Driver Headaches with new box - please help !


C

Ch33zst34k

I decided to buy a high-end custom gaming rig that shipped with Vista,
which I immediately wiped and installed XP SR2 for application
compatibility reasons. I have gone to great pains to use all the
updated drivers (including using the driver update tools like Driver
Genius and Driver Magic) and I still get system crashes about 2-3
times a week, especially when playing graphic intensive games. The
error message after the crash consistently identifies the problems as
driver related.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a way to update all drivers
easily and effectively ? Do old drivers require removal before new
ones are installed ? I need some help to better experience my major
investment.

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft
Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904
(DirectX 9.0c)

Motherboard:
CPU Type 2x , 2400 MHz
(7 x 343)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Award
(03/05/07)
Communication Port Communications
Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port
(LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce
8800 GTS (640 MB)
Monitor ViewSonic
VX922 [NoDB] (PXU061431144)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB X-
Fi [NoDB]

Storage:
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual
Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller JMicron JMB36X
Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk
drive
Disk Drive Maxtor
OneTouch III USB Device (189 GB, USB)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive SONY WALKMAN
USB Device (1913 MB, USB)
Disk Drive Apple iPod USB
Device (27 GB, USB)
Optical Drive Optiarc DVD RW
AD-7170A
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 381543 MB
(221716 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 381551 MB
(380371 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 194474 MB
(29420 MB free)
Total Size 935.1 GB
(616.7 GB free)

Network:
Network Adapter Gigabyte GN-
WP01GS PCI WLAN Card(Turbo) (192.168.2.27)
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce
Networking Controller (192.168.2.2)
 
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Mark L. Ferguson

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Ch33zst34k said:
I decided to buy a high-end custom gaming rig that shipped with Vista,
which I immediately wiped and installed XP SR2 for application
compatibility reasons. I have gone to great pains to use all the
updated drivers (including using the driver update tools like Driver
Genius and Driver Magic) and I still get system crashes about 2-3
times a week, especially when playing graphic intensive games. The
error message after the crash consistently identifies the problems as
driver related.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a way to update all drivers
easily and effectively ? Do old drivers require removal before new
ones are installed ? I need some help to better experience my major
investment.

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft
Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904
(DirectX 9.0c)

Motherboard:
CPU Type 2x , 2400 MHz
(7 x 343)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Award
(03/05/07)
Communication Port Communications
Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port
(LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce
8800 GTS (640 MB)
Monitor ViewSonic
VX922 [NoDB] (PXU061431144)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB X-
Fi [NoDB]

Storage:
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual
Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller JMicron JMB36X
Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk
drive
Disk Drive Maxtor
OneTouch III USB Device (189 GB, USB)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive SONY WALKMAN
USB Device (1913 MB, USB)
Disk Drive Apple iPod USB
Device (27 GB, USB)
Optical Drive Optiarc DVD RW
AD-7170A
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 381543 MB
(221716 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 381551 MB
(380371 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 194474 MB
(29420 MB free)
Total Size 935.1 GB
(616.7 GB free)

Network:
Network Adapter Gigabyte GN-
WP01GS PCI WLAN Card(Turbo) (192.168.2.27)
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce
Networking Controller (192.168.2.2)
 

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