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Please help me upgrade my Creative video card driver...

Q: Please help me upgrade my Creative video card driver...


Ever since I had to re-install Windows XP, my video card hasn't been performing as well as it used to. Any graphics-heavy games or even screensavers just run terribly. I have an nVIDIA RIVA TNT2/TNT2 PRO, and I've read online that the Creative Labs RIVA TNT2 driver ver. 44.04 for XP should be the latest and best driver available for it (my current driver is the 44.03 driver from nVIDIA's driver page). Note that the 44.03 driver is an .exe file, whereas the 44.04 driver from Creative comes in .zip form, forcing a manual installation...

Anyway, I went to run the Hardware Update Wizard so I could point it to my newly extracted 44.04 driver files and update the driver. My steps were as follows:

1. Display Properties
2. Settings
3. Advanced
4. Adapter
5. Properties
6. Driver
7. Update Driver
8. "Install from a list or specific location" (next)
9. "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install." (next)
10. Have Disk...
11. Browse... (then I point to the folder where I have extracted the driver files, and click OK)
12. Next
13. A window comes up telling me the driver is not Windows Logo verified. I've read that this is supposed to happen. I click "Continue Anyway".

At this point, things seem to be going well, until I get this message:

"Copy Error

Setup cannot copy the file nv4_mini.sy_.

Ensure that the location specified below is correct, or change it and insert 'Creative NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP Driver Library Installation Disk 1' in the drive you specify."

(Note: I do not have any such disk)

I try clicking "Retry", to no avail. I look in the folder, and sure enough, the problematic file is sitting right there. Why the wizard refuses to copy it is beyond me. If I choose "Cancel", I can choose to continue installation without copying that file, but then the same thing happens again with numerous successive files (also sitting right there in the folder...).

I am at a complete loss here. If anyone else has installed the Creative Labs RIVA TNT2 driver ver. 44.04 for XP, or has a clue what is going on here, I would greatly appreciate any and all help. Thanks.

Preferred Solution: Please help me upgrade my Creative video card driver...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Please help me upgrade my Creative video card driver...

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I have a Visiontek Xtasy 9200 card and believe I need to update the driver, but when I get to the page to download, I am not sure which one to select. Can someone guide me? Here's the page with all the choices: http://www.visiontek.com/

Catalyst 5.12 Drivers - Windows 2000/XP/Media Center Edition
Package Download Ver. Download Link File Size (KB/MB) Date Posted Notes
Catalyst Control Center Package
5.12 Download 54MB 12/09/05 Includes: Display driver, WDM, and Catalyst Control Center
Control Panel Package 5.12 Download 33MB 12/09/05 Includes: Display driver, WDM, and Control Panel
Description Ver. Download Link File Size (KB/MB) Date Posted Notes
ATI Display Driver 5.12 Download
1 of 3
13.1MB 12/09/05 2D/3D Display Driver
Control Panel 5.12 Download
2 of 3 10.9MB 12/09/05 Control Panel
Catalyst Control Center 5.12 Download
2 of 3 32.4MB 12/09/05 Catalyst Control Center
WDM 5.12 Download 5.01MB 12/09/05 For X850 / X800 cards that have Video Capture Chip

For details on this driver, including resolved issues, please review the RELEASE NOTES.

VisionTek recommends Windows XP Service Pack 2 or higher to be installed.
You must have Microsoft .NET Framework installed prior to downloading and installing the CATALYST Control Center
The Catalyst Uninstaller is an optional download. We recommend using this utility to uninstall any previously installed Catalyst drivers prior to installation.
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A:Solved: Video Card Driver Upgrade

ATI has a newer driver out, Catalyst 5.13. Visiontek only posts a link to the same driver that ATI provides so I'd always get the one from the ATI website as it may be newer, as in this case.

Here's the link: https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&questionID=640

They offer two different downloads for the same driver. One is the full package and the other is just broken up into three parts for dial-up users with slow connections.

So you'd want the: High Speed (Cable / DSL) Catalyst Control Center Package Download 1 of 1 34.2 12/21/05 Display and WDM Drivers included in this bundle

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ok- here's the troublemaker-

creative labs annhilator pro
32mb ram
geforce 256
i bought it "as is" a customer return from someone on ebay. paid a dollar for that and about 7 other cards.
this one seems to work- kind of. when i use it in my system, it looks ok until i open a window on my screen, and the more things on the screen, the worse it looks. lots of horizontal lines, fuzzy dark lines all the way across. usually where the text is, that's where the lines appear.
i tried all the drivers i could find, the ones on win update, the ones on the creative site, and the ones on the geforce site too.
none seem to help. no setting changes appear to help either. is there any way to fix this sort of problem? does anyone know what the problem even is?

