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Video Card Swap

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Euclid34, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. Euclid34

    Euclid34 Thread Starter

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    Ok, I am a World of Warcraft player and I "upgraded" to an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro a few months back from a lowe end NVIDIA card, I cannot even remember which one it wsa off hand... anyways, I think that the performance of the game was smoother with the NVIDIA card and now I want to try the old one again... my question is this.

    What steps should be taken in returning the old card to the system? when do I install the new drivers and how do I uninstall the old ones? and when do i uninstall?

    thanks!
     
  2. norton850

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    Before you do this. Make sure you have the latest chipset drivers for your MB. They should be installed first before the drivers for the video card. If you haven't done so get the latest drivers for the 9800. Do you have a large enough power supply for the 9800.
     
  3. Euclid34

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    I am going to be removing the 9800 and putting back the old one... which turns o ut to be a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti4200 with TV Out....not vice versa.
     
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    /bumpo
     
  5. RedHelix

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    When changing video cards, uninstall the drivers for the original card first. Once they're out, power down the machine, swap the cards, make sure your BIOS is pointing the video output towards the right bus, and install the driver for the new card when you get to Windows. Reboot, update the driver to the most recent compatible one (nVidia's "universal" driver is not actually universal - older GeForce cards are not supported, though I don't know about yours,) and reboot. You're golden.
     
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