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forceware driver question 7600gt>7900gtx

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by AceCard, 17 May 2006.

  1. AceCard

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Apr 2006

    Posts: 124

    ok i'm buying a 7900gtx tomorrow and i need to know if i upgrade from a 7600gt will it be a simple case of old one out, new one in and fire up............or will i still have to uninstall drivers and then reinstall them(84.21 forceware).

    nooby question i know, but i always went nvidia>ati and vice versa in the past.

    i'm guessing that if i just continue with the current driver the card will just plug and play??
     
  2. no_1_dave

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jul 2004

    Posts: 6,670

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Uninstall drivers
    Remove old card
    put in new card
    Install drivers

    ;)
     
  3. AceCard

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Apr 2006

    Posts: 124

    even though its still a series 7 gpu??
     
  4. no_1_dave

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jul 2004

    Posts: 6,670

    Location: Gloucestershire

    yep. It's a different series 7 gpu
    In fact, it'd probably be a good idea to use driver cleaner too :p
     
  5. AceCard

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Apr 2006

    Posts: 124

    no chance of driver cleaner interfearing with my chipset drivers etc is there??
     
  6. Doppleganger

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Jul 2005

    Posts: 535

    TBH I wouldn't have bothered with a driver uninstall myself as the drivers support both cards.
     
  7. hp7909

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,016

    I'd do the same. Even if your moving in the same series, the 7900GTX's a better card so obviously more/better/different (even if getting the same make) features. Basically IMO, it will avoid any issues especially with Windows.

    DriveCleaner, in my opinon, is OTT :)
     
  8. King_Boru

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jan 2005

    Posts: 2,356

    Location: Canada

    boot to safe mode
    remove drivers
    reg cleaner
    driver cleaner
    turn off
    install card
    boot to windows
    install drivers
    restart
    reg cleaner

    all done with no invalid reg keys left over from previous driver install and current.
     
  9. AceCard

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Apr 2006

    Posts: 124

    ok guys cheers, i guess its better to be safe than sorry.
     
  10. man_from_uncle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,345

    I haven't changed drivers since i had a 7800gt. Just took the old card out and plugged the new one in. No problems. Same as when I went SLi.
     
  11. no_1_dave

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jul 2004

    Posts: 6,670

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Maybe you should