285GTX in Snow Leopard

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  1. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    I bought a 285GTX to replace my 4870. I know I'm suppose to install drivers before installing the new graphics (or so that's what I've been told).

    If I do a clean install for Snow Leopard, wouldn't that require me to reinstall the 4870 in order to install the OS? Or will Apple provide the drivers?

    Anyone care to provide insight into this? It's important since I either have to keep my 4870 for backup or I can sell it / give it away. Also it's the difference between installing the 285GTX immediately or later on.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Where did I read that Snow Leopard will have the GTX 285 drivers built-in...?

    I remember that, at any rate. It could be wrong.
     
  3. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    Well I need a more definitive answer.
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Mroogle it!:p
     
  5. TheStrudel macrumors 65816

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    Maybe email  support? Nobody's really asked this question yet. Not about a clean install...
     
  6. Peace macrumors P6

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    I'm using the GTX-285 without any installed drivers on 10A432 right now.
     
  7. nasabaer macrumors member

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    Yes - confirmed. We will not need to install an old VGA Card to install Snow Leopard.
    Drivers für the GTX 285 are already built in. So no need for panic hrhr :D
     

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