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Which Video Driver should I update?


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#1 English Teacher

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 10:59 AM

Hi,
My system is Windows XP Pro Sp2 with Pent 4 3.00Ghz 512MB RAM

I have two Video drivers on my computer

RADEON 9200 PRO Family (Microsoft Corporation)
RADEON 9200 PRO SEC Family (Microsoft Corporation)

The "Update Checker" from FileHippo.com gives this to download:
ATI Catalyst Drivers 9.5 XP

The ATI Website gives this to download: ( If I haven't made a mistake!!! )
Catalyst™ 6.11 Display Driver for Windows XP Professional/Home Edition

Which should I update to? (IF ANY OF THESE!!!)


I'd like to update the driver because sometimes the screen freezes and monitor goes off (as though on standby) I believe it is due to overheating of the Graphics card (but have been told to try and update the driver first).

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 11:18 AM

What is the make and model number of your computer?
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#3 English Teacher

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 12:34 PM

There is no real name for it as it was built to spec. Here is the data from "Everest". I hope the info is here!!


Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Computer:
Computer Type PC multiprocessore ACPI
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
Motherboard Name ASRock P4V88 (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset VIA Apollo PT880
System Memory 512 (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (10/28/04)
Communication Port Porta di comunicazione (COM1)
Communication Port Porta stampante ECP (LPT1)
Display:
Video Adapter RADEON 9200 PRO Family (Microsoft Corporation) (128 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON 9200 PRO SEC Family (Microsoft Corporation) (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9250 (RV280)
Monitor LG Flatron 710S [17" CRT] (143238994)

NB This didn't and doesn't show up when I left click on "My Computer" and then "Hardware" and to see the list of items.
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9250 (RV280)

Edited by English Teacher, 30 May 2009 - 12:40 PM.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 01:08 PM

You show 2 video adapters because the video card has dual monitor support.
Whrn you install the updated drivers both will be updated.

Go here,

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

Download the drivers for the Radeon 9200 series.

If you want you can use the optional download for "Drivers only" or you can choose to do a custm install & not install the Catalyst Control Center.
Unless you plan to try & overclock the video card or "tweak" the settings the Catalyst Control Center isn't neccessary & just takes up space on your hard drive.
I use only ATI cards & never install the "Catalyst Control Center" .

Once you have the download done just double click the icon to start the install .
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 01:46 PM

Sorry to ask but where is the "drivers only"?

When I click the link or surf the ATI website I'm only offered "Catalyst Software Suite" and not Drivers only

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 02:38 PM

Mt mistake.
I wasn't aware the link for "Optional>Drivers only" had been removed.

Download the Catalyst Suit
Do a custom install
Take the checkmark out of the box by Catalyst Control Center, put a checkmark in the box by Drivers, then finish the install.
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