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Proper steps for changing graphics card from Nvidia to ATI

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Hi htere I am doing the switch, i read there might be problems about drivers and such if i dont do it correctly, so wondering if anyone has the steps of what to do? sorry if this has been asked , but im not sure.. thanks
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just put your new card in run driver sweeper and get rid of the nvidia drivers and install ati ones. Really tho ive swap hundreds of times and all i did is install new drivers
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Before using Driver Sweeper, uninstall all GTX 460 related items from the Programs and Features control panel.

After that, reboot into safe mode, open Driver Sweeper, and "clean" the NVIDIA "Display" and "PhysX".

If you don't uninstall these things from the Programs and Features control panel first, then you may end up with big problems.
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Mr.twocables, so i do all this before I put in the ATI Card just to be sure?
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Originally Posted by Kikosiko;13083741 
Mr.twocables, so i do all this before I put in the ATI Card just to be sure?
Yeah, but it's not like ultra necessary. smile.gif I mean, you can just uninstall the NVIDIA display stuff and PhysX from the Programs and Features control panel, shut down, turn the power supply off for safety, swap the cards, boot back up, install Catalyst Control Center, and you would be good to go.

It's just that involving Driver Sweeper like that kinda cleans up any mess the NVIDIA stuff leaves behind. smile.gif
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Oh ok, great, thanks for the help!
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You're welcome!

Onions: thank you too!
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