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GRAPHICS ISSUES! ANYONE HAVE A SLEDGEHAMMER!


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:whistling:

Ok... so my old video card was poo. wouldn't even play a dvd without skipping like crazy.

I'm running Windows XP Professional (apparently), and anywho's... my friend installed a new video card... which reads

SiS 5598/6326

and there's another thing that shows up as

SiS 6326 AGP

Now, I have no clue what any of that means... but MOST of the display is fine... other than when I go to play say... a WMV file (from what I gather, the most common type)... the display in JUST the window where it's playing, the color is all effed up and there's lines across it. Mpg files will play fine... but WMV and AVI files will not play right at all.

I'm about >< close to taking a sledgehammer to the computer.... PLEASE :blink: me!!!!!
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Did the friend install any drivers for the card?
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I think i said in the other post (don't remember, can't see it anymore) that he forgot the driver disk at home... and that I had searched and searched for the driver and can't find it online, but wasn't sure if it was just the driver or if it was something else.
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Most likely the driver, which you can get from SiS

http://www.sis.com/download/

You just need to determine if it is for

SiS 5598/6326

Or

SiS 6326 AGP

Or both
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I searched and searched and searched on that site already, I cannot find the driver for either of those for XP. I also tried a googol search, and all I could find was other people searching for the same thing, with no answers.

I put the old card back in, and looking on the actual video card I had in and had the problems with, it says on the chip SiS 6326 AGP , but going into the Control Panel, System, hardware, Device Manger, and Display adaptors... it says SiS 5598/6326

So I don't know what is wrong, or why it won't play those certain files, and need help in finding out why. My friend with his Associates in CIS stated he didn't believe it was the driver, but some other problem that I had no clue what it was... looked at it and couldn't find a solution himself... which is whyI came here
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on the right for display / video adapter

Look at the manufacturer’s site for the suitable drivers for your Operating System


If you are unable to find them, please post the make and model here before you download anything

Please set a system restore point before you install anything

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD

Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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:whistling: Doesn't the "Display adaptors" I went into tell me what the video card is?? And if so,

1. I already looked on the SiS company web site for the driver, with no success
2. I don't have a Windows XP cd, and my friend that built my computer moved too far away to get it/borrow it, and I don't know anyone else offhand that has one
3. What in the world is all that other stuff/steps for???

(When it comes to computers, the language is like Greek to me)
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And I'm already running AVG Antivirus...
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Doesn't the "Display adaptors" I went into tell me what the video card is?? And if so


Obviously not


1. I already looked on the SiS company web site for the driver, with no success


Because they don't make anything with those numbers

3. What in the world is all that other stuff/steps for???


Generally checking the PC
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