I have AMD video card.... I can swap out with an nvidea though, right?

I have AMD video card.... I can swap out with an nvidea though, right?   (trying to confirm it's not like certain motherboards support only one or the other, etc)
XetroximynAsked:
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ScobberConnect With a Mentor Commented:
uninstall the old driver from add/remove programs and all the other support utilities, Catalyst control center etc...
install the new card, and with it plugged in  install the new driver.

John is completely wrong about Nvidia being slow to adopt windows 10. What absolute hokum.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If the card is designed for your machine, yes.

Check for BIOS and Chipset upgrades.

Also make sure a Windows 10 driver exists for the Nvidia card. They have been slow to adopt Windows 10.
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rindiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It depends on your Mainboard. What make and model is it?

Most boards allow you to install whatever GPU you want, but some older models can have issues with certain GPU's.
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JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
According to this http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/landingpages/nvidia/3dvision2/ it looks like it can. Get the Nvidia card cyberpower recommends.
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rindiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes for that PC it is no problem. But what is wrong with the current video card?
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XetroximynAuthor Commented:
But what is wrong with the current video card?

it's just barley below oculus rift min suggested specs.... :-/   I'm thinking of trying it anyway... I think I would be fine for any VR video, and for gaming if I can't do max graphics settings I think I can live a little below 90fps....
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
There are lots of dead Nvidia cards not that would not run Windows 10 (I have one) which is why I made the statement. I am not wrong and just offered my true world experience.
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Nick KlineCommented:
As long as it is the correct form to fit into the pci slow you are planning to use it in, you should be fine.  Just have to remove the driver from the current one first before installing the new card and the new drivers.  I use a program called "Display Driver Uninstaller" It reboots into safe mode and then gives you options on what you are doing.  It works very well and never have had issues using it.  Nice way to make sure you got everything and didnt miss anything in the uninstall step.

Hope it helps.
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