Topic Title: Best method to install new GPU + Drivers ?
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 01/08/2014 09:27 AM
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gh0st47
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Hey guys, so I bought a Sapphire R9-280X Toxic, I be installing it this Saturday. 
So I was wondering any advice on the most SAFE and BEST method of installing new Driver ?
Previously I used AMD Uninstall Utility , but it seems to be not available anymore now. 

I would avoid " Driver Sweeper " caused me a big problem before.
I uninstalled AMD CCC via the Add and Remove on Windows and restarted my PC all was fine , then went to Safe Mode and used Driver Sweeper , when I try to boot up my PC it freaking BSOD , I can no longer reach the Desktop !
Luckily I had AMD's Uninstall Ultility downloaded too , so I went into Safe Mode again and used that and I fixed that BSOD 
 
Since now Im changing my old HD 7870 to 280X Toxic, do you guys think just by going to Add and Remove on Windows and uninstall the AMD CCC be sufficient enough to install the new driver for my new GPU ?

Currently Im still using 13.9  

 01/08/2014 09:30 AM
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Just remove the 7870 and install the 280X, then install the 13.12 WHQL set, it will override the old drivers.

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 01/08/2014 09:50 AM
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So basically just take out my old GPU slap on the new one and install the latest driver without even uninstalling the old one first ?? 
Won't have any compatibility problems will there  ??

 01/08/2014 03:31 PM
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No, because the 13.12 WHQL driver set will uninstall and overwrite the old.

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 01/09/2014 05:04 AM
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gh0st47
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So even now Im running on HD 7870 + 13.9 
I install my 280X Toxic inside the PC will still boot up no problem and after that I just install 13.12 Drivers ??

Also why you called it WHQL I thought WHQL need to install ot manually or something...sorry I don't know about software stuffs so well.

Just to be sure , on this page, the first top one , 13.12 this the correct one right ? I downloaded this

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Windows%207%20-%2064 

 01/09/2014 06:51 AM
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Yep,thats the correct download.

As for WHQL(windows tested),search it,have a read.Too much to go into.



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