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Q: Updating video driver vs replacing video card

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.

Preferred Solution: Updating video driver vs replacing video card

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: 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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Just a few weeks ago i started getting random BSOD issues, what is strange is that it doesn't happen with all games, i can play World of Warcraft fine but games like Sims 3 and Counter Strike screw me over and also trying to update my graphics drivers makes me BSOD.

My knowledge when it comes to hardware/software is very limited, ill attach my minidump file.

EDIT: sorry, should add some specs

Processor: AMD Athlon ll X4 620 (not overclocked at all)

Manufacturer: ASUSTek Computer INC.
Model: M4N68T-M
Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 7025
Southbridge: NVIDIA nForce 630a

Memory: X2
Type: DDR3
Module Size: 2048 MBytes
Max Bandwidth: PC3-10700 (667 MHz)

Name: Radeon HD 5770
Code Name: RV840
Technology: 40nm
Clocks: Stock
Thanks if you took the time read and reply.

A:BSOD While starting games and updating video card driver

Stop 0x124 is a hardware error

If you are overclocking try resetting your processor to standard settings and see if that helps.

If you continue to get BSOD here are some more things you may want to consider.

This is usually heat related, defective hardware, memory or even processor though it is"possible" that it is driver related (rare).

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.
Generic "Stop 0x124" Troubleshooting Strategy:

1) Ensure that none of the hardware components are overclocked. Hardware that is driven beyond its design specifications - by overclocking - can malfunction in unpredictable ways.
2) Ensure that the machine is adequately cooled.
If there is any doubt, open up the side of the PC case (be mindful of any relevant warranty conditions!) and point a mains fan squarely at the motherboard. That will rule out most (lack of) cooling issues.
3) Update all hardware-related drivers: video, sound, RAID (if any), NIC... anything that interacts with a piece of hardware.
It is good practice to run the latest drivers anyway.
4) Update the motherboard BIOS according to the manufacturer's instruct... Read more

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Hey guys,

A few years ago I bought an Alienware M17X which has two HD Radeon 4870 mounted in crossfire (I know I should have bough a desktop but had to move quite a lot at the time).

My problem is that the only drivers I can use up to now is the last one certified by Alienware dating 2010. There are more recent ones (2013) but everytime I try to update blue screens of death and brutal crashes occur every minute.

As you can imagine, the compatibility problems keep accumulating. Would somebody have some advice as to getting me to use the 2013 drivers ?

Thanks in advance ;-)


A:Problem updating video card driver Dual Radeon HD 4870

Go to AMD Site and search for Legacy Drivers, AMD stopped support for DX 10.1 graphics card in around 2012-2013 or better yet stick with the drivers that came from alienware.

Btw, is this what you are using right now? Product Support | Dell US

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Im a total novice....wouldnt even know what a video card looks like but have been told that my pc needs to have its one replaced. Any sites with step by step instructions?

A:replacing video card

Try this


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I need to replace an ATI Radeon 5200 video card with an ATI Radeon 9800 PRO or a GE Force 6600 card in my sons' computer.

Do I just remove one and install the other? Please let me know.


A:Replacing one video card with another

First uninstall any driver/software for the old card. Restart when prompted and cancel any found new hardware wiz. Shutdown and pull the old card; install the new one. Pw on and install the driver for the card; reboot when prompted.

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Is there an in-depth, with pictures, guide to replacing your existing video card? Whats the best guide for a person who knows technology, but still needs some guidance to replace his existing video card?