A:video card creative labs annhilator pro

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I have been trying to get my sound card (Creative X-FI SB0460) to work under windows 7 x64, i have followed both a standard method of installation and the "Have disk" installation both failed, the "have disk" method reports it found driver but encountered an error then, fails with a "code 10" error, "the device cannot start".

It has identified my device as "creative x-fi audio processor(WDM)" rather than just "multimedia audio device", but not installed and drivers.

I have followed others advice in these forums but still cannot get it working, if this is a "terminal" issue and cannot be resolved can you please suggest alternatives sound cards for under $60/?30 please.

Also, why do manufactorers continue to do this? drivers have been a particular issue with the increase in componenets being released, but why does microsoft not kick up a fuss about the issue of driver compatability..... just seems to make microsoft and (creative etc) look incompetant and a lack of willingness to suport legacy and bespoke devices. why isnt this dealt with under windows update?

It also continues to inflate the ego's of all the apple products which just seem to work with new hardware.



A:Creative Sound card driver issue

First, your logic is flawed. It's not Microsoft's responsibility to work with whatever hardware, it's the hardware vendor's responsibility to work with the Operating System. Microsoft gives vendors years to bring their hardware and drivers up to be compatible with new technology systems. At one time Microsoft designed their Operating Systems to be backward compatible with old hardware/software. That is no longer the case.

"It has identified my device as "creative x-fi audio processor(WDM)" rather than just "multimedia audio device". That is the correct identification. The multimedia audio device is only part of the overal sound drivers.

In reference to Apple, they control both the hardware and Operating System thus it better work. However, with the number of problems posted about Mac's that I see on some other forums, I have to conclude the "apple works better" is a myth.

Back to your Xfi problem. Since it's being properly identified, it's back to the Creative drivers. Make sure you are using the correct OS drivers. Normally, Vista drivers will work with Windows 7 but I've seen Creative Xfi devices that must have Windows 7 specific drivers and if there are no Win 7 specific drivers it's time to find a new sound card.

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I thought I would post this since I just came accross it. Dated Oct. 30 /09 Fabe Creative Worldwide Support

A:Creative sound card driver win 7 avalibility chart

Hi all,

I'm posting it because i believe it may help other people. I have an old Creative Sound Blaster Vibra 128 PCI Sound Card and I've recentelly installed Windows 7 on my PC (formerly I had XP). Well, Creative, in its site, says the sound card is discontinued and there is no driver for Vista or 7.

After much searching, I gave up finding a driver. But then i tried the stand-alone driver for Sound Blaster PCI 128 for XP (Creative Worldwide Support) and it worked! Sound is just fine!

For people with discontinued sound cards, maybe this solution will help. The drivers I've tried exclusively for Vibra 128 haven't worked. A generic sound card driver may work, as it did for me.

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My 9 year old has a dell optiplex 755 SFF, he is asking me to upgrade his video card so he can play games like minecraft and some games on steam.
We are on a budget and found this Sapphire radeon 6450 on newegg for $39.99
Will this work in his computer and allow him to play minecraft? steam?

Thanks in advance

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I want to know why this is happening.

I have a Creative Labs Live 5.1 sound card (model E400 I believe). When I set up XP, Microsoft automatically installed a driver for it. I noticed that with this driver, the sound was so loud. I would have my volume at like 10% or so, and it would be at "normal volume". At 30% it would be loud and you get the point...

Then I installed the creative labs driver from 2003 ( the latest one). The sound is WAY lower. With this new driver, to have the same volume as the microsoft one at 10%, this one has to be at 80% or higher. I cannot notice any difference in quality of sound- sounded the same with both drivers...

A:creative labs live! 5.1 sound card driver question

you need a sound engineer with sound wave meter on this one.

sounds like the new driver is running less wattage (current) through the
actual speaker.

like I said a sound engineer in a lab could tell you the difference in the
but I would just enjoy the sound.

how old and what type of speakers are you using.
do they have the base and treble as separate cones????
the new driver probably is taking this into account and is moderating the
wattage going in to each speaker to give a better tone from each speaker.

like in the old days of 8 tracks---
massive stereo speakers that come up to your waist-----little computer speakers sound just as good at no where near
the cost.

