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Question about drivers when upgrading to 5850

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December 5, 2009 2:19:19 PM

I have a 4850 and just ordered a 5850. are the ati drivers universal, meaning I can just plug the 5850 and go (I have ccc 9.11) or do I need the 5800 specific drivers? the 4850 is my first ati card so i don't know how upgrading works works.

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December 5, 2009 2:35:57 PM

The 9.11 drivers will suppor the 5850. You just need to make sure the ATI driver set you have supports the model you have. I have a 5870 and am running 9.11, which I believe is the most recent. You will be able to install it keep your current drivers. You may have to reboot your PC and possibly reset your display resolution.
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December 5, 2009 3:00:39 PM

jay2tall said:
The 9.11 drivers will suppor the 5850. You just need to make sure the ATI driver set you have supports the model you have. I have a 5870 and am running 9.11, which I believe is the most recent. You will be able to install it keep your current drivers. You may have to reboot your PC and possibly reset your display resolution.

lol, of course I'd have to restart! last I checked graphics cards aren't hot swappable! thanks though.

Driver Packaging Version 8.671-091104a-091527C-ATI
Catalyst™ Version 09.11
Provider ATI Technologies Inc.
2D Driver Version 8.01.01.973
2D Driver File Path /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000
Direct3D Version 8.14.10.0708
OpenGL Version 6.14.10.9116
Catalyst™ Control Center Version 2009.1104.959.17837
that's what ccc gave me, and I'm 99% sure that I have the latest. I just installed them a week ago.
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