Solved Switching brands Tags: Graphics Cards Nvidia ATI Graphics Last response: February 28, 2010 1:02 PM in Graphics & Displays Share rmboransing February 28, 2010 12:45:06 PM Hi, What should I know when switching brands? (Nvidia -> ATI) I sold my 9600 and ordered the 5770, both are from XFX. Do I really have to reformat? I googled this topic but most results where from 2004-2005ish, so I figured I should ask you guys. My PC has both Win7 and WinXP. Solutions for both OS would be much appreciated. Thank you! More about : switching brands Best solution gracefully a b U Graphics card February 28, 2010 12:52:43 PM NO. Whoever told you that you had to reformat must be crazy. ...No, not really. But it is a very wrong notion. You just have to uninstall the older drivers (The NVIDIA drivers) and install the new ones (The ATI Catalyst drivers). This goes for both Win7 and XP. Optionally, you can use a program called driversweeper to make sure that there are no remnants of the older drivers. Share rmboransing February 28, 2010 1:00:30 PM Best answer selected by rmboransing. m 0 l Related resources Switching Brands (Sort of) - Forum Help with Switch BRANDS and a setup. - Forum Brand new pc build switching on and off - Forum Top mount psu brands with 80 plus and over 500 watts - Forum 1st Build: Open to Suggestions/Advice for Reliable Brands - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rmboransing February 28, 2010 1:00:31 PM Thank you! m 0 l gracefully a b U Graphics card February 28, 2010 1:02:16 PM No problem. Welcome to the TH Forums. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBest Brands for good Water Cooling Forum SolvedDifferent Brands of RAM? Forum SolvedSLI 2 Different Brands of GTX 660TI Forum SolvedUsing 2 different RAM brands Forum SolvedBest hard Drive Brands Forum SolvedPentium G860 upgrade without switching to Haswell Forum Solvedmotherboard not switching on Forum SolvedWhat is graphics card switching/hybrid graphics? Forum SolvedAny well trusted and good quality brands of Zip Ties? Forum SolvedSwitching to AMD Forum SolvedUpgrading to SSD, Switching OS to SSD Forum SolvedMixing ram brands and such Forum Solvedwhich RAM brands suits my laptop? Forum SolvedIs it bad to keep switching betweens HDMI ports on my TV? Forum SolvedSwitching psu fans help! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !