Installing a new video card for both OSX and Windows!

TJunkers

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Aug 24, 2007
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I just bought a new video card which should arrive Wednesday! I bought the EVGA GeForce GTX 285! I have read several reviews saying to install the drivers on your mac before you install the card which I figured you had to do anyway, but what should I do on the windows side?

Should I uninstall the drivers for the current card, restart into mac, install the drivers for the new card, shut down, install card, then restart into Windows and install the drivers?

Thanks!
 

seisend

macrumors 6502a
Feb 20, 2009
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Switzerland
I just bought a new video card which should arrive Wednesday! I bought the EVGA GeForce GTX 285! I have read several reviews saying to install the drivers on your mac before you install the card which I figured you had to do anyway, but what should I do on the windows side?

Should I uninstall the drivers for the current card, restart into mac, install the drivers for the new card, shut down, install card, then restart into Windows and install the drivers?

Thanks!

Did u buy the EVGA GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition ?
OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) has already installed the drivers. So you don't have to install the drivers and just install the Card and it will work. I'm not sure if 10.5.8 has the drivers too.

Otherwise you just have to install the drivers first, and then install the graphics card. You can read it in the manual too.

When you're starting windows, windows should recognize your card.
I recommend downloading the graphics drivers from the nvidia site or evga site. Make sure you choose the right ones.

Do you want to replace the card or add it to another one ?
If u replace it, I would delete all graphics drivers, shut down - install new card and install the new already downloaded drivers.
 
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TJunkers

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 24, 2007
576
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Did u buy the EVGA GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition ?
OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) has already installed the drivers. So you don't have to install the drivers and just install the Card and it will work. I'm not sure if 10.5.8 has the drivers too.

Otherwise you just have to install the drivers first, and then install the graphics card. You can read it in the manual too.

When you're starting windows, windows should recognize your card.
I recommend downloading the graphics drivers from the nvidia site or evga site. Make sure you choose the right ones.

Do you want to replace the card or add it to another one ?
If u replace it, I would delete all graphics drivers, shut down - install new card and install the new already downloaded drivers.
Thanks for the help!

I have snow leopard and im using this card to replace the one I currently have, so I'll just go to Windows, uninstall the drivers, shut down, install the new card and boot back up and get the latest drivers!
 
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seisend

macrumors 6502a
Feb 20, 2009
506
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Switzerland
Thanks for the help!

I have snow leopard and im using this card to replace the one I currently have, so I'll just go to Windows, uninstall the drivers, shut down, install the new card and boot back up and get the latest drivers!
Yes that should work !
 
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