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#1 trickydick

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 08:46 PM

Apparently my video drivers need to be updated, or so I was told. This is what I have.

Device Description SiS 650_651_M650_740

Adapter String SiS Compatible VGA

Chip Type SiS 650 Rev 00..

Installed Drivers SiSGRV (6.13.10.2082 built by: WinDDK)

SiS315 integrated for video adapter and 3d accelerator.

tried going to sis site to update drivers but no idea what I'm looking for.

Thanks for your help,
Tricky

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 10:22 PM

Hi TD

What makes you think that you need to update your drivers? Sometimes updated drivers can cause problems due to the fact that older hardware can't operate properly with newer drivers.

Having said that, SiS has a neat little facility on their website that will identify your chipset and suggest the best drivers. It requires one or two small downloads to make it work. Go here and look at the top right of the page for Identify Your Product and follow the instructions.

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 10:59 PM

I was having problems with a game and was told it might be my drivers.

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 11:50 PM

Games, especially graphic intense ones, can cause problems on some video cards. In your case, you have an integrated video card. What is the name of the game that you are installing? Your version of Windows may be helpful here too.

On a side note, if it is a commercial game that says something to the effect of 64MB video card or better...it is often not referring to an integrated one. You may need to purchase a seperate video card to allow your game to work properly.
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 12:11 AM

The game is called Fantasy Grounds an RPG game and basically the colors were wrong. I downloaded some driver up dates and hope that does the trick. If I need to get a new card I don't want to play the game that badly, that's what my PS2 is for, lol.

Thanks for all your help, and do I really need the SiS utility tray in my start-up bar?

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 12:15 AM

I went to SiS and downloaded and installed all updates they suggested and I went back to double check and they say I still need those updates, is this normal?

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 12:38 AM

I went to SiS and downloaded and installed all updates they suggested and I went back to double check and they say I still need those updates, is this normal?
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The game is called Fantasy Grounds an RPG game and basically the colors were wrong. I downloaded some driver up dates and hope that does the trick. If I need to get a new card I don't want to play the game that badly, that's what my PS2 is for, lol.

It is possible that you may have to restart the computer for it to take effect.

I did a search on that game and found that it does need at least 32MG video memory. Since it does not specifically say a video card, then you should be able to run it. Your comment on the colors being wrong confirms this.

I love my PS2 also :thumbsup:

Does the link below match the game you are referring to? It looks like it would be fun.

http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=3842&
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 01:30 AM

i did restart but we'll see when i try the game next week. Your link is correct and we do need players if you're interested we play sunday nights from 6pm to about 11pm East.

Thanks again
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 01:36 AM

Thanks for the invite.

Is there a PS2 version :thumbsup: ?
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 01:37 AM

Unfortunately not and the damn PC version costs $20.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:21 AM

Hi trickybleep

Glad that SiS thing worked out for you.

and do I really need the SiS utility tray in my start-up bar


No, and you can stop it from coming up by going into msconfigand unchecking the item.

I went back to double check and they say I still need those updates, is this normal?


Yes, that program doesn't check what drivers you have installed, it just checks your chipset and suggests what you should install.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 10:39 AM

Thank you Leurgy for all your help. I'm going to remove that damn tray now.

Thanks again,
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 02:14 PM

Glad we were able to help.

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