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Solved: I update my driver to play a game, instead it makes it crash...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Arkyn1, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. Arkyn1

    Arkyn1 Thread Starter

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    Let's keep this simple. I bought spore. My comp isn't old but just doesn't have great specs. It still played the game but a bare minimum graphics, which I'm fine with. Then I find out that there's an update for my graphics card's driver. I install said driver. Now the game won't last two minutes without crashing... Anyone know why the updated version of my driver is worse than the old version?

    My graphics card for reference: Intel® 82852/82855 Graphics Controller family (Intel® 852/855 Chipset family)

    For whatever reason spore ignored the fact that my graphics card does not meet the minimum requirements and went ahead and played the game anyway. It worked for 3 days straight with no problems until I got the update. Also Dell tells me it is my driver that's causing the problem so I know this doesn't belong in the games section just because it involves spore.

    Help?
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Have you uninstalled the new driver?

    Have you done a system restore to a data before you installed the driver?

    If you are just asking why an updated driver causes a problem when an old one does not, that is often the way it is. When an updated driver is released, it is done to correct problems, support new hardware, etc. When these fixes are implemented to the driver files, they often cause problems with older hardware, games, etc, etc.
     
  3. Arkyn1

    Arkyn1 Thread Starter

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    I'll see if any of that works. I'm at school right now but I'll try later. For now that may help enough so thanks.
     
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