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Replacing video card on windows 7

  • Graphics Cards
  • Windows 7
  • Monitors
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Last response: in Displays
February 2, 2012 7:54:57 AM

hi. i want to change my video card on windows 7. i was told to uninstall the driver from the previous video card prior to installation. However, if i do this, will my monitor stop working? (my mobo doesnt have an integrated video card where i can temporarily attach my monitor to)

what should i do?

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a c 93 U Graphics card
February 2, 2012 8:01:59 AM

you can plug the card in and it will be running on very low res and low color. You can still use windows and install drivers with the new card provided everything works out.
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a b C Monitor
February 2, 2012 11:27:50 AM

You uninstall it, in safe mode, so your screen does not black out post of uninstalling. Then what you do is, Shut down your system. After, Unplug everything (cables to monitor). Then put in your graphic card. After that, put the cables back again. If there is nothing wrong, it should boot normally like how windows 7 should boot, But you will see as a lower resolution. What you do in this time is install your graphics driver, From the CD, From AMD website or from a pen-drive or hard drive (don't do anything in this step except this!). Then restart, and see what happens, you should be able to see the upgrade.