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Do I have to Uninstall/Reinstall Drivers?

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Hey, my buddy is upgrading from an x1800XT to a 3870, (hes tech-retarded so I'm doing all the upgrading work for him) and I wanted to know if I have to Uninstall/reinstall his cat 8.3 drivers when I pop in the new video card, or if it will just automatically adjust
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I really hate to bump it so early, but I gotta go soon, and my buddy gets the card tomorrow :/
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It might adjust, but I ALWAYS re-install drivers when installing a new card. It's a small effort (uninstall, driver cleaner Pro, install..) and you're sure it'll be all ok.
    
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The installation process should have optimized the drivers for that card, so yes you better just in case.
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thanks guys, Rep+
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