What to do when upgrading a gfx card
The last time I upgraded my video card, I recall simply plugging in the new one for the old one. There were no errors or anything.
It was a nvidia card-> another nvidia card and they used the same drivers. I've ordered another nvidia card (6800gs) and will be upgrading as soon as it arrives.
Do I have to do anything else besides switch the cards? What possible problems might occur. And also I have to mention that its a agp->pcie upgrade on the same mobo(yes my mobo supports both). Is switching the main graphics interface to pcie first before installing the card necessary?
GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Motherboard
NZXT Apollo Black ATX Mid tower Case
AMD Phenom II X6 1055t @ 3.8 GHZ
Rosewill RCX-Z1 CPU heatsink
Sapphire TOXIC Edition Radeon HD 5850 1GB @ 800/1175
2 x 2GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR 240-Pin DDR3 1600mhz
G.Skill Sniper SSD 60gb x2 RAID 0
BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI PSU