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Old 06-26-2004, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I'm going to get a 9800PRO soon. I heard that if you install ATI drivers with Nvidia drivers already on my HD, the graphics won't run well. Is this true? If so, how do I delete the Nvidia drivers?

Oh yea, I have a GeForce 4 intergrated into the motherboard, and the restore CD contains Nvidia drivers.

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Old 06-26-2004, 11:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Correct me if I am wrong but I think you go into Add-Remove programs and you can delete the drivers.

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Old 06-26-2004, 11:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 06-27-2004, 12:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yea remove the nvidia drivers that way
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Old 06-27-2004, 12:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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also there are a few programs such as driver cleaner that will help you completely remove hard to remove drivers. ati and nvidia drivers dont play well together.
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Old 06-27-2004, 01:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You get the best performance if you do a reformat after moving to ATI, but if you don't want to do that, just remove your NVidia drivers, and also remove any references to them in the registry.
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Old 06-27-2004, 03:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The add/remove program doesn't completely remove your old drivers and this may create conflicts between ATI and NVIDIA. Do a google search for programs such as Detonator destroyer, Detonator RIP, NVCleaner etc...
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Old 06-27-2004, 03:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i recommend a fresh install. that way you KNOW there are no left over installs. also its nice to start clean with a spankin new graphics card.
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Old 06-27-2004, 12:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Download Registry Mechanic and run a scan (after you uninstall nVidia drivers). Delete every entry that is brought up after the scan and u are good to go.
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Old 06-27-2004, 02:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Like what sithspawn says.

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