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Driver Question - Nvidia from broken ATI card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 7, 2012 4:52:49 PM

So I got a black screen this morning with everything still powering up and 1 bios beep. I'm 90% sure it's due to the video card. Already checked ram and hd, and yesterday I had 2 blue screens with gpu memory dump on ati.dll file.

I'm planning on running over and grabbing a gtx 500 ti which seemed like the best card for the performance/price I want at Microcenter.

The issue is, I can't uninstall my old ATI drivers first since I can't boot up. I know there are issues with installing an Nvidia card before uninstalling ATI drivers, anyone have advice on this situation on how to best handle it?

a c 1402 U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 9:10:30 PM

With the nvidia log into safe mode and uninstall AMD/ATI drivers.
a c 92 U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 9:35:15 PM

you can plug in the new card and not install drivers. simply do so and remove the AMD drivers first and then install nvidia drivers.

you sure its not a power supply issue?
June 7, 2012 9:41:11 PM

Yea not a PSU issue. I ended up getting it working, thanks for the replies though.