I just purchased a new Radeon 9800, but I'm a little confused about what to do before I put it in. In the manual it says to uninstall old graphics drivers; does this mean I should uninstall the drivers that I downloaded for my old video card or is it something else? It also says that I have to install AGP drivers for non-Intel Chipset Based Motherboards. Now my chipset manufacturer is Intel, so does that mean I don't have to worry about this? Thanks for any help you can give.
You have to uninstall the old video card drivers! THen turn off the computer, take out the old VC (video card), and put in the new VC turn your computer on. And when the computer asked for the drivers put in the cd that came with the VC and it should find them!!!!!! then you have to restart again.
Start ---> Settings ---> Control Panel ---> Add/Remove Programs ---> Display drivers. When asked to restart your computer, choose "later" (or similar) and shut down your comp instaed of restarting.
Open the side panel of your computer, usually a screw or two on the back. If you do not know which card inside is your videocard, check the VGA plug on the back which your monitor is connected to, the plug is connected to a card which should be located in your AGP port. Now, remove this card by unscrewing the single screw on the bracket and pull out the card. Insert your new card, make sure its all the way down and not bent. Remember the screw on the bracket. Boot up your computer. If you get a POSTBOOT picture everything should be fine and you can continue the drivers installation process with the CD that followed the videocard.
Good luck -Glasius
Ps: Remember the Radeon 9800pro needs its own power plug.