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Upgrading from GF4ti4600 to GF6800GT

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 30, 2004 5:03:32 AM

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
June 30, 2004 12:30:02 PM

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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June 30, 2004 3:06:08 PM

Have you looked at the X800Pro?
June 30, 2004 8:29:16 PM

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?

MSI NEO I875P, P4 2.8ghz, 1gb DDR433, GF4ti4600
June 30, 2004 8:45:55 PM

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
June 30, 2004 8:51:24 PM

the card itself will come with 61 series drivers, but nV won't put anything for dl unless its whql approved.
June 30, 2004 10:00:08 PM

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.
June 30, 2004 10:55:45 PM


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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July 1, 2004 1:05:12 AM

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.
July 1, 2004 3:16:24 AM

Did you notice any big differance with DX9.0C over DX9.0B?
July 1, 2004 8:07:24 AM

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
July 1, 2004 11:37:41 PM

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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