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Completely uninstalling nVidia drivers for 5850

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April 19, 2010 10:17:40 PM

I'm upgrading from a 9800gx2 to an ati 5850, but I'm not sure the correct way to go about uninstalling drivers. I'm reading that the 5850 can be very finicky when it comes to drivers, so I want to make sure I am doing it properly. What's the best way?
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April 20, 2010 4:44:05 AM

Procedure to clean install a new driver:

1) Download driversweeper to your desktop, or wherever you can find it easily.
http://downloads.guru3d.com/Guru3D---Driver-Sweeper-(Setup)-download-1655.html

2) Download your new driver to the same place.
3) Add/remove programs, uninstall any Nvidia or ATI vga drivers and programs.
4) Boot into safe mode. Press F8 repeatedly while booting to enter safe mode. Your display resolution may be minimal.
5) Run driversweeper. Check the selection boxes for the removal of all nvidia vga drivers and ati drivers.
6) Rerun driversweeper. All such components should be gone.
7) Install the new driver from the desktop or saved location.
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October 27, 2011 5:27:55 PM

How can you do this if after you install the new card your monitor doesn't receive a video feed therefore no picture?
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a c 261 U Graphics card
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a b Î Nvidia
October 27, 2011 11:02:23 PM

zrxtra said:
How can you do this if after you install the new card your monitor doesn't receive a video feed therefore no picture?

All video cards have a basic mode(640x320) or something like that that does not need a driver.
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