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    Should I format before going from nvidia to ati?

    Just bought myself a tachyon g9600pro 128mb and have upgraded from a Geforce 2 Pro 64mb.

    Can't say I have noticed a significant increase in performance at all, infact some games seem worse off. Tribes 2 for example can't handle gradients very well on the ATi card but does it perfectly on my old GF2.

    I remember hearing ages ago that it was a wise move to format your hd before going from an Nvidia card to an ATi card. Is there any truth behind this?

    I'm hoping so otherwise I might have to opt for a revised 5600 Ultra when they show up.

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    definately format. radeon cards hate been installed on geforce systems

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    I didn't, 9600Pro running fine after my GF4 MX on 3.7 drivers.

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    Pff no, as long as they are properly uninstalled you should be fine. Ive gone from Matrox to Ati to Nvidia to Ati again on the same format and everything still works fine.
    However formatting and reinstalling for me is a near 5-7hr job.
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    Re: Should I format before going from nvidia to ati?

    Originally posted by darthmahon
    Just bought myself a tachyon g9600pro 128mb and have upgraded from a Geforce 2 Pro 64mb.

    Can't say I have noticed a significant increase in performance at all, infact some games seem worse off. Tribes 2 for example can't handle gradients very well on the ATi card but does it perfectly on my old GF2.

    I remember hearing ages ago that it was a wise move to format your hd before going from an Nvidia card to an ATi card. Is there any truth behind this?

    I'm hoping so otherwise I might have to opt for a revised 5600 Ultra when they show up.

    Cheers,
    Chris
    Sadly Tribes 2 is one of those games that do's not work well with the radeon 9500-9800 sorry m8.

    The radeon 95-9800 are designed for new games really, perhaps later the drivers will improve to include fixes for tribes 2 but i doubt it.

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    You can use a program called Detonator Destroyer to COMPLETELY remove any traces of the Nvidia drivers. It is available from http://www.guru3d.com I think.

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    Def go with Det Destroyer, it should remove the Nv files and leave everything ripe for the ATI...

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    Det Destroyer doesnt support WinXP according to the blurb on the page.

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    really? I using a 9800pro at the mo...try driver cleaner...

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    its not essential to format.
    but if you have the time then id go with the format.
    there is no better feeling than having a fresh clean system
    along with the new hardware.

    .... at least you know for sure there is nothing holding you back from old drivers.

    lol

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