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Kzayaz

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Hey,

I installed GoogleEarth and got the blue screen of death twice and all I was able to read on it is that I need a video card driver update.

How do I go about it?

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Hey there Kzayaz, to be able to update you video card drivers you need to know what graphics card you have.

What graphics card do you have? From there I will direct you to a page where you can download the latest video drivers.

Cool :whistling:
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Download and run Everest free edition from here

Look under video or Graphics for your card and download the drivers from the manufacturers website.
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Hi

I'm embarassed to admit that I don't even know how to look up what kind of card I have......
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Hey again Kzayaz, there is no reason to be embarassed at all, many users have the same kind of problem. Follow RichP instructions. If you dont know exactly how to look up in Everest and where to go, just let me know and carry on reading this post:

> Open "Everest" that you have just downloaded and installed
> Click on "Report" in the toolbar
> Click "Next"
> Select "Hardware-Related pages"
> Select "Plain Text"

Let the scan run, it may take a few minuits depending on your system spec's. Once the scan has completed copy all the text and paste it into your next post.

From there I will take a look and see what graphics card you have, I will then find the web site that you should download it from.

Cool :whistling:

Edited by spike_hacker_inc, 28 June 2006 - 01:19 PM.

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spike,

is this it?

[ AGP 4x: ATI Mobility Radeon (M6) ]

Graphics Processor Properties:
Video Adapter ATI Mobility Radeon (M6)
GPU Code Name M6
PCI Device 1002 / 4C59
Bus Type AGP 4x
Memory Size 32 MB
GPU Clock 166 MHz (original: 166 MHz)
Pixel Pipelines 1
TMU Per Pipeline 3
Vertex Shaders 1 (v1.1)
Pixel Shaders 1 (v0.5)
DirectX Hardware Support DirectX v7.0
Pixel Fillrate 166 MPixel/s
Texel Fillrate 498 MTexel/s

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Type DDR
Bus Width 128-bit
Real Clock 166 MHz (DDR) (original: 166 MHz)
Effective Clock 332 MHz
Bandwidth 5312 MB/s

Graphics Processor Manufacturer:
Company Name ATI Technologies Inc.
Product Information http://www.ati.com/products/gamer.html
Driver Download http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html
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That's it :whistling: All you need to do now is go to ATI's website and download the right drivers for your card. Give me one minute and I'll get them for you.
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How strange... M6 is not shoing on the list... Researching...

EDIT: Can anyone else find these? I can't find a compatible driver on ATI... :whistling:

Edited by Stormknight6, 28 June 2006 - 01:38 PM.

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Yip thats the one.

Ok, try download the drivers from here:

https://a248.e.akama...2k_dd_33678.exe

Once downloaded, install and let me know if it works.

Cool :whistling:

Edit: Changed links

Edited by spike_hacker_inc, 28 June 2006 - 01:40 PM.

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spike,

link doesn't work, unauthorized update
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Hey there Kzayaz, which link did you use?

https://a248.e.akama...2k_dd_33678.exe

Did you use the one above? If so and it gave you the error message "unauthorized update", you will have to register with ATI. Goto this page:

https://support.ati....amp;folderID=27

Once you have registered, follow these steps:
> Goto "Drivers & Software" in the tool bar of the page.
> Select "Windows XP Drivers and Software"
> Select "Motherboards with ATI Graphics"
> Click "Catalyst 6.6 Windows XP - Motherboard/IGP Drivers "

Then goto the heading "Low Speed (Dial-up)", next to "Display Driver" click "Download"

The download will start and then install.

Sorry for all the troubles and changing of links.

Cool :whistling:
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thanks will do
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