Moving from a GTX 980 it an RTX 2080, driver question.

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  1. Redmud

    Redmud [H]Lite

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    Hello Guys,

    I am about to head out to Micro Center a buy a RTX 2080. My question is can I just update the drivers to the latest while the 980 is still in the machine and then just swap the cards? Will that work or do I have to do the DDU thing?

    CPU 4790K
    MB MSI Z97 gaming 5
    Windows 10

    Thanks
     
  2. cybereality

    cybereality 2[H]4U

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    In theory it should work, but I would recommend wiping the drivers with a DDU safe mode uninstall.

    Choose uninstall and shut down, and then swap the cards before installing Nvidia latest.
     
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  3. Redmud

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    Thanks

    Wont Windows attempt to install its own driver when it comes back up? Before I have a chance to install the Nvidia one?
     
  4. cybereality

    cybereality 2[H]4U

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    Yes, Windows does that so you should be quick about it. Make sure to download the driver first.
     
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    horrorshow [H]ardness Supreme

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  6. Redmud

    Redmud [H]Lite

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    Thanks for the help. It is installed without issues (so far).
     
  7. XoR_

    XoR_ Limp Gawd

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    What DDU?
    Just install drivers and you are good to go. It is not Win98 era but the same driver from the same company.
    Even when moving eg. from AMD to NV it is ennough to uninstall drivers using official uninstaller. There will no benefit of using some hacky tools to uninstall drivers.
     
  8. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    I said that until the other day, but I had a problem installing Nvidia drivers because MS downloads something other than the "standard" driver from the website. So when I went to install the newly downloaded "standard" drivers, it said it was incompatible with the driver I had installed. The solution was to use DDU and revert to no driver and then reinstall the "standard" driver while not being connected to the internet to prevent MS from downloading the non-standard driver again.
     
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  9. misterbobby

    misterbobby 2[H]4U

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    It is hard to tell if you are being sarcastic or truly that clueless. o_O
     
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  10. cybereality

    cybereality 2[H]4U

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    Yeah, DDU has saved my ass multiple times.

    In an ideal world, the Nvidia/AMD installer would work no problem.

    However, that is often not the case in the real world.
     
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  11. XoR_

    XoR_ Limp Gawd

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    So what are the benefits?
    Will I save even 1KB of system ram? No? Then GTFO
     
  12. misterbobby

    misterbobby 2[H]4U

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    Ok clueless it is...:rolleyes:
     
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  13. XoR_

    XoR_ Limp Gawd

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    You do not know what is supposed to be improved but insist it is necessary it is... :dead:
     
  14. misterbobby

    misterbobby 2[H]4U

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    Are you seeing just how fucking dumb you can make yourself look?
     
  15. XoR_

    XoR_ Limp Gawd

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    State purpose of your hateful bullshit or GTFO

    Using driver uninstalation tools is only required when it is reqired, otherwise it does absolutely nothing, especially with the same GPU company in what is basically the same driver. If anythig stays in system after installing new drivers it is driver cache which is mostly taking few megabytes of disk space, not worth effort of removing it.

    BTW. if there is more to it then you can enlighten me instead of behaving like stupid f*ck
     
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  16. JasonPC

    JasonPC n00bie

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    In recent times I've never had any issues just uninstalling the current driver using its own uninstaller and installing the new version for the new card. I've done this from 670 -> 980 -> 1080 without any problems.

    Now if I were switching from AMD to NVIDIA or vice-versa, I would try to wipe out any remnant of the old driver using a third party program like DDU done while in safe mode.
     
  17. Armenius

    Armenius [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I've had issues in the past with just changing out cards or even doing a simple uninstall of the driver before the swap. DDU has always prevented issues in my situation. Plus, the way I look at it, there is no reason to not start fresh with a new video card.
     
  18. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    Well, I just gave a use case for DDU, so it has a purpose. I don't normally use it though.