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16-Oct-2008, 09:55 PM #1
Don't know how to install updated video card drivers :(
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This past tuesday i downloaded a new patch for WoW. I was all excited to play and found that my computer was freezing a minute after a logged in EVERY time. So I looked online and everyone says that you should update video drivers as the first step. I went to the Nvidia website, clicked to have them read my system hardware to determine what driver i should update to, saw that my current driver was version "0.0" and downloaded the suggested driver. I'm running windows 2000, so i had to unzip it on my xp computer and send it back to this one. I opened the program to install the drivers, went through all the steps, and finally restarted my computer. When I went to get on WoW it froze immediately just like before. So i went back to the Nvidia site and clicked again to have it scan for what driver i needed, and again it told me that my current version was version "0.0". Is the Nvidia site wrong in reading my video driver or did the new driver not install for some reason? please help!
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16-Oct-2008, 10:02 PM #2
Why would you have to unzip it on your XP computer instead of the computer you need the driver on? Is the driver FOR that operating system?
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16-Oct-2008, 10:12 PM #3
Which computer is the WOW on? Which computer do you use when you go to nV site? What is the graphics card in the machine you're using(trying to) for WOW?
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16-Oct-2008, 10:24 PM #4
I'm using a Geforce FX 5500 agp 8x on a P5VDC-MX asus mobo. Pentium D 820, 450 rosewell psu, 1 gig of ddr2. I have WoW on the computer with the graphics problems. When you download the drivers for windows 2000/xp they come in a zipped file, and windows 2000 pro does not come with an unzipping program, and i don't want to buy one, so i put the drivers (in the zipped file) on my xp computer, unzip them, and then place the unzipped files on the windows 2000 computer. I just tried uninstalling on my video drivers and installing from the newer version of the drivers but once again the Nvidia website told me i had driver version "0.0"
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16-Oct-2008, 10:27 PM #5
Download this: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_93.71_2.html
It's not zip, and it's the correct driver.
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17-Oct-2008, 05:05 PM #6
i downloaded that driver and installed it and everything and the website still claims my driver version is version "0.0" . i have no idea why.
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18-Oct-2008, 11:10 AM #8
Could it be that the new WOW patch screwed up the program?
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