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#1 rhino1366

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:22 PM

Q1: When installing a newer ATI driver, should I firstly uninstall the old/current one and then proceed, or a simple reinstall would do?
Q2: I have a GV-R575D5-1GD graphics card; where should I take drivers, from AMD site or from www.gigabyte.com?

Note, my local PC journal that I buy comes with a DVD disc and new drivers on it (if possible), and their installation instructions doesn't say to firstly uninstall old one.

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P.S. Also, a few words about Realtek/LAN drivers please.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:59 PM

I dont even mess with the drivers CD I go to the manufacturers website and download the latest driver for said device. You do not need to install the old ones and then install the new ones-simply install the new ones. If there is a old one installed, it couldnt hurt to uninstall the old one first.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 08:47 PM

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More specifically please? Installing over old ones is okay? Which manufacturer?.. AMD or Gigabyte?

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 09:15 PM

if they work, it doesnt hurt to install the old ones. . .but theres really no need to install the old ones if you have the new ones. Just download the latest drivers, and install them, for all manufacturers. As far as AMD you rarely need a driver for a CPU, as for the video card you should be able to find the drivers from both gigabytes website as well as from ATIs. They are both the same driver.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 12:45 AM

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:00 AM

:huh:

So again,

A: installing new driver above/over current one without pre-uninstall of current one - is OK?
B: having GIGABYTE's HD 5750 - GV-R575D5-1GD, I can use latest drivers from AMD's site?

PLEASE, ANSWER ON THESE


Also, a few words about Realtek/LAN drivers please.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:32 AM

A: installing new driver above/over current one without pre-uninstall of current one - is OK?


Yes. ATI ( AMD ) Drivers will install and update/replace your existing drivers. No need to uninstall. Some of the newer drivers will uninstall the existing drivers for you and immediately ask for reboot. If this happens, do as instructed and reboot. Normal installation should take place upon reboot. If not, once again run setup from your new driver package.

B: having GIGABYTE's HD 5750 - GV-R575D5-1GD, I can use latest drivers from AMD's site?


Yes, as the_patriot09 stated earlier

...you should be able to find the drivers from both gigabytes website as well as from ATIs. They are both the same driver.


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Posted 14 December 2010 - 06:25 AM

Thanks a lot man!

But will someone say a few words about other System's drivers, like Realtek/LAN etc.? Because if updating - then updating everything, I think.

Thanks in advance, :thumbup2:
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:01 AM

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

The only time that you need to update a driver is when you are having a problem.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 10:06 AM

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.


Ditto. Be especially careful installing the "latest and greatest" drivers from Windows update.

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:28 AM

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.


Does it also applies to an outdated Realtek driver? :)

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 10:22 AM

Realtek is your sound. If your sound is working properly then it isn't outdated. Drivers don't have a "best used by" date on them.

Drivers are information which allows programs to communicate with a hardware device. They can become corrupted, or can be outdated if you change operating systems. Usually when you upgrade to a new operating system it will contain "native drivers" which will be compatible with some older devices, keyboard, mouse, optical drive, etc. There may be times when the device requires non-native drivers, you may need to download current drivers which will make this older hardware compatible with the new operating system.

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:11 AM

Realtek is your sound. If your sound is working properly then it isn't outdated


If I may add an update here.

Realtek seemed to get into the business of writting software and drivers for Networking hardware.

I didn't even know this until I checked out the drivers for my NetGear Ethernet adapter. :blink:

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 04:32 PM

Yeah, and after update your connection becomes faster... right? Should, I guess.

BTW, there's not so many drivers you can update; Realtek for sound and LAN, graphics, and, in my case, a processor driver. :blink: Did I miss something?

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 08:20 PM

It depends on your hardware.

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