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Video Card Driver Question...

Q: Video Card Driver Question...

Hey Hey,

I am still having that;

Runtime Error: R6025- Pure Virtual Function Error with the game James Bond: Nightfire

So i decided i'd try upgrading my video card driver hoping it'd fix the problem...

I realized i have no idea what the latest driver version is...lol

i am wondering if anyone knows; i have a

64mb DDR Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 420 w/TV Output

Driver Date: 4/8/2002
Driver Version:

Thanks Lot!

Preferred Solution: Video Card Driver Question...

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: Video Card Driver Question...

you can get the latest drivers at www.nvidia.com
click on dowload drivers,
next screen highlight graphics drivers, Geforce and TNT and pick your operating system. The latest versions for Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, 2000 are 41.09 and are self extracting. Just keep clicking I agree and Next to install them. Restart.

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I know this is probably a stupid question but...How do i uninstall a video card driver?

P4 2.0 g
windows 98se
nvidia g4 ti4200
512m ddr

A:video card driver question

if it is a detonator you should be able to go to start, settings, control panel, addremove software, detonator drivers

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I have a ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Series video card, first off is this an ok one? And second off do you need to continually download a new updated driver for the video card? And if you do, do you have to remove your current one before you download the new one? Any help would be great!

A:Question About A New Video Card Driver

How to update a Windows hardware driverI wouldn't bother updating to the latest driver unless you are having problems. If it aint broke don't fix it.

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would I be able to download the drivers for this card

BFG GeForce 7300GS 256MB PCI-E Video Card DVI/TV-Out

from the manufacturer's web site?


A:Solved: video card driver question

yes .....xp? http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_169.21_whql.html

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hello, ho can u switch form an installed videocard to an on-motherboard video card? help plz

A:question on switching installed video card and thse form an on-motherboard video 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 an AGP 2x slot. Can i put an AGP 8x video card into that slot. If so, will i see any performance gain. Or are there video cards that are compatible with all types, like 2x 4x and 8x.

A:Video card and Video card slot Question

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Agp1x/2x are 3.3 volts, whereas Agp4x/8x are 1.5 volts.

You should check carefully that whatever card you get is compatible with you 2x Agp slot.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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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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Ok so, I've got a Dell Dimension 3000, 2.8GHz Pentium 4, 512mb ram.

Im doing an upgrade due to my lack of a video card and sufficient ram for games. *I'm upgrading strictly for gaming*
I'm adding ram, going to have a total of 2gigs. Did it on crucial and it should work fine.
Now as many of you already know the Dimension 3000 only has PCI video card slots. So, I did some research and found the best possible card for my mobo. (At least I think) The x1550:

And just recently I saw this:
But can't find it anywhere in stores, could someone show me where that is available? To my knowledge that would be better than the x1550, right?
Also, what kind of Shaders and Vertex shaders do these have?

Well assuming I'm getting the x1550 how do I determine if the video card is compatible with my monitor? *This is my main concern*

Another question, again assuming I'm getting the x1550, I see the recommended PSU is 420W. Now, my original dell PSU is a 250W. So I'm convinced theres no way I'll be running this card without a PSU upgrade. I went to pcpower cooling's site, went to the compatible PSU's for my dimension 3000 and found this:

I've read about alot of PSU's falsely stating the wattage due to some rubbish about the ampage on the 12v rail or ... Read more

A:Big Video card compatiblity question + power question

Google your PC and said you have a 250 Watt power supply (may be true or not but hey..its Cnet that said it) On Newegg it said that the 1550 needs a 420 watt or greater...From those numbers well...You'll need a new power supply. Or you can just upgrade =D

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Ok so, I've got a Dell Dimension 3000, 2.8GHz Pentium 4, 512mb ram.

Im doing an upgrade due to my lack of a video card and sufficient ram for games. *I'm upgrading strictly for gaming*
I'm adding ram, going to have a total of 2gigs. Did it on crucial and it should work fine.
Now as many of you already know the Dimension 3000 only has PCI video card slots. So, I did some research and found the best possible card for my mobo. (At least I think) The x1550:

And just recently I saw this:
But can't find it anywhere in stores, could someone show me where that is available? To my knowledge that would be better than the x1550, right?
Also, what kind of Shaders and Vertex shaders do these have?

