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Updating Graphics Driver?


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#1 thewall

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:22 AM

I am currently reading the tutorial on updating drivers and I did the checking to find out what my version was. I have an Intel® 82865G graphics controller with version 6.14.10.4396

When I went to the Intel site to check if mine was the newest version I found a graphic version chart and in it it shows the 82865 card. Reading down the list of these particular cards it shows versions up to 14.17. Do I understand correctly that I should update to one of the higher versions? I want to make sure I am doing the right thing.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:00 PM

Hi There thewall and welcome to BC! :thumbsup:

Your graphics driver is probably the most important driver on your system to keep updated since the updates tend to correct many problems encountered as new incompatibilites are discovered. I have an ATI PCI-e X1600 Pro which I bought in February. They have already had 4 updates! :trumpet: Most of the updates fix issues that were discovered when someone was playing a high-end graphic game and the system crashed. Many of these updates correct these problems.

So it's important that you update to the latest.

Here's your driver for your system.

For Windows XP - http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_res...mp;submit=Go%21

If you have any problems with it, you can always roll back.

Hope this helps. :flowers:

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:15 PM

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:58 AM

When I downloaded the program and tried to install it I was told "this dowload can not be installed on this computer". Should I try something else or go to a less recent version?
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:08 PM

Hmmm....have you tried going to your computer's website to find the latest driver? Sometimes, computer manufacturers "modify" the driver specifically for your system.

Try this also:

Go to My Computer, right click it and select Properties. Then click on the Hardware tab and select device manager. Click the plus sign under Display Adaptors to see if you have any 3rd party video card installed. If you do, then you should NOT use the Intel Graphics controller but rather the driver for the actual card you have in your system.

If you're not sure, I would call your ACER technical support and obtain help there. :thumbsup:

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