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Best way to remove COMPLETLY remove AMD drivers (going from AMD to Nvidia)

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July 22, 2014 8:50:13 AM

could someone tell me EXACTLY what to do when removing amd drivers? i am worried whenever i'll remove them i wont get my pc to work etc. cuz i've seen alot of black screen issues etc...

could someone put the exact order of the things 'll have to do ?

More about : remove completly remove amd drivers amd nvidia

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July 22, 2014 8:55:07 AM

Start the Catalyst installation program. Select uninstall when presented options. Restart after completion.

After restart, you could also consider removing the AMD folder from your system (likely on your C: drive) if you system does not use any other AMD devices (like the chipsets on most AMD based motherboards).

What make/model of motherboard are you using, BTW?
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July 22, 2014 8:55:09 AM

I just go to programs and features click on the catalyst install manager and uninstall the amd drivers as normal
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July 22, 2014 9:33:47 AM

COLGeek said:
Start the Catalyst installation program. Select uninstall when presented options. Restart after completion.

After restart, you could also consider removing the AMD folder from your system (likely on your C: drive) if you system does not use any other AMD devices (like the chipsets on most AMD based motherboards).

What make/model of motherboard are you using, BTW?


using the P8Z77 LX2 by asus running on 0501 bios...u think it'll support a 780ti???
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July 22, 2014 9:39:11 AM

if you read the drivers release notes it will show the proper steps for install/uninstall
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July 22, 2014 9:39:12 AM

Good, no AMD drivers will be required after removing the video drivers.

Supporting the 780ti will depend on whether your PSU meets its needs and whether your case is large enough to accommodate it. What GPU are you using now? What CPU do you have? What make/model of PSU?
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July 22, 2014 9:40:32 AM

that's not good the built in to windows default standard vga driver should pick the card up
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July 22, 2014 9:44:17 AM

i have a 3770cpu and CX600 psu (600watts would so pretty good for it since it don't OC , have SSDS and not much fans :p 
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July 22, 2014 9:45:13 AM

right now i use the HD7850 asus gpu btw
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July 22, 2014 9:46:59 AM

For your information:

GTX 780 Ti Graphics Card Dimensions:
10.5 inchesLength
4.376 inchesHeight
Dual-slotWidth

Thermal and Power Specs:
95 CMaximum GPU Tempurature (in C)
250 WGraphics Card Power (W)
600 WMinimum System Power Requirement (W)
One 8-pin and one 6-pinSupplementary Power Connectors

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...

Your PSU meets the minimum and your CPU is good, too. What make/model case are you using?
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July 22, 2014 9:47:30 AM

The HD7850 is quite a bit smaller that the 780ti.
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July 22, 2014 9:48:19 AM

COLGeek said:
For your information:

GTX 780 Ti Graphics Card Dimensions:
10.5 inchesLength
4.376 inchesHeight
Dual-slotWidth

Thermal and Power Specs:
95 CMaximum GPU Tempurature (in C)
250 WGraphics Card Power (W)
600 WMinimum System Power Requirement (W)
One 8-pin and one 6-pinSupplementary Power Connectors

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...

Your PSU meets the minimum and your CPU is good, too. What make/model case are you using?


Well , im getting the EVGA model wich is smaller than the card i have now i don't worry about the dimensions :p  just was worried about the instalation :) 

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July 22, 2014 9:49:12 AM

Good luck and enjoy the new GPU!
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July 22, 2014 9:53:55 AM

COLGeek said:
Good luck and enjoy the new GPU!


Thanks ! so would according to your information : i need to remove the CCC in cofig. thingy than remove all AMd related files ...than take the shitty AMD gpu out :D  put the 780ti beast it..and install 780ti drivers :)  do you mind linking the latest 780ti drivers
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July 22, 2014 9:56:59 AM

Yep. That's it. Easy as pie.

What version of Windows?
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July 22, 2014 10:03:33 AM

COLGeek said:
Yep. That's it. Easy as pie.

What version of Windows?


Windows 7 64 bit
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July 22, 2014 10:05:06 AM

Here you go:

http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/75991

There is a newer Beta driver, but I don't recommend using those. I prefer (and recommend) released drivers 99.9999999% of the time.
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July 22, 2014 10:07:10 AM

don't understand why the need to do all that?? just uninstall the amd driver as stated in there drivers foot notes and remove the card slap in the NVidia card boot up load its driver and its done that's all it should take a 5-10 min. job
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July 22, 2014 10:12:02 AM

i wanna get max performance out my pc wich wont be easy if i have amd files left and get BSOD when they cause trouble with my nvidia drivers :D  ty for ur suggestion tho
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July 22, 2014 10:14:55 AM

ya, ok .. good luck
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July 22, 2014 10:18:43 AM

Just so you know. Technically, you could leave the AMD drivers in place most of the time and suffer no ill effects. Once the AMD device is removed, Windows will no longer install/apply those drivers upon startup. Still since you have no need for them, uninstalling them and then removing the AMD folder is a good "housekeeping" thing to do.
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July 22, 2014 10:42:59 AM

as long as he knows what amd folders he can remove and the ones he should not

as I said all it takes is uninstall the amd driver as normal remove the amd support folder[as stated in the amd driver footnotes] and thats it..

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July 22, 2014 10:44:54 AM

With no AMD devices, full removal of the AMD folder can be accomplished. This is an Intel based rig, so there should be no AMD devices in use after the HD7850 is removed from the system and Catalyst uninstalled.
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July 22, 2014 10:53:32 AM

I got intel too
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July 24, 2014 7:26:46 PM



You may face some problems if you leave the old drivers just like that.
First of all you need to TOTALLY remove all the old drivers. Use this link.
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/
Note:
Select the respective company(i.e Nvidia or ATI) drivers to be uninstalled.
Use clean and shutdown option.(I think so) or use the option which says for installing new graphics card.
And then install the new drivers after rebooting.

It's better to totally clean up the drivers for better performance.
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