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Old 11-04-2004, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If I want to replace a video card in my system... do I just take out the old one and put in the new one? Or do I have to install different drivers and delete other drivers or reconfigure things?
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Old 11-04-2004, 08:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it depends, weather you are using the same CHIP manufacturer.

for example, if you are using the nVidia card already, and want to install ATI card. then you have to uninstall the previous drivers and re-install the drivers once you've installed the ATi card. and vice verca.

summarising:

Ati - nVidia = uninstall previous drivers
nVidia - ATi = uninstall Previous drivers
ATI - Ati = no need, unless u r on old drivers from them
nVidia - nVidia = no need unless u r on old drivers.

* though installing nVidia over ATi wont bother much a nVidia has decent stable drivers,. while installing ATi, you have to completely remove the drivers of the nVIdia, as ATi dont like smelling another card before its arrival. (very unstable drivers)
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d best option is to just uninstall previous drivers and install new ones.
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Old 11-05-2004, 05:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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d best option is to just uninstall previous drivers and install new ones.
that is the best suggestion, always start clean by removing all software/drivers then installing the new card and reinstalling software and drivers
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