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When moving your card from one lane to another do you have to reinstall graphics drivers?
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Nope. As long as its the same card.
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weird, when i moved my card from one lane to the other it looked as if graphics drivers werent installed when i booted up. Low res etc. is that just default i need to change ? I moved it back just in case, thought i would ask before i did anything else.
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post #5 of 8
I am going to say yes. Since it is in a different slot, it will appear in the device manager as a new device. If you didn't uninstall your previous video card drivers, then it should appear as GTX 580 (2).

The drivers should still be on your computer. They would need to be reinstalled for that device, but Windows should do that automatically.
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weird, when i moved my card from one lane to the other it looked as if graphics drivers werent installed when i booted up. Low res etc. is that just default i need to change ? I moved it back just in case, thought i would ask before i did anything else.

Thats because it's on a new IRQ.
post #7 of 8
i did.
when i switched my MSI card with my XFX card i had reinstall drivers.

but when i had my dual GTX275s and 8800GTs and 8600GTS's i didn't have to.

probably is because both of your cards aren't reference?
    
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thanks guys !
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