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Want Assistance With My Video Controler (vga Compatible) And Graphics Card. Help, Please?


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#1 sera_lene

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 08:30 AM

I have a windows XP laptop, home edition. My graphics card is ati radeon7000. I recently wanted to try out the game 'second life', but the game kept freezing. I searched on the net and was advised to update my graphics card to the ati-radeon9800. Anyway, after downloading this newest version, I wanted to install it. So, I went through the steps of uninstalling the old version of my graphics card as outlined in the site http://support.ati.com/ics/support/defau... . However, after uninstalling the old version, i tried installing the new one and it wasn't accepted. My laptop kept saying that I don't have .Net framework version 2.0., so I downloaded it. Then the laptop said that the VGA won't support this new version. When I looked through the 'Advanced' option of the device manager, the VGA had a yellow question mark. Anyway, I reinstalled my former ati-radeon, but I still want the updated one! help, please?

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 10:53 AM

The issue that it seems you're having is that you've got a Radeon 7000 card and are trying to install drivers for the radeon 9800, which is a different card altogether. The 7000 only supports up to catalyst driver version 6.1.1, while the 9800 supports up to version 7.5. The drivers for the 9800 won't run the 7000 card.

If you want more performance out of your laptop, then I suggest that you upgrade the card to something better than it's current card. You can get graphic cards at most local stores (like best buy, walmart etc.) and at a ton of places online.

Hope this helps! :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 11:51 AM

Oh, thanks alot! Now I understand... Thanks again!




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