Solved How do i install new graphic card in HP desktop PC

Hewlett-packard / Hpe-500f
August 17, 2012 at 06:55:10
Specs: Windows 64, Phenom x6 / 8GB
Ok so i know how to physically install a graphic card, but what about the drivers

i am upgrading from radeon 6450 to a radeon 7770

Right now i have AMD Catalyst 12.3 so do i need to uninstall them or can i just open the case and replace the graphic card with the new one and not download any new drivers??


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#1
August 17, 2012 at 07:06:18
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Before removing/replacing the card, go to Device Manager > Display Adapter, & remove the entry for the HD 6450. Shut down, swap cards, & restart. The new card will be automatically detected & the driver installed. A new Catalyst driver was just released a couple of days ago, so you may want to install it (if you haven't already).

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownlo...

Also, the HD 7770 is quite a step up from the HD 6450 & requires the aux 6-pin PCIe plug-in from the power supply. Hopefully your power supply can handle it.


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#2
August 17, 2012 at 07:52:31
i have a cooler master extreme 600w

and what do you mean by remove the entry ??


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#3
August 17, 2012 at 08:29:28
"i have a cooler master extreme 600w"

Not a great unit but it should be able to handle it.

"and what do you mean by remove the entry ??"

Go to Device Manager > Display Adapter. Right click on HD 6450 (or however it's listed), then click Remove (or Uninstall). I'm not using a Win7 computer right now so I can't give you the exact commands. Once you right click on it, you should be able to figure it out.

EDIT: I found this screenshot: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3bhzpBdPe...


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#4
August 17, 2012 at 12:54:13
1 last thing will after i remove the drivers and shut the computer down and replace the graphic card will the computer boot up to a normal windows screen?

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#5
August 17, 2012 at 15:20:08
You're not removing the drivers, you're removing references to the old card. The new card will be detected when you reboot.

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