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 Post subject: Uninstalling drivers during a videocard upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:18 am 
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I have a 9800GTX that died and I will be replacing it with GTX 560 Ti.
The system had the latest drivers from nVidia.
While I am waiting for the 560 Ti to arrive, I installed a temporary 550 ti without uninstalling my drivers and the system correctly detected it and asked me to reboot.
I am wondering if it would have been better/recommended to uninstall existing drivers first? Should I do this prior to installing the 560 Ti?

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 Post subject: Re: Uninstalling drivers during a videocard upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:54 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Uninstalling drivers during a videocard upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:37 pm 
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Hell yes, you should have uninstalled the old 9800 driver before installing the 550! Then install the proper driver from the nvidia site for the 550. I am surprised it ran. When you get the 560, uninstall the 550 driver, shut down machine, pull plug from wall, push start button for 10 seconds to discharge the caps on the motherboard and video card, pull old card, install new card, boot up and install new drivers for the 560.

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 Post subject: Re: Uninstalling drivers during a videocard upgrade
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:22 am 
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Nastyman wrote:
Hell yes, you should have uninstalled the old 9800 driver before installing the 550! Then install the proper driver from the nvidia site for the 550. I am surprised it ran. When you get the 560, uninstall the 550 driver, shut down machine, pull plug from wall, push start button for 10 seconds to discharge the caps on the motherboard and video card, pull old card, install new card, boot up and install new drivers for the 560.

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Doing a full install with the newer NVIDIA drivers does an uninstall/reinstall automatically. They added this in the last year.

As for the rest, I've never discharged the caps or heard of anyone damaging a board changing a video card, but erring on the side of caution is not bad advice. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Uninstalling drivers during a videocard upgrade
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:12 am 
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Doing a full install with the newer NVIDIA drivers does an uninstall/reinstall automatically. They added this in the last year.


...now if ATI would do the same... :mrgreen:

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