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A:Need creative lab ct4780 Sound card driver (for Windows Vista

Follow the links and you can find your driver
Creative Worldwide Support

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Hi, I've been having a couple of weeks of a nasty crashing problem, which started with virtual drivers instability, faulty ram, and overheating graphics card. All factors of those eliminated, and now I am down to multiple crashes of a strange nature.

Specifically, the computer is showing all signs of being healthy and stable, passing all stability tests I threw at it and the memtest for the ramstick. But it crashes, randomly, during video games without regards for the strain on the system by that video game. After asking around, it was determined that the crash isolated to a:

System Error Category (102) Event 1003

Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 f45b7a0f, parameter3 ba4618d8, parameter4 00000000.
According to the guy who examined the only minidump I got from those crashes (I got several, in fact, but this is the only crash that was registered on the system log with a minidump after I put in my single working stick of ram; all others occurred at what I definitely know to be faulty ram now), the crash was caused specifically by this: (the minidump is in the attachment if anyone cares to look at it)


Which I was told a driver for the SB0090 Audigy Platinum Sound Card I have in my computer. I tried removing the remnants of the driver fully, using first the control panel, then the device manager, then my software CD with a setup utility that supposedly removes all creative related drivers.

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A:Creative SB0090 Audigy Platinum Sound Card driver trouble

My guess is that your memory is inadequate for the job. You will do better with 1 GB, or more, and perhaps faster memory.
That board will handle 2 GB, so the more the better. Especially when gaming.

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recently I have wanted to get into video editing and I decided to try out a few different video editing software tools. I tried windows movie maker 2.6 first and it kept skipping when I would preview clips and freezing. The same thing is happening with the trial version of adobe's premiere elements 9 trial version. For adobe, it told me to download the latest video driver that was compatible so i did and it allowed me to see my videos and use it a little bit but it would not be able to keep up and would freeze occasionally. Does this have to do with my graphics card? This is what I could find of my computers information (i typed dxdiag in run):


Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (6.1, Build 7600)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System model: Satellite A505
BIOS: InsydeH20 Version 1.20
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~1.6GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX11

And I guess this is my graphics card:

Name: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Chip Type: Geforce 310M
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Approx. Total Memory: 2256 MB
Current Display mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)

If anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

P.s. I'm not very computer savvy so keep that in mind :-/

A:Wondering if I should upgrade video card for video editing software

yes the graphics card seems to be the weak link in your setup, you could try searching for msi afterburner to try to overclock your graphics card but failing that i would upgrade your graphics card

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So I've owned this alienware m17x r3 (Intel Core i7-2670QM // Radeon HD 6870M // 4 GB DDR3) for about 5 months now, and just recently it has started crashing immediately on startup, either when it reaches the login page for windows or soon after. There is no BSOD, I've used WhoCrashed and made sure dump files are enabled and nothing comes up. I've tried installing several different versions of AMD's drivers for the HD 6870M I have but none work. I've run a system diagnostic test through advanced startup options and there are no errors.

It works fine with no drivers installed or if I boot in safe mode, but I am at my wit's end here trying to get my system back in to working order. I've already tried reinstalling a fresh version of windows 7, and fully cleaning my drivers and reinstalling them and nothing is a permanent fix. I have gotten 2 blue screens, both of which were 0x7E, with the cause being the C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmpag.sys file, but as I am just learning the ropes of this stuff I have no idea where to go from here. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!

A:Video card/video card driver issues

Time to call Dell and get it warranty serviced, if you reloaded Windows and it still persists then its a hardware issue that needs to be addressed/repaired by the manufacturer.

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I have recently purchased Dell Monitor S2240T. It is full HD Monitor with touch interface.
I have windows 10 OS installed on my Dell Laptop, Inspiron 640M(2006 Model). Not having the HDMI or DVI ports on my laptop.  
Other Laptop Specification:
Genuine Intel CPU, T2050, Dual Core processor 1.60Ghz*2, 3GB RAM, 32 bit Operative system, x86-based Processor, 14.1" WXGA+ Ultra Sharp TFT Laptop Display, Intel(R) Media Accelerator 950 Graphics upto 224MB shared system Memory, Intel 945GM Chipset.

In order to get full Resolution of 1920*[email protected], I need to Install the windows 10 Chipset driver and video card driver. Right now the resolution is 1024*[email protected]
Kindly help me to resolve the issue so that I can get, full use of Newly bought monitor. Otherwise screen is blurry, whitish and pages open like spreaaad-sheet.
Please provide me link to download the aforesaid drivers or kindly suggest any other option to get 1920*1080 resolution.

