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STB Graphic Card Problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lil_sis1919, Sep 18, 2004.

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  1. lil_sis1919

    lil_sis1919 Thread Starter

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    I recently upgraded to Win 2000, and there are only 16 bit graphics on my computer. I wanted to look for a new driver for Win 2000, and these are the serial numbers that I found on my card:
    STB Systems Inc
    1xo-0645-305
    210 031 00x

    I would really like to fix this, but I can not find anything with this serial number for STB. Please give me any suggestions for this. Thanks. I was running Win 98 and everything worked fine until now. And unfortunatley I do not have a disk for the drive anymore. Maybe I just need to use Win 98 again? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    I am running a Gateway 2000, with a Pentium II.
     
  2. pinntech

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    You need to look on the card itself. There will be chipset number somewhere on it. If you post the chipset numbers, someone might be able to locate a driver for it.

    Also, you can try using a tool that is provided as "trial ware" by www.driversguide.com. Here is the link....

    http://www.driverguidetoolkit.com/

    The program will identify your chips for you and is even supposed to search the driversguide.com website for drivers too. I have used it to identify unknown chipsets a lot, it works pretty well. I have never used it to find the drivers though.

    Shane
     
  3. lil_sis1919

    lil_sis1919 Thread Starter

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    Like I said the only numbers that are on it, are the two listed in the above post. I already went to that website, and they list by name, not by exact serial numbers. And sorry, I am doing this for my father. I just gave him this computer, and it worked fine until he upgraded to 2000. Sorry.
     
  4. pinntech

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    Get the utility in the link I provided, it will ID the chipset.

    The numbers are physically located on a CHIP, not on the back of the card. Look at the chips and you will find the numbers. They might be covered up by a sticker and you might have to remove the sticker to see them.

    The utility is the best way to ID them.

    Shane
     
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    If the card is original Gateway hardware then you can go to their website and possibly download the driver there or at least get more info.
     
  6. brite750

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    hopefully you can find drivers that work, your disk probably didnt even have win2000 on it, maybe NT4, if you can't find drivers you may have to buy a cheapy card that will have win2000 on it.
     
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