I currently have 2 x 4870s in crossfire, with the appropriate drivers. I've sold them and am buying a 5970. Do I have to totally remove the drivers I already have and install new ones, or will the drivers I have work fine?
My advice is to remove completely all ATI drivers prior installing the videocard.
Firstl; download new fresh drivers from ATI website. Remove all old drivers via Windows. Then download DriverSweeper and run Windows in safemode and use DriverSweeper to clean only ATI Display drivers. After that reboot and shut down your computer.
Install the new videocard, boot your computer up and install the latest drivers. After that your ready to go.
Right, i'll give that a go, thanks. The only thing is though, I have sold my cards and will be taking them out of my system tomorrow, however my new card will not be here until tuesday. Would the correct procedure be;
Boot with onboard VGA
Uninstall drivers in windows
Use DriverSweeper in safe mode
Wait for new cards to arrive and install them
Install new drivers
Yes, I just thought about that today, and it turns out that I don't. What would be the best course of action to take? I can't believe I've never checked that!
You can also do it this way. Wait for your new videocard to arrive; install it. Let the computer boot up in Normal mode. Clean the drivers on the normal way. Download new drivers, and DriverSweeper. Shut down computer, boot up in Safe mode. Use driversweeper to sweep the remainings of the drivers. Reboot in normal mode and install new drivers.