Installing a New Video Card:  Questions

By mavic517
Jul 25, 2009
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  1. Will be installing a EVGA GeForce 6200. It will be replacing a bad ATI 9800 Pro.
    The new card will be install in a Dell Demension 8300.
    Questions:
    1) Do I need an anti-static wrist band, or something? How should I "ground"
    myself?
    2) Before installing the new card, should I (do I) uninstall the ATI programs and
    drivers.
    a) This is a side track question: If i uninstalled the ATI programs and drivers,
    and DIDN'T install a new card in the AGP slot, could I view and use the
    monitor?
    Thanks for you time and help.
    Sincerely,
    mavic517 (steve)
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    You can ground yourself by contact with the inside of the case. And yes, uninstall the ATI drivers first.
  3. mavic517

    mavic517 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks Rage

    you help me alot.
    sincerely,
    mavic517
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    As for your "sidetrack question" mavic517, you could still use the monitor after uninstalling the drivers by plugging to the motherboard monitor output socket.
  5. mavic517

    mavic517 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks...,Ritwik7

    thank you,
    mavic517
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