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Old 12-22-2004, 04:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Will I need to reinstall my OS before installing a new graphics card (6800 GT) or just install the new drivers or ....

What will I need to do ?

Thanks for your help !
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well, no, you won't have to reinstall you're OS.

yes, you will have to uninstall the drivers for your old graphics card.

the general procedure when changing a graphics card (provided they are not both from the same company) is:

1. With the old card still in your computer, uninstall the existing drivers.

2. turn your computer off, replace the old card with the new one, make sure everything is plugged in (extra molex connectors etc.) then boot up your computer.

3. Install the drivers that came on the cd that was bundled with your graphics card - or use more up to date drivers that have been downloaded off the appropriate site.

hope that explains it
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ok i'll do that
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Old 12-22-2004, 05:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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its also a good idea to re-install xp to. just a thing i do when i put something new in.
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Old 12-22-2004, 05:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's installed fine now, no need for OS reinstall, ty anyway
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