A:Replacing Video Card

not to sure if there is.. but, replacing a video card is probably 1 of the most easiest thing to do with a computer ( i would personally say), and wud happily make a quick little guide (taking out my current then putting it back in) if any1 would like this (thats if there isnt already 1)


(make sure computer is on before you start and preferablely you have anti-static mats---althought i never personally use this gear---)
step1.remove plugs and things out of the back of it...

step2. unscrew the old card from the back of your computer(newer computers use an easy de-attachable system)

step 3. pull out(being gentle and watching for other components)

step4. open new gpu(video) card

step5. find drivers and the card out of the box, place drivers to 1 side
SLI1. insert your 2 (matching) video cards in to the 2 designated slots.
SLI2. insert the screw/clip to secure them in place.
SLI3. connect them together using the provided SLI connector.(should go on the video card towards the back of the case-note you should beable to see 2 right sized gold fingers)
SLI4. start computer and install drivers
SLI5. (nvidia go on control panel then find.. nvidia control panel, then find the SLI enabeler (cant remember where as i currrently have 2 screens, tv + monitor) -----THANKS TO TECHSPOT TEAM-----
SLI6. then you should be ready to go extreme!!!!!!! =]

step 6. place video card in your old slot (make sure its ... Read more

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First, I'm running Windows 98se OS, Intel P2, 400 mhz, 128 Ram. I just purchased what I hope will be an upgrade for my current video card. Right now it's a ATI Rage Pro 8mb of memmory. The new one is a ATI Rage Fury Maxx 64 mb. Will this be a better card? And most importantly, what is the "right way" of uninstalling the old one, and installing the new one? Are there any known problems I might encounter with this "new" card? The "new" card is from a friends system who went to GF4 card. He gave me the software disk that came with it, but thats it. Will I need anything else? The friend claims there wasn't anything wrong with the card, it had only been in his new system for 3 months. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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I don't really know much about replacing computer parts, so let me ask.. I have an nvidia geforce 8500 gt which I believe is outdated. If I was to buy a new card, would I need to replace other parts so it would work, or would it be as much as taking the current one out and putting that one in?

My PSU is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103012

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.31 GHz.

My goal would just to be able to run GTA IV on max settings.

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This is a noob question,do l need to uninstall my video driver before installing my new videocard (MSI GTX570 O/C),the video driver l have in there now is one of the latest ones,can't remember which one,l'm not at my gaming computer now.l'm replacing my GTX275.

A:Replacing video card

You can, but shouldn't need to. Windows will detect your Nvidia is not installed anymore, and will see the new card. Windows should install the driver, at which point I would visit your new card manufacturer's site and get the official drivers for it. Hopefully this helps

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My daughter's video card may be going out. It sounds more like the card than it does the monitor. She has a Sis530 mobo w/ Sis530 video card. Can anyone suggest where she could get a replacement video card? I am assuming it is a removable card. (By the way my daughter is in Australia so any help you could give us is most appreciated)! Thanks, Moonifa

A:Sis530 video card needs replacing?

Hi, Sorry, but that is an onboard chip, not replaceable. If you also have an AGP slot, (shorter than the white PCI slots, and it is BROWN) you could put in an AGP card. Last resort= PCI video card, IF you have any empty slots for one.

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recently bought a laptop, I like it, but would like to raise fps in games, replacing or upgrading the graphics card. Is this possible?

A:replacing or upgrading a video card

No. Sorry. There is not a graphics "card" it's a chip or chips soldered on the motherboard so not replaceable. You have this: AMD Radeon? R5 M430 Graphics (2 GB DDR3 dedicated) There might be a motherboard for your model series with higher graphics but the cost of replacement would be too high to make sense.  

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Can I replace all of them without replacing the HHD? and if so, should I remove old video drivers from the hdd before I change everything out? anything else I should do? Thanks for the help.

A:Replacing mobo cpu and video card. help

as long as it is working, it can be used on as many computers as u want, but it needs to be reformatted, and Windows reinstalled new for each mother board, if not then it will have the wrong drivers for the MB and nothing will work right.

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When I started up Skyrim the other day, it froze and ended up getting the BSOD. When I reset the pc, I had red and green vertical lines just at the bios screen. Once widows finally started my resolution was 800x600. I was able to change it back to 1920x1200. The lines still remain at the bois screen every time I boot. Windows seems like it does not fully recognize the card.

