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Old 02-24-2007, 07:55 PM   #1
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Hello, My name is Jon. Im new to these forums and they looked like a good place to ask my question. Ok, here is the deal. My dell XPS 700 came with 2 Dual Nvidia 7900's 256mb... I swaped both out for 1 ATI Raedeon X 1950 XTX. I reformated before i did so. So windows found the ATI card but it couldnt get drivers for it. So I put the ATI cd in and installed the catalyst drivers and software. Everything is working great. But, windows is still finding Nvidia hardware. Like for instance: Nvidia SMBus and Nvidia Media Shield.. These used to be installed before the reformat. Im pretty sure they were just used for the Nvidia cards so I wont need to install them right? I mean they would probably not help or actually cause harm if I install them. For now, I have not installed them and I simply disabled them in the device manager. Please tell me if i need to install them or not. Im pretty sure I wont cause I dont have the nvidia cards anymore. Tell me if im right to keep them disabled. Thanks for helping me! This already looks like a great forum.
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If the cards are taken out-then you can disable them and all should be fine.


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Thanks andy.. The ATI card is in and installed. The nvidia cards are out. And the extra nvidia hardware is disabled. Im good then. But what is that extra hardware for? what does it do?
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Well-it is the system bus controller for the nivida card. Since the card is not installed- my quess is that it is not needed. Your new card installed what it needed to run.

If you did a re-install of the OS and not a true format- then it simply deletes the old OS and installs the new one over the old. Sometimes remnants survive. In this case- it may be part of the motherboard and in the install CD.

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Thanks again andy. Your a great help.
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does your m/b have the nforce chipset



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not sure how do i check?


EDIT: Ohh andy i did a complete reformat. Not just an reinstall.

And when I reformat I make sure nothing survives

(I dont use the windows cd to format)

Format to NTFS from live cd > Load WinXP Pro on > Load Drivers > Flash BIOS

I do this in that order when I reformat a pc ^
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Hi!
You have the Nforce 590 SLI chipset.

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You have the Nforce 590 SLI chipset.

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Random LOL. Thank you. I was not sure. Ok so I have this chipset. Is it ok that Im using this ATI Card?
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yes,the chipset is the m/b,so with the nvidia card removed you will still see listings for nforce chipset drivers that are not related to your video card



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