MizzouRah wrote:dbdynsty25 wrote:
Seriously, you should ALWAYS re-do your computer when adding new hardware. In theory, it'll work fine, however it might not perform perfectly and bugs/issues that arise may just be software and registry issues. Clearly you build your own machines so this shouldn't be that big of a deal. It most likely will work, but it doesn't make sense to NOT format and start fresh, especially with something as important as the video card.
There is really no need to redo a computer OS just because your upgrading the video card. That would be a PITA
Like Rodster said... since drivers are unified now, I should just be able to shut down the computer, install the video card, boot up and it find the new card. Typically I do an "uninstall" of the old drivers so I was wondering if I really needed to do that.
I think I'll uninstall all the NVIDIA GeForce Experience stuff, then uninstall in device manager.. power off, install the card and after boot up, I'll go out and reinstall the NVIDIA GFE software. Sounds like the best option to me.
The only time an OS reinstall needs to be considered is if you change out the motherboard because of the system board components and drivers. A video card is running off the same PCIe Bus and the drivers are universal nowadays. I recently swapped different GTX Nvidia cards between two gaming rigs and neither has missed a beat. You should be good.