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Why is my Graphic Card differerent

by CocoTee / September 5, 2013 11:53 PM PDT

So my harddrive failed and I had to have it replaced. Now my graphics on my computer stink. I use to have NVIDIA Geforce with cuda but now I have Standard VGA Graphic Adapter. Does anyone know why it is now different?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2013 12:39 AM PDT

When a HDD fails and when the usual Windows OS is installed there are a dozen or more drivers to install. I find most folk and many techs can't install all this.

This is why I always advise to use the restore media.

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by Prostar_Computer / November 15, 2013 3:06 AM PST

Since you received a new hard drive, did you install a brand new OS? Here are the most likely issues:

IF whoever replaced your hard drive just copied over your operating system as it was on the old drive, you may need NVIDIA's latest driver. go to their site, go to drivers download page and find your model of GPU and download your OS's required drivers from their site then install it.

IF you got a brand new operating system or a completely clean wipe and install (so you had NO drivers installed) then you need to obtain your windows drivers and put them on in this way:
1 Chipset drivers FIRST
2 GPU drivers SECOND
3 The rest of the drivers
4 WiFi drivers last

it might sound strange to put them on in that order, but it works best Happy

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