Well assuming I'm getting the x1550 how do I determine if the video card is compatible with my monitor? *This is my main concern*

Another question, again assuming I'm getting the x1550, I see the recommended PSU is 420W. Now, my original dell PSU is a 250W. So I'm convinced theres no way I'll be running this card without a PSU upgrade. I went to pcpower cooling's site, went to the compatible PSU's for my dimension 3000 and found this:

I've read about alot of PSU's falsely stating the wattage due to some rubbish about the ampage on the 12v rail or something, can so... Read more

A:Big Video card compatiblity question + power question

I am also using Dell Dimension 3000, and I upgraded all Video Card, RAM and PSU already, so I think I can help you a little bit here.

First, which games do you want to play? Because if you want to play newest games, then I'm sorry, you will have to buy a whole new computer. X1550 and 2gb of DDR RAM won't help you anymore.

Second, as far as I know, X1550 is the best for PCI now, but X1300 is really slightly behind. Many people believe they are the same. You can easily buy X1300 from newegg. You bought mine with $20.00 cheaper from eBay, but I guess money is not really your problem anyway.

Third, I have used X1300 and FX5500 and didn't see any problem with Dell Monitor at all. The only thing you need to be careful if you decide to buy X1300 is that there are two kind of X1300. Don't buy the Small Factor version because it is made for special kind of computer, and it won't fit into your case. The one you should buy look like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129062

Fourth, even though many people suggest that we should only use Dell PSU because the other PSU won't fit into the case, I am actually using this one of Antec: http://reviews.pricegrabber.com/power-supplies/m/601582/
It fits perfectly.
And yes, PSU upgrade is a good idea. I believe my system is working very well, so you should have at least 350W PSU. DON'T buy cheap PSU.

Fifth, you may knew already since you've used cruical website ... Read more

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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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I have a Dell M7710 running Windows 10.  The machine has an Nvidia Quadro M5000M GPU.  I use it primarily for Photoshop.  I'm trying to update my driver.  The Nvidia site shows 377.11-quadro-grid-desktop-notebook-win10-64bit-international-whql.exe as the driver recommended for Photoshop on Windows 10 64-bit.  The Dell site provides two driver downloads: Video_ISV_Driver_33M6J_WN32_21.21.13.7586_A01.EXE and nVIDIA-Quadro-K-and-M-series_Graphics-Driver_G1Mt4_WIN_22.21.13.8266_A00.EXE.  Assuming that A01 and A00 are BIOS versions, my BIOS is 1.14.4, 7/28/2017.
Any thoughts on which driver to install?

A:Video driver question

A00 and A01 are not BIOS versions.  Dell just uses that nomenclature for tracking releases of a given entity, such as a driver for a particular device.  They do ALSO use that nomenclature for BIOS releases, although that seems to be going away on newer systems in favor of typical decimal releases, e.g. 1.2.5.In terms of which type of driver to use, ISV drivers are typically tested to a higher standard and/or tuned to work with certain applications, so for the applications they are built for, they can be faster and/or more stable.  That's obviously useful if you use those applications, and in fact some ISVs require you to use ISV drivers to get support from them, but all that extra testing and tuning means that they aren't always the most current release, and therefore for OTHER applications, you might be better served by being on the LATEST drivers rather than the latest ISV drivers.  I don't know if Photoshop is an ISV-optimized application.  I think it might only be for things like CAD, animation, modeling, etc.  But the NVIDIA site might tell you.
In terms of Dell vs NVIDIA as sources you can get regular and ISV drivers from both sources.  I tend to prefer NVIDIA because Dell can take a while to make updated drivers available on their site.  Theoretically Dell tests new drivers on their hardware before releasing them, but I don't know how extensive that is -- and of course at some point they stop bothering to post new... Read more

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I have a friends computer (Toshiba M35X- Satelite)
Anyhow it was very reluctant to run XP. When I finally got it to run in safe mode I did a system restore and it ran again (temporarily).

I defragmented the disc. I also looked to see the drivers installed. They all seemed to be working fine with no question marks.

