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Currently running a 4890 with catalyst 12.6 and just bought a 7970.
Do i need uninstall the drivers before swapping the new card in?
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post #2 of 6
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Originally Posted by Brokenstorm View Post

Currently running a 4890 with catalyst 12.6 and just bought a 7970.
Do i need uninstall the drivers before swapping the new card in?
No i dont think you will need to Re install them, But just to be safe Uninstall them, Install the Card Then install the Drivers again smile.gif
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You should get by,just replace the card and start up your pc.
post #4 of 6
Always assume that something needs to be re-installed to be safe.
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Thanks for the responses. I guess I'll boot into safe-mode and uninstall the driver before changing the cards.
It'll only take 5min and could save me from headaches later on.
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post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brokenstorm View Post

Currently running a 4890 with catalyst 12.6 and just bought a 7970.
Do i need uninstall the drivers before swapping the new card in?

No.
However, I'd recommend updating the drivers anyway because 13.x series is optimal for HD 7xxx.

1. Install the card,
2. Run AMD uninstall tool,
3. Install latest 13.10 beta,
Done!

Stage 1 and 2 can be done in any order.
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