Jump to content

  • Curse Sites
Become a Premium Member! Help
Latest News Article

Keeping both AMD and Nvidia drivers


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1

Zakristone
  • Location: I come; I go

Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:59 AM

Is it possible to keep both? Let's say I had an Nvidia card, then I decided to upgrade to an AMD card. Would I have to delete the Nvidia drivers?

Register or log in to remove.

#2

Satharis
    Satharis

    End Dweller

  • Members
  • 6541 posts
  • Location: California

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:42 AM

View PostZakristone, on 21 December 2012 - 05:59 AM, said:

Is it possible to keep both? Let's say I had an Nvidia card, then I decided to upgrade to an AMD card. Would I have to delete the Nvidia drivers?
Why would you want drivers for a different video card?
That one dragon coding thingy.

#3

Zakristone
  • Location: I come; I go

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:41 AM

View PostSatharis, on 21 December 2012 - 06:42 AM, said:

Why would you want drivers for a different video card?
Hypothetical question.

#4

Mhyles
    Mhyles

    Glowstone Miner

  • Members
  • 3109 posts
  • Location: Ireland
  • Minecraft: Mhyles

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

Most likely, aslong as they didn't interfere with the AMD drivers, which I doubt they would.

#5

Firestryke31

Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

On Windows, AMD and NVidia drivers do play well with each other. If you have the slots for it, you could even have both cards in at the same time and have a second (or third) monitor.

I currently have both an NVidia and an AMD card in my computer (the NVidia one is because AMD discontinued support for the MoBo's integrated graphics drivers, so I grabbed the nearest known working card I could find). Interestingly, AMD's control center program can display some basic info and controls for the NVidia card, but NVidia's can't for the AMD card.

#6

fm87
    fm87

    Beyond the Horizon

  • Members
  • 22016 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

Yes, you can have them both installed. Though I wouldn't recommend it, as it could cause issues down the line.

#7

Quanni123X
  • Location: At a place.
  • Minecraft: No.
  • Xbox:Nope.

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

View PostFirestryke31, on 21 December 2012 - 05:09 PM, said:

On Windows, AMD and NVidia drivers do play well with each other. If you have the slots for it, you could even have both cards in at the same time and have a second (or third) monitor.

I currently have both an NVidia and an AMD card in my computer (the NVidia one is because AMD discontinued support for the MoBo's integrated graphics drivers, so I grabbed the nearest known working card I could find). Interestingly, AMD's control center program can display some basic info and controls for the NVidia card, but NVidia's can't for the AMD card.
I didn't know that was possible. I thought AMD + Nvidia = BSOD
PUT CRASH LOGS IN SPOILER. Nobody wants to scroll down for 30 seconds if they want to just browse the thread.
Whupkong's shader installation guide. Read this before asking for installation help.

#8

fm87
    fm87

    Beyond the Horizon

  • Members
  • 22016 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:32 PM

View PostQuanni123X, on 21 December 2012 - 08:40 PM, said:

I didn't know that was possible. I thought AMD + Nvidia = BSOD
Not with hacked drivers.

#9

teckmaster
    teckmaster

    Blaze Extinguisher

  • Members
  • 4429 posts

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

Nah, you can't really do that. You probably, technically can do it and have it work but its not really recommended. I am that type of person that reinstalls drivers after any sort of video card change, and also reinstalls windows from any major hardware upgrade. It is what people really should be doing.
If a Jewish man is free to grow his beard, a Muslim man should have that same right without being called a terrorist. If a Christian Nun is free to cover her head, a Muslim woman should have the same right without been´╗┐ called oppressed. No double standards!

#10

Firestryke31

Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:10 AM

Posted Image

No hacked drivers (both straight from their websites). No instability. The only annoyance is that AMDcc displays each port as it's own adapter (and that they discontinued my motherboard's graphics drivers, as well as the fact that apparently the Windows UI doesn't understand the concept of using multiple graphics cards for multiple monitors).

#11

Zakristone
  • Location: I come; I go

Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:52 AM

View Postteckmaster, on 21 December 2012 - 10:59 PM, said:

Nah, you can't really do that. You probably, technically can do it and have it work but its not really recommended. I am that type of person that reinstalls drivers after any sort of video card change, and also reinstalls windows from any major hardware upgrade. It is what people really should be doing.
How big is "major"?

#12

fm87
    fm87

    Beyond the Horizon

  • Members
  • 22016 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:46 AM

View PostZakristone, on 22 December 2012 - 02:52 AM, said:

How big is "major"?
It honestly should only be saved for CPU/mobo replacements. Nothing else is major outside of those two things. RAM, HDDs, video cards, PSUs, etc. are all minor.

View PostFirestryke31, on 22 December 2012 - 02:10 AM, said:

Posted Image

No hacked drivers (both straight from their websites). No instability. The only annoyance is that AMDcc displays each port as it's own adapter (and that they discontinued my motherboard's graphics drivers, as well as the fact that apparently the Windows UI doesn't understand the concept of using multiple graphics cards for multiple monitors).
Why the hell are you using a GT240 in the first place, regardless of it being in combination with the AMD card.

#13

teckmaster
    teckmaster

    Blaze Extinguisher

  • Members
  • 4429 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:17 AM

View PostZakristone, on 22 December 2012 - 02:52 AM, said:

How big is "major"?
pretty much motherboard upgrade, which often leads to a cpu and ram upgrade at the same time.
If a Jewish man is free to grow his beard, a Muslim man should have that same right without being called a terrorist. If a Christian Nun is free to cover her head, a Muslim woman should have the same right without been´╗┐ called oppressed. No double standards!

#14

Firestryke31

Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

View Postfm87, on 22 December 2012 - 03:46 AM, said:

Why the hell are you using a GT240 in the first place, regardless of it being in combination with the AMD card.

Like I said in both of my posts, I needed a graphics card for my second monitor since the integrated graphics isn't supported anymore and I just grabbed the nearest spare that worked. I'd even have gone with an Intel GMA945 card if it were closer. Ideally I'd have gone with a DVI->VGA converter but I don't have one of those. If it makes you feel any better I don't use it for gaming, just displaying emails/webpages/iTunes/miscellaneous second-monitor stuff.

I would like to say that if the OP isn't going to be using any NVidia cards, they should go ahead and uninstall since it's usually around 150MB of dead weight.