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do i uninstall old drivers for new video card

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December 11, 2008 10:02:10 PM

my current card is a HD 3450..

i just purchased a ati 4850

Do i need to uninstall old drivers, if so what is the best why i cant find them under control panel uninstall programs section.

or caan i just install the new vid card ?


using vista 32 bit.


Thanks please reply fast!

December 11, 2008 10:08:01 PM

you should update drivers when they come out anyway... try 8.11 drivers first, then 8.12... some people have been having issues with 8.12 though :??: 
December 11, 2008 10:10:29 PM

maybe i was not clear. i am not sure wether or not i have to remove the drivers on my current card before i remove the old video card and install my new video card
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December 11, 2008 10:27:10 PM

this may look unpatient but

do i just remove my old gfx card and install my new one and vista will un install old ones etc?

or does 3450 and 4850 run on same drivers?
December 11, 2008 10:33:09 PM

The 4000 series is on a different driver, you "should" uninstall the old ones as sometimes it can cause problems.
December 11, 2008 10:34:09 PM

and my other question on first post was whats the best way to do so????

driver is not under remove programs under contrl panel
December 11, 2008 10:38:30 PM

You could use driver cleaner or Ccleaner.
December 11, 2008 10:46:37 PM

driver cleaner costs 10 bucsks...\\

any one else
December 11, 2008 10:51:03 PM

well go to the installation directory and click in the uninstall icon. make it simple!! or by going to start and looking for it
December 11, 2008 10:57:51 PM

driversweeper? i use that. winly, add or remove programs doesnt completely remove the remnants of the drivers. driversweepr cleans it up in windows safe mode, then you can install the new drivers. this is usually the cause for lower fps in games when you install new drivers without using driversweeper
January 21, 2009 12:03:02 PM

When updating or installing new ATI drivers you are given the option to uninstall the old drivers. Do it.
August 25, 2009 4:33:57 AM

i needed to know this too, thanks.
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