A:Windows 10 chipset driver and video card driver for Dell Inspiron 640M - 2006 model

You will not get win 10 video or chipset drivers for the old laptop since they don't exist, so you have to make do with lower resolutions on the new monitor. Touch will not work on the old laptop. Time to upgrade to a new computer!

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I have an e Machine T-series with Ati Radeon xpress 200 series. recently the borders and text in any window started becoming very "fuzzy looking", making it very difficult to read text.. I tried the system recovery with no change. Should I try to update the video drivers from a a download site or, replace the card on the board? plz help, I cant afford a new computer. thanks so much.

A:Updating video driver vs replacing video card

if this has degraded overtime and was not fixed with a restore of the system it's probably a hardware issue and won't be fixed by a driver update. Have you checked to be sure it's not the monitor? Do you have another video card you can try just to see if that fixes the issue?

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I need a blind walk-thru to disable onboard video. The onboard VGA port is physically broken off. I purchased a NVIDA GeForce GT 610 PCI-e x16 and installed. When pc is turned on, I can hear pc normal boot up sounds and hard drive activity. But no picture thru new video. Hooking to onboard video is not an option. Please help!

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well i have a sony vaio pcv-rs720g and well i went to the site to find the drivers for sound and video i couldn't can someone please be kind enough and help me out? this was my friends pc he bought it 4 month ago and few days ago i bought it from him for a good price of 300$ and today i put a new operating system on it and well i need the sound and video drivers.

A:Help please! my video card and sound card cant find the driver

The system uses an Intel 915 chipset and it has integrated video. So download and install the latest chipset drivers first and then the GMA 900 graphics drivers.

From this site you need downloads number 3 and number 4, no other ones: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/fil...XP+Home+Edition&lang=eng&strOSs=45&submit=Go!

The Intel Network card drivers should be this set: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...&OSFullName=Windows* XP Home Edition&lang=eng

And it appears it has a Realtek HD Codec: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads...=3&GetDown=false#High Definition Audio Codecs

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So i have pretty much figured out that it has onboard video right it is a new pavilion the 1ghz one, so I also noticed there is no AGP slot, so what now, he will have to run a PCI based card right would this be worth it??

A:buddy has HP wants to upgrade to better video card..well theres no card there anyway

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Hi. I've read through some threads in the games forum, where people have recommended upgrading the video drivers to solve gaming problems. Recently I got Diablo II, and it wouldn't play with Direct3D settings (even though DirectX tests say that it's fine), so I decided to upgrade the driver.

Following instructions, I downloaded the driver program and saved it to desktop, then uninstalled the driver for my video card. Windows restarted...then reinstalled the old driver. I've tried booting into Safe Mode to perform the upgrade, with the same results. How can I solve this?

Thanks in advance.

PS. Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this message. I figured it's more a driver problem than a game problem.

A:Video driver upgrade help

What results are you having?
Anyway, uninstall the old driver, reboot, try the new driver.
You may need all the windows updates if you are running windows XP this would include SP2 and the .NET framework.

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Hp g6-2320tx windows 8-64 bit.when i buy my laptop it was windows 8.some days ago i downgrade windows 8 to windows 7.i download all the windows 7 64 bit driver from hp official site.including graphic driver.but now i want to recent update verson graphic driver1.(Radeon (TM) HD 7670M)2.(Intel (R)HD graphics 4000)plzz send me link where i download update verson those two graphic driver.plzzsorry for my bad englishplzz help

A:Upgrade video driver

I know its old but here is the explanation of the driver: This package provides the AMD High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver and Catalyst Control Center for supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. For notebooks with switchable graphics modes, this package includes drivers for both graphics processing units (GPUs). Switchable graphics enable users to switch between a power-saving graphics mode (normally used under battery power) and a high-performance graphics mode.  This driver works with Windows 7 and switchable graphics. Other drivers will just cause you problems.  

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Hello Everybody! I'm thinking seriously on upgrading my system because i want games to run better, but system it's not too old, what do you suggest, I have a P4 HT 3.4ghz it's a 478 socket and heard 775 it's better so wish to get Dual core or maybe I should go with AMD but not quite familiar of which ones are the best AMD's right now, maybe I should stay with my MOBO and P4, MOBO is a ASUS P4P800 E Deluxe or should I just upgrade my video card I have an ATI AIW 9600XT people say the AIW are not very good cards for gaming, and I really want to improve gaming performance, the problem is I don't have PCI-Express I have the AGP 8x, I think there are still a few good gaming cards for AGP right? what do you suggest? upgrade my video card only or MOBO and Processor also, I would keep everything else, memory, hard drives and PSU will work, suggestions are welcome, I definitely don't have a big budget but better buy something is worth it, for video card i guess something around $200 if i had to buy new MOBO and Processor I'll have to wait a couple of weeks but i really want to boost the quality of my games, so better wait and get somereally good, right now I can't max out the settings of some games and I have some frame skipping and lagging and want to get rid of that, thank you!!!!

