Question How would you install a gpu?

Aug 4, 2022
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How would you install a gpu? How would you install the drivers too? Can you just install a gpu then turn the computer on and download the drivers after that or it wont work? If the computer doesnt turn on how would you install a driver when your building a pc?
 

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GPUs have a hardware level driver (a VESA standard) that allows them to produce a picture before the driver is even loaded or installed.

If you don't have a GPU now, yes, you can just install it, boot to the OS, and install the drivers.

If you have an existing GPU, it is best to uninstall the graphics drivers of the old card before inserting the new one. If you are sticking with a single brand AMD -> AMD or Nvidia -> Nvidia, often the driver will just load. It is best to then update to the latest driver and perform a clean install.

Windows can also be used to install drivers in a pinch, but it is best to get the latest from the designer.
 

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