I am afraid to turn the computer off so I just put it on sleep mode.

Everything is working fine. But I did notice on the Display in Device Settings has 2 of the exact same drivers listed.

I double checked the Device Settings on my Dell and there is only one Display driver?

So I am wondering if the conflicting drivers for the same Video Card are creating Windows XP to BlueScreen and make it so difficult to load Windows.

Any insight?

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I'm working with a Dell Dimension C521 PC. It came with a PCI-Express video card which apparently has failed, yet the motherboard itself has on-board video. The system will boot using this video output (as opposed to the card which produced nothing) but when it finally gets to windows the auto-detect driver routine kicks in and begins to detect the video card, prompting the user to "Continue Anyway" to finish installing unsigned drivers. Unfortunately this event takes place in front of the installation of the USB keyboard and mouse (times like these I wish it had PS/2 ). Anyway, whether I boot up into Safe Mode or normal a prompt comes up about installing drivers for the on-board chipset. I can't interact with it because the driver install routine for the keyboard/mouse becomes interrupted.

A:Dell Dimension C521; USB key/mouse driver load interrupted by video card driver load

Bump. I've been thinking... the only way I think this can be fixed is if I boot from a Linux CD or something similar and delete a particular set of drivers for this video card. It can't prompt you to install any drivers if they don't exist, right? But I don't know where to go to delete such files and prevent them from automatically trying to install themselves. Any ideas?

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I have an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 card, can anyone tell me what is the latst driver update. I had a version dated 2008 and somehow i have now installed an older version from 2006. But all the sites I visit are like driver robot that want to install their own software. So if any one can please tell me where i can download the latest version without a lot of hassle

A:Video card driver

Yes, go either to AMD/ATI and they will tell you as well as provide the latest drivers that you can install for your X1600 card or go to your laptop's manufacturer's website, find your model, and update from there.

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Hardware accelerated Direct3D 9+ is not available because the display driver does not support it. You may be able to get a newer driver from the hardware manufacturer.

How do I get this new driver?

A:Video Card Driver

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102061 That is the card. I just installed the drivers on the disc it came with. But I would like the better/newer one. Where should I look? When I go to the ATI site, it sends me here. http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=vista32/common-vista32

Is that what I need? The driver suite? Or the suite and the driver?

A:Where/what driver should I get for my video card?

the first option should work fine it includes the catalyst software for tuning your display settings aswell as the drivers

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Okay. I am having some trouble with my video card and need to decide which video card to use and where to get the driver for it.

I have a Dell with XP home with an onboard video card and it is broken. Long story about that. I have room to add a video card and it works but just not for my Flight Sim?

I have four options on video cards pulled from older machines and want some advice on which to use and where to get the driver?

1st: S3 Trio 3D/2x

2nd: S3 Trio64V+

3rd: 3DFX

4th: Unable to identify really no markings on it besides serial numbers and such.

Thanks for the help.

A:Video Card and Driver???

They're all terribly old and won't run any modern game at all or very poorly.

The 3DFX would be the best but thats nots saying much, the 4th card may be better but you'd need to identify it.

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i am trying to install a video driver for windows 98 se.i have downloaded the proper driver,but cant install it.the read me file says to click properties,settings,then "change display type" button.well,i have tried repeatedly,but after properties,settings,i never see a "change display type" button!i have an ibm computer,model 6285-50u.can anyone help?

A:video card driver

Hi, I read your other thread about this same computer, and it looks like you are getting things solved there....could you delete this post please?

Other thread is here: http://forums.techguy.org/t123014/s.html

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Hello everyone,

I'm currently using xp home edition and I just bought the SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 4650 1G AGP. The current version of my driver is 8.620.0.0. I found out that there was new updates for the driver. When I tried to make them a bug came in my system. I tried manually to locate the files for the update but still didn't work.

Anybody could pls have any clue about that??

Os: windows xp home edition with service pack 3 + linux
Anti virus avast version 4.8
video card: sapphire radeon hd 4650 1g agp
4g of rams

Thx in advance for anyone who could help me to solve this problem.

A:SoS video card driver

Run your AV.

