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Are BSODs making your life miserable? CPU’s “Advanced Q&A Corner” is here for you. Geoff B. R. and Supreme Commander. My older GeForce 6600 GT and Acer 17-inch monitor weren’t cutting it anymore. I decided to keep both my old video card and monitor, though, so that I could eventually build a three-monitor setup when I have the funds to buy another display. My problem is that when I installed my new GeForce 8800 GTS, I also uninstalled the old Nvidia drivers and then installed the new ones that came with the GTS, but when I did that, my GeForce 6600 GT wasn’t detected.
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