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Old 01-18-2005, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Changing Video Card for the first time

I'm changing my video card for the first time, I'm upgrading from MSI FX5200 128MB to eVGA 6600GT 128MB.

Could someone give me an overview/guide of how to install it?
(Video Card will arrive tomorow or day after tomorow)

So far, I know that I need to uninstall the current driver, take out the old graphic card, replace with new one, startup computer, and install the new driver.

Thanks alot!

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Old 01-18-2005, 10:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You pretty much described the entire process. Just be sure to download the latest drivers when your done installing the new card.

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Old 01-18-2005, 10:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Driver is the part I'm kinda worried about. I've seen a lot of ppl whose 6600GT is under performing due to incorrect driver. Do I get the latest driver in nvidia webpage or one in
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make sure when uninstalling the driver you boot into safe mode and use driver cleaner to get rid of anything extra that add/remove might have missed. And you can get the driver from ether of those places i would start with an Nvidia official driver first thought.
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Old 01-18-2005, 11:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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First i would just stick the card in and boot, you cant realy mess it up

If that doesnt work very well, i would use teh driver cleaner and reinstall new nvidia drivers.
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