You may need to unistall the old drivers before installing the new drivers.

Download drivers from:


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hello,how can i update my vgasave driver,the thing is i cant run even a simple game like gta 2,here my some of my comp info Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2800+, x86 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 446 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 36560 MB, Free - 22696 MB; D: Total - 36733 MB, Free - 35472 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Inc., Lugano M
Antivirus: AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic Virenschutz, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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Hey guys, heres teh deal. I reformatted my HD for teh first time, everything went well. i installed my sound card, ethernet adapter, and now i have to install my sound card. Problem is i dont know my video card make model. i download AIDA32 but where do i go from there? Also im getting alot of "illegal operation" errors, like on internet explorer and AIDA and other programs...what can be causing that? Teh sound card wouldnt have anythign to do with taht would it?

A:Driver for video card?

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Hi All,My pics look like cartoon charachters-i have been to everquest and have a readout of everything in my pc- i just need to know who manufacters my drivers,so i can go to their site-i don't want to try installing them myself,as i wouldn't know whether to uninstall the present ones first or not.Any help is greatly appreciated.Thanks for your time.

A:Do i need a video card/driver,or both?

What video card do you have?

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Finally! I have my video card working..Now all I need to know is where I can download the new drivers? I have a Geforce FX5500 256 mb ddr..PCI.
I got on the nvidia website and when I try to download a driver it asks if its lunix or beta? I dont know what those meens? Can someone let me know where to find the new drivers or if i pick lunix or whatever?

A:Video Card Driver

Go here: http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

Click on graphics driver, then "geforce and TNT2" then select your OS.

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I'm not that good at computers soooo...how can I know what latest drivers can I install that are compatible with mine? And how can i know the type of video card i have?

Co'z I'm having some problems about OpenGL games...

A:Driver? Video Card?

Your card will be listed in Device Manager/Display adapter
Go to the manufacturer's web site to see what the latest drivers are.

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I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate on an old ACER Travelmate 2410.

I cannot find a video driver for it.

The driver I need is shown here in the attachment.

Can anyone help me ?

A:Need a driver for my Video Card

sure, I can help. However, I will need you to do this for me, in order to let me know more about your system: New to SevenForums? Fill out your system specs (this tool may help you out a great deal).

From what I've gathered so far, I can only guess you have a dell computer and link you to this site (for you to look it up yourself): http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/...oductSelection

After you give me the information I need, I will gladly help you find a more precise driver for your specific needs

ps. from what it looks like, your computer may be very old and not entirely supported with a windows 7 driver, and i'm not even sure if it has a windows xp driver. you might try letting dell automatically search your computer for the right driver for your needs (if, of course, you have a dell).

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i am using windows 7 ultimate 7100 rc candidate i have a problem video card driver and my screen saver doesn't work please help me thanks...

A:video card driver

What graphics card do you have and which screen saver are you trying to use?

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where can i get a driver for video card in dimension 4700 32 bit with windows 7?

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Does anyone know how to find out what kind of video card one has in their computer other than looking at it physically/checking in the device manager? I can't find the name of it on the actual piece it self, and in the device manager it list's:
ES1869 Control Interface (WDM)
-I have no idea what website I could go too to get the updated drivers for this. I really want to get updated drivers...16 colors and 640 X 480 is really rough. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much in advance.

A:Help With Video Card Driver Please?

ES1869 is an audio adapter, check under display adapters in device manager. If you can't find it there open up the computer and physically look at the video card for a name and model number.

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Does anyone know where i can get an updated driver for a dell inspiron 515o geforce fx go5200 video card? My display settings are stuck at 1024x768. I know the screen supports higher resolution and the driver on Dell's website s not updated. thanks

A:video card driver help

What's the 7-character "service tag number" of that Dell?


Go into the Device Manager and click the + in Display Adapters.

What's the exact description listed there?


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Yesterday i downloaded the latest driver for my MX 440 and i downloaded the latest directx. Now when i clone my dislpay to show on my TV, its in Black and White. I have a nvidia geforce mx 440. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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I have a nVidia GeForce 7300 GS. I was trying to install a driver for it (Windows XP), and I downloaded it, tried to open, and it said the file was corrupt. Tried deleting it and redownloading it, still corrupt. Any other place I can try to get the driver?

