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Windows 7: Upgrade advice

21 Feb 2012   #1

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
Upgrade advice

hi all

im upgrading my HD 5550 card to a HD 6770 and i notice the ccc management is the same for both cards from AMD update. now do i un-install the ccc or could i leave it on the machine because its the same? do i have to un-install the driver from device manager for the HD 5550 shut down machine swop card over and re-boot. or is it best to un-install all the ccc and driver for HD5550 and install fresh?

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21 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1

A clean unplug\plug\uninstall\new install is always better.

Download and install the new version of Driver Sweeper.

Download the most recent software\driver for your ati
AMD Graphics Drivers & Software.

Uninstall ati software\driver in Control Panel Items\Programs and Features,
restart in safe mode,run driver sweeper,choose only AMD-Display and clean,restart in safe mode .

Uninstall completely the driver from device manager.

Shutdown the pc,unplug the power cord (or switch off the psu).

Open the case,touch any metal surface to earth your self avoiding static energy,unplug the old gpu,plug the new gpu.

Start the pc install the new amd software\driver catalyst,restart.

Update DirectX if needed.

Restart,enjoy your new gpu.
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21 Feb 2012   #3

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

thanks for the advice panais
A clean unplug\plug\uninstall\new install is always better.
this i agree, as for driver sweeper i have never had to use this program but i will consider this i will update thread when i have received the new card and installed
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24 Feb 2012   #4

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

well my card came this morning and all is well i did not use driver sweeper ccc un-installed ok and windows loaded its pre- configured settings i downloaded a fresh ccc from AMD and it installed without a hitch very pleased with the card so far video is crisper and cleaner live tv streams flawless have not played any games yet but will later the design of the card is very nice i like the gpu cooler very easy to fit in my pc case its a full tower so thats a advantage smaller cases would be a bit more fiddly depending on your cable routing so im very happy with this choice of upgrade XFX HD-677X-ZNFR XFX Radeon HD 6770 (HD-677X-ZNFR) 1024MB PCIe Eyefinity 6 Edition Details

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24 Feb 2012   #5

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Glad to hear all is well with the new card, Brian. Looks like you made a great choice.
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24 Feb 2012   #6

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

thanks marsmimar i am really chuffed i no the card was expensive when introduced but i got it for a brilliant price here in the uk £75 cant fault it yet im going to play some games in a bit and see how it fairs but just by the video quality im seeing im in for a treat im sure
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