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Im planning on buyin a 3080 when possible and i had read everything I could about it, and it seems that everytime that something fails someone recomends running DDU...

 

My question is, Is running DDU mandatory when upgrading from another Nvidia GPU, lets say 980 to 3080?

 

Does Nvidia Geforce Experience does it for you?

 

Im kind of lost because when I upgraded my 660 to my actual 980 i just changed the card itself...

 

I just think that requiere a 3rd party aplication to run the new GPU smoothly its a litle bit strange...

 

TY for your time

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Mandatory? No. But if something doesn't work correctly it's a good thing to try.

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In my experience you don't need it if everything goes right. The problem is that if something goes wrong,(not the first time that would happen) the troubleshooting can get exhausting.

 

It just maked more sense to to this little inconvenience so you can spare you headaches later.

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Not necessarily

It's more recommended for switching amd to nvidia or vice versa, on the other hand it's not that much more effort to put in to simply run ddu

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11 minutes ago, Mikealongo said:

 

I just think that requiere a 3rd party aplication to run the new GPU smoothly its a litle bit strange...

DDU is not running your GPU. DDU stands for display driver uninstaller because it helps you get rid of the atrocious problem of residual files that display drivers leave behind them when you uninstall them manually or through their native app. When you're done, you're done. DDU doesn't do anything after you're finished.

Be patient.

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30 minutes ago, Mikealongo said:

Im planning on buyin a 3080 when possible and i had read everything I could about it, and it seems that everytime that something fails someone recomends running DDU...

 

My question is, Is running DDU mandatory when upgrading from another Nvidia GPU, lets say 980 to 3080?

 

Does Nvidia Geforce Experience does it for you?

 

Im kind of lost because when I upgraded my 660 to my actual 980 i just changed the card itself...

 

I just think that requiere a 3rd party aplication to run the new GPU smoothly its a litle bit strange...

 

TY for your time

It's more of a just in case when you do it before the swap. If you didn't do it and just left the old drivers or uninstalled via the included uninstaller and things are not working as intended then ddu can usually fix that so you can start fresh. Other than uninstalling a driver it does nothing to make your card run better or anything.

 

The reason your 660 to 980 swap went well is because the 660 uses drivers that also support the 980. Usually swapping cards then is pretty painless but there is always a chance and it's nice the have ddu available so you can have a clean slate to start from.

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So i should run DDU just before installing the 3080 and then let Geforce Experience install the latest drivers for the 3080?

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It's not mandatory but its highly encouraged to run DDU when installing new drivers.

I'd say install the new card then boot once to make sure it works. then boot to safe mode and run DDU (make sure to check the box that prevents windows from getting a driver through its update crap) then reboot and install drivers from the GPU manufacture.

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I've never used it and I've upgraded my gpu multiple times

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