A:Driver for video card

Have you tried downloading the unified driver for your video card at Nvidia?

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I have and Ati rage128 video card and just installed windows xp and realized my opengl is not woeking due to xp not supporting the driver for it. So I went to Ati site and they had a driver that has opengl on it that xp supports well after and hour of downloading windows xp wont take it a box comes up saying "the driver I am installing dont support my card" and I know its the right driver HELP ME PLEASE!!!

I'm begining to dislike XP

A:video card driver help

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Welcome SteelGuy!

It's a bit easier to read posts if you'll drop to lower case.

And no, by simply downloading a driver update, it doesn't automatically pick up and install....it needs a little help from you.

When you download drivers, usually, it's a zip file, or an .exe file.

When you downloaded it, where did you tell the computer to save it? If you can't remember, download it again, and this time choose to save it to the desktop....makes it easier to find.

If it has a .zip at the end, you'll need a program called winzip to unzip it....if it is just and .exe at the end, double click it on your desktop, and the installation program should take over.

BTW, if it is a .zip file, double click that too, if you don't have winzip, you'll find out real soon. You can download it from here if the file doesn't automatically open up in winzip:


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I have an Acer Veriton 5500 that hasn't got it's video card driver installed, so it is only on 4bit colour.

I've been to the Acer website and can see the driver that I need. When I download it all the folder contains are a bunch of files. There is no .exe file.

How can I get this to work? Am I missing something?

This is the link to their driver page http://www.acer.com.au/acer/service...ryISOCtxParam=AU&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=3559666452

I have been trying to install the last item, it is the VGA one.

A:video card driver

Check to see if there is a file that ends with .inf.
If so,you would need to go to device manager and right click
the display adapter and click update driver.
Then choose browse computer for drivers and go to and
select the .inf file to install it.
Don't know which version of windows you are using.
If there is a setup.msi that runs like an exe file.

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ati mobility radeon premium graphics directx 11 for windows 7 bit 64 please

A:I need driver video card

@mohamed8? http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50501-51000/sp50640.exe REO

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Can anyone tell me if video card driver affect temperature of the video card. Because this few weeks my video card heated fast up to 60-75 degree celcius, even if i shutdown the pc 1-2 hours when i turn on again it went to 60 degree celsius. But before my normal temp of video card is around 48-59 degree celsius only. The pc used everyday and shutdown only 1-2 hours within 48hours interval. And we dont have airconditioned. Is this the caused of this heat? or the changing of video card driver to the latest. Because someone told me that, I don't need to update my video card driver if no problem about it. But I took the risk.

A:video card driver

any reply please...

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I downloaded this game to it to my Dell laptop with Windows 7/ 64 bit OS/
Updated Java, all audio drivers are up to date-- but I get this message:

Bad video card drivers!
Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode.
This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers.
--- BEGIN ERROR REPORT 7fe0271 --------
Generated 9/2/11 12:35 PM
Minecraft: Minecraft Beta 1.7.3
OS: Windows 7 (x86) version 6.1
Java: 1.6.0_27, Sun Microsystems Inc.
VM: Java HotSpot™ Client VM (mixed mode), Sun Microsystems Inc.
LWJGL: 2.4.2
[failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]
org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat(WindowsPeerInfo.java:52)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(WindowsDisplay.java:185)
at org.l

A:Bad Video Card Driver?

Welcome aboard Did you try to reinstall/update video driver?

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I am a bit lost, but trying to fix my friends computer. Thought he just had some crazy virus, but I think it is a driver problem, or a failing video card. Not real good with Vista, so here I am.

He told me it was powering down within 5 minutes of booting up. I have had it up over 24 hours atm. However, the VGA input does not display my monitor. It "detects" it, as I hear a noise when I plug it in, but no display. For some video game, he has a DVI to VGA adapter. This allows me to get my monitor to work on his 2 DVI outputs. He also has an s-video output, but short of my televisions in another room, I dont have anything s-video to test it on. Is there and driver that controls just the VGA input, can his video card be failing but still have the other 2 inputs (not counting the s-video, which is unchecked) be failing, or is it a "broken" VGA input (pins loose inside, or connection problem)

Just want to know if there is any fix before I crack it open and start poking around.

