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Hello all, Santa brought me a new 908ti card. I will be going from a gtx 780 to the 980ti. What would be the proper order to install the new card to make sure every thing is done correct? Thanks

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Hello all, Santa brought me a new 908ti card. I will be going from a gtx 780 to the 980ti. What would be the proper order to install the new card to make sure every thing is done correct? Thanks

 

Uninstall the driver then use a driver cleaner - shut down pc - install new card - turn on pc install latest nvidia driver for that card - make sure you have the driver first for your new card before you do anything - place it on your desktop to have it ready once new card is installed

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Latest nvidia drivers have the "Perform Clean Install" option.

Never had issue with it and stopped using driver cleaners awhile ago.

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I agree with Paul. Driver Cleaner is an option if one switches from nVidia to AMD or vice versa.

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Uninstall the driver then use a driver cleaner - shut down pc - install new card - turn on pc install latest nvidia driver for that card - make sure you have the driver first for your new card before you do anything - place it on your desktop to have it ready once new card is installed

Hey, thanks a lot Rich, looking forward to the new card.

 

Latest nvidia drivers have the "Perform Clean Install" option.

Never had issue with it and stopped using driver cleaners awhile ago.

Thanks Paul that is good to know, did not know that.

 

I agree with Paul. Driver Cleaner is an option if one switches from nVidia to AMD or vice versa.

Thanks Jay

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Hey, thanks a lot Rich, looking forward to the new card.

 

Thanks Paul that is good to know, did not know that.

 

Thanks Jay

 

Your welcome good luck with new card - but to be safe do it the way I stated

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Your welcome good luck with new card - but to be safe do it the way I stated

Will do Rich and Happy New Year!

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Why uninstall the driver? If it'll run his 780, it should run his 980ti shouldn't it?

 

I'm expecting to swap a 680 for a 980 or 980ti soon and it was my intention to simply swap the cards and not touch the driver. Have I got this wrong?

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Why uninstall the driver? If it'll run his 780, it should run his 980ti shouldn't it?

 

I'm expecting to swap a 680 for a 980 or 980ti soon and it was my intention to simply swap the cards and not touch the driver. Have I got this wrong?

It is the same driver vserion actually. 361.43.

 

However, I  tend to uninstall the old driver, install the new graphics card, then install a fresh copy of the driver. Just for piece of mind.

 

And yes, driver cleaners aren't required at all these days, the Nvidia installer is smart enough to do the job properly.

 

Products supported are...

 

 

GeForce 900 Series:

GeForce GTX TITAN X, GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 950

 

GeForce 700 Series:

GeForce GTX TITAN Z, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720, GeForce GT 710, GeForce GT 705

 

GeForce 600 Series:

GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 645, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce 605

 

GeForce 500 Series:

GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 SE, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 555, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510

 

GeForce 400 Series:

GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460 SE v2, GeForce GTX 460 SE, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420

 

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I was wondering about that

 

It is the same driver vserion actually. 361.43.

 

However, I  tend to uninstall the old driver, install the new graphics card, then install a fresh copy of the driver. Just for piece of mind.

 

And yes, driver cleaners aren't required at all these days, the Nvidia installer is smart enough to do the job properly.

Products supported are...

 

I was wondering that. So would it be best to just install the driver that comes with the 980ti or install a driver I downloaded from Nvidia (359.06) and should I manually delete the 780 drivers first before I do anything? Or does the Nvidia software do that for you?

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I was wondering about that

 

I was wondering that. So would it be best to just install the driver that comes with the 980ti or install a driver I downloaded from Nvidia (359.06) and should I manually delete the 780 drivers first before I do anything? Or does the Nvidia software do that for you?

 

Uninstall the driver then use a driver cleaner - shut down pc - install new card - turn on pc install latest nvidia driver for that card - make sure you have the driver first for your new card before you do anything - place it on your desktop to have it ready once new card is installed

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Once again...

 

Driver cleaners are totally unecessery.

 

You would only use a driver cleaner if you were troubleshooting an issue.

 

If you think driver cleaners are required to install a driver then you are a few years behind the times.

 

The Nvidia installer has intelligently installed drivers for quite a few years now.

 

Just to be on the safe side, uninstall old driver fron add/remove programs. Power off the PC. Install new card. Install new driver. It's about the easiest job you can do on a PC.

 

Over many years, I have never used a driver cleaner.

 

Install the latest driver from the Nvidia website.

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Once again...

 

Driver cleaners are totally

 

Agreed but I sleep better at night knowing I used a cleaner  :wink:

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Agreed but I sleep better at night knowing I used a cleaner  :wink:

 

That just doesn't make sense lol.

And... how do you know that the "cleaner" isn't installing a bitcoin mining node code?

 

The less 3rd party crap the better not mentioning nvidia does it all just fine :)

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That just doesn't make sense lol.

And... how do you know that the "cleaner" isn't installing a bitcoin mining node code?

 

The less 3rd party crap the better not mentioning nvidia does it all just fine :)

 

Because I use a payware software not freeware - none better than drivercleaner.net been using it for years - never let me down - you get what you pay for in this life

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 The drivers set used by the 980ti will be the same as what's used by the 780. As long as the Nvidia drivers currently in the system are reasonably up to date, there's really no reason to even uninstall them as Windows will detect the new card and grab whats needed from your current driver set. Also, never install the drivers that come with the card, they are often far older than what you would get from the Nvidia website, the same goes with any utility that comes on the cd.

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Because I use a payware software not freeware - none better than drivercleaner.net been using it for years - never let me down - you get what you pay for in this life

 

So why pay when manufacturer gives you a tool that does all that for free?

I'm just really wondering here.

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The drivers set used by the 980ti will be the same as what's used by the 780. As long as the Nvidia drivers currently in the system are reasonably up to date, there's really no reason to even uninstall them as Windows will detect the new card and grab whats needed from your current driver set. Also, never install the drivers that come with the card, they are often far older than what you would get from the Nvidia website, the same goes with any utility that comes on the cd.

That's true indeed Dave. I posted the products supported on the other page. Personally, I tend to uninstall the old driver anyway, just in case Windows has a brain fart. Easy and quick to do. Agree, not really necessary though.

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