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    Question Upgrading nvidia graphics card

    Hi, i currently have a 5600xt from pny and i want to upgrade to a 5900xt seeing as they have dipped in price. If i installed a new 5900xt would i have to remove the drivers still because its still a nvidia card and would work on the same drivers?(sorry i'm new to this sorta stuff) Any hints on the best card and the easiest way to install it would be apreciated thanks

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    No you won't have to change drivers if you buy the same range of cards.

    You will though, if you buy yourself a Radeon 9800Pro *hint hint*
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    Its best to uninstall, then reinstall them.
    Also make sure you get a good brand 5900xt. If you can get a gainward 1200xp or above, you can flash it to a FX5950 ultra (with 128mb RAM).

    The ATi will probably be a better buy for you though. It does depend what your using it for however.
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    if u use AA then (IMHO) the ATI is the way to go

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    As agent said, ATI might be better, but it all depends. I would much rather have a 5900xt now (have a 9800 atm) since I feel so cripled without linux on my main computer... and linux with an ATI card is just a bad idea. Spending more time at my file-server with linux these days...

    Anyways, to awnser your question a 5900xt would not need anything done software wise. Just shutdown and swap cards and you'll be fine.
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