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What to do Before and after installing GPU??

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi what is STEP-BY-STEP order to Prepare/update my PC

(software/Drivers/hardware?) beforehand; and Afterwards?

 

I need to install this EVGA2070super Card into my existing system, so want to do it Cleanly:

https://au.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=08G-P4-3172-KR

(I will upgrade CPU to AMD 3600 in the future.)

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($724.91 @ Amazon Australia)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($129.00 @ Umart)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory  ($104.50 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($93.00 @ Centre Com)
Case: Cougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case  ($70.40 @ Newegg Australia)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($169.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VG278Q 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  ($369.00 @ Device Deal)
Total: $1659.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-18 17:32 AEST+1000

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13 minutes ago, KENZY9 said:

this links back to this post

 

but it's a RTX2070 super basically, is it brand new? how much did you bought it for? because new cards just launched and if you bought this at MSRP, you're losing a bunch of money. return it if possible if you bought at MSRP

 

13 minutes ago, KENZY9 said:

Hi what is STEP-BY-STEP order to Prepare/update my PC

seems like you dont have a previous dGPU

just install the GPU, plug in PCIE power, then install the drivers from Nvidia's website

 

for future reference, if you do want to swap cards, the only procedure is running DDU and reinstalling the drivers if it's a different GPU manufacturer (ie, Nvidia -> AMD)

if it's the same manufacturer, it's normally fine to just swap without needing to DDU (with nvidia, in my experience)


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Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

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Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Moonzy said:

seems like you dont have a previous dGPU

just install the GPU, plug in PCIE power, then install the drivers from Nvidia's website

 

for future reference,

correct, no dGPU before.

thanx for your concern, don't worry about my price

 

What about checking for Win10 update; update BIOS??; updating existing drivers?; and downloads/install from EVGA?

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1 minute ago, KENZY9 said:

What about checking for Win10 update;

unrelated, but sure why not

 

2 minutes ago, KENZY9 said:

update BIOS??

unrelated, but sure why not (unless you have inconsistent power stability or is raining, because updating ANY bios is a risk)

 

2 minutes ago, KENZY9 said:

updating existing drivers?

other than GPU drivers, not related

GPU drivers, should work as long as driver version supports it

 

3 minutes ago, KENZY9 said:

and downloads/install from EVGA?

it's best to directly get it from GPU manufacturer (for your case, Nvidia) website to get the latest drivers.


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I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

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Products I like:

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 hours ago, Moonzy said:

because updating ANY bios is a risk)

hi why is this ?

14 hours ago, Moonzy said:

directly get it from GPU manufacturer (for your case, Nvidia) website to get the latest drivers.

do you know link pls?we're from the land down under

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2 hours ago, KENZY9 said:

why is this ?

Because if electricity goes out while you're updating bios, your motherboard or GPU will have to be sent back to manufacturer to get it fixed unless it supports dual bios

 

2 hours ago, KENZY9 said:

do you know link pls?

https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx


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I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

Spoiler

 

Products I like:

Spoiler

Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

Spoiler

Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

Spoiler

Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

Spoiler

Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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before ... played all games st laggy fps , realize you need a new gpu

after you get the gpu, you have nothing left to play....

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Just now, KENZY9 said:

colours look washed out compared to previous?? is that normal

nvidia driver may have different color profile than the microsoft basic driver

or it's displaying at the correct refresh rate, that sometimes can cause your panel to shift colors due to bitrate or something, not too sure.


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Spoiler

 

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

Spoiler

 

Products I like:

Spoiler

Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

Spoiler

Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

Spoiler

Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

Spoiler

Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 9/19/2020 at 5:35 PM, Moonzy said:

nvidia driver may have different color profile than the microsoft basic driver

or it's displaying at the correct refresh rate, that sometimes can cause your panel to shift colors due to bitrate or something, not too sure.

should i "run-in" the GPU like benchmarking?h

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1 minute ago, KENZY9 said:

should i "run-in" the GPU like benchmarking?h

you could, i recommend running some stresstest to make sure everything is working

i recommend unigine heaven to do this, turn the preset to highest

 

download MSI afterburner to monitor temps and other stuffs while running the stress test


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Spoiler

 

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

Spoiler

 

Products I like:

Spoiler

Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

Spoiler

Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

Spoiler

Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

Spoiler

Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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With the new card installed and new drivers

 

Right click desktop and choose Display Settings

Scroll down to the bottom

Pick Advanced Display Settings

At the bottom, pick Display adaptor properties for display 1

Monitor in the middle tab

Select the refresh rate your monitor supports at it´s highest

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