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Instaliling an new GPU into an exsisting system

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a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 4:21:16 AM

Hello,

I plan on getting an MSI GTX 660 to replace my GTX 550 TI. im using the lastest 306.97 driver which supports the lastest GPUs. So shouldnt I be able to just power off, and insert the new card without any issues?

System specs (just in case)

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
-Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 Quad-Core 3.4 Ghz Processor [up to 3.8GHz, 8MB cache]
-8GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [2 DIMMs]
-2TB 7200 rpm SATA III HDD
-1GB 192bit GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (306.97 Driver)
-Motherboard - Pegatron IPISB-CH2 (contains the H67 Chipset)
-600W PSU
a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 4:33:48 AM

yeah, but make sure you touch the case to ground youself before you touch the motherboard and the gpu everytime. and make sure you uninstall the 550ti drivers and then download the 660 drivers
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a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 4:37:11 AM

The driver I have installed is for both ... or should I say for the 6000 - 600 series cards. http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/49949 So shouldnt need to uninstall anything right? And I know about grounding. Ty tho
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a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 4:59:08 AM

its always better to install the drivers again as it would be installed in different manner i suppose. Also your cards are from different family all together even if does not make any changes how much time it would take uninstall the drives & install it again.
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a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 6:15:24 AM

computernoob29 said:
yeah, but make sure you touch the case to ground youself before you touch the motherboard and the gpu everytime. and make sure you uninstall the 550ti drivers and then download the 660 drivers


They use the same drivers folks...
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