So is the video card fried?

A:Video Card Replacing or is this Fixable?

Hello phrazel. Welcome to the Forum.

That does not look good.

Here's what you want to do:
Go to the nVidia website and download the most current known good driver and save it to an easy to find location.
(Optional) go into Windows Explorer and in the C: drive find the nVidia folder (inside will be Drivers > your driver version) and delete it (the whole folder).
Go into Start > Control Panel > Remove a Program > and uninstall all programs for the video card. Do PhysX and Stereoscopic 3D first, then the driver. The control panel will uninstall with the driver.

Shut down the computer.
Reseat the video card. Check all power connections.

Restart computer.
When it reaches the desktop Windows will find new hardware and will install it's own WDDM1.1 driver. Let it. You will be asked to restart. Do it.
Once back on the desktop you can now install the nVidia driver package for your card.
The above will only work if the problem is software related and there is a chance to save the card. It will not work if the card has died. There is a small possibility that you may lose all functionality, even at low res. But if that happens it only proves the card was on it's way out.

Sorry for the bad news.

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My friends computer recently crashed. Basically the motherboard is friend and its a laptop so it's too much to fix. I had 2 old PC computers laying around and i swapped some parts (ram,HD, cd-rom) and got it loaded onto the computer. The only issue is there are many vertical lines on the computer, and I knew it was the video card as my brother (whos old computer it was) said the video card needed to be replaced. No biggie! Its a radeon 8500, as it says on the card and I'm wondering if I can replace that with a cheaper model. My friend needs a computer to just do homework and be able to talk on aim. Can I replace the radeon 8500 with say this video card.... "Diamond Multimedia Radeon HD 3650 GDDR2 512MB Video Card (3650PE512SB)" or do I have to replace it with the same card? I dont know anything about video cards besides how to take them out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Replacing video card?

You have to uninstall the video card's drivers, then unpulg the old card, the plug in the new card, and install drivers for it. It should work with no troubles at all.

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I just now have replaced my video card. After that everything else is working but IE doesn't open.When I double click the IE icon it sayis after a while " Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and cannot be open".
I'm not not sure if this related to changing the video card.
It's XP and IE 7

A:IE doesnot open after replacing video card

Hi vverma17, welcome to TSF..

are you able to run IE without addons?

- Click Start -> Run -> type:
iexplore -extoff
- Click OK

Let us know if that works or not please.

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My current config. is:
Diamond stealth 3d 3000(PCI)
Diamond Monster 2 8 meg accellerator(PCI)
My AGP port(version 1(?)) is unused.
Want to install a GE-Force 2m 32 meg card(AGP). What steps do I take? Can I still use my Monster 2 with the new primary Video card, or would it downgrade it?(my thought is I wouuld have a choice between the accellerator and the primary.)

A:{SOLVED} Replacing Video card...steps?

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the cable that goes from my monitor to the video card has pins that are severely bent to the point that i have to replace it. i contacted the manufacturer but of course no reply after several e-mails. i would like to try to replace the cable myself but having read about monitors and their heavy voltage storage i'm kinda leaning towards some professional help. i would like to already have a replacement cable if i do take it to a shop. my question is what type of cord do i look for in general. i'v seen cables on Best Buy that say they can be used as replacements but they look the same at both ends and i thought that it would look different of the side that goes into the monitor. well if anyone know anything, help is greatly appreciated.

A:replacing monitor cable that goes to video card

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I have an HP H8-1070t with a Firebird3 10-M01 video card that is failing. The fan is broken and the card is overheating. I have purchased an exact replacement for this component, however when I install this I get no signal from the card. I have also tired about a dozen other video cards and still no signal. If I put the oiginal card back in everything works fine. I have reset the bios, updated the bios, and tried everything that I can think of.  Is the H8-1070t configured to work with only this specific individual video card?  Thanks

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I have a compaq S4100NX with a 2.5 celeron and 256 Mb . It uses intel shared memory for the video. I'd like to add a video card. there are no agp slots so i would have to use a pci slot. I want to know if i can disable the shared mem and add a medium level video card.

