Need PC Game help

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  1. Earpster

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    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.
    Earpster
     
    Earpster, Nov 30, 2004
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    Reefsmoka Cookie Monster VIP Member

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    Sounds like you have to update your graphics card drivers.

    What graphics card ya got?
     
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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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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.
     
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    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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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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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
    ;)
     
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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.
     
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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    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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    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...

    Thought it will not be as fast at 2x.
     
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    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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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    It's a Dell system, is it? What's the model number?

    However, I still posted the correct drivers for your video card. ;)

    :)
     
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