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Upgrade Video Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Audioman1, Apr 7, 2005.

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  1. Audioman1

    Audioman1 Thread Starter

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    I want to upgrade my video card to the Chaintech SA6600 GeForce 6600 AGP 8X 256MB DDR Video Card w/TV-Out & DVI card tomorrow, Will I have to reinstall my O/S or is there a trick too it?

    ABS Awesome 3300
    --XP Home sp-1 & sp-2
    --Aspire Full Tower Case w/ Side Panel Window and 420W PS (Blue)
    --AMD Athlon XP 2600+/333 FSB 512K Barton
    --Koolance EXOS-AL Liquid Cooling System
    --Koolance CPU-300-H06 CPU Cooler
    --Gigabyte GA-7NNXP nForce2 Ultra400 Dual Channel DDR (Motherboard)
    --Albatron GeForce FX 5200 128MB DDR DVI/TV-out (Video Card) :rolleyes:
     
  2. tajaemax

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    It should go without saying that you should back up anything critical anyway, but you shouldn't have to reinstall the OS when switching from one nVidia to another. Personally I would uninstall the drivers then switch cards and install newer drivers. Do yourself a favor though and download the latest drivers from nVidia (Chaintech doesn't always send the most current versions with their cards). If you have problems there is a program (can't think of the name right now) that will completely get rid of all of your old drivers so that you can have a fresh install.

    Since you say tomorrow I'm assuming it's too late to try and talk you into a 6600GT.
     
  3. Arcadion

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    It's easy. Just install the latest NVidia drivers, then switch the cards. They use the same drivers.
     
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