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Correct Graphics Card Upgrade Process

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July 6, 2012 10:55:47 PM

I have recently purchased a MSI GTX 570 Twin Frorz II upgrade to replace a Gigabyte 550 TI. I have been reading several forums for the better part of two hours now. It seems people are split on how to properly install new GPU's. Some just slap the card in and download new drivers and others use driver cleaners. A couple things,
1. What is the overall consensus on how to uninstall old drivers?
- From safe mode, from Uninstall list, from Device management screen...etc

2. What is the overall consensus on how to install the new drivers?
- In safe mode, Just plug in new card and install new drivers....etc

3. If you use Driver cleaners/Registry cleaners, which ones do you recommend?
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July 6, 2012 11:07:29 PM

Been at this a long time.
Get new drivers ready.
Get driver sweeper and install.
http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=6171&file=15&e...

Uninstall old driver from controll panel -programs(win 7)
Reboot in safe mode.
Run driver sweeper for Nvidia Graphics and shut down.
Install new card.
Boot to normal windows and install new driver.
Newer drivers are better about compatibility but left over driver fragments can cause all kinds of weird anamolies. So it is better to do a clean install.
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July 6, 2012 11:38:20 PM

Unolocogringo said:
Been at this a long time.
Get new drivers ready.
Get driver sweeper and install.
http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=6171&file=15&e...

Uninstall old driver from controll panel -programs(win 7)
Reboot in safe mode.
Run driver sweeper for Nvidia Graphics and shut down.
Install new card.
Boot to normal windows and install new driver.
Newer drivers are better about compatibility but left over driver fragments can cause all kinds of weird anamolies. So it is better to do a clean install.

Thanks. Looks easy enough. Wanted to make sure so I don't have any major hiccups.
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