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Old 04-20-2006, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Installing my new graphics card!

I got my new graphics card from Fedex today and before I install it, I need to ask you guys a question.

Do I have to delete my old drivers from my old graphics card before installing my new one? Or does it even matter?

If it does matter, is their a program I can use to get rid of my old Nvidia drivers?

I got an ATI card.

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Old 04-20-2006, 05:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: Installing my new graphics card!

Yeah, un-install your nVidia drivers, best to do it in safe mode as well..

Just remove them from Add/Remove Programs..

1. Boot info safe mode, uninstall nVidia drivers - turn off
2. Install ATI card - install drivers
3. Restart computer

Which card are you getting rid of, and which card are you installing?
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:00 PM   #3
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No, it doesn't matter. Just install the video card, pop in the CD it came with, install the drivers on that CD. then head off to...

http://www.ati.com/drivers

Then check to see for a more current driver. Also, to delete the nVidia drivers, i believe all you have to do is go into Control Panel>>Add/Remove Programs>> and select the nVidia driver, delete it, reboot, and presto.

By the way, what video card did you get?
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: Installing my new graphics card!

Thats exactly what I said..

Dude, you are proberly going to hate me for this, and it will back fire, but please could you make your font just regular like this. Bold comes across as you shouting you see..
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:20 PM   #5
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Default Re: Installing my new graphics card!

I got a 9600PRO with 256 ddr ram.

Just needed something to play World of Warcraft better.

And I'm getting rid of a GeForce FX 5200.

And how do I enter safe mode when rebooting?
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F8.

Are you selling the 5200?
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:23 PM   #7
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Nope, I'm not planning on selling it because I'm giving the 5200 to my younger brother for his little computer.
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:25 PM   #8
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I'm sorry joxely, I have vision problems, so when proof reading my posts, I have to see it clearly. Infact, I have to get exteemly close to the screen just to read what you guys are posting. I'm sorry for the inconvience, but, I can't see what I say unless it's in bold. But, I never mean for my text to come across as yelling or shouting, sorry if you got that idea. Plus, I like the color black, so it all adds up.

In either case, the 9600 Pro should play WoW without any problems.
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:29 PM   #9
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https://support.ati.com/ics/support/...ge&folderID=27

That would be the correct driver for my radeon 9600pro right?
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I'm sorry joxely, I have vision problems, so when proof reading my posts, I have to see it clearly. Infact, I have to get exteemly close to the screen just to read what you guys are posting. I'm sorry for the inconvience, but, I can't see what I say unless it's in bold. But, I never mean for my text to come across as yelling or shouting, sorry if you got that idea. Plus, I like the color black, so it all adds up.

In either case, the 9600 Pro should play WoW without any problems.

Jesus, I am so sorry, I wasn't trying to take the p***, I understand, I now know that your not shouting now, so when people have a go, ill step in

Sorry mate, accept my apology
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:36 PM   #11
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Hmm, that's weird. I'm in add or remove programs and it doesn't show a nvidia driver, even though I'm sure I've downloaded the newest one just a few weeks ago.

The file should just be named "Nvidia Driver" or something like that, right?
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Yeah..

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yeeeah that would play WoW a lot better than a 5200. and you should just uninstall the current drivers before installing new ones
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Jesus, I am so sorry, I wasn't trying to take the p***, I understand, I now know that your not shouting now, so when people have a go, ill step in

Sorry mate, accept my apology
No problem. If it helps I can try using a color instead? Although I prefer the boldness of the text, it comes out much more clear and readable. Hopefully soon enough I can get my new contacts from the Eye Doctor and no longer have to use the bold text.
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