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Old August 22nd 05, 04:31 PM
Plasticman
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I'm upgrading my old nvidia card to a 6800, I was using the latest nvidia
MCE drivers 72.14.

Can I just plug in the new card and have the driver recognize it or do I
need to remove and reinstall the driver?

Thanks


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Old August 22nd 05, 07:13 PM
Larry Roberts
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On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 10:31:24 -0500, "Plasticman"
wrote:

I'm upgrading my old nvidia card to a 6800, I was using the latest nvidia
MCE drivers 72.14.

Can I just plug in the new card and have the driver recognize it or do I
need to remove and reinstall the driver?

Thanks


I'd remove it, and reinstall. Most are under the impression
that Nvidia's drivers are universal, but that only applies to the
installer. When the drivers are installed, they detect your current
card, and install optimized for that card. I've tested this many times
before. Went from old TNT2 to GF2 to GF3 Ti, and to GF4 Ti. Each card
swap caused problems with performance, and stability. Once I removed
the driver, and did a fresh reinstall of the same version, the new
card worked perfect.
If your going from a 6xxx series card, it may not be
necessary, but it is not a big deal to uninstall, and do a fresh
reinstall just to make sure.
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Old August 23rd 05, 07:02 PM
lonesw0rdsman
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"Plasticman" wrote in message
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I'm upgrading my old nvidia card to a 6800, I was using the latest nvidia
MCE drivers 72.14.

Can I just plug in the new card and have the driver recognize it or do I
need to remove and reinstall the driver?

Thanks


I had a 6800nu and then went to 6800gt and i didnt uninstall the drivers
and it works fine.


 




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