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OK, I am about to install a new BFG 7600 gt. I heard that you have to uninstall my old drivers first...right?<br />
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I currently am running on onboard video (nvidia onboard video) and my motherboard also has an nvidia chipset. I want to make sure i dont screw anything up.<br />
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just for a heads up:<br />
North Bridge NVIDIA GeForce 6100 <br />
South Bridge NVIDIA nForce 430
 

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Yes uninstall the old video drivers if any (not sure cause of onboard) before installing new ones... Make sure you don't uninstall any drivers that say chipset though... you're going to need those.... and if any problems occur make sure you onboard video is disabled in the bios although it should disable it automatically and use a program called driver cleaner to completely remove any video drivers <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> good luck
 

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thanks for the reply,<br />
This is what I see in my "add or remove program" section...<br />
1. NVIDIA DRIVERS<br />
2. NVIDIA Forceware Network Access Manager<br />
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The first one is self explanitory, but the second....? LIke you said, i just do not want to do anything to my chipset. I also am not sure if my onboard has any drivers. Well, i think i did install something when I put in my motherbard..but were those the drivers? I'll go check the box.
 

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umm...i had a problem like this<br />
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Try this, Put it in it should disable onboard in BIOS get into windows install Drivers from CD, if the Onboard is still enabled go to Start>Settings>Control Panel>System>hardware>Device Manager>Display Adapters and right click the Nvidia onboard gfx and say disable...<br />
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This is how i did it with my other PC and it works fine
 

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You will want to remove the "Nvidia Drivers", leave the "Nvidia Forceware Network Access Manager in place.<br />
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You will have to re-boot. When you do, be prepared to tap the <Del> key so that you can enter the BIOS and disable the onboard VGA. <br />
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Once you reach the desktop, the OS will detect a new device and ask if you want to install/search for drivers. I generally cancel all automated prompts and run the Drivers CD on my own. Follow all directions, you will proboably have to restart when the drivers are installed.<br />
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Enjoy your new card!
 

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Inferno- <br />
sounds like a good plan.<br />
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I just inserted my cd that came with the board. there are many install options. 2 of them are... "nForce4 dirver pack" and "NVIDIA Geforce 6100".<br />
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Would one of these be the vga driver? or are both for the chipset "North" and "south" bridge?<br />
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OK, here is the gameplan<br />
I will uninstall the drivers, and install the video card. If that causes some problems, I will try a few things out. I will let you know how things go.<br />
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Thanks everbyody for the help.
 

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wait, your trying to install the driver for your 7600GT right, your gonna want the Drivers on the CD that came with the 7600GT if you don't have them you can download them from the Manufacturer's website but after your gonna wanna get DX9
 

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Ok, I am back.<br />
Well....the card looks preaty, but that is about it.<br />
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I am having problems with the games. I can run, jump, sidestep, and things will be smooth as butter. However, when i move my mouse and do anything else (move, sidestep, ect), the game becomes "choppy". This symptom will work with any game, regardless of the resolution or texture settings. THere has to be something wrong.<br />
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I had this problem with a X1600 Pro (AGP) and I RMA'd it. I then got a 7600 GS and a new motheboard (to get a PCI 16x card). Same problems again so I RMA'd the card. NOw, my final attempt to solve this problem, I got this 7600 GT and a new power supply (two 12v rails @ 18 amps each. Actually 35 amps total). And again, same exact symptoms.<br />
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After changing everything, what else could it be? It is not the monitor becasue I was playing fear with my onboard video card and the fram rate was awesome, no matter what i did in the game (but man it was UGLY with all the settings as low as they would go).<br />
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HELP!!!!<br />
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PS. I tried a lot of things before coming back here. Yes i have all current stuff for the card, motherboard, and the new Direct X.<br />
I even undeclocked my CPU and started from scratch, changing things in my bios trying to find some sign of improvment. By the way, i am only hittin around 5950 on the 3dmark 05.
 

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You are not going to believe this. I was on talking to the BFG support (video card) and the guy swore up and down that i was having conflicts with my mouse. We checked out a few settings and the card and mouse were appearing to be not conflicting, but he kept saying, reinstall a new mouse. It sounded too goo to be true, but I gave it a shot. I borowed a mouse (not wireless) from a freind and plugged it in. Smooth as butta! My computer all this time was had a small problem with the mouse and i never new it. I swear, that man i spoke to was a genious!<br />
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