Don't suppose you remember me but am the PC user with the digital camera problem that led to all kinds of other problems. To make a long story short my XP processor blew related to incorrect setting of motherboard and USB ports I was told, the 98 also went down! So threw in the towel, tried another PC tech who has rebuilt my XP putting both 98 and XP on it in a partitioned drives. Have new motherboard and processor, new video card. All so far seems to be working well except for one item - the video card which is a ATI Radeon 9600 series version 188.8.131.5204 I am told by the tech needs updating. He did not do so and asked me to look for the driver as he would also. So far the Radeon site is one mass of info none of which so far has led me to a new driver. All I find are people having problems with this particular video card. Could you help?
My tech while hardware and software quite knowledgeable is a young fellow "with an attitude". He gets upset if you question him or disagree with him much in any form. I am so fed up with his arrogance and condenscension that as soon as I have tested the new PC system out thoroughly to make sure no bugs are in it yet, will be looking for another tech. Am not paying out money to be criticized or talked down to somewhat re PC situations. True I am not a tech and do not know it all for sure but am not completely illiterate re PC problems, situations etc.
This latest driver incident makes me angry that he does not see fit to follow through and do something or help. Because of it I keep going down, PC will shut off and reboot, or I get a "out of range signal". So I plan to fight his attitude until he does something one way or another. In the meantime if I can find a driver that works will do so. Soon as I can get Belarc installed to look at my system will be able to send you stats re the new PC setup.
The biggest issue this tech and I tangled about is temperature of room where my PC sits. He claims it should be 75 - 79 at least or else the processor will be damaged. Since I have severe arthritis and fibromyalgia both of which demand heated houses I am at a loss as to what to do. I have had PCs since 82 and both physical conditions also but never have had problems with my processors or have been told my house is too hot. All the tech could offer was to use the PC only at night or in the early AMs which I find certainly handicapping if not ridiculous. My son who is in the PC business with gov. and big business contracts said this was not true - if the house was 90 or up in the 100's that would be different. Usually my PC room is about 80 and I have two fans going in the room which the tech said were utterly useless. So will appreciate your input.