Getting GeForce 9800GT to run in ATi’s Catalyst Control Center
Last night was not my usual evening benchmarking. I had just finished up testing ten configurations of CrossFire-X for this weekend’s review and I switched over to my Nvidia hard drive for testing 9800GT for a later “Big GPU shootout, Revisited” that I am working on. Of course, I uninstalled the old GeForce driver and updated to 185.85 WHQL and rebooted.
Well, I “lost” my SATA drive in BIOS and then switched to the ATi hard drive while still using my 9800GT. In every other case, one gets a message, “ATi Driver not found, Catalyst Control Center will exit” – except this time.
The screen shots tell the story. This is the strange welcome screen that greeted me:
And now some information you will never see in Catalyst Control Center:
Wait there’s more! Display properties:
The good news is that the 9800GT drivers were never “really” installed and things are back to normal on both partitions. I just thought you’d like to share a little trip with us into the ABT Twilight Zone.
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