A:PC upgrade or Video Card upgrade??

Your cpu is fine, a p4 3.4ghz is good enough for today's games but can you tell us what games you're trying to play?
For a quick upgrade that'll last you ok for a while and give you much better playablity in today's games, I'd just go for a graphics card upgrade, but, if you want the system to last you a while and you can wait a bit then I'd suggest waiting a few months. If you want a future proof games machine (meaning you'll get a year or two of gaming out of it) intel are bringing out a new series of processors, and the next generation of graphics cards are just around the corner too, directx10 cards.
If you're only a casual gamer you could still save some money if you wait, but then again the technology moves so fast you might as well get something that'll be considered decent for a while. I'm actually leaning towards you just getting a new agp graphics card, maybe like thisradeon x850pro. That'd make games look a lot prettier.

Edit: Hang on, forgot all the important stuff :blush: Can you tell us your full system specs, e.g. how much RAM, your mobo, your psu wattage etc.?

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hiya, my video card is dying, so i'm looking to upgrade it. i plan to use amazon, as i have about $60 in amazon money, so thats also my budget. my comp is 3 years old, and wasn't top of the line when i got it. what i plan on using with the card is to watch anime/movies, play eq once in a while, uo once in a while, and maybe even wow once in a while, not full time playing just to pop in and say hi. currently i have a geforce 5200 fx. i'm also from michigan, US.

here are some computer specs you asked for

1. Motherboard - abit nf7 nvidia nforce 2 http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/products.php?categories=1&model=8
2. Graphic interface - agp version 3.0 (8x)
3. Memory -768 mb ddr ram
4. CPU - AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.7GHz
5. CPU Speed - 1.7GHz
6. Power Supply Make/Model - turbolink / LC-A350ATX 12V
7. Watt output/Amperage - +12V/12A

some of the cards i've found that might be good:

XFX GeForce 6200 256MB DDR2 TV DVI

Radeon 9550SE 128MB

ATI Technologies Radeon 9600 SE 128 MB DRR2 Video Adapter (100-437009)
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A:video card upgrade help?

No problem using ATI in an nVidia mobo. I can't find a review of the 9550 and the 9600 is older technology and none of the benchmarks correlate to the games benchmarked for the nVidia card. Here's a review of the GeForce 6200. That looks like a nice little board for the price.

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well i have pretty much the same question here i know i have at least 2 pci slots not sure about agp i want to buy the radeon hd 2400 from ati or the hd 2600 i have a max budget of 100 i want to play demandng games such as battlefeild 2142 and 2 and warhmmer mark of chaos which...on a 64 mb integrated graphics....arent exactly ideal...any help would help both me and roses

A:Video Card Upgrade

I've split you off from the other poster, best to have your own thread.

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I am wanting to upgrade my onboard video card. I have read some of the posts from other users but the question I have is a little different. How can I determin what my bus speed is. I have a pci express slot and want to put a better graphics card on my system but I want to be able to get the most out of the resources I have available on my system... I have and e machine et1331g-03w. I have looked the specs up on the company site but it was not posted there.

A:video card upgrade

You'll have PCI-Express x16(1.1) which is compatible with PCI-Express 2.0 as well.

You'll need a new power supply as well, the stock eMachines one will not be able to handle any decent video card.

What is you budget and what games do you intend to play?

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I have a Dell Optiplex 990 with an AMD Radeon HD 6350 512 megs of on board memory, a member here was kind enough to give me list of compatible video cards that I could upgrade to that would work with my configuration. I found one on ebay that seems like if would work but I can't be certain can you take a look at the picture and tell me if it will work. I can't tell if it's an PCI or a PCIe. it just says PCI. Post back if you need more information. Thank you very much for you time and advice.

A:Is this the right video card upgrade

it is atx tower or mini atx tower ?

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ok when the hell are 5600 ultra rev b's gona hit he shelves???after reading all the review's it looks promising enough to buy.

A:video card upgrade

it looks like Nvidia is having trouble getting anything above their 5200 on store shelves in quantity.

