Solved

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

Posted on 2016-08-26
9
59 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-30
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)
0
Comment
Question by:Xetroximyn
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
9 Comments
 
LVL 90

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41772080
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.
0
 
LVL 87

Assisted Solution

by:rindi
rindi earned 125 total points
ID: 41772121
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Xetroximyn
ID: 41772153
0
 
LVL 90

Assisted Solution

by:John Hurst
John Hurst earned 125 total points
ID: 41772160
According to this http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/landingpages/nvidia/3dvision2/ it looks like it can. Get the Nvidia card cyberpower recommends.
0
How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

 
LVL 87

Assisted Solution

by:rindi
rindi earned 125 total points
ID: 41772164
Yes for that PC it is no problem. But what is wrong with the current video card?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Xetroximyn
ID: 41772195
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....
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
Scobber earned 250 total points
ID: 41772640
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.
0
 
LVL 90

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41777309
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.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Nick Kline
ID: 41777332
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.
0

Featured Post

Enabling OSINT in Activity Based Intelligence

Activity based intelligence (ABI) requires access to all available sources of data. Recorded Future allows analysts to observe structured data on the open, deep, and dark web.

Join & Write a Comment

Is it worth it to buy an Echo? In a word, yes! For me it was definitely worth it. I use mine on a daily basis. Prologue & Privacy At first, I was very skeptical about the Amazon Echo. In general, I don't like voice assistants. I don't li…
Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now