how do i find out what video driver i need

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by jas, Oct 30, 2005.

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    jas Guest

    i have XP, i need to download a diver.
    all i know is that it says VGA compatible. i dont know what video card i
    have or what driver it needs
    jas, Oct 30, 2005
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    Tony Guest

    Install Everest Home from - it is free and
    will tell you what driver you need.
    Tony, Oct 30, 2005
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    Dave Lear Guest

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    This will open up Device Manager

    Click on the plus sign next to Display adapators

    This should show what graphics card / chipset you have - post back with the
    Dave Lear, Oct 30, 2005
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    PJB Guest

    do a google search for Everest At Home, it's a free program that will tell
    you all you need to know about your pc, and includes links to manufacturers
    sites for drivers etc.

    PJB, Oct 30, 2005
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    jas Guest

    I did but there is no "display adapters" menu item, it goes striaght from
    "disk drives" to "DVD/CD-ROM drives"

    however under "Other Devices (theres a yellow question mark) and it says
    "Video Controller(VGA Compatible)
    jas, Oct 30, 2005
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    jas Guest

    ok ive installed something. now i have VIA/S3G Unichrome IGP under the
    display adapters tab......but my display still seems slow
    jas, Oct 30, 2005
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    Dave Lear Guest

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    Right... that's an on-board graphics chipset, i.e. you don't have a
    dedicated graphics card, instead the graphics chips are on your motherboard.
    You should therefore ensure you've got the latest motherboard drivers...

    ....and graphics drivers...

    Of course, you're not likely to see fantastic responsiveness from an
    on-board graphics chipset. They're on-board because they're cheap and
    they're cheap because they're not fast (they're okay for desktop work but
    rubbish for games). If you want responsiveness in games then a cheap AGP
    card would pretty much always beat on-board graphics.
    Dave Lear, Oct 30, 2005
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    jas Guest

    thanks heaps dave,
    turns out i had turned up my resolution too high! i turned it back down and
    everything works like b4
    jas, Oct 30, 2005
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    Andrew Guest

    or my arse from my elbow
    Andrew, Oct 30, 2005
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    Plato Guest
    Plato, Oct 31, 2005
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    Feb 24, 2011
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    Im having the same or similar problem with my computer
    im always getting the error of Unable to find suitable display device.Exiting program
    & i need a vga controller device how do i fix this?
    Bwyte208, Feb 24, 2011
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    Jun 12, 2011
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    i dont know what video driver i have to download

    i dont know what video driver i have to install with my laptop beacuse i cant find the model of the video card of my laptop..

    here the the model of my laptop and the manufacturer

    model: pc-vy13mxer manufacturer: NEC
    rhonald15, Jun 12, 2011
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