Thanks a lot, hope everyone is not too bloated from all the turkey yesterday!

A:Video Card/ driver help


From what you have said: -

What investigations have you done for virus/ malware?I am not sure if you actually see anything when the card is connected to the display.Are you saying the "Pins loose inside, or connection problem" is a fact?Have you tried the other ports (VGA & s-video) on your TV?So, what are the real symptoms & facts? Make, model, Vista version (SP) & Video drivers if you can etc.

PS. I'm not so "Bloated" as I'm in UK.

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I am trying to figure out why my display won't show 64 bit colors. below is the TSG SysInfo information and I am attaching some snapshots of my System Info using Sys Spec as well

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8150 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16383 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 2097050 MB, Free - 2030757 MB; D: Total - 152624 MB, Free - 152509 MB; F: Total - 99 MB, Free - 66 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 760GM-P34(FX) (MS-7641)
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I would so much appreciate any help here. This is the first time I have ever used a forum for tech support, so I can't wait to see how it goes

A:Video Card driver help please!

Only if you have a graphic card and monitor that supports 64 bit color, otherwise there will be no difference. Most graphic cards and monitors can only display up to 32 bit color, some will only support up to 24 bit color.

Because both graphic card and monitor must support 64 bit color or it will still just display as 32 bit.

Only professional computer graphic designers use 64 bit color since it is very expensive to buy both the graphic cards and monitors that support it. They use computer programs to distinguish the color depth.

For most people their eyes can only distinguish a maximum of 32-bit color depth. Anything higher bit is invisible to most people they still will only see 32-bit even if a higher color depth is available.

Bottom line is that no matter what, we can only see what the programmers have made available, so if they used a 32 bit color scheme, having 64 bit color capability will not make any difference at all.

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I have recently new a new system and a radeon 9600 pro. When I games with higher graphic demands my computer charshes or freezes. Also when the games do run smoothly the mouse curser is blinky or flashes (i can't think of the right word). In the most demanding game I've tried to play (world of Warcraft) it always crashes. I went to ATI's website and downloaded the most recent driver but im not sure i got the right one. how do i know if i have the right driver. or if thats the problem at all?

A:Video card Driver

Uninstall your old driver first.

Run the Catalyst Uninstaller.

Use one of these to remove any remaining ATI drivers:

Nasty File Remover
Driver Cleaner Professional

Download the Catalyst 5,10 driver (25.3 MB) and install it:


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Hi, i currently have an ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 video driver installed on my dell notebook and i was thinking of downloading the ATI Radeon X1950 driver because some of my games require it. I found a download online, i didnt know it was possible to just download! is this for real?


A:Video card driver

The driver is just software required to run the video card, if you have Radeon Express 1150 video card then that won't change no matter what driver you install.

If you need a newer driver you can try the latest ATI Radeon driver from here: http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=xp/integrated-xp
Thats for Windows XP but they also have the Vista drivers there too.

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Whenever i try to go to Standby Mode in Windows XP, the computer tell me it cannot go into Standby mode because I need to update my driver for my video card.

I have a ATI 3D Rage Pro AGP 2X. When I went to the ATI website, I was unable to find the drivers for this exact card. Can you please tell me where I can go and get the exact drivers.


A:Need Driver for Video Card

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I dont have video card driver on ati.com! Pleas Help !

A:Need ATI video card driver

And there never will be as ATI moved that card and any other that came out before the HD 2xxx series of cards. The best you're going to get is the legacy driver,

ATI Catalyst? Legacy Display Driver

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Hi. I have a HP Media Center PC m7360n that recently lost all video. I thought the problem may be in my Radeon HP 2600 PRO video card, but it turned out to be the motherboard. Therefore I replaced the motherboard (P5LP-LE) and video is working fine - except now I have no audio. Any suggestions on what to look for would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

A:New Video Card Driver

Hi and welcome to TSF did you try the HP support page Software & driver downloads HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7360n Desktop PC | HP? Support

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