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Right now I've got an aging 7900GS that i plan to replace with a 4870.

Question is, how would I install the 4870's new drivers?

Should I first uninstall the Nvidia drivers, then switch the cards, then download/install the ATI drivers?

If not, what should I do?

All help appreciated...
    
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Uninstall nvidia, turn off the computer, swap the cards, download and install the latest ATI drivers, and enjoy the red tide.
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you can download the drivers so you have them on your desktop and quickly access it after you install new card, but make sure to get rid of the Nvidia drivers when your install your new card
    
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I would also run a registry cleaner before you power down after uninstalling the nvidia drivers so you get rid of the fragments of it,
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I'd uninstall all the vid card drivers with Driver cleaner just to avoid any conflicts if they're even caused. Better to start with a clean slate.
post #6 of 9
Its a shame driver cleaner isnt free though.

What I did when I switched to the red army with my old machine:
Uninstalled nVidia drivers.
Ran Regsupreme.
Reboot.
Searched for "nvidia" and removed all folders.
Reboot.
Swap Cards.
Install drivers.
Reboot.
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Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
Uninstall nvidia, turn off the computer, swap the cards, download and install the latest ATI drivers, and enjoy the red tide.
and register in the ATi group
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post #8 of 9
Wait a minute.
Vista x64 is a bit of a b*tch with this.

I did the classic way a while ago (unistall nv driver, shout down, put in ati card).
And ended in a black screen booting System.
If I remember right, it ended that I booted with both Cards in the two PCIEx Slots.
Then Vista does installs at least a simple Driver for the ATi and you can remove the NV one.

Another Way that should work is to repair the System using the Vista DVD.


Also SP1 could have been fixing that (?)
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so, for a time, i'll be running with no video drivers?

This isn't a problem, i'm all too familiar with taking a clients rig and traversing hell to try and find drivers for it.

now, this "regsupreme," tell me more about it, is it free? where can i get it?
    
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