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Hey guys I was just wondering if i needed to do anything special like driver sweeper i need to change from 2 Radeon 6570s to 1 6870.... I will be adding a 2nd card within a few weeks (another 6870).... Do I need to erase anything or just load the driver cd? Thank you:thumb:
     
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sure, why not? a full clean uninstall and re-install takes like 5 minutes at most anyway

 

and no, never use the factory driver CDs.... grab the latest drivers from AMD website please.

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Nope. Just swap em an you're golden thumb.gif
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Sorry I dont wanna be annoying but ive never done a driver unistall can someone point out the steps to me? Like how do I get that section? Noob lol:thumb:
     
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I think go into your windows control panel, open the list of installed programs. Click on the cataylst install driver manager, and click uninstall ALL ...Thats how i did mine and everything works ok for me, prob other ways of doing it too thou.
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Sorry I dont wanna be annoying but ive never done a driver unistall can someone point out the steps to me? Like how do I get that section? Noob lol:thumb:

Here you go:http://www.overclock.net/t/988215/how-to-properly-uninstall-ati-amd-software-drivers-for-graphics-cards
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If your going from one AMD card to another AMD card I don't think a full driver sweep is necessary but it really can't hurt. thumb.gif I did it when I upgraded nvidia cards just because it really isn't that much extra work.
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Cool thank you guys very much! Ah does anyone know by any chance if Radeon 6870 there is a utility to adjust the voltege or am i out of luck? lol.I dont wanna physically do a hard mod on them beacuse they are brand new....Maybe in a few months:thumb:
     
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Sorry I dont wanna be annoying but ive never done a driver unistall can someone point out the steps to me? Like how do I get that section? Noob lol:thumb:

Here you go:http://www.overclock.net/t/988215/how-to-properly-uninstall-ati-amd-software-drivers-for-graphics-cards


You don't need to do those silly hoops. AMD drivers are unified so you only need to remove the cards you have and insert your new one and the installed drivers will setup the new card.

As for overclocking that's a whole other mess...
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