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Hello HP Forums,                                    I am a Game lover. And especialy GTA series is my favourite game series. I Bought a HP Pavilion DV7 5 years ago and it has a 8GB Ram and 1655 MB Video Memory (58 MB Dedicated). I bought GTA IV Main Edition for Windows and i am facing difficulty to play the game. I used commandline.txt for a long time to play gta iv. but it gave me a lot of lag. so I can't enjoy the game. it is because of low video memory. only 58 mb graphic memory is allowed to gta iv. is there any way to increase my dedicated video memory? And if I can't, what is the rate of changing the video card (with atleast 512 mb dedicated video memory) in the service centre? pleasse help.                                                                                                                                                                                                  ... Read more

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I currently have a 3DFX Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP video card. I upgraded from Windows 98SE to XP Home recently when I built myself a new system. I started from scratch with new hard drives which means I didn't upgrade from 98SE. I had my Voodoo5 5500 set up perfectly with my old system and it ran great with games and videos. When I installed the card into my new system, it has never run like it did on the old system. In fact, I'm only showing 32MB of memory in dxdiag for this card. For the life of me, I don't know, I'm not an expert....yet. Maybe there aren't any drivers specific to XP? If I would've upgraded from 98SE to XP, maybe the drivers would carry over? I have tried drivers from everywhere and my video still isn't the same as it was with 98SE.

I am now thinking of upgrading to a 128MB card. I have a few choices because I got a $130 gift card from Best Buy for Xmas, which prompted the upgrade. I have researched these cards and all seem to have their own flaws, but I don't want to spend too much, under $150. I play games and watch videos, but I would say that I don't do it alot. I'm not hard core, so I don't need too much. Max Payne is my game of choice. Here are the cards I'm considering. They are all in my price range.

- ATI Radeon 9200 128MB DDR AGP
- BFG Asylum GeForce FX 5200 256MB AGP
- eVGA GeForce FX 5200 128MB AGP
- PNY GeForce FX 5200 128MB AGP

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A:Video Card Upgrade/ Please Help

I know this is a wee bit past your limit, but I just did a Pricewatch on an ATI 9600XT (which from what I understand is a pretty sweet card) and it came in at $154 shipped. Might be worth checking out. I'm kind of partial to ATI so maybe we can get some input from nVidia gurus here as well.

BTW, welcome with your first post to TechSpot! :grinthumb

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Ok, so I want to upgrade my videocard(s). Normally this wouldn't be a problem but I'm low on expansion slots and with all the stuff coming out I could use some advice.
Current specs:
cpu:amd fx-62
ram: 4gb OCZ 900mhz ddr2
mobo: asus crosshair SLI 590
HDD's: 5x500GB in raid 5 array - 1x 500GB system disk
soundcard: creative Xtreme gamer Xfi
Videocards: XFX 8400GS (its a placeholder) and
Radeon 7000 (to drive extra monitors - I had some old CRT's laying around)

Now ive got a pretty (~1000$, but I want to get an AMD quad core later) flexible budget, but the expansion slots are a problem.

my mobo has these slots, in this order:
PCI slot
PCIe x16 slot
PCIe x4 slot
PCI slot
PCIe x16 slot
PCI slot
and the cards I currently have are:
Radeon 7000 (PCI)
Geforce 8400 GS (PCIe x16 - Single slot cooler)
creative X-fi Xtreme gamer (PCI)
Highpoint RocketRaid2220 (PCI)
Also, I want to get another Rocketraid 2220 at some point.

And if things weren't complicated enough:
I want to keep my extra monitors - that mean IF i go sli, I need an ATI card to drive my extra monitors. If I get one card (for my main monitor) I could use my 8400GS to run the extra monitors.

I am considering SLI 8800GT's, but these dont have DX10.1 or SM 4.1 support, I know ATI's cards coming out soon do, but I am unclear on how big a deal this is.

SO there you have it. Possibly one of the most complicated upgrad... Read more

A:Video card upgrade - what to buy?

I would start by getting a motherboard configured more like you need it to be. You really do need a better video card. There are many good PCI or PCI-e cards out there

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Can you please recommend amd Radeon hd 7450 replacement video card as mine has stopped working. I will not be upgrading anything else. Thank you


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@Illuzzion, welcome to the forum. Here is a HD 7450 that should be an exact replacement.  Newer video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a Legacy/standard BIOS.  This makes it difficult to know which newer cards will work. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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can you upgrade a envy vidio to an Radeon RX 460 ? power wise and all and how do you do it?

