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Solved: Computer Not reading Graphics card?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TheGlassBishop, Oct 11, 2012.

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  1. TheGlassBishop

    TheGlassBishop Thread Starter

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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.60GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 2
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 2047 Mb
    Graphics Card:
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 73754 MB, Free - 40173 MB;
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P4B266LA
    Antivirus: None

    That's everything that I can say about my computer specs other than the fact that my graphics card is a Nvidia Asus v3800-lp card.

    I was going to play a game and it told me That I needed new drivers, so i looked up how to find what card I had.

    I found out that I has something called a "VgaSave' card. I don't know much about cards so it didn't raise any red flags. I looked up the drivers for it and found out it was a fail safe of some sort. Any ways, I took apart my computer and found out the graphics card (Navidia Asus v3800-lp) and downloaded the drivers. I installed them, restarted my computer and nothing happened.

    I installed the "chipset" (I guess it's the drivers) so I have no idea what to do now. these are the areas that i found wrong in my journey.

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  2. jamesx121

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    did you get your driver from Nvidia or ASUS?????

    go here and look under option two to automaticly find driver
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

    after clicking okay a couple of time it should tell you what driver will work
    on your computer.
     
  3. flavallee

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    Double-click the Video Controller (VGA Compatible) entry in the Device Manager.

    When the properties window appears, click the "Details" tab, then select "Hardware Ids".

    There should be one or more strings that has VEN_####&DEV_#### as part of it.

    Advise what the numbers and letters are that follow VEN_ and DEV_

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    Is your computer a HP/Compaq brand?

    If it is, advise what model name and model number it is.

    Also advise what the product number(P/N) and/or model number(M/N) on the sticker is.

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  4. TheGlassBishop

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    It's an HP and I Don't know where I'd find those numbers. Sorry.

    As for the model,the plate on the front says it's an hp pavilion 750m if that tells you anything
     
  5. flavallee

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    According to vendor code 10DE and device code 002D, the graphics device is a NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 64 with 32 MB of video memory.

    This was a popular desktop graphics card several years ago and was able to handle the graphic demands of that time.

    According to its product specifications section, the HP Pavilion 750n(P6319A) desktop came with the above described graphics card.

    It came with the original version of Windows XP Home Edition, so it's about 10 years old.

    It has an Intel 845 chipset, so it supports up to 2 GB of DDR RAM - which you've already maxed out. (y)

    The Intel 6.3.0.1007 is the most current chipset driver for it.

    The NVIDIA 61.77 is the most current graphics driver for it.

    Download and save both drivers, then close all open windows.

    Install the Intel chipset driver first, then restart the computer.

    Install the NVIDIA graphics driver next, then restart the computer.

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  6. TheGlassBishop

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    It worked, thanks.
     
  7. flavallee

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    :D :) (y)

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