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09-23-2019 02:21 PM
Fluxmaven
Quote: Originally Posted by IMKR View Post
Yeah i should probably figure out how to do this on GPU. is it simply, open it up, expose the die. wipe it off, apply, and put front cover back on? it just feels wrong because on a CPU, you put the paste on the heatsink metal area.
Just be careful that you don't destroy or lose any of the thermal pads when you pull the cooler off. Otherwise, yea it's as simple as pull the cooler off, reapply the thermal paste, then put it back together.
09-23-2019 01:05 PM
mmonnin You can have NV and AMD drivers installed at once. I've had both running in the same system before.
09-23-2019 11:55 AM
The Pook There's guides on how to use DDU all over the internet.

Run DDU, restart, swap GPU, reinstall driver. If you already have the new GPU installed, use DDU to remove both the old driver and the current driver for the new GPU, restart, and reinstall the driver for whatever GPU is installed.
09-23-2019 11:39 AM
IMKR
Quote: Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
I'm still ecstatic I found a MSI 980 ti Armor 2x for under $150 shipped on ebay. I put kryonaut thermal grizzly on it and furmarked it for an hour to make sure it was stable.

I ALWAYS REPLACE THERMAL PASTE ON USED CARDS. AS5 and now Thermal Grizzly
Yeah i should probably figure out how to do this on GPU. is it simply, open it up, expose the die. wipe it off, apply, and put front cover back on? it just feels wrong because on a CPU, you put the paste on the heatsink metal area.

Quote: Originally Posted by UltraMega View Post
You should be able to just uninstall them from the apps list. On windows 10, right click on the start button and go to apps and features.

The Nvidia installer will also give you the option to do a clean install, so it will remove any old NVidia drivers during installation. I believe AMD has this feature as well but not sure.
I have a w7. but i get what you're saying now. ty

Quote: Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
people are still suggesting Furmark? don't use Furmark.

use DDU when you swap cards to completely wipe the driver of the old card. https://www.guru3d.com/files-details...-download.html
If using DDU, can i simply keep the GPU connected and in use while fully uninstalling its drivers? and then switch out to the new gpu i want to test out?
09-23-2019 09:13 AM
The Pook people are still suggesting Furmark? don't use Furmark.

use DDU when you swap cards to completely wipe the driver of the old card. https://www.guru3d.com/files-details...-download.html
09-23-2019 08:17 AM
ThrashZone
Quote: Originally Posted by IMKR View Post
awesome thanks for the help. sorry for asking such a basic question. I just never had the chance to dive deep with hands on experience into multiple PC hardware.

last final stupid question if you dont mind.

once im done testing the "new" used GPU, and i swap back to my main one, how can i ensure that i am correctly completely uninstalling the drivers of the tested GPU?
Hi,
Restore a system image.
09-23-2019 01:06 AM
UltraMega
Quote: Originally Posted by IMKR View Post
awesome thanks for the help. sorry for asking such a basic question. I just never had the chance to dive deep with hands on experience into multiple PC hardware.

last final stupid question if you dont mind.

once im done testing the "new" used GPU, and i swap back to my main one, how can i ensure that i am correctly completely uninstalling the drivers of the tested GPU?
You should be able to just uninstall them from the apps list. On windows 10, right click on the start button and go to apps and features.

The Nvidia installer will also give you the option to do a clean install, so it will remove any old NVidia drivers during installation. I believe AMD has this feature as well but not sure.
09-22-2019 11:50 PM
CravinR1 I'm still ecstatic I found a MSI 980 ti Armor 2x for under $150 shipped on ebay. I put kryonaut thermal grizzly on it and furmarked it for an hour to make sure it was stable.

I ALWAYS REPLACE THERMAL PASTE ON USED CARDS. AS5 and now Thermal Grizzly
09-22-2019 11:16 PM
IMKR
Quote: Originally Posted by UltraMega View Post
You do not need to uninstall anything. You can just shut down your PC and swap the GPUs. Your computer may boot to windows in a low resolution until the driver is installed, but that's it. Usually these days you can install the driver through windows update without issue, but if not just install manually and thats is.

People on OCN will tell you to uninstall the driver each time because people here like to be very tidy, but for testing old GPUs there is no reason to do this. You can uninstall any extra driver software at the end.

awesome thanks for the help. sorry for asking such a basic question. I just never had the chance to dive deep with hands on experience into multiple PC hardware.

last final stupid question if you dont mind.

once im done testing the "new" used GPU, and i swap back to my main one, how can i ensure that i am correctly completely uninstalling the drivers of the tested GPU?
09-22-2019 11:04 PM
UltraMega
Quote: Originally Posted by IMKR View Post
interesting.

whats the way to do this then?

Do i first uninstall my drivers for my current card (the gtx 760 hawk. Also, this will be my main and future card as well. all the GPU i bought will be for other builds), shut the PC off, switch to the used GPU. once powered on, let the computer find and install drivers itself?

Also, if i uninstall my current GPU drivers, wont my screen just go dark? (which is why i thought you have to switch to onboard)
You do not need to uninstall anything. You can just shut down your PC and swap the GPUs. Your computer may boot to windows in a low resolution until the driver is installed, but that's it. Usually these days you can install the driver through windows update without issue, but if not just install manually and thats is.

People on OCN will tell you to uninstall the driver each time because people here like to be very tidy, but for testing old GPUs there is no reason to do this. You can uninstall any extra driver software at the end.
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