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Annoying Vid Card Problems.


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#1 KOLZ

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 08:31 AM

Alright, I have had this problem for the very longest. First please don't say get a new pc or a new vid card because that advice is just bs with out the money to go with it. I got a Geforce 4 vid card. When I download the latest video drivers for the card everything seems to be fine until I try ceartin pc games like Diablo 2 and especially War craft 3. When I try wc3 the pc gets this big error and turns off. With Diablo 2 the game locks up. These are just two games amongst a number of my games that gets various problems with ANY of the latest drivers even a previous version. But when I use the drivers that came with the cd of the video card everything runs fine. The odd thing about this is that it didn't happen right away after I got the card and later versions of the drivers from nvidia's site. I am not sure when it started, but it wasn't right away either. I called nvidia's help line but they wanted to know who made the video card which I couldn't tell the guy because I have no kind of documents from when I bought this card so I hope this still can be figured out or some kind of helpful advice can be given. I'll give my pc stats now that I am done listing the problem.

CPU is a huge 500 mhz (yes I know it's garbage, but it does what I need since I can get no other. :thumbsup:)
Ram is 376 mbs (gonna be 512 soon)
vid card is geforce 4
OS is windows xp SP2 and updated completely.

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 09:44 AM

You can start by downloading Everest and see what hardware details it gives you. It should help you identify which graphics card you have.

Also: some older games do not work with newer drivers, so that could be part of your problem
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Posted 15 April 2006 - 10:00 AM

Okay I'll get the program. But from what I see with the screen shot when I scroll to the display part it just shows what kind of vid card is in the pc and I already know I have a geforce 4 lol.

This is all I can find about the card over and over heh.
Field Value
Chip Type GeForce4 MX 440/440SE

If there is anything else that I can tell then please tell me what to click on and show.

Edited by KOLZ, 15 April 2006 - 10:17 AM.


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Posted 16 April 2006 - 12:58 AM

This is some great help I am getting. ;) Never thought of this stuff..




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