A:Replacing shared video memory with card

If you disable the onboard video thru the BIOS, it should not take a memory allocation (shared memory request) any longer.

Install the PCI card, make sure its driver's load correctly, and you should be good to go.

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I'm trying to replace the video card in an e-machines t-2642. I know e-machines are crap but I was given this computer and I want to see if the hard drive is alright. I called tech support(which was a joke) and the guy kept telling me to take it to a certified computer technician. I know that it can't be that hard to replace. I was wondering if it was just a jumper or something like that. I installed the new video card in one of the PCI slots and the computer turned on and I could here Windows start up but the monitor wouldn't power up. I don't have any manuals for the computer and I can't find anything on the Internet(a lot of e-machines questions but nothing specific to my problem). Any help would be appreciated.

A:replacing video card in e-machines T-2642

What is the model of the video card you are trying to install? You will have to turn off the on-board video first. Install the new video card. When the computer starts to boot up, press DEL a couple of times. You will see a blue screen with options on it. This is the bios setup screen. Look for Integrated PCI video, and disable it. Reboot your system...

The infamous T2642:

Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
CPU: Intel® Celeron® 2.60GHz Processor
128KB L2 cache & 400MHz FSB
Chipset: Intel® 845GV chipset
Memory: 256MB DDR (PC 2100)
Hard Drive: 40GB HDD
Optical Drive: 48x Max. CD-RW Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD
Video: Intel® Extreme Graphics 3D
64MB Shared memory
Sound: AC '97 Audio
Network: 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem
Peripherals: Standard Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Standard Stereo Speakers
Ports/Other: 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 on front), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Audio-In & Out
Dimensions: 7.25"W x 14.125"H x 16"D

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My on board video card died, so I can't see anything on my monitor other than a message that it is in analog power saving mode. The guys at Best Buy all said that if I purchased a new video card and installed it correctly, the monitor would read the new card and I would be able to use my computer. I installed the new card and there was no change. I went back to Best Buy and they said I needed a power source and could use the female plug available for an additional hardrive. Still no change. Is there a way to fix this problem or do I need to buy a new tower?

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OK. I am an Everquest addict. I am attempting to upgrade my video card. I am running a pentium III, 800 mhz, 500+mb ram. I have bought a G-force 4 card. Problem is, the mother board I am using has the old video built in. All references say to check w/ my computer's manufacturer. Well, he's dead. (A whole other story, unrelated to this one.. lol).

Anyway, the best I can determine, the bios in Award Modular Bios 4.51. The manufacturer of the mother board, is either Protech or Elight Group (yes, spelled odd) or Energy Star Ally. It is a "SiS620-P6SE-ML". I can't find an exact match anywhere.

I am really computer illiterate, it seems. Anyway, I am trying to locate instructions on how to disable the onboard video card, so that I can install the new G-Force 4 and have some fun.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!


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Is there a preferred sequence that one should use (and one should avoid) in replacing a video card... to avoid being left in the dark?

On my Dell Dimension 9200 (now on Win 7 Home Edition, 64 bit), I will be replacing its x16 256mb OEM NVidia GeForce 8600GT with a freed up card from another machine (x16 OEM 1GB ATI RADEON HD 5670).

Will this sequence work?:remove all Nvidia software via control panel
power down and remove the card
insert the replacment ATI card and power up
pray it will work with native windows drivers
install ATI The AMD Catalyst? Control center
run "auto-detect" the card
follow prompts to install the proper drivers.
or is there a safer sequence of steps?

A:Properer sequence for replacing a video card

Looks about right. If you haven't yet may want to download the latest AMD driver,

Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

so you have it ready to go. Steps 5 and 6 shouldn't be needed.

