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New Video Card

DemoKnight

New Member
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4
#1
Hey guys I got a new video card. I'm going from a Radeon X1800XT to a Radeon HD 4850. Do I got to uninstall the old ATI drivers then reinstall them again for the new Radeon? Also being my old is DX9 and the new one is DX10, anything speical I got to do for it? I want to make sure I'm covered for DX10. Thanks guys :)
 

My Computer

stormy13

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Vista Guru
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#2
Yes you need to uninstall and re-install the old drivers, or they won't work properly with the new card. Easiest thing to do if you haven't installed the new card yet is to uninstall the current drivers, shut down and swap the cards, restart and then install the drivers again (BTW the new Catalyst 8.12 are supposed to be due out this week).

As far as DX 10 goes, you have Vista so nothing to do/worry about there.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Me
    CPU
    Athlon x2 7750 BE
    Motherboard
    Asus M4A78 Pro
    Memory
    2x2gb Kingston
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 4830
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Xtreme Music
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer P221w and Acer 1916w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    2x80 GB Seagate 7200.10 in RAID0, 500 GB Seagate 7200.12
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts 500W
    Case
    Antec Sonata III
    Cooling
    AC Freezer 64 Pro and a couple of 120 mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 v2
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave
    Internet Speed
    10000/1000

stormy13

Member
Vista Guru
Messages
633
#5
Do i have to run driver cleaner or anything like that?
I wouldn't. Just use the ATI Uninstall Utility found in Programs and Features (Add/Remove).
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Me
    CPU
    Athlon x2 7750 BE
    Motherboard
    Asus M4A78 Pro
    Memory
    2x2gb Kingston
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 4830
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Xtreme Music
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer P221w and Acer 1916w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    2x80 GB Seagate 7200.10 in RAID0, 500 GB Seagate 7200.12
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts 500W
    Case
    Antec Sonata III
    Cooling
    AC Freezer 64 Pro and a couple of 120 mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 v2
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave
    Internet Speed
    10000/1000

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