Replacing an AGP graphics card

  DanN 21:57 25 Jun 2003

I want to replace the existing AGP card in my XP machine. It has no on-board chip so I was wondering whether I need to uninstall the old card before powering down and installing the new, or do I just replace the cards at power down?


  Jester2K II 22:06 25 Jun 2003

Uninstall the old drivers, power down and then change cards. Then power up and install new drivers...

  craneman01 22:11 25 Jun 2003

The best way (I'm up for contradictions) is to right click on the screen,
Click on Properties
Then click on settings.
Click on the advanced tab (bottom RHS)
Click on Adapter
Click on properties
In the General section click on the bottom selection box which says "Device Useage"
Select "Do not use this device (disable)
Go out of all the boxes by clicking ok to them all, shut down, remove the old card & insert the new one (remember to ground yourself before starting to remove the card)
Reboot & the OS will recognise the new card & ask for the driver disk which you bang in.
When all up & running, go to Add/remove programs in the control panel & remove the old drivers.
Bobs your uncle!!

  DanN 16:08 26 Jun 2003

Excellent, thanks for the advice.

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