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I have a 1 yr-old Dell Dimension 5150 with on-board graphics and sound. I have recently purchased a GeForce 6600 128MB PCI-E graphics card to try and beef it up a bit.

I have inserted the card correctly into the PCI-E slot but my problem is in installing the driver. I'm certain that I have downloaded the correct driver, but as I run the set-up program I get the following error message:

The NVIDIA setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit.

And that's it - all my hopes of playing a decent game dashed at the first hurdle. Is there anyone who may be able to help?

Many thanks

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My items just shipped in today i installed my 500w psu and i need some help installing my radeon HD 4670 into my dell DIM4700 pc. I know it has an built in video card, but i cant seem to find it around my MOBO, what i did so far is disabled my 2(no i idea why i have 2 same video cards active) current video card which is a intel gv/910gl express chipset family.Told me to reboot, instead i said reboot later, and pressed shutdown, and then added my radeon HD 4670 video card in, but whenever i open my pc it says something about system halted and that i need to remove/unplug my cords and add it to radeon HD or something.

The radeon HD only came with 2 adaptors and no wires or cords with them, do i need to use something to plug them into in order to get installed?

A:Replacing my old built in dell video card!!HELP

The ATI 4670 doesn't need additional power.

Your error message isn't complete. "it says something or whatever" is making it tricky. If the screen flashes by too quickly, use a digital camera to take a picture. (also handy for re-installing an OS like vista when the Serial key is on the bottom).

How did you disable the onboard video? Through BIOS or in Windows?

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Hello TSGF,

I bought myself an ASUS variation of the NVIDIA GTX 460 to replace my older 8600 GT on my WIN7 x64 machine,
having installed the new hardware first, it wouldn't display anything on boot, I had forgotten to uninstall the old drivers. I did this by reinserting the old card, it all worked according to plan. So I deleted the driver in Device Manager, and rebooted.

Here lies the problem, I can't install the new card on startup or even view my system using the old card! I feel very stupid for not thinking ahead... My priority is getting at least my old card working again, but if I could do the same with the newer card, that would be great.

What are my options, using a Win 7 recovery disc to install some sort of drivers?
Thanks in advance,

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I was wondering if it is possible to replace the video card in a HP Pavillion DV9500/DV9650 laptop on my own?? I have talked with HP support and we have determined it to be a bad video card and they want me to send it in to be fixed. That is about $400 though. I am an IT tech and am comfortable working on laptops/PC's. I have already replaced the video cable in this laptop but it did not help. The screen is really fuzzy and has about 4 copies of everything. I have done a little research but I cannot find just a stand alone video card to buy. Any help is appreciated.


A:Replacing video card in HP 9650 Laptop

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Today, my computer shut down by itself. Screen went black and white and static-y? I then get a small blue rectangle surrounded by a black background. In the blue area it said: A problem had been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: (Bunch of things listed)The technical information provided in the blue box was: dxgmms1.sys - Address FFF(bunch of letters and numbers)

I was told to post here by boopme.

A:Updating Video Driver

Please use the following link to provide us with information about your computer so that we can assist you.
How to Publish a Snapshot using Speccy 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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Right, so my computer has recently been reformatted. One thing I noticed is that I can't run VBA as fast as I could prior to the reformatting (used to run at at the very least 400%, now running at less than 100%), so I figure my video drivers need to be updated, since it's a horrible computer, running off very basic hardware. So, I go to Asus, and download an automatic driver-updater (DriverDetective). Now, it's "detected" that I've an Asus computer, but it also needs the product line and product model. Thing is, I've no freakin' idea what either are, nor how to check. So, if someone could give me a quick guide on either how to check, or an easier way to check what driver I need to update, I'd be incredibly gracious.

Thanks in advance.

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A:Updating My Video Driver

Welcome AileenW -

for starters please don't type in all caps, makes it really hard to read.

Second, what operating system are you using. Here's a link for you to the page needed.