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I wish to upgrade my video card but i would like to know wehich one will be suitable for my computer. I own a HP pavillion a6600f desktop .. Thanks

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@mskimmykk, welcome back to the forum. This is a difficult task.  Finding a video card that will work with older computers is getting more difficult all of the time.  My suggestion to all members with older computers is, decide which manufacturer you like and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.  This is the only way that I know to assure that the one you buy will work.  The sellers pay to ship their products to you, but you have to pay to return it if it doesn't work.  Also, you will have to upgrade the power supply unit (PSU).  The PSU is only 250W and newer cards require at least 400W to operate properly. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I need to upgrade my video card. I have a NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE . I could sure use the guidance on what to purchase . I am looking for a reasonably priced card that runs almost any PC game.
Here is my computer info if this helps.
Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

HP Pavilion
AMD Athlon 64 x 2 Dual
Core processor 5000+
2.61 GHz, 1.93 GB of RAM

I really would appreciate any help!

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Hi all,

I have a Geforce 7300 GS right now. I am looking to upgrade my video card and holy moley!!! there are sooo many cards out there. I have an Intel Pentium 3.0 and 2gb ram and am looking to upgrade my video card.

I am looking to upgrade to a video card with 1GB memory. I think that the games that I play (Titan Quest and Civ IV) push my card the most. I don't do movies or anything like that on my machine...at least not yet...lol

My price range is $150ish, this appears to be able to get me a decent video card.

I looked at 2GB video cards, and holy moly.... they are really expensive. Why are these cards soo expensive? Memory is relatively cheap. So, why are the 2GB cards, $500 +? The jump from 512MB to 1GB is $40 to $75ish. Seems to me that the upgrade to 2GB should be in the $300 range, not $500+.

Thank you for a response on either part of my email!

Best regards,


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With the new games demanding more from my video card im going to upgrade, I have a GA-K8NF-9 Gigabyte motherboard and its has DDR RAM I was wondering if i could upgrade my video card to a DDR2 video card, if I can't can you recommend really good video cards that my motherboard can handle perferably from this site http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.php?PageTag=&page=cat&memx_menu=216&SID= but if you have a better video card please post a link.
Thank you.

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My current system is X51, R2, 4th Gen intel [email protected] (6MB cache, 3.3 Ghz w/Turbo) , GTX 645 w/1g and 240W PSU, 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600M hz (2x4GB).
I want to upgrade my GTX645 to a GTX 750 or 750ti, but I have never done anything like this before. Can someone tell me if these cards will work with my rig and PSU? I only use the rig for gaming, Netflix and some minor work related stuff.

A:X51 R2 video card upgrade

You might get better responses from the alienware forum.

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I am computer illiterate.... but addicted to Half Life (the original) multiplayer. My wife is about to purchase a new Dell Inspiron 531s, with Vista Premium. It comes with an Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150 video card (chip?).
I obviously want HL to run optimally.
My questions:
Is this video graphic card sufficient ?
If not, can I purchase a video card later and install it into this computer?
Or do I need to upgrade at the time of purchase?
If I can purchase later, What video card would you suggest in the mid-level price range (HL is really the only game I play).

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hi, I'm using Via VT8235 motherboard & I can't play any games here. So I wanted to upgrade my video card. Please help me in finding the right video card for my system. I'm running P4 2.0 Ghz and 512 MB of DDR RAM.

A:Upgrade video card

Wow a Pentium 6? xD

You need to tell us if you have an AGP or PCIe slot.

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So I've been using my SLI GTX465 for a little while and I'm very satisfied. But it's time to upgrade again. I was looking for another SLI set up. This time I'm actually considering ATI Cross Fire, however. But the negative input I get sometimes about the drivers and etc is quite a turn off for me considering it's really easy to set up SLI and drivers from Nvidia. I was looking into the 6950s cards which seem to be able to unlock to 6970. Is this easy to accomplish? Are there any risks? On the green side I was looking into a pair of either GTX470s or GTX560 Tis.

Inputs please?

A:Video card upgrade

6950's are quite good without the bios upgrade. And the bios upgrade to 6970 only works on reference designs of the card. If the PCB's are custom and you try upgrading you can damage you card's also voiding your warranty.

On the Nvidia side I would definitely go with 560 Ti's. They perform better than GTX470's and draw less power.

If comparing 6950's to 560 Ti's, the 6950's have a bit better performance and also a higher power draw. I would say go with the one you like more as both set ups should be more than enough for todays games.

