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Reformatting, wrong GPU drivers will be installed.

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  1. fatalen

    fatalen Thread Starter

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    I'm reformatting my computer using acer erecovery and it's going to install drivers for my old graphics card, an nvidia geforce GT320, but I have an nividia MSI geforce GTX440 installed.
    I'm not sure what is going to happen because the last time I reformatted the GT320 was installed, I have the disk for the GTX440 but I no longer have the 320 because it doesn't work.
    After I reformat, what should I do to install the drivers for the GTX440? Just put the disc in when I start up the computer?
     
  2. dai

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    same brand drivers will be the same

    not a problem,you just need to install the latest once you are up and running
     
  3. fatalen

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    I got the same answer from another forum I asked on, but apparently acer erecovery's version of "the same state as when you first powered up the computer" means "completely blank". It got rid of my OS so I had to hunt down my OS disk and install it again, as for drivers, it didn't even have the ones for the GT320, I was working with 800x600 until I installed the drivers for my graphics card.
    So far so good, norton has installed fine and still has my subscription on it and I got the intended result, instead of running at 9% and 1.7gb passive cpu and ram usage respectively, I now have 4% and 1.1gb. I also don't have all the "junk" that came with the computer, such as some random games and background applications.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. dai

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    glad you have it sorted
     
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