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by xjmpr / June 3, 2006 11:41 PM PDT

I just purchased a nvidia geforce fx 5200 video card. I downloaded the drver for it and transfered the file to disk. I have a Dell Dimension 4500 series that is nearly 4 years old now, running xps2. My question is...do I need to disable or uninstall the driver for my old card ? And which comes 1st, install the new card or the driver ? Thanks

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Simply. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 3, 2006 11:47 PM PDT
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Remove the old card and insert the new card. On boot up you'll have basic resolution. Run the CD with the drivers. No need to uninstall the old drivers, they'll just sit there and be available in case you have to put the old card back.

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I always remove it in
by chuckieu / June 4, 2006 5:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Simply. . .

Device Manager before shutting down to remove old card and install new one. Just to make sure there are no conflicts. XP has basic video drivers till you load new
drivers from CD that came with graphics card. I would use that, then upgrade using downloaded drivers. FWIW chuck

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video card
by xjmpr / June 4, 2006 9:33 PM PDT
In reply to: I always remove it in

Thankyou everyone

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a little tip
by chumbari / June 7, 2006 10:19 PM PDT
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When you remove your old video card without removing it first from the Device manager,your pc might freeze during startup due to the reason that it loads the old device driver. In case this happens, start computer in safe mode, remove the device from the device manager then restart the pc. During startup, it would detect the new hardware and prompt you to locate its device driver.

Arnel

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video card
by xjmpr / June 8, 2006 8:26 PM PDT
In reply to: a little tip

Thanks for the tip but I now have it installed.Now there is a problem with video breakup on a couple of my games, when there was none before !

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