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New/other GPU? FIRST Uninstall all old drivers, here's how:

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New/other GPU? FIRST Uninstall all old drivers, here's how:

Post #1 by Henkenator68NL » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:18 am

Switching to a new / different gpu / adding similar for crossfire always force me to do way more than just reinstall the catalyst drivers.. this is a know issue..

First of all remove any AND ALL gpu overclocking software ( afterburner, Gputweak, trixx etc). Remove = completely uninstalled, my preferred helper is Revo Uninstaller (its paid version, but worth every penny). Check your OS drive if all folders are gone also. Same goes for GPU-Z, uninstall before proceeding.

Remove AMD or NVIDIA drivers:
step 1:

I set my system to boot in safe mode, go to device manager. remove any gpu's present including the removal of software.

Step 2:
I reboot my system and download (or have already downloaded the latest version) of DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller).

Step 3.
I run DDu, it asks me to reboot in safe mode once again. Reboot in safe mode now DDU Starts Up . Choose option remove and clean any remaining display driver software and reboot.

Step 4.
I go to explorer and delete the folder called AMD (on the OS drive) OR NVIDIA

Step 5 I install the prefered version of Catalyst I need for that moment.
I reboot my system after the install of catalyst is done.
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Step 6 (if using Crossfired setup)
I run through my registery to disable ULPS ... Crossfire doesnt even function properly if this is not done. Why cant i do this in Catalyst...

Step 7
I reboot my system... Now finally everything is in top condition to fully enjoy the use of the display drivers..


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Re: New/other GPU? FIRST Uninstall all old drivers, here's how:

Post #2 by nickolp1974 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:35 am

Nice little guide Henk ;)
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Re: New/other GPU? FIRST Uninstall all old drivers, here's how:

Post #3 by OverFienD » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:08 pm

Thanks for the guide. If i am going to be truthful I just uninstall from add/remove programs...
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Re: New/other GPU? FIRST Uninstall all old drivers, here's how:

Post #4 by Henkenator68NL » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:53 am

Thanks guys!

When hunting for stable overclock / pushing the utter limits, clean rigg as for gpu drivers is a real deal breaker. Happy to share!

As for normal use.. Most people just install the new over the old drivers, generally no big problem (unless crossfire/sli). Some performance issues might also occur. If so... See above measures
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