Upgrading from GF4ti4600 to GF6800GT

I am making the upgrade mentioned in the subject and want to know if I need to do anything special with drivers before I switch out the graphics cards. Do I need to get rid of the Nvidia drivers I am using before taking the current card out or will it be OK to just swap it in since I am going to be using the same drivers anyway? If I do need to get rid of the drivers, what is the best way to do so?

MSI NEO I875P, P4 2.8ghz, 1gb DDR433, GF4ti4600
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  1. I would uninstall both drivers and the Ti4600, before pluggning the new crd in and installing the latest drivers :)
    Just to be sure :)

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  2. Have you looked at the X800Pro?
  3. Nvidia to Nvidia, you should have no problem, just installing the new drivers.

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  4. Install what new drivers? I am currently using the Nvidia 56.72 drivers which are the newest ones available on Nvidia's website. Won't I be using these same drivers for my new card?

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  5. nope, the new card has newer drivers, 6*.** something i have no idea what the exact name.

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  6. Why aren't they on Nvidia's site then? Does it check to see what card you have before giving you the driver? Even so, I would think the newer ones would work with the older cards too.

    MSI NEO I875P, P4 2.8ghz, 1gb DDR433, GF4ti4600
  7. the card itself will come with 61 series drivers, but nV won't put anything for dl unless its whql approved.
  8. Well you can get the 61 series drivers, i personally have them installed on my 5900 card, honestly didn't see it do dickall for me, but i guess Nvidia's ignoring their older cardsnow, and gonna focus on the new geforce 6 lineup.

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  9. scottchen try the 61.34 or 61.45 drivers. They helped my 5900nu. The .45's will cost you a couple fps but alot better IQ.
  10. Right...

    I'm using 61.40, with DX9.0C, the only game i saw performance increase is FarCry, i know it's the driver, and not DX since i don't have that patch yet.

    Anyways the performance increase you're talking about is minimal, because i've tried that on 7 comps to be exact, and no performance increase. 3%+- i consider that margin of error.

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  11. for the 5900 the new drivers really won't help out much. Ya might want to try to force fp 16 path which will help up shader problems with Far Cry, not sure if thats default with the fx line now with the new drivers. But there is an actual speed decrease about 1% if that is done.
  12. Did you notice any big differance with DX9.0C over DX9.0B?
  13. Nope, well none of my games uses it... And I don't have DX9.0C hardware either.

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  14. Is directx 9.0c still in beta or has it been released as final? Where can I get the non WHQL certified Nvidia drivers?

    MSI NEO I875P, P4 2.8ghz, 1gb DDR433, GF4ti4600
  15. DirectX 9.0c is still in beta. You can get non WHQL Nvidia drivers here.

    http://download.guru3d.com/detonator/
  16. Oh right entium, when i said i saw performance increase in farcry i don't mean the average framerate, i meant the minimum framerate, it was improved by at least a good 5%

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  17. i'd say the most important thing is to prepare an extra pair of pants. What 68800GT is going to show u is a brand new level of playing games. You might wet urself.

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