If I download a new video driver version, will it overwrite the old one? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-12-2005, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 10
Default If I download a new video driver version, will it overwrite the old one?

I have a simple question: I currently have the Catalyst 5.5 driver for my video card, but I would like to get the 5.6 version. If I download and install it, will it just overwrite the old version?

dysis is offline  
Old 06-12-2005, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Osiris's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris

It usually will. But sometimes it dont overwrite correctly, then you could run into some problems like restarts, BSODS, etc

Osiris is offline  
Old 06-12-2005, 08:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,363

Yeah it overwrites it.

Ricer: from the latin word Ricarius meaning to suck at everything you attempt.
desiboi is offline  
Old 06-12-2005, 08:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Jorsoft's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakdale, MN
Posts: 4,581

It will overwrite and 99.9% of the time it will be correctly. It's a bigger problem if you're switching from an nvidia card to an ati, because nvidia doesn't completely erase all of their stuff. Clearly that's not you, though.
Jorsoft is offline  
Old 06-13-2005, 08:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
Field Engineer
SHAWN's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,697
Send a message via AIM to SHAWN

A+, Network + , HP Certified Tech and MCP

Specs: AMD Phenom II X6 1095T, Asus M477TD, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 1T, 128GB Crucial M4 SSD, ATi HD4650, W7, 27" HL272 Monitor
SHAWN is offline  
Old 06-13-2005, 10:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 160

The release notes always say to uninstall the previous Catatlyst Control Center & Drivers so that's what I always do.

Gateway 506GR
CPU: Intel P4 Prescott 550 HT 3.4Ghz
MOBO: Intel D915GAG
RAM:1Gb (2x512) Samsung DDR400 PC3200 3,3,3,8
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA 200GB
VGA: Diamond Stealth Radeon 9200SE
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 430W
Dan DeVille is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.