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#1 vancreef

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 04:32 PM

Hi there. I have a NVIDIA GeForce 6200 graphics card and i have only just noticed on a download site that there are updates for such a thing. I didn't actually realize that i had to keep it updated, so........, the problem i have is picking which driver is for me. I have Windows XP SP2 (ex professional) and as far as i know my system is a AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+. On the Nvidia site there are 2 driver updates that i have narrowed it down to. One is for Windows XP and the other is for Windows XP pro. How easy is it to do the update? Is it just a "quick click on run" or is there a certain way you have to do the update? Thanks.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 04:34 PM

Windows XP Pro is the one for you and yes all it is, is click and install basically.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 04:57 PM

One driver is for Windows XP/2000, which is the one you want. The other one is for Windows XP pro 64-bit edition.
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 05:12 PM

One driver is for Windows XP/2000, which is the one you want. The other one is for Windows XP pro 64-bit edition.

But it is a 64 processor and my mate put Windows XP professional on it when i got it. But then again if i knew what i was on about i wouldn't be asking. So its definitely just the Windows XP one?

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 03:23 AM

It is definitely the normal one. You may have a 64-bit processor, but your version of XP pro is still only 32 bit. There hasn't been any service packs released for the 64 bit version.
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Posted 31 October 2006 - 10:31 AM

Your processor is capable of processing stuff using 64 bit addressing or 32 bit addressing. Your operating system will control how many "bits" you're using. In the case of XP there's 2 versions of XP Pro - the 32 and the 64 bit versions.

Also, if you'd have installed the 64 bit version, you'd know it. The drivers required are very different - and you'd have had to figure this out in order to get the 64 bit version to work for you.

Now, for the video card updates....

You don't "have to" update your video drivers as long as everything is working the way that you want it to. But, if you want more performance or you need some feature that the new driver offers - then an update is appropriate. Video display drivers are probably the most critical part of your system after the Operating System itself.
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