New Video Card

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by renakuajo, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. renakuajo

    renakuajo Guest

    ok my old rage fury pro die 3-4 months ago, so i put an old ati 8mb that i have till i buy a new one. So thius day finally arrive and I bought a new nvidia 128Mb card.......want to know what i need to do? i just take out the ati card and put the new nvidia and let xp handle everyhting or i need to do something else first?? thanks
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    usually works decent... otherwise you can use the drivercleaner proggy that many list (I don't have the url on me but you can either search forums for it or one of the other members will likely link you up)

    I personally prefer a format when there is a major hardware change... because this almost guarantees the cleanest possible setup when everything it reinstalled :) but you SHOULD be able to just drop your card in... install new drivers and go...

    if there are problems with artifacts or other when you do this... you can post here and we will work around it with you...
     
  3. renakuajo

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    thanks Sazar, thats the same thing i was thinkin.......i know the best setup is to format but my pc is workin so fine that i dont wanna to format, anyway i let you guys know thanks!!!
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    g.luck :)

    and congrats on new purchase

    /me loves the smell of new hardware :D
     
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    those silica gel packets are tasty! save it for me.
     
  6. renakuajo

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    ok everyhting went well.......the card that i bought is a geforce5200......the only thing that i cant get is to unisntall ati display driivers and i havent been able to make function the nvdia wmd capture device.......i'm gonna try uninstalling the ati display drivers in safe.....thnaks
     
  7. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    no reply for a day... i have to say, it doesnt normally take this long to uninstall the drivers!

    I would've uninstalled the ati drivers BEFORE taking it out (seems he tried uninstalling after he took it out) - and then put the nvidia card in and installed the latest dets.
     
  8. renakuajo

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    i havent reply cause i havent been able to uninstall the ati drivers........the first thing i try before put the nvidia card was to uninstall ati drivers, but i dont know why it doesnt let me.......so thats why i put the card.....currently i dont have any problmes but like Sazar said when you do a major hardware change is better to reformat so i;m gonna do that today as soon as i finish my backup
     
  9. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    My last post wasnt meant seriously... it was intended as a joke... no offense intended.

    Try uninstalling the nvidia drivers... putting the ATI back in and reinstalling the ATI drivers. Then try uninstalling them and put the nvidia back in and reinstall those drivers. Perhaps that might work? I suppose it depends on if the ATI drivers on the system are for the original ATI card that broke or the ATI card that you had in the machine previous to the nvidia card that you're using now.
     
  10. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    uhhh thats way to much trouble....... download DriverCleaner and do as the instructions say no hardware swaps or uninstalling reinstalling drivers :p


    ~EDIT~ forgot the link haha Click me
     
  11. renakuajo

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    :D

    no offended here, everyhting is cool.......about the trouble thing, i format etc and system is running cool now thanks guys for the tips
     
  12. Khaled

    Khaled Guest

    what do u guyz think, should I buy a new Geforce fx5200 or the ATi Radeon9600, I am confused and need little help
     
  13. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Khaled,
    Go for the Radeon 9600 (Pro if affordable), you'll get better performances in games on the whole, and DVD playback is much better ( perfect in my opinion ) than Nvidia's.
     
  14. Khaled

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    thanks, I think I will feel big difference over the Radeon7000
     
  15. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    That's for sure ! ;)