I just recieved an XFX Radeon 5850 I had ordered. I am replacing a PNY nvidia GeForce 9600 GT. What program should I use, if any, beyond the uninstall routine for the nVidia drivers? Is there anywhere I should look for any remnant for the nVidia drivers before installing the ATI ones and if there is a 3rd party program to remove remnants of drivers should I use it in place of the nVidia driver uninstall or after I use the nVidia uninstall. Also, what version of ATI drivers should I use and where is the best place to get them? Any help is greatly appreciated.
First of all remove the Nvidia driver from control panel then follow this steps for a clean uninstall:
1_Download and install Driver sweeper from here: http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/
2_Boot to safe mode and open driver sweeper and click on "Nvidia" and then click on Clean
3_Boot normal to windows and install the latest ATI driver(it requires a reboot when its finished)