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Swapping From Nvidia to ATI Help

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October 28, 2010 2:37:17 PM

Ok im currently using a EVGA Geforce 9800GTX 1gb+ and gonna be swapping to an AMD 6850 or 6870

what do i gotta do in terms of changing drivers/installation order?

i was told

first uninstall the nvidia drivers
via control panel/device manager

then remove nvidia card

then install amd card

then download new drivers

this sound right?

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October 28, 2010 2:40:09 PM

Check your Documentation that can with your mobo, and the stuff that comes with the GPU, they'll tell you for sure, each MOBO and GPU is different.

The uninstall is correct.
October 28, 2010 3:38:47 PM

You should go ahead and download the ATI drivers before you do anything, that way they are already on your hard drive before you do anything. Don't install them until after you have the cards in though.
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October 28, 2010 4:23:26 PM

davewolfgang said:
You should go ahead and download the ATI drivers before you do anything, that way they are already on your hard drive before you do anything. Don't install them until after you have the cards in though.

or better yet on a CD
October 28, 2010 4:42:27 PM

Basic instructions are right, I'd agree with davewolfgang that downloading the ATI drivers ahead of time is a good idea, not really sure that a CD is necessary. Basic windows video drivers should be more than adequate for the 1-2 minutes you need to boot and click on the install package.

If you still have problems afterwards, consider downloading one of the driver sweeper utilities, booting to safe mode, and using the utility to verify that all traces of the drivers are gone. Then boot back to normal mode and re-install the ATI drivers. Again, that's only if you experience problems after getting the ATI card & drivers in.

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October 28, 2010 6:03:35 PM
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What i would do
Remove Nvidia drivers via add/remove
Download and install Driversweeper
Run Driversweeper in safemode
Check Nvidia Display and Physx off
Analyse then clean
Reboot normal
then download latest ATI drivers from AMD website
November 4, 2010 11:06:56 AM

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