CHANGING YOUR VIDEO CARD

Periodically gamers may want to change their video card. Today there are 2 choices, AMD and NVIDIA. Intel is only seen with integrated graphics.

Ordinarily it should be possible to use add/remove and remove the display driver. This works most of the time. Unfortunately problems do occur.

DDU

Display Driver Uninstaller is a driver removal utility that can help you completely uninstall AMD/NVIDIA/INTEL graphics card drivers and packages from your system, trying to remove all leftovers (including registry keys, folders and files, driver store).

DDU requires .NET Framework 2.0 to be installed. For Windows 8 and above see Windows Features.

Do a backup or a system restore point. (DDU make a lot of registry changes).

The AMD/NVIDIA/INTEL video drivers can normally be uninstalled from the Windows Control panel, this driver uninstaller program was designed to be used in cases where the standard driver uninstall fails, or when you need to thoroughly delete NVIDIA and ATI video card drivers.

The current effect after you use this driver removal tool will be similar as if its the first time you install a new driver just like a fresh, clean install of Windows. As with any tool of this kind, we recommend creating a new system restore point before using it, so that you can revert your system at any time if you run into problems.

If you have problem installing older driver or newer one, give it a try as there are some reports that it fixed those problems.

CLEAN AND SHUTDOWN

This mode is best for changing the video card from AMD to NVIDIA or vise versa. Once powered down, the machine can be unplugged.

Then when the new video card is installed, Windows should be able to download basic drivers automatically, but you can also install drivers from Downloads etc.

RECOMMENDED USAGE :

  • The tool can be used in Normal mode but for absolute stability and effectiveness, when using DDU, Safemode is always the best and using the button#1 (Clean+restart) are the recommended options.
  • You do NOT need to uninstall the driver before using DDU.
  • For people with driver problems, if this tool gave you any success into fixing some issues your are currently experiencing, please share your result.

DOWNLOAD DDU HERE

NB: Keep note that NVIDIA/AMD/INTEL did not have anything to do with this, the developer does not work at or for NVIDIA/AMD/INTEL and they should not be held responsible for anything that may go wrong with this application. Use at your own risk. Make backups a part of your daily routine.

CLEANING

Take advantage of a GPU swap to clean your rig. Removing any accumulated dust will work fine. The chassis and PSU fans both need to be kept clean. Overclocking can put tremendous stress on a power supply.