updating video driver
Posted 09 April 2008 - 08:36 PM
Posted 09 April 2008 - 10:09 PM
A couple of things, are you having trouble with your video card performance?
If not leave it alone.
If still are insisting on doing a driver download, if there are known problems first go to the Toshiba website and get them from there. Many times Windows updates will provide you a more up to date driver if one is availible. Better yet, go to the MAKER of the video card.
i can update my drivers ive tried doing it from the ati site
Well it might be that your video card isnt a ATI?
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 GM is what is usually in your model of Toshiba. That would make it a INTEL. Go to INTEL for downloads.
what should be 2 cards of 512 ram but for some reason comes out to less
Yes indeed you have a video card that has no memory of its own and has to reserve and borrow from your systems memory. Because it reserves it, Windows will not count it as availble for anything else. Usually in bios it will all be reported as present.
The other errors you are getting are interesting if you want to reseach them, but generally points to a bad file download. Stuff is missing.
Posted 09 April 2008 - 10:12 PM
Posted 10 April 2008 - 01:00 AM
You probably just accidentally downloaded the wrong driver. The link I sent you in my previous post is the correct one and should work. Also, never update your video driver from Microsoft updates. Most of the time it will give you the wrong driver and cause problems with your system. You could try Toshiba's site, but computer manufacturers do not always post the lastest drivers to their site. The best way is to go directly to ATI.
ive tried doing it from the ati site
Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:07 AM
Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:09 AM
Posted 10 April 2008 - 11:44 AM
also sandra is what told me my graphics card as well as the system manager
Would have been nice to know that right off, Toshiba in the Satelite A-105 has the A-105 S10XX through A-105 S41XX
Took the most common one to help you out based on my experience with them.
Sorry, my fault for not asking which of the 90 or so machines in that series you might have had. This was sloppy of me.
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 GM is what is usually in your model of Toshiba
I do sincerly appologize. Is it possible to post the FULL model number of the Laptop?
All in all this is a laptop and may not have the resources to run Oblivion well, but will not know that unless we know what you have. Toshiba satelites were never designed as a gaming machine. Sorry to be the one to have to say this to you, but I bet you already knew it.
Minimum requirements for Oblivion (Which means really crappy performance, but will somewhat run)
Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows XP 64-bit
512MB System RAM
2 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
128MB Direct3D compatible video card
and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver;
8x DVD-ROM drive
4.6 GB free hard disk space
DirectX 9.0c (included)
DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
Recomended Requirements (means at least a enjoyable experience)
3 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
1 GB System RAM
ATI X800 series, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series, or higher video card
Never update your video driver from Microsoft updates
I can not hold to that statement, yes the windows offering tends to be broad and not always device specific. But if you have no other choice and you will see I enumerated the maker of the computer, the maker of the device, and last of all Windows update as source. I will use what is availible to fix a issue.
Windows device drivers have many times been the difference of having a driver and a working device vs having a non functional device. I do recall asking if there was a problem or issue. Now we know you wish to Run Oblivion better and not a failing of the device or its software.
About the Driver Genius software, Paid version or the free trial one? "Trial Limitations 30 day trial. Some features disabled" From what I read about it, it points to its own data base and is only as good as the versions it has for downloading.
If the download file is corrupt its corrupt, you cant make it un-corrupt.
Posted 10 April 2008 - 03:27 PM
Posted 10 April 2008 - 03:43 PM
Just did some browsing about the Forums, and under Gaming, There was a sticky post about "Can my Computer run this game" by a poster called STARJAX
Link to post--->Starjax post
Pointed to System Requirements Lab and this link.--->Can I run this game on my computer?
Oblivion is listed there in the drop down box, under The Elder Scrolls. You will have to accept a active X but it is not harmful. Allows a system scan of the machine for resources.
Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:12 PM
Edited by Sarah Jane Smith, 10 April 2008 - 05:16 PM.
Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:19 AM
im currently running oblivion on the extremely low setting thats available with the update- it works albeit with quite a bit of lagging at times especially when theres multiple npc's around- but it does work- lately though i hear the fan working more even when im only running a few tabs in my web browser so id like to try anything to improve whatever i can
my system is:
toshiba satelite a105-s2051
intel celeron m lv 1.7
1 gig ram (but as was mentioned by kaz my video card has no memory bringing the actual total to 896- im using both available slots
although the 2 sticks were not from a kit- which crucial.com told me i need bc i have dual channel mem)
windows xp with sp2
ati radeon xpress 200m
i dont know what else you need to know i got the idea bc i was reading tweak guide for oblivion i found on google there he said that its important to keep drivers updated esp for high-performance games since i dont know so much about computers i differed to his expertise if thats not true then ill have to suffice with the way its running now which is not too bad if it is then i found "8-3_xp32-64_sb_59746.exe" mentioned on some driver update sites but it doesnt seem to be available for download- the driver i got off the ati site itself im either to inexperienced to understand how to install it or it just didnt work although i tried the same one mentioned by sara jane smith
i really appreciate all the feedback you guys are giving me- thanx
Posted 11 April 2008 - 09:34 AM
Now as far as your video driver, the link I sent you is to the correct driver for your graphics accelorator. I would like to know more about why it is not working for you. Are you unable to download it? Do you get any error messages when you try to install it? What happens exactly. Also, are you sure you tried the exact same link I sent you already? Perhaps the one you tried before was a slightly different page that just looks similar. Perhaps you could humor me and download the driver by following the link I sent you. Then if you try to install it and it fails you can write down any error messages that occur. At best, maybe it will work this time. At worst, we will have more information.
Posted 11 April 2008 - 10:24 PM
With the model number in hand I can verify as well this video card is a ATI RADEON® Xpress X200M.
Uses 128mb shared memory. 1024mb-128mb=896mb for the System.
The system has two memory slots and can go to 2gb max with pc 4200 ddr2. That would be 2 sticks of 1gb each.
I have to guess both slots are already occupied. Again that would have to something you would have to know. Original called for 512mb.
ykky, what are you going to do with the old memory you would remove to upgrade?
What is really interesting is the processor is a Intel® Celeron® M Processor 390 @ 1.7 ghz.<---bottleneck here
I am really doubting that your going to get any increase with video drivers, your best bet is more memory. I dont expect much improvement there either and you throw away the 512mb sticks. Cant get around what kind of video card there is and what you have for a processor.
I agree with Ms. Sarah Jane Smith, the link to the drivers she provided is good. You will have to decide if to download the whole suite or just individual drivers.
As to your errors, I am still holding out that you got a corrupted download.
Posted 12 April 2008 - 10:26 PM
i added the second stick of 512 after bring all the info i got from sandra to the store with me the computer only came with one i cant really say ive noticed a marked increase by adding that second stick and its not for any problem that i was trying to update the driver as much as i was hoping oblivion would run a little better although lately the cpu usage goes up to 100% just from running one tab on mozilla from youtube when i was previously able to run 5 without a problem could i be burning my computer out with oblivion? i try to run registry cleaners and defrag regularly
kaz- is the bottlenecking from the computer being to fast for the video card or the video card to fast for the computer
buying more ram right now is out of my pockets so my only choice is to do anything i can to just streamline my computer as much as i can
and i dont understand why i would get corrupt downloads i tried downloading it 3 or 4 times
lastly i didnt pick out the specs for the computer my wife got it on a sale i think closer to 2 years ago not that i know enough to get anything better but i just have to make the best with what we got
Posted 12 April 2008 - 11:31 PM
Edited by Sarah Jane Smith, 12 April 2008 - 11:31 PM.
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