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#925959 - 11/22/13 12:42 PM Computer Drivers
Newgames Offline
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Registered: 07/21/06
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Is there a free drivers software program and with a free update. I see alot of free offers/programs but you have to pay for the updates to your computer.

I like he filehippo.com but does not detect drivers. Maybe it is me and I am doing something wrong.

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#925968 - 11/22/13 01:11 PM Re: Computer Drivers [Re: Newgames]
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Do you mean you are looking for something to update drivers on your computer? If so, the best place to get drivers is at the manufacturer's website. And they are always free - you should never have to pay for updated drivers. Those programs are ripoffs.

Filehippo is a download mirror for many programs. It is not driver update software.

What drivers are you trying to update? Maybe we can point you in the right direction.
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#926079 - 11/22/13 09:12 PM Re: Computer Drivers [Re: Newgames]
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I agree the programs are ripoffs.

I did a test run on update drivers and I don't know if I need to update the drivers or not. I forgot where I can look on my computer for the current drivers info. i went to device manager but it seems that it can search the web for the driver.

I have a Gateway GM5076E that I bought at Best Buy 4 or 5 years ago. Big ripoff-no support now and since I did not buy it from Gateway directly-there is no support there. Gateway was going through the bankrupt stage. Gateway has drivers from 7-23-2010. Should there be new updated drivers??

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#926084 - 11/22/13 09:38 PM Re: Computer Drivers [Re: Newgames]
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If your current drivers are working properly, there's no need to update them.
Usually the only drivers that need updating are the video drivers (if a game isn't working).
Or if you buy a new piece of hardware -- like a new printer or a new network card -- you may need to install new drivers for it.

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#926093 - 11/22/13 10:52 PM Re: Computer Drivers [Re: Newgames]
Newgames Offline
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That is what starting me thinking about updating drivers - video drivers.

The game runs slowly and the Nvidia driver program update is not working to update automatically from Nvidia.com The last update I had back in May 2013 did not solve the problem on the game. I have 32-bit and should have enough memory for this game but is slowing the game down to a very slooooow crawl. I am missing something but I don't know what it is??

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#926117 - 11/23/13 06:10 AM Re: Computer Drivers [Re: Newgames]
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Registered: 05/10/03
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What is the game you are having problems with ?
There may be a patch for it.
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#926139 - 11/23/13 10:18 AM Re: Computer Drivers [Re: Newgames]
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It would help If we knew a little something about your hardware. Can you run DXDIAG and post the results?

Click Start, Run (or press the Windows Logo Key+R) and enter DXDIAG. After it completes, post the content on the System & Display tabs.

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#926163 - 11/23/13 12:31 PM Re: Computer Drivers [Re: InlandAZ]
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I forgot what the game title is. It was a game about DaVinci creations and the first moments are when a man tries out the flying machine and goes over a cliff by a tree, is saved by a net.

Here is the info - DxDiag

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System Information
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Time of this report: 11/23/2013, 08:54:14
Machine name: YOUR-8A108EC5C4
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_qfe.130704-0421)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: GATEWA
System Model: GM5076E
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 768MB used, 4187MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0161&SUBSYS_3A00107B&REV_A1
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: LG W2243(Analog)
Monitor Max Res: 1920,1080
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0013.0790 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 3/23/2013 00:22:20, 4494720 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 3/23/2013 00:22:26, 12653120 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4221-11CF-DD70-0D1A00C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0161
SubSys ID: 0x3A00107B
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A
Deinterlace Caps: {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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#926184 - 11/23/13 01:37 PM Re: Computer Drivers [Re: Newgames]
InlandAZ Offline
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This would most likely be the problem - "Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)" The 6200 series cards have extremely low memory bandwidths.

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#926222 - 11/23/13 06:28 PM Re: Computer Drivers [Re: Newgames]
oldbroad Offline
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Registered: 04/01/06
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Game name: Lost Chronicles Of Zerzura?

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#926225 - 11/23/13 06:34 PM Re: Computer Drivers [Re: oldbroad]
Newgames Offline
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Loc: United States
Thank you all for the help.

Thank you - Yes, that is the game.

If I deleted some casual games off of my hard drive, could I get enough memory back?

I like to find out if the current driver version on my computer is 307.90 or 6.14.0013.0790 or 195.36.24

Maybe the current driver did not load or work when downloaded ??


Edited by Newgames (11/23/13 06:56 PM)

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#926228 - 11/23/13 06:41 PM Re: Computer Drivers [Re: Newgames]
Draclvr Online   content
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Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 9372
Loc: In my PC corner for the winter
If your extremely low end video card is the problem, reclaiming memory will not help.

The list of video system requirements indicates that 6200 video card will not support this game.

AGP/PCI-E Graphics card with : Shader Model 2, DirectX®9 compatible, - min. 128MB VRAM (ATI Radeon 9800 or NVidia GeForce 6800)

EDIT: The 307 is the most recent driver, but won't do anything to help if the video card can't run the game to begin with.
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#926241 - 11/23/13 10:58 PM Re: Computer Drivers [Re: Draclvr]
Newgames Offline
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Registered: 07/21/06
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Loc: United States
Thank you all for the help.

Is there a good video card I can replace with my specs for a low price now instead of the beginning of the year ??

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#926242 - 11/23/13 11:24 PM Re: Computer Drivers [Re: Newgames]
Draclvr Online   content
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I'd hesitate to spend any money on a computer which has XP and will no longer be supported by Microsoft in April, but it's not impossible. According to the specs for this computer, it has a 400 watt power supply and the motherboard has a PCI-E slot.
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