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Windows 7: Do I need to reinstall drivers?

16 Oct 2010   #1
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Do I need to reinstall drivers?

I just purchased a GTX 470 and would like to know if I need to reinstall my drivers. I'm still going to use my 9800 GT but the drivers for it are exactly the same as the drivers for the GTX 470 on NVIDIA's site. Do I still need to reinstall or can I just plug and play?


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16 Oct 2010   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes. Uninstall the current driver and re-install once the cards have been swapped. The driver package may be the same, but the cards use different parts of it. Don't forget if nothing else you're going from a DX 10 card to a DX 11 card.
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17 Oct 2010   #3
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Yes. Uninstall the current driver and re-install once the cards have been swapped. The driver package may be the same, but the cards use different parts of it. Don't forget if nothing else you're going from a DX 10 card to a DX 11 card.
I also plan on on using the 9800 GT as a physx card. I'll so go ahead and uninstall the drivers though.
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