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      30th Nov 2004
Hello Everyone! Sure hope someone can help me. I am always playing PC Games on my computer and all of them are on CD-Rom. But now all of a sudden they don't seem to operate correctly anymore. For example: I have always played a game called: Desperados-Wanted Dead or Alive. But I recently upgraded to Windows XP and had to re-install the game. Well, now when the game comes on, the sound is "spotty" and the curser is transparent when it is held over something. Sometimes, portions of the screen will "flitter" while the game is trying to be played.
I tried re-installing some of the other games and during attempted play I would get a "error" notice and the game would exit.
Does anyone have any ideas? Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.
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      30th Nov 2004
Sounds like you have to update your graphics card drivers.

What graphics card ya got?

 
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      30th Nov 2004
I always get uneasy when I hear the phrase “I upgraded my operating system” … one really should start from scratch and do a “Clean Install”, its safer.

A little more information would help us to help you better … Make, model and relevant components would help.

If your not sure, download Everest, it will give you all the information we need.

 

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I always get uneasy when I hear the phrase “I upgraded my operating system” … one really should start from scratch and do a “Clean Install”, its safer.

A little more information would help us to help you better … Make, model and relevant components would help.

If your not sure, download Everest, it will give you all the information we need.
Hello Muckshifter and Reefsmoker! I downloaded and ran Everest like Muckshifter sugested. Did not understand a damn thing it said so I copied this for you guys to see. Does it help any?
--------[ Windows Video ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ NVIDIA RIVA TNT (Microsoft Corporation) ]

Video Adapter Properties:
Device Description NVIDIA RIVA TNT (Microsoft Corporation)
Adapter String RIVA TNT
BIOS String Version 1.95E5802
Chip Type RIVA TNT
DAC Type Integrated RAMDAC
Installed Drivers nv4_disp (6.14.10.5673 - nVIDIA Detonator 56.73)
Memory Size 16 MB

Video Adapter Manufacturer:
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=products
Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/drivers


--------[ PCI / AGP Video ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

nVIDIA RIVA TNT (Diamond Viper V550) Video Adapter
nVIDIA RIVA TNT 3D Accelerator


--------[ GPU ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Graphics Processor Properties:
Video Adapter nVIDIA RIVA TNT (Diamond Viper V550)
GPU Code Name NV4
PCI Device 10DE / 0020
Transistors 7 million
Process Technology 0.35u
Bus Type AGP 2x
Memory Size 16 MB
GPU Clock 95 MHz
RAMDAC Clock 250 MHz
Pixel Pipelines 2
TMU Per Pipeline 1
Vertex Shaders Not Supported
Pixel Shaders Not Supported
DirectX Hardware Support DirectX v6.0
Pixel Fillrate 190 MPixel/s
Texel Fillrate 190 MTexel/s

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Type SDR
Bus Width 128-bit
Real Clock 112 MHz
Effective Clock 112 MHz
Bandwidth 1792 MB/s

Graphics Processor Manufacturer:
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=products
Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/drivers

nVIDIA Registers:
nv-000000 20044001
nv-100000 0000001F
nv-100200 0079A000
nv-10020C 000000FF
nv-101000 000000FF
nv-680500 0001920B
nv-680504 0001DC0E
nv-680570 0000011C
nv-680574 E0000000
nv-68057C 00000000
 
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Hello Reefsmoka, Does this info help any with my problem?
--------[ Windows Video ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ NVIDIA RIVA TNT (Microsoft Corporation) ]

Video Adapter Properties:
Device Description NVIDIA RIVA TNT (Microsoft Corporation)
Adapter String RIVA TNT
BIOS String Version 1.95E5802
Chip Type RIVA TNT
DAC Type Integrated RAMDAC
Installed Drivers nv4_disp (6.14.10.5673 - nVIDIA Detonator 56.73)
Memory Size 16 MB

Video Adapter Manufacturer:
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=products
Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/drivers


--------[ PCI / AGP Video ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

nVIDIA RIVA TNT (Diamond Viper V550) Video Adapter
nVIDIA RIVA TNT 3D Accelerator


--------[ GPU ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Graphics Processor Properties:
Video Adapter nVIDIA RIVA TNT (Diamond Viper V550)
GPU Code Name NV4
PCI Device 10DE / 0020
Transistors 7 million
Process Technology 0.35u
Bus Type AGP 2x
Memory Size 16 MB
GPU Clock 95 MHz
RAMDAC Clock 250 MHz
Pixel Pipelines 2
TMU Per Pipeline 1
Vertex Shaders Not Supported
Pixel Shaders Not Supported
DirectX Hardware Support DirectX v6.0
Pixel Fillrate 190 MPixel/s
Texel Fillrate 190 MTexel/s

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Type SDR
Bus Width 128-bit
Real Clock 112 MHz
Effective Clock 112 MHz
Bandwidth 1792 MB/s

Graphics Processor Manufacturer:
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=products
Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/drivers

nVIDIA Registers:
nv-000000 20044001
nv-100000 0000001F
nv-100200 0079A000
nv-10020C 000000FF
nv-101000 000000FF
nv-680500 0001920B
nv-680504 0001DC0E
nv-680570 0000011C
nv-680574 E0000000
nv-68057C 00000000
 
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      30th Nov 2004
Your 'problem' is the Video Card Drivers under XP ... The Diamond V550 is a little long in the tooth.

I know its a nVidia chipset Video card but the Detornator drivers will not work corectly under XP

Try These drivers for XP

 

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      1st Dec 2004
probably worth whacking an FX5200 in there to keep up to date, only what £30, if you can that is.

Will solve driver issues. and also is a faster card.

 
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probably worth whacking an FX5200 in there to keep up to date, only what £30, if you can that is.

Will solve driver issues. and also is a faster card.
That may, or may not work with an AGP x 2 slot ... is not the FX5200 an AGP x 4/8

 

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      1st Dec 2004
Ah yes, good point. Did not see that there...

BUT

For the Asus model, and i would assume they are all the same inside technically...

Quote:
Bus Standard: 2x/4x/8x
Thought it will not be as fast at 2x.

 
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      1st Dec 2004
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Your 'problem' is the Video Card Drivers under XP ... The Diamond V550 is a little long in the tooth.

I know its a nVidia chipset Video card but the Detornator drivers will not work corectly under XP

Try These drivers for XP
Muckshifter, I found this at the Dell site, that's the make of my computer. Do you think it is the drive I need?

Release Title Video: nVidia Quadro4 700XGL, , Quadro4 900XGL, Driver, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Multi Language, Multi System, v.42.90, A16
Release Date 02/18/2003
Category Video Drivers
 
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