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 Deciding between two brands of R9 290. MSI GAMING 4G or Sapphire Tri X OC - Forum Crossfire different 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 SolvednVidia GTX650 Brands Forum SolvedWhich gaming laptop brands can last for 3 years? Forum SolvedCan You use two different RAM Brands? Forum SolvedCan you put different HDD brands in computer? Forum SolvedBest brands for gtx 750 and 760? Forum SolvedLooking for good PSU Brands for 1000W Forum SolvedAdding a new RAM with different brands? Forum SolvedInstalling Windows 7 on SSD AMD motherboard then switching. Quick Question/issue. Forum SolvedPower supply brands for Europe. Forum SolvedGood Headset brands? Forum SolvedStrange network issue Switching between Nics Forum Solved760 SLI w/ 2 brands Forum my brand new acre aspire laptop won't switch on. when you press the power button nothing happens, no fan no lights nothing. ex Forum Solveddifferent brands of ram help! Forum Solvedcrossfiring two sapphire r9 280x dual x or two different brands 280x 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 !