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If I install my AMD card in the PC that my Nvidia card is currently in...

#1Giblet_EnjoyerPosted 10/21/2013 2:29:24 PM
Will something get dicked up? I need to install my old AMD card into my computer to see if it still works, but my computer has an Nvidia card in it right now (with the respective drivers installed ofc). If I install the AMD one, will something go horribly, horribly awry or will it just install generic drivers for the time being and leave the Nvidia stuff alone?

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The reason I'm doing this btw is because I tried to set up my brother's PC with the AMD card and it refused to work. Just a black screen every time. I used the same cord that he was using to connect the onboard graphics to the monitor, so it's not that. I was kinda suspecting that it could be his power supply, but it's a 380w Antec and the card is a Radeon 4850 so idk how that couldn't be enough juice. I've also hooked the Radeon card up to a monitor that I'm sure it works with and it still did nothing.
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#2AsucaHayashiPosted 10/21/2013 2:34:19 PM
you should always uninstall drivers(and possibly do a clean driver sweep after) before installing a new gpu... brand/model is irrelevant.
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#3Giblet_Enjoyer(Topic Creator)Posted 10/21/2013 2:42:13 PM
f***in A. Whatever, I'm not gonna bother, I read reviews and several of them said that the power supply my bro is using is plenty for that card. Guess I'll try other things first *UGGH ECK*

goddamn troubleshooting i tell ya hwat
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#4ARMs7777Posted 10/21/2013 5:45:54 PM
It should run with some generic drivers. If you can't get it working it might means the PSU does not have the required amp to power the video card. Or due to old age of the PSU it can't push the required power to run the system and the video card.
#5mrCubePosted 10/21/2013 6:39:15 PM
Giblet_Enjoyer posted...
Will something get dicked up? I need to install my old AMD card into my computer to see if it still works, but my computer has an Nvidia card in it right now (with the respective drivers installed ofc). If I install the AMD one, will something go horribly, horribly awry or will it just install generic drivers for the time being and leave the Nvidia stuff alone?

OPTIONAL READ:

The reason I'm doing this btw is because I tried to set up my brother's PC with the AMD card and it refused to work. Just a black screen every time. I used the same cord that he was using to connect the onboard graphics to the monitor, so it's not that. I was kinda suspecting that it could be his power supply, but it's a 380w Antec and the card is a Radeon 4850 so idk how that couldn't be enough juice. I've also hooked the Radeon card up to a monitor that I'm sure it works with and it still did nothing.


You might have it set in the BIOS to still be using the integrated graphics. Make sure you change that to initialize the PCIe graphics adapter first, then try again.
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#6Giblet_Enjoyer(Topic Creator)Posted 10/21/2013 9:21:52 PM
Turns out none of those things were the problem...I believe the card was overheating. Two lights on the card would blink, which indicated overheating according to my Googlings. It had been sitting in a box for like 2 years and the thermal paste was all crusty and stuff. Took the heatsink off and applied new paste and it's working fine now FINALLY.

As if that wasn't enough hair-tearing-out BS for today, as soon as I had that computer up and running correctly, my main PC stopped working and I thought I f***ed something up bad at some point when I swapped video cards and then swapped back. Thing kept turning on and off on it's own, (like, staying on for a few seconds and then turning off, then back on, and so on). I was about to go on a killing spree but taking out the mobo battery and turning off the PSU for a bit sorted it out and it's fine now.

Anyways, thanks a bunch for trying to help, guys.
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