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Windows 7: changing video cards and NVIDIA GeForce Experience

1 Week Ago   #1
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
changing video cards and NVIDIA GeForce Experience

hey all,

im gonna be swapping out my 660 Ti for a GTX 1060 in a few days and i was wondering if i can keep the current drivers (v375.95) that are installed via the GeForce Experience.
  1. will the GeForce Exp know i have a different video card and automatically find the appropriate drivers for it?
  2. or should i just manually try and uninstall then reinstall whatever is the newest driver
  3. and are the drivers universal across the GTX line of cards?



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1 Week Ago   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
No,
All need to be removed before you install the new card.
Windows will install a generic display driver so you can login but download the new driver for the new card before hand so you can manually install it after getting to the desktop
The cd that may come with the card is probably old anyway,
NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems
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1 Week Ago   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

375.95 is the latest driver from nvidia

There is no reason to remove anything, just install the new card.

And the answer to #3 is yes, except for some older cards.

The only thing you may have to do is rescan for your games.
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1 Week Ago   #4
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
No,
All need to be removed before you install the new card.
Windows will install a generic display driver so you can login but download the new driver for the new card before hand so you can manually install it after getting to the desktop
The cd that may come with the card is probably old anyway,
NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
375.95 is the latest driver from nvidia

There is no reason to remove anything, just install the new card.

And the answer to #3 is yes, except for some older cards.

The only thing you may have to do is rescan for your games.
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1 Week Ago   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
lol

If they were universal they "NVidia" did a lot of separating version series for no reason at all
You can probably leave GE bloatware but the drivers associated with the old card would be best removed before installing the new one or at least I would.
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1 Week Ago   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The drivers for both cards are the same so I thinking it should be plug and play.

If for what ever reason it doesn't work please read this tutorial by essenbe.

NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

Jack
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1 Week Ago   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep that's why the tutorial is how to Avoid problems and not how to Create problems with NVidia drivers
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1 Week Ago   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Exactly Jack, there is no reason to remove and then reinstall the same exact driver, just remove the 660 and install the 1060.

Don`t worry about a thing, nvidia will have another driver out before I can finish typing this sentence, so you`ll be installing that anyway
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1 Week Ago   #9
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

The thing is, the driver may not detect that driver causing the Standard VGA Graphics Adapter to be used. I know because I transitioned from a GeForce 210 to a GeForce GT 610 and the driver did not detect the GT 610 until I re-installed the driver. There's a possibility that the driver will detect your GTX 1060 and save you from the hassle of installing the driver again.
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1 Week Ago   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

And just as I said nvidia has another driver out 376.09

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