Swapping Vid Cards

By schizoid77
Nov 12, 2003
  1. Hey, I'm gonna upgrade from a 5600 Ultra to a 5700 today. Is there anything I have to do or can I just switch the card out and let the system do everything else?
    Will my system automatically detect the new card or should I uninstall the drivers and reinstall them again?
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    If it were me I would uninstall the drivers and turn the computer off, and replace with the new card and boot up and all should be well. Just install your new drivers and it should be working ok.
  3. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 281

    assuming you're using the latest NVIDIA drivers anyway, just switch the card over when the machines off (OBVIOUSLY) Windows will pick up your new card, and using your already installed drivers, do the biz!

    or... run setup.exe from your C:\NVIDIA\xx-xx2kXP\ or 9x folder
  4. snowman

    snowman TS Rookie Posts: 183

    i went from a GeForce 2 to a FX5200, i kept the drivers and my system picked up the card and all was well.
  5. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    why 5700?? the 5900non ultra is $30 more
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