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I'm currently using a store bought machine and just ordered a 4830 512MB to replace the integrated 6150 LE. I also ordered 2GB of RAM and a better CPU, but those are basically self explanatory. I replace the CPU, and I just shove in the 2GB of RAM. With the GPU however, I'm not sure what I have to do to the integrated nVidia before installing the dedicated ATI... such as going into the bios and disabling the integrated? Or uninstalling the drivers completely with software?
 

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it will turn off when you add the PCI-E card

Unless you have the intergrated plugged in. Which you can if you want two monitors.
 

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That's awesome, so I don't have to do anything but shove everything in and update the drivers. Should I use the driver CD that comes with the 4830 or should I go directly to the website and download the latest drivers?

And how exactly do I "plug" in the integrated to achieve a dual setup?
 

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That's awesome, so I don't have to do anything but shove everything in and update the drivers. Should I use the driver CD that comes with the 4830 or should I go directly to the website and download the latest drivers?

And how exactly do I "plug" in the integrated to achieve a dual setup?
You can disable the onbourd video card in your BIOS most likely. And get the drivers from ATI's website there probably more up to date.
 

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That's awesome, so I don't have to do anything but shove everything in and update the drivers. Should I use the driver CD that comes with the 4830 or should I go directly to the website and download the latest drivers?

And how exactly do I "plug" in the integrated to achieve a dual setup?
Just plug in the monitor to achieve the dual

Other wise bios should just turn it off automaticly

Always use the website downloaded drivers. F the CD that's only used when you do a fresh install of say XP when it doesnt know your card at all and you don't want to look at 16bit colors.
 

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And dont forget to uninstall your nvidia drivers!
 

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*Uninstall Nvidia drivers.
*Power off machine. Install new video card.
*Power on machine, install ATI drivers from ATI's website (never use the ones from CD, they're always way too old)
*Install the latest directX 9 from microsofts website. Just take it on faith that you need it.
 
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I would do what Mussels said except after you uninstall the nvidia drivers (from device manager) reboot into safe mode and run a driver cleaning program to get rid of all traces of the nvidia drivers so there are no problems with driver conflicts.
 

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I would do what Mussels said except after you uninstall the nvidia drivers (from device manager) reboot into safe mode and run a driver cleaning program to get rid of all traces of the nvidia drivers so there are no problems with driver conflicts.
I just went from an 8800GT to 4870 crossfire without a driver cleaner, and no issues at all.
 
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Well I just like to make sure that there won't be any issues that could possibly arise later on.

Lol I just noticed your not a Moderator anymore, your a Mooderator :roll:
 
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