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Old 05-25-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
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okay, i have a new gpu, the gtx285; the question is, whats the best way to replace the current gpu i have now w/ the new one?
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What exactly do you mean? You take out the old one and put in the new. And then sell the old.
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Uninstall the current drivers. Shut down. Replace the old card with the new. Reboot and install the newest drivers available from Nvidia.

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Unscrew the screw holding the card in
Pull the old card out
Put the new card in
Replace the screw.
Install the power connector to the card
Boot up and uninstall old drivers/install new drivers

Bam......easy as pie.
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Add AR's post with Tommy's post and....BOOM! You've done it!
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:39 PM   #6
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Uninstall the current drivers. Shut down. Replace the old card with the new. Reboot and install the newest drivers available from Nvidia.

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is there really need to uninstall tho since its basicly the same drives?
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:43 PM   #7
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is there really need to uninstall tho since its basicly the same drives?
No, it'll be fine.

That's just when you are switching from Nviidia to ATi or vice-versa.
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:48 PM   #8
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No, it'll be fine.

That's just when you are switching from Nviidia to ATi or vice-versa.
ah kk, thought so. go confused for a second, cuz i figured it was the same drive.
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