After my old graphics card died a couple of days ago, I was given and old Radeon HD6950 from my brother and I tried to replace my old card with it.
I was always able to use my onboard Graphics and after I replaced my old card and booted the system, my PC downloaded a VGA driver and called it a day. After I installed the latest driver for the HD6950 however, I rebooted and after that, I can't get past the "Windows Logo"-screen, the screen goes black after that and nothing changes anymore, until I turn the PC off.
Is there a different driver I can try? Is this graphics card damaged too? Or maybe the motherboard?
** Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 must be fully updated before attempting to install any AMD driver. All 'critical', 'recommended', and 'optional' (no language packs,etc) updates as well as any Service Packs (SP) must be installed before any attempt to install graphics drivers. If you do not get this message .... keep installing until you do: