Question Concern with GPU drivers

Feb 20, 2021
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Should I download first a new driver for my gpu before installing the gpu to the motherboard?

I'm currently using an APU which is the Radeon Vega 8 and I will be switching to the RX 570 . I was wondering if I should download first the driver for the RX 570 before installing it to the motherboard. Thanks!
 
AMD drivers need to recognize your RX 570 when installing drivers.
If its not installed in a system, or its not recognized, AMD will just stop while in the installation process, and you will be greeted with "AMD graphics card not detected" message (or something like that).
So install your RX 570 first, boot with it and then install the drivers.
 

Lutfij

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If you're going to install a discrete GPU, you're advised to use DDU to uninstall the APU drivers, then power down, disconnect from the wall, drop in the RX570, then install the latest drivers sourced off of AMD's support site, in an elevated command, i.e, Right click installer>Run as Administrator.

Make and model of your PSU and it's age? It's also good practice to make sure your motherboard BIOS is up to date.
 
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Do I really need to use the DDU to remove the old drivers? I was told it wasn't really neccessary to delete old drivers and just to remember to have the onboard graphics card disabled.
 

InvalidError

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Should I download first a new driver for my gpu before installing the gpu to the motherboard?
Practically every video card made in the past 30 years supports legacy VGA mode and Windows will simply use the generic VGA driver when the GPU-specific drivers aren't available so you can still use the computer to update drivers after-the-fact.

As for DDU, I have never used it and never had any issues.
 
Feb 20, 2021
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If you're going to install a discrete GPU, you're advised to use DDU to uninstall the APU drivers, then power down, disconnect from the wall, drop in the RX570, then install the latest drivers sourced off of AMD's support site, in an elevated command, i.e, Right click installer>Run as Administrator.

Make and model of your PSU and it's age? It's also good practice to make sure your motherboard BIOS is up to date.
Actually, the instruction about the DDU is here and I wasn't paying attention my bad. Thank y'all for helping me out
 

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