New GPU Guide

This guide describes the process for physically removing your old graphics card, installing the new one, and the proper driver cleanup and configuration.


Removing the Old GPU

Removing the old GPU will be a different process depending on the arrangement of your computer's chassis. Be sure to remove the PCI-E 8pin or 6pin power connectors before attempting to pull the card out.

Generally there will be one to three screws holding the GPU in place. Once the screws are removed there is a small clip on the PCI-E slot the graphics card is actually inserted into. Be sure to unlatch this from the slot before pulling the card out and away from the motherboard.



Installing the new GPU

Once the old GPU is removed, you can insert the new card into the slot. Be sure to apply an even amount of pressure where the card actually inserts. Line up the screw holes with where the chassis slots are and continue to push down until the clip makes a clicking sound.

Screw the card in securely, do not leave this loose at all as these screws help support a majority of the graphics cards weight.


Insert the PCI-E 8pin or 6pin connectors into the card, making sure they also click into place securely and tight.

Go ahead and boot up the computer. The previous drivers are still installed and this is a new device so expect the screen to appear blurry or distorted for now.


Cleanup of Old Drivers and Installing New Drivers

Once the system has booted to your desktop we are going to download and install Display Driver Uninstaller, commonly referred to as just DDU, by Wagnard Mobile.

Download DDU Here

Once you've downloaded and started DDU you should see the option to select your old GPU brand, AMD or Nvidia, select the correct one and begin the cleanup by choosing "Clean up and Restart."

Your computer will now reboot, once it has started back up you will need to navigate to your graphics card makers website, generally AMD or Nvidia.

Download AMD Drivers Here
Download Nvidia Drivers Here