How do I resolve graphics driver install?

February 11, 2019 at 12:46:01
Specs: Windows 10, Intel i7 7700/16gb DDR4
GTX 1050 driver won't install on Dell G3 Gaming laptop. A friend of ours gave me a Dell G3 Gaming laptop and wanted me to install an SSD hard drive in it. I downloaded the Recovery OS file from Dell and everything went fine until I tried to install the GTX 1050 driver. It keeps indicating that the driver can't be installed. The specs for this are an Intel i5 8300H cpu, an Adata 128gb hard drive, it had GTX 1050 and Intel UHD graphics, I installed 16gb of memory in it, It had a 256gb(what looked like an NVME hard drive before I added the SSD drive). I tried uninstalling the Intel UHD driver and then restarted. My thinking is that the NVIDIA graphics should have been installed first and then the Intel UHD driver. Help. Hope i explained this well enough. All replies and opinions are greatly appreciated and respected. Loretta

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February 11, 2019 at 14:08:24
Are you saying you removed the 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, installed a 128GB SATA SDD, & installed the OS to the SATA drive?

If that's what you did, you reduced overall system performance, not to mention lowered the storage capacity by 50%. From the following article (I bolded the important info):

"Modern motherboards use SATA III which maxes out at a throughput of 600MB/s (or 300MB/s for SATA II, in which case, it’s time to upgrade). Via that connection, most SSDs will provide Read/Write speeds in the neighborhood of 530/500 MB/s. For comparison, a 7200 RPM SATA drive manages around 100MB/s depending on age, condition, and level of fragmentation. NVMe drives, on the other hand, provide write speeds as high as 3500MB/s. That’s 7x over SATA SSDs!"

My recommendation is to reinstall the NVMe SSD, remove the SATA SSD, & install a larger SSD or HDD for storage. If you do that, you won't have to worry about how to install the graphics drivers.

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February 11, 2019 at 14:08:38
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February 11, 2019 at 15:03:50
Thanks for the replies. I had researched the performance ratings of NVME SSD drives and I told this kid that there would be a performance hit with the SATA SSD and giving up storage space as well. He said he understood, but he said that he wanted the NVME drive for storage. In cases like these, when I have tried to debate issues like these with young people especially, sometimes there is no getting through to them...even giving valid points.

So, gotcha. I will reinstall the NVME..without the SSD installed. I have worked on this long enough, and this kid will just have a bigger SATA SSD and I will be done! You guys....even 10 years later or more....are the best. Sometimes you just have to tell them, this is the way it is and...have a nice life! Molte grazie! Loretta

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