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I can't update my video card drivers

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Archduke of Awesome

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Alright guys, here's my problem...

I tried to play Half Life 2 the other day and Steam tells me that my video card drivers are out of date, and that I should update or it may cause problems with the game. I just chose to do it later and began playing. It worked fine for a baout 15 minutes and then crashed, so I decided to update my video drivers.

I am using a PNY nVidia Geforce 6600 PCI Express (SLI Ready). I go to nVidia.com and enter the information about my card, which directs me to the current driver for the 6000 card series: Version 175.16. I click download and go through the installation process and restart but nothing happened. The game continues to run ok for a few minutes, but when it begins to load a new chapter it crashes again. I then read somewhere you are supposed to unintall the old drivers before installing new ones, so I did that, that didn't work and I screwed up my resolution. I had to go back and reinstall the original out of date drivers so now I am back to square one.

My most recent attempt failed and I plan on reinstalling the old drivers for again after this. I've gone through this process several times and I do not understand what I am doing wrong. I am at my wit's end here, please help! :)
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There is always problems with older video cards when your games get updated to the newest rendition. They often will no longer work and do crash on the older cards. I would suggest upgrading to a newer video card.

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