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Ok I have a gtx 560ti is there Anything special I need to do to install it other than plug it in plug the power wires and to run the drivers installer ?
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Ok I have a gtx 560ti is there Anything special I need to do to install it other than plug it in plug the power wires and to run the drivers installer ?

Nope, that's it. Clean your drivers in case you were using a different video card before.
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make sure it is seated properly, you have to push the board with firm presure to make sure it is seated in slot.
make sure power cords are firmly attached (most click when seated)
install latest drivers from the Nvidia website
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Ok I have a gtx 560ti is there Anything special I need to do to install it other than plug it in plug the power wires and to run the drivers installer ?


Just install Forceware and done.

 

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If you had a previous card uninstall the older drivers and get the latest ones from here:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
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Ok I have a gtx 560ti is there Anything special I need to do to install it other than plug it in plug the power wires and to run the drivers installer ?

Nope, that's it. Clean your drivers in case you were using a different video card before.

No this is a brand new rig I started at thanks giving its my first rig and first gpu and I decided to donut right with the 560ti.

So leave my onboard graphics on with pc off plug in gpu the power to it and then install drivers restart and use gpu and enjoy skyrim
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MAke sure to get the latest drivers from the Nvidia site and don't use the CD that came with it.
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1. Uninstall any previous display drivers that were for your onboard video.
2. Restart your PC and go into your BIOS.
3. Set your onboard video to off (unless you plan to use it for some reason) and set the primary display to PCI-E.
4. Save settings and exit, turning off the machine before it can boot into Windows (hold the power button down for four seconds basically).
5. With the power cord unplugged and grounding yourself, open up your case and install the graphics card being sure to seat it properly and make all necessary connections (power pins), then be sure you have it securely installed (screw or tool-less depending on your case).
6. Reboot into Windows and install the most current drivers available (which was linked above).


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Pro Tip: Download the drivers for your new card before you start #1. tongue.gif
    
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