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Old 06-21-2006, 05:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A while back i bought a budget pc, and ive been upgrading ever since to build a gaming Pc.

First Gfx card i put in was a ATI 9250 128mb

I want to upgrade again to a 9550 256mb.

Do i remove the 9250.. switch to onbaord, boot up, load drivers, shutdown, Add new card, load up etc etc.

Or do i just change over cards, boot up using new card and then install new drivers ?
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would recommend a different card as that was is quite out dated. You can find a 6600GT for under 130$ and that would be a heap better. To install it, uninstall the drivers, shut down, take card out, put new one in, boot up, and install new drivers.
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What are your system specs, as the 9 series is 2 generations out of date.

You could just do a straight swap over, as they are both ATI, and not really a huge jump. But anyway I would just uninstall the drivers in Windows, shutdown and put the enw card in.
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P4 3.1
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160Gb
Not sure about mobo.
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definitely think about getting a better gpu, since your setup is pretty decent. (btw, how is it 3.1 ghz? you oc?)

how much you putting into a gpu?
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