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Windows 7: Changing from nVidia to AMD; What is involved???

30 Jan 2017   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Thanks according to the psu requirements it takes a 300w or better to run this card was that requirement met on the machine ?
EVGA - Product Specs - EVGA GeForce GT 730 2GB (Low Profile)


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30 Jan 2017   #12
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Thanks according to the psu requirements it takes a 300w or better to run this card was that requirement met on the machine ?
EVGA - Product Specs - EVGA GeForce GT 730 2GB (Low Profile)

PSU requirement is met by better than twice the minimum with a 750-watt Corsair.

The Gigabyte AMD Radeon R7 240 DDR3-2GB DVI-D/HDMI/D-SUB OC Video Graphics Cards GV-R724OC-2GI REV2.0 in the wife's otherwise identical machine outperforms it in every way with only the stock 305-watt PSU.

I have another AMD exactly like hers on the way; hopefully the one I am getting will be as good as the one she has.

I just used the drivers supplied with the included disk when I set hers up and it is performing perfectly; I cannot count how many different drivers I have tried with the invidia and none have helped.

I wish I had of paid more heed to the numerous 1-star reviews before I bought the invidia, as I am far from being alone in having the screen blackout problems.

All EVGA support was good for was to play a delaying action until my 30 days was up, then any further attempts to access my support account took me to a "sorry; this site is under repairs" page.
I don't believe the human I finally got on the phone knew as much about things as I did and that is very little.
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31 Jan 2017   #13
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

No way the GT 730 requires 300W. It only needs a 280W unless you're gonna fry it up.

The GT 730 isn't really a big upgrade to people with Haswell Processors anyways.
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03 Feb 2017   #14
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Okay, I used DDU (in SAFE mode) and thought I had uninstalled the nvidia drivers and such; the monitor even had the appearance of the drivers being gone.
However, I did select "Clean and shut-down" in DDU and it did not automatically shut-down; I had to manually go to "start" and shut-down.

Old (nearly brand-new) invidiaEVGA out and new AMD in; fired up and installed the AMD drivers from the disk.
As soon as the AMD drivers installed and restart, everything is looking and working good.

However, when I look in Control Panel>Programs, the nvidia audio and video drivers are still listed, along with that Vulcan whatever it is that showed up along with the nvidia drivers.

The nvidia control panel appears to be gone and the nvidia folder is gone from the start menu.

I tried to remove the nvidia drivers from "programs" using GEEK-Uninstaller and got this:

Changing from nVidia to AMD; What is involved???-windows-alert_001.jpg

So far, the presence of the nvidia stuff in "programs" does not seem to have any negative effect on anything, but I would feel better to have it gone.

Thanks for everyone's help and input in this situation.


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03 Feb 2017   #15
JordanMihailov

windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Used Ati hd7870 and hd7770 after that gtx 780.
Just install the different driver suite and you are good to go.
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03 Feb 2017   #16
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BuckSkin View Post
However, when I look in Control Panel>Programs, the nvidia audio and video drivers are still listed, along with that Vulcan whatever it is that showed up along with the nvidia drivers.
You've probably got an Nvidia entry left over in your registry that is making the entry show up in "Programs and Features". Not really a problem unless it really bugs you. The program and drivers are gone, and even if there are remnants, they won't be used by, or affect the AMD card.

Vulkan is a part of the AMD driver pack, and it's a runtime for the AMD system. Don't remove it or the AMD drivers might act funny.
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03 Feb 2017   #17
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
You've probably got an Nvidia entry left over in your registry that is making the entry show up in "Programs and Features". Not really a problem unless it really bugs you. The program and drivers are gone, and even if there are remnants, they won't be used by, or affect the AMD card.
Thanks for alleviating my worries; as for really bugging me, I tend to lean toward obsessive/compulsive where such things are concerned and often would be better off if I just left things be.....

Quote:
Vulkan is a part of the AMD driver pack, and it's a runtime for the AMD system. Don't remove it or the AMD drivers might act funny.
It must be some vital necessity for nvidia as well, as it installed with the nvidia drivers; I will leave it be.


It has been 24 hours since the switch to AMD and I haven't had the first glitch; ......maybe I shouldn't brag just yet.
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17 Mar 2017   #18
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Just an update on my changeover from nvidia to AMD:

It has now been some six weeks since I installed the AMD card.
Like on the wife's machine, I just used the drivers supplied on the disc that came in the box.
During this time, I have not had a single negative issue, no screen blackouts, no screen flickerings showing pieces of open windows behind the active window, no program crashes.
Everything just WORKS, and works as it should.
With the nvidia card, if I had more than a couple programs open, everything was slow as mud; with the AMD, I can have a dozen programs open at once and I cannot tell any difference in performance compared to when only a single program is open.

I am very happy with this new AMD card; I just wish I could get back the seventy-some-odd hard to get dollars that I wasted and all the sleep and time I lost trying to get satisfaction from the nvidia.


I wish to thank all of you guys for all of your help and advice; it is appreciated, thank you !
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