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I am upgrading my GPU from an EVGA 1660 Super to an EVGA 2070 Super. Do I need to uninstall my NVIDEA drivers in safe mode via DDU? I heard that I may not need to since I'm swapping an NVIDIA for NVIDIA. I just built my first PC 2 months ago and this is my first upgrade. I'm really new to PC building, so please keep that in mind when answering. Thank you very much!

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1 minute ago, SexySuperVillain said:

I am upgrading my GPU from an EVGA 1660 Super to an EVGA 2070 Super. Do I need to uninstall my NVIDEA drivers in safe mode via DDU? I heard that I may not need to since I'm swapping an NVIDIA for NVIDIA. I just built my first PC 2 months ago and this is my first upgrade. I'm really new to PC building, so please keep that in mind when answering. Thank you very much!

I dont think so .U can just insert new without ddu 

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4 minutes ago, SexySuperVillain said:

I am upgrading my GPU from an EVGA 1660 Super to an EVGA 2070 Super. Do I need to uninstall my NVIDEA drivers in safe mode via DDU? I heard that I may not need to since I'm swapping an NVIDIA for NVIDIA. I just built my first PC 2 months ago and this is my first upgrade. I'm really new to PC building, so please keep that in mind when answering. Thank you very much!

It may not be technically necessary but it is a really good idea to use DDU.

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Just now, Ramrod126 said:

It may not be technically necessary but it is a really good idea to use DDU.

Okay. I've never used DDU (I've never even been in Safe Mode), so forgive me if these are dumb questions. I know its smart to have the new driver ready for download. And I know I'm supposed to uninstall in safe mode via DDU. The part I'm confused on, I think, is what option to choose between "Clean an Shutdown" and "Clean and do not restart." I watched a video but the guy wasn't putting in a new card. I'm assuming I select "clean and shut down", let it shut down, then remove and install the cards. Is that right? Also, do I need to let the computer stay off for a while to cool down before swapping? Thanks. 

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5 minutes ago, SexySuperVillain said:

Okay. I've never used DDU (I've never even been in Safe Mode), so forgive me if these are dumb questions. I know its smart to have the new driver ready for download. And I know I'm supposed to uninstall in safe mode via DDU. The part I'm confused on, I think, is what option to choose between "Clean an Shutdown" and "Clean and do not restart." I watched a video but the guy wasn't putting in a new card. I'm assuming I select "clean and shut down", let it shut down, then remove and install the cards. Is that right? Also, do I need to let the computer stay off for a while to cool down before swapping? Thanks. 

Clean and shut down is the option you want....and no, the computer doesn't need to cool down first.

Also, yes, I would have the new drivers downloaded prior to swapping cards. Less down time that way.

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Just now, Ramrod126 said:

Clean and shut down is the option you want....and no, the computer doesn't need to cool down first.

Great. Last question. I read that it's a good idea to disconnect the internet after uninstalling, when you restart the PC. Is this true? 

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It keeps windows from installing drivers automatically so yeah, I usually do it.

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4 minutes ago, Ramrod126 said:

It keeps windows from installing drivers automatically so yeah, I usually do it.

Sorry, one last question. When exactly should I disconnect from the internet? 

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Just now, SexySuperVillain said:

Sorry, one last question. When exactly should I disconnect from the internet? 

Easiest is when the computer is already shut down after running DDU.

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