In this tutorial I will be using the XFX Black Edition Radeon HD 7970 as an example. Sometimes manufacturers release updates for cards that tweak some stability issues or fix other things.
This might involve going out to buy one or pulling one from an older machine or your stash. If you don't and are getting a strange number of beeps from your motherboard, you might not have inserted your PCI card correctly into the slot and your motherboard is telling you it doesn't detect a VGA.. And I recommend you don't either unless you find it absolutely necessary.
This step will let you POST with your bricked graphics card inserted as the Power-on Self-test will not fail due to the incomplete BIOS present on your PCI-E card because you have switched the primary display to the PCI card. (Note: If your PCI-E card is ATi card and your PCI card is an n VIDIA card or vice-cersa, I WOULD NOT recommend installing n VIDIA (or ATi) drivers to accommodate your PCI card as the generic Windows display drivers will serve fine for the purpose of this guide).*The guide linked in the above post is no longer available. Your motherboard SHOULD default to the IGP for output, but don't quote me on that.
The easiest way to do this is to scroll towards the bottom and work your way up until you see your model name/number.
Note: Occasionally you will need to install a previous version before updating to the latest version.
Picture depicting how to use the filters to find what card you're looking for2) Now this part can get a bit complicated.