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Installing new card..

Hey guys, just bought a new video card and 2 new monitors.

Is it just plug and play? Or do I first need to uninstall the current video card drivers etc?
Also, is it ok to install the new video card -and- the monitors at the same time while the pc is off then turn it on?

The new card in a gtx 1660S and the old one is a gtx 650.


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Should be plug and play for the most part. The only thing that might make it go a bit smoother is to only plugin 1 monitor at first. Get the system up and running, install new drivers for the new card (over the old should be fine), then power down and hook up the second and boot back up. Ofc, if things don't go smoothly DDU is always an option.
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It should be a simple swap since you're going from one Nvidia card to another. Swap in the new card, plug in the two monitors, fire up your PC, install new drivers, and enjoy your new purchases.

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Quote: Originally Posted by wreckless View Post
Hey guys, just bought a new video card and 2 new monitors.

Is it just plug and play? Or do I first need to uninstall the current video card drivers etc?
Also, is it ok to install the new video card -and- the monitors at the same time while the pc is off then turn it on?

The new card in a gtx 1660S and the old one is a gtx 650.


Thanks!
Hi,

If you want to be thorough you could do a wipe using Display Driver Uninstaller, swap cards then install new drivers.
Enjoy your new card!

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so question for you guys..

i inserted the new card onto the mobo but did something pretty stupid.. i put the 8 pin psu cable onto the video card upside down and when i went to turn the pc on it wouldn't turn on.. i'd press power and hear a small click then nothing. I finally realized i had the 8 pin psu cable on backwards, flipped it around and boom, the pc started up no problem.

question, could i have somehow damaged the video card buy putting the 8 pin chord on backwards and attempting to turn the power on?

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If you can't see any physical damage on the gpu 8pin plug , and since it works okay ,I'd say you're off the hook..

Try benching the card tho and see how it behaves under stress ,just to be safe

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