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ATI X1600 to Nvidia GTS 450 swap

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Hey guys this is my first post but ive done a lot of reading around here over the years. Great site.
So for a while now I have been running my system with an ATI X1600 card in it and its been just fine for me
But since MicroCenter was having a sale I popped on a GTS 450
I uninstalled the ATI drivers through the control panel but when I try to boot with the GTS 450 installed I dont get any signal
The whole system sounds like its booting normally but no signal from the card...any ideas on what im doing wrong wrong??
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Does it boot with the X1600 in?

Can you fill in your system specs for us? Go to User CP (at the top), and select "Add System" on the left.
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put back in the X16 and download a program called DriverSweeper, run it then reboot with the 450 installed and the X16 uninstalled, unplug from internet and install the drivers taht came with the CD, reboot, go to the internet and download latest drivers, which im not sure but i think are 260.99
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Ok well I added my system specs
Im not able to work on the computer now since its like 200miles away at home and im here at Ohio State

Yes it boots with the X1600
it runs in like 600x800 res because all the drivers are gone and then auto adds them in vista after a few min then I uninstall them and try the GTS450 and theres no signal.

I guess I can try the driver sweeper thing next weekend
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 3.54ghz GA-EP43-UD3L X1600 OCZ Platinum DDR2-800 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 3.54ghz GA-EP43-UD3L X1600 OCZ Platinum DDR2-800 
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So I ran driver sweeper and it deleted all the ATI drivers but it still wont produce any image when I boot with the GTS 450 installed

Is the card bad or something ??
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 @ 3.54ghz GA-EP43-UD3L X1600 OCZ Platinum DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 7200RMP 1TB Vista 37in Vizio HDTV XION 650W 
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Seagate 7200RMP 1TB Vista 37in Vizio HDTV XION 650W 
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