Upgrading GeForce video cards with GeForce Experience

RareAir23

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Hi all. So for the longest time (about 3-4 years now) I've been using my current GeForce GTX 1080 and for the last about 2-3 years I've been using it with nVIDIA's GeForce Experience. I haven't had to upgrade cards for as long as I've been using GeForce Experience so my question is when I get my RTX 3080 (maybe on Thursday, maybe further down the road) and change it out from my GTX 1080 what needs to happen in Windows/GeForce Experience when I finish the hardware part of the upgrade? Do I need to reinstall drivers? Do I need to reinstall eVGA Precision X1 (as I am using that too)? I sense users on this forum have upgraded a card with GeForce Experience installed but I never have and I just want to be as prepared as I can for it. Thanks in advance for your advice and answers and until next time I am out!
 

vegeta535

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Hi all. So for the longest time (about 3-4 years now) I've been using my current GeForce GTX 1080 and for the last about 2-3 years I've been using it with nVIDIA's GeForce Experience. I haven't had to upgrade cards for as long as I've been using GeForce Experience so my question is when I get my RTX 3080 (maybe on Thursday, maybe further down the road) and change it out from my GTX 1080 what needs to happen in Windows/GeForce Experience when I finish the hardware part of the upgrade? Do I need to reinstall drivers? Do I need to reinstall eVGA Precision X1 (as I am using that too)? I sense users on this forum have upgraded a card with GeForce Experience installed but I never have and I just want to be as prepared as I can for it. Thanks in advance for your advice and answers and until next time I am out!
Yes do a clean uninstall of the drivers and everything. Shut down and swap out the cards then go ahead reinstall all the new drivers and stuff. I would disconnect from the internet before turning it back on cause windows 10 likes to start installing the version they have after booting back up.
 

Domingo

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Display Driver Uninstaller is super handy for this. It has a setting for installing a new card that'll keep Windows from installing new drivers and that annoying UWP app.
You shouldn't need to full-on uninstall/re-install Precision X1, but you'll want to reset all of your settings to their defaults. A quick way to do that is to delete the EVGA folder in AppData/Local.
 
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