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Solved: Updating Nvidia Riva Tnt2/Pro

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by acdevera, Oct 21, 2006.

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  1. acdevera

    acdevera Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Can anyone assist me how to update my video card to the latest version (if there is). It's a bit old. its a 32mb AGP Nvidia Riva Tnt2/Pro (Microsoft Corp.) driver date is 4/7/2004 version 5.6.7.3 (stated in device manager) I have WIndows XP SP2

    Are there freeware that can figure out what is installed and recommend safely which version to update or driver to download so I can reinstall. I can't seem to find the driver cd that came with this video card.

    Thanks.

    Tony
     
  2. flavallee

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    Tony:

    Nvidia ForceWare 66.93 is the most current version that you want to install, using Windows XP SP2. If you try to install version 71.84 or newer, it won't work.

    I'm speaking from experience because I had a Nvidia Riva TNT2 32MB AGP video card in one of my desktops until I replaced it with an ATI Radeon 7000 64MB PCI video card.

    You can download it from here.

    Frank

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  3. dragonrice

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    Awesome I was just looking for the exact same driver. Thanks flavallee because I have the exact same problem as the topic creator. :D :D
     
  4. acdevera

    acdevera Thread Starter

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    Hi Frank:
    Thank you for your immediate response. A second question is in the installation hints it says "Before installing new drivers make sure you uninstall all NVIDIA display drivers from the Windows Control Panel. Browse to the Start Menu > Windows Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and search for "NVIDIA Windows Display Drivers" or "NVIDIA Display Drivers" and select remove", It's not in my Add/Remove Programs. I can recall that I never installed any driver for this one except for the microsoft driver update. How can uninstall this one? or can I re-install over?

    Tony
     
  5. Triple6

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    Just install the drivers and you'll be fine, you are using the drivers supplied by Windows which don't come with an uninstall.
     
  6. flavallee

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    dragonrice/acdevera:

    You're both welcome for the help. :)

    acdevera:

    Triple6 advised you correctly. (y)

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    After the display driver is installed and the computer restarted, go into the display properties windows and into the "settings" tab and into the "advanced" section so you can make whatever setting changes you want.

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  7. acdevera

    acdevera Thread Starter

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    Hi flavallee & Triple6,

    Thank you. I had the driiver installed and updated.

    Tony
     
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  9. brbpab94

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    Thanx Just what I'm looking for
     
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