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Can anyone tell me where I can download JUST the Display Driver for my video card?
I need to update, as mine shows v8.861.0.0 (pic 1). But when I try, I get the 'best driver' message.
I've downloaded the package separately, which shows the current version should be (pic 2). But when I go through the customized setup, I cannot deselect the AMD Catalyst Install Manager.

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You already have the Catalyst Control Center what is the problem ??

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I have exactly the same issue as the thread: 05-Apr-2006 03:34 AM - Help me update my Radeon graphics card driver

However I have a Radeon 9550 video card and have been in touch with ATI support. I have the latest driver and am unable to install these as I keep getting the same message as in the above thread.

My Device manager states that no driver is found for the device. Please help.

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I really hope you will be able to help. I have a Sony Vaio, System model PCV-RX301. I have just purchased a copy of the Sims2 for my PC along with an expansion pack called 'seasons'. The orginal game loads and runs but the graphics aren't great and when i load the seasons expansion pack as well, everything goes a luminous shade of pink! I have called ea games and they said it sounds like i need an upgrade for my videocard drive (Sis 650 videocard). The problem is i have no idea what i should be downloading or where to find it and my computer manufactuer sent me off to a premium rate help line!!! I have spent the whole day on the phone to some mighty unhelful people so i'd be really grateful for any advice...


A:Help. My video card needs updating but i can't do it.

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I run windows XP home edition, and i was wondering how to update my motherboard and videeo card.

A:Video Card Updating

to update both, go to manufacture site and download latest driver. You did not post what your spec so thats the best help your getting because there are tons of motherboard manufacturer and couple of video card manufacturer

If you do not know ur spec, google everest home edition and download it. it tells you everything about ur pc.

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Can anyone tell me where I can download JUST the Display Driver for my video card?
I need to update, as mine shows v8.861.0.0 (pic 1). But when I try, I get the 'best driver' message.
I've downloaded the package separately, which shows the current version should be (pic 2). But when I go through the customized setup, I cannot deselect the AMD Catalyst Install Manager.

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I have a Dell Dimension 8300 with a 305W power supply with two 12V rails of 18A each. I'm looking for a card not above $200. Preferably Nvidia Geforce 7 series.

A:Updating my video card

AGP or PCI-express? I did not look this up. The Nvidia based video processors in the 7000 series are excellent in some cases. I suggest looking them up @ Tiger Direct & New Egg and studying all the specs and making a decision on that.

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I'm looking for a new monitor. The one is a 27" that is 1920x1080. The other is a 29" wide screen at 2560x1080. Will the current card work for both? If not, would this work?AND what slot or type pci/etc, would I use? The only thing I added was a new network card recently in PCIe x1

A:Replacing video card in P6837C (resolution and which kind of...

Hi, The following link shows the specs of your computer:         http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c02820972 It has the following ports at the back: Figure : Back I/O panelOne electrical S/PDIF OutputOne VGA portFour USB 2.0 portsOne RJ45 10/100 Mb/s LANCenter/Subwoofer-out (yellow - orange)Rear speaker-out (black)Line-in (light blue)Line-out (lime)Mic-in (pink)Side speaker-out (gray)One DVI-D portPort #2 and port #11 should support 2 monitors at the same time as mentioned:     Integrated graphics: concurrent use of the DVI and VGA ports is supported.  It should work for two 1920 x 1080 monitors but for the odd resolution (such as  2560x1080) it won't. It has:  Expansion Slots1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card3 PCI Express x1 slots1 PCI Express x1 minicard slot and the PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card ahould be the one to use. Regards,   

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my dell 1500 vostro needs an nveda 8400 video card. how do i take out the old one and put the new one in. i am going to order it from dell but don't know how to replace it. help

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If a video graphics card goes bad how do you replace it with no display to install the new drivers?

A:Installing/Replacing Video Graphics Card once yours has died...

