Solved The computer doesn't recognize video card...

November 26, 2011 at 18:58:38
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate SP3, Intel Core i5 2.5 Ghz / 4 GB RAM
I had a ATI Radeon 4800 installed on my PC for a while... But I needed to play new games on the PC, so I bought a NVIDIA GeForce 9850 GTX but my computer still says that I have an ATI 4800... So I've been wondering.. I needed to download new drivers and I'm actually unsure if my video card is really a 9850 GeForce but can't find out, because the computer doesn't tell me. And I really need, BTW, to update the drivers, but I can't find the newest for my card. I downloaded one from the NVIDIA site, but none of the ones I downloaded worked, all said they couldn't update because they didn't find a video card that they could update, so I wondered about this issue and maybe it's doing that because it thinks I've still got an ATI 4800.
Thanks in advance!

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November 27, 2011 at 15:25:10
You need to uninstall the ATI drivers & Catalyst Control Center software, then shutdown & remove the Radeon card. Install the Geforce card in it's place, bootup, then install the nvidia drivers.


#1
November 26, 2011 at 23:39:45
nVidia 9850 gtx doesn't exist. I think u meant 9800 gtx. Which radeon hd 4800 do u have?
-HD 4870 outpeform 9800 gtx
-HD 4850 = 9800 gtx
-9800 gtx outperform HD 4830

Why bother with old direct x 10 video card? or u aren't aware of direct x 11? U can grab GTX 460 or hd 6850 for under 200 bucks or cheaper geforce 550 Ti.

The system recognize the video card(the first screen u see when start the computer display the v-card name then post screen).

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#2
November 27, 2011 at 09:19:21
ATI 4830. And I bought the 9800 in 2009. And about the v-card thing.. I'll check, but anyway the OS doesn't recognize, the BIOS does.

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#3
November 27, 2011 at 09:45:20
Did u remove ATi driver? Why did u stop using 9800 GTX for a long time?

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#4
November 27, 2011 at 15:25:10
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You need to uninstall the ATI drivers & Catalyst Control Center software, then shutdown & remove the Radeon card. Install the Geforce card in it's place, bootup, then install the nvidia drivers.

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#5
November 28, 2011 at 10:14:31
Ok, thx. I sorta have the GTX drivers installed, but not the most recent ones. And how do I uninstall the ATI drivers (I already uninstalled CCC)?
Please tell me...

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#6
December 5, 2011 at 10:48:14
Thanks, man, you solved it. :)

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