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Using Nvidia GPU Temporarily with AMD Drivers?

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December 10, 2013 6:49:49 PM

I had an R9 280X from AMD for a very short time, but just long enough to have all of the drivers installed and ready to go. However, the card was defective and is about to be sent back. Tomorrow I am receiving a brand new GTX 770, and since I don't have any other GPU's and my mobo doesn't have onboard video, is it okay to use a Nvidia GPU with AMD display drivers installed, even just very shortly to uninstall them and get the proper Nvidia drivers? If this is a problem, I could get my friend's 7870 GHz edition, but that would take some time, a considerable amount of effort (due to lugging a heavy and expensive PC to his house and back and the distance between us) and I would just like to know if it is OK to use the Nvidia card with AMD display drivers installed at all, even just for a very very small time. I will uninstall them as soon as the PC is booted with the new card. Any input is greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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December 10, 2013 7:05:33 PM

yes, you can use nvdia and amd driver together..

and it should be no problem..

one of my computer has installed both of amd and nvdia driver. because i 'm frequently changing card for testing purpose..and it run flawlessly..

uninstalling driver just an effort to minimize conflict..
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December 10, 2013 7:11:03 PM

Quaddro said:
yes, you can use nvdia and amd driver together..

and it should be no problem..

one of my computer has installed both of amd and nvdia driver. because i 'm frequently changing card for testing purpose..and it run flawlessly..

uninstalling driver just an effort to minimize conflict..


Okay awesome haha, I was just nervous about getting driver conflicts and blue screens and the works... This is my first personal rig and only my third ever, and I have never switched GPU's before so I'm not really all that knowledgeable... Thanks a lot!
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December 10, 2013 7:35:43 PM

Yeah it will work but not with no acceleration.
If worst comes to worst and it does BSOD, you can always boot safe mode.
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December 10, 2013 7:42:59 PM

not only can you have AMD drives sit idle while using an nVid card, you can have separate drivers for two different nVid cards going at the same time. i'm currently making do with a GT610 and a 9400GT on a mobo that likely still has some remnants of the onboard AMD driver.
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December 12, 2013 2:00:20 PM

Thank you everyone, the transition went fine and my new GTX 770 is up and running!
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