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Okay hears the deal i play alot of Cs:s and just recently bought 1gb of ram for my comp.
altough it was value ram it still bosted the proformace a good 25fps jump.
my specs are
CPU:intel duo core 2.4ghz
Ram:2GB value ram 1 kingston 1 rendition
Video Card: x1300 dont think its pro or nothing
Power supply: 350watt
OS: Windows Vista Home Prem
Now im thinkin about getting A BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC 256MB. witch is decently powerfull its a dx10 card and i read somewher you can get the same proformace running a dx9 game with a 7900. witch may be the case but it will still be a jump from the x1300 witch sucks.. im jus wondering if thats a smart choice or should i buy a PS and the 8600?

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I have a SiS M760 video card on my laptop (Processor 3000+ MMX 3DNow 1.8GHz, 480 RAM)..

.....is there any chance I can upgrade the video card or replace it with a better one?

A:New Video Card/Upgrade

On a laptop? Not likely. That probably has on-board graphics, and you can't usually add-in a new card with a laptop setup like that. Sorry.

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I would like to add an nvidia quadro card to the system, but there are no available power plug-ins available from the power supply.  What are my options?

A:upgrade video card

rickthecurler Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! The answer depends entirely on what kind of power connector the video card requires -- and what kind of connectors your power supply has. The older cards often used a 4-pin connector known as a Molex and the solution there would have been to get power Y-cable that splits the 4-wire power lead into two, so you can have a second power connector. But the newer cards tend to use 6-pin, or even 8-pin, connectors and if your power supply does not have a lead with that connector, you are out of luck.

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I am a big time PC gamer using I rig that I built close to four years ago. It has finally gotten to the point where I can't run some of the newer games (Well I can, just not worth it). I am looking at either getting either a SAPPHIRE 100209L Radeon X1950GT 256MB or a SAPPHIRE 100197L Radeon X1650 256MB or 512MB but I am worried about a few things. First off is the power supply because I am unsure of what is currently in the computer and I can find no sticker on it anywhere(although I believe it is a 450w). I also realize that either one will probably bottle-neck my PC, but I plan on using it for another year or two before building a new one so I definately need some upgrade. If I get the X1950 would it be overkill? (The only reason I am thinking about the X1950 is becasue of a $30 rebate.) Or is there anything else you can recommend?

Current system: AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 2.16 Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, an Asus A7N8X v2.0 Deluxe Moatherboard, Radeon 9600 pro EZ, with AGP Interface, running Windows XP with SP2.

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Hello,I want to upgrade my current computer with this new Video Card, the RX 480 (http://www.microcenter.com/product/466870/Radeon_RX_480_4GB_GDDR5_PCIe_Video_Card)I would like to know If it is compatable and what computer parts I would need to complete this task.  My Specs : http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03933886 Thanks for your help 

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Once again 'ol computer impaired (me) has come to the table of knowledge looking for advice. I've saved a few dollars (+/- $350) I want to put into my gaming computer. Would I be better off upgrading the video card or MB/CPU?
With my present system would I see any difference if I go from my NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 to an ATI RADEON 9600XT or 9800pro w/256MB? If so I could do that and still have a couple hundred bucks left. I hesitate to dump all my money into a barn-burning video card like ATI 800 and then put it in my aging PC.
Or....I'm looking at a barebone bundle AMD Athlon- 64 XP3000+ with a Gigabyte K8Ns nForce3- 250 new 64 bit CPU supported motherboard and use my existing memory, cards and drives. This will take all my money but the carry-overs can upgraded later.
Thanks for looking....

Present Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ECS
System Model: K7S5A
BIOS: Version 1.00
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.5GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 126MB used, 1124MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
Video Card Name: NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X

A:What to do... Upgrade video card or MB/CPU?

I say upgrade the CPU and possibly motherboard first.

1800+ for today's games isnt al that great. If u have spare cash, upgrade the video as well. RAM is alright.

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My friend has 499Mghz cpu Compaq Presario. The video card is 3DFX Voodoo3. Can he upgrade or get a new video card? Also he has XP.

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I need to add an HDMI output to a Pavilion P6210t so I can connect a 40 in TV for my Monther who has limited vision. I think adding a video card with HDMI is the best option (as opposed to using a VGA to HDMI converter) for best resolution. Graphics performance isn't an issue for her. Is this a good approach and are there any suggestions on a basic video card with HDMI and low power (the PSU is only 250W)? What about driver installation, BIOS setup, etc?Thanks

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