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Windows 7: upgrading video card

24 Apr 2014   #1

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upgrading video card

Im replacing a Nvidia GT 640 with a Nvidia GTX 650 ti. I believe both cards use the same series 600 drivers. Do I need to uninstall my existing driver only to replace it with the same driver.


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24 Apr 2014   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

What drivers are you running? The latest is 335.23, link. I'd recommend uninstalling the drivers and performing a fresh install when Windows detects the card anyway.
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24 Apr 2014   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
What are the latest drivers you're running? The latest is 335.23, link. I'd recommend uninstalling the drivers and performing a fresh install when Windows detects the card anyway.

Thanks for that. Im using the latest driver but was a bit concerned there might be a conflict with the new card.
I will play safe and uninstall before I remove the GT 640. Would you uninstall and delete the driver or will just uninstalling suffice
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24 Apr 2014   #4

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Make sure to uninstall the 640 via Device Manager before physically removing it, this will remove the card from your system and remove the drivers for you.
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24 Apr 2014   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Make sure to uninstall the 640 via Device Manager before physically removing it, this will remove the card from your system and remove the drivers for you.
Isnt there a feature in device manager that gives the option of uninstalling and deleting the driver
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24 Apr 2014   #6

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

There is, but best practice is to uninstall the card itself (as it will be removed from the machine anyway) and that will uninstall the driver as well. When the new card is added Windows will then detect it and install drivers for you, you can then update the drivers to the newest version.
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24 Apr 2014   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
There is, but best practice is to uninstall the card itself (as it will be removed from the machine anyway) and that will uninstall the driver as well. When the new card is added Windows will then detect it and install drivers for you, you can then update the drivers to the newest version.
OK thanks for your help
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24 Apr 2014   #8

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

You're welcome. Feel free to ask away if you have any more questions mate.
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28 Apr 2014   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

get a 7770 More cheap more good than 650ti
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28 Apr 2014   #10

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

The 7770 is not better than the 650ti.
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