@HitmanHighman Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Basically, you go into the BIOS to ensure that any onboard video is disabled before attempting to install any drivers. Once you do that, when you boot, you should be able to get into Windows (since it installs a default driver), albeit with much lower screen resolution (maybe) and from there, you can install the new video drivers. Here's a thread from HP about replacing video card:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00007413Good Luck

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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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Hey folks, I posted a day or two ago with a very specific problem, a STOP error I start receiving ONLY after installing drivers for my Radeon 9800 Pro 256bit/256mb video card.. The stop error is "STOP 0x0000007E(0x00000005,0x00000000,0xF7C8270C,0xF7C8240C)"

My computer had started to freeze up, so I reformatted and now this. Well, I put the card in another computer, and the same thing happens only after updating the driver. I can't find any information, and I'm actually trying to contact Sapphire for repairs, or a return.. But I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas, or opinions. Do you think the card is damaged? Could it be a card bios problem? I had flashed the bios to XT ones, but flashed back to a newer PRO one. Not sure why it would just go bad after so long, unless its become seriously damaged.

A:Crashing after updating video driver

try rolling back the driver or uninstalling it.

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Bought a new video card, its a geforce gtx 1050 ti oc editio. 4gb. Installed it cpu just beeps and hangs at boot screen, then eventualy goes to a black screen. I ve heard that updating bios will fix it, so put old card back in win 10 comes back up found bios which is ami 7.14 2011 edition so found an update that was 2012 i believe updated everything said waa good, but no change to bios , still acts like its the same bios, does anyone have any kind of help, im stuck, and confused.

A:Updating bios on ami 7.14 for new video card

Hi, You need BIOS 8.xx or above. Please try     http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-p6-Desktop-PC-series/5187028/model/52336... Regards.

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HI everyone i play counter strike i just got a new computer an HP m7690n graphics card Nvidia 7600GT and when i load counter strike it tells me my computers video card is not up to date i no how to update it but when i do it tells me that windows logo doesnt read the download and it might be a threat to your computer does anyone no what to do. It also just tells you to continue anyways i did and finished the instalation then i rebooted and tried to load counter strike source and said it again,

A:Updating Video card questions??

Hmm, kinda hard to understand your main question, but you should download & install the newest Forceware drivers from nvidia.com.

BTW, welcome to Techspot!! :wave:

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Hi there,
I have again another bsod after an update. During my last session, I installed: the latest Nvidia Geforce GT 630 M drivers; Tomb Raider Videogame. The BSOD happened after about 10 minutes I opened the video game: I had a complete freeze so I had to force the shutdown. After that, this BSOD. This time I'm not even able to restore the system using a previous created system restore point.
The last thing I did was the rollback of the driver of the Geforce, with no results. Please find attached the zip folder created with the Diagnostic Tool.

Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD after updating video card

Thanks for the information you have provided, but there seems to be one file missing, so please upload the file manually by following these steps:

System Info:
Type: cmd > Right-Click > Run As Admin
Type: systeminfo.exe>C:\systeminfo.txt
Upload in your next post

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It's been a while since I've done this and I kinda forgot what to do.

Running an ATI Radeon card in XP and I want to upgrade my 5.11s to the 7.x or whatever they're running now. I don't mind the Catalyst Control Centre so I'm planning on doing it the standard way.

ATI's site just says uninstall/install.

How should this be done? Safe mode? Normal mode? Do I need to use Driver Cleaner or something and how does that work? And if I have to do something in Safe Mode should that be in the "Administrator" account that is only available in Safe Mode or my sole account which is the one that is the administrator?

Some simple instructions would be much appreciated.

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Hello guys,

I'd like to know whether it's possible to upgrade my laptom's graphics card, it's currently using an internal video card
the laptop is : Dell, Inspiron N5010,core i5

And if it's possible ,could you suggest some good graphics card, thank you.

A:Updating laptop video card

The graphics controller is part of the system board in this laptop, so upgrading isn't possible.

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