers in preperation for the card arriving tomorrow, just not installed yet.

I already have some kind of option for PCIe set in by BIOS and apparently it should detect the new hardware automatically.

:) 
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