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Netgear WG511v2 54 Mbps Wireless PC Card Driver Update

April 29th, 2011 No comments

The WG511v2 is one of Netgear’s wireless network adapter products in the Wireless-G line. This particular model is designed in the PC card form factor which means it is typically plugged into the PCMCIA slots in laptops to provide it with wireless network connectivity. This device is naturally based on the IEEE 802.11 or Wi-Fi standard, as it is more commonly known. The WG511v2 can deliver a data transfer rate of 54 Mbps which is about 5 times faster than the speed of 802.11b type networks usually set up in residential and commercial hotspots.

This particular driver update is version 3.1.1.7 released April 29, 2011. New features included in this update are support for Windows Vista and permission to install/uninstall the driver even for non-administrator accounts. It is meant for systems running on Windows 98, ME, 2000, 2003, Windows NT, XP, Vista, and Windows 7. In terms of hardware compatibility, the PC must be Pentium class and carry a 32-bit card bus slot. This was updated April 29, 2011.

Click here to update the driver for your Netgear Wireless-G 511v2 wireless PC card.

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NVIDIA GeForce 6200 Series Driver Update

April 28th, 2011 No comments

The GeForce 6200 series is part of the sixth generation family of video cards from nVidia. This graphics hardware manufacturer usually diversifies every generation of its video cards into low, mid and high range models. The 6200 series is one of several lines that belong in the budget category. As such 6200 video cards have only 4 pixel pipelines, have no memory compression, and don’t support Scalable Link Interface, a feature that allows two video cards to be used in tandem and is a capability found in higher sixth generation GeForce models.

To make video card driver updating more convenient for users, nVidia releases its updates in the form of driver packages where each package already covers a range of models in a series. This particular update belongs to the batch labeled Release 270 that was brought out for distribution in April 28, 2011. This covers versions 270 to 274 and is WHQL Certified. All sixth generation GeForce video card models, including those of the 6200 series, can use this update. It is compatible with systems running on Windows 98, ME, 2000, 2003, Windows NT, XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

Click here to update your nVidia GeForce 6200 video card.

NVIDIA GeForce2 Series Driver Update

April 28th, 2011 No comments

GeForce2 is the second generation of the GeForce brand of video cards by nVidia. This series, now considered to be legacy, came out in three categorical releases based on feature and price range. These were MX, GTS, and Ultra. GeForce2 GTS and Ultra were respectively the mid-range and high-end models while GeForce2 MX was for the entry-level low-end market. This WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) certified driver update is made for the following models: MX, MX 100, MX 100/200, MX 200, and MX 400.

The update is version 93.71 and was released in April 28, 2011. This is actually the last update for this particular GeForce video card series. It includes among other upgrade features support for the H.264 or MPEG-4, MPEG-2 HD, and VC-1 video codecs. Additionally, this final update provides the nVidia Control Panel, a utility software that allows users to perform more finely tuned adjustments of the video card’s advanced settings and properties. Operating system compatibility requirements are Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Click here to download the latest driver update for your nVidia GeForce2 MX video card.

 

ATI Catalyst Software Suite (Windows XP 32 bit) Driver Update

April 28th, 2011 No comments

The latest ATI Catalyst Software Suit Driver is compatible with all Radeon family products and has been further improved and enhanced to satisfy computer users with high levels of performance, power, and reliability.

The 11.4 version of the AMD driver was released last April 28, 2011 and it can be downloaded for free! Along with bug fixes and updates is a new EyeFinity setup group, where computer users can personalize the display options of their monitors. With the new version, an AMD Catalyst update notification is sent every now and then thus, eliminating the need to automatically check for available updates. The enhancement in its performance is seen with the AMD Radeon HD 6800 series and the ALMD Radeon HD 6900 series.

The newest version has surely a lot to offer to computer users. Aside from vast improvement in its performance, the bugs present from previous versions were already fixed.

Click here to update your ATI Catalyst Software Driver.

 

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ATI Catalyst Display Driver for Windows Vista/Windows 7 Driver Update

April 28th, 2011 No comments

The ATI Catalyst Display Driver for Windows Vista/Windows 7 is an update and driver product from ati.com. This release gives the latest version for all Radeon family products that offers the best level of reliability, performance and power than the previous ones.

The latest version comes with Eyefinity setup and update notifications. There are various enhancements made for AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series adding to the bug fixes and performance revisions developed for upgrading the product. Display and WDM Drivers are also included in the product. The ATI Catalyst Display Driver version 11.4 was released for distribution on April 28, 2011 which is compatible with Windows Vista/Windows 7 32-bit.

Click here to update your ATI Catalyst Display Driver.

ATI Catalyst Software Suite for Windows XP Driver Update

April 28th, 2011 No comments

The ATI Catalyst Software Suite for Windows XP is an update and driver product from ati.com. This release gives the latest version for all Radeon family products that offers the best level of reliability, performance and power than the previous ones.

The latest version comes with Eyefinity setup and AMD Catalyst update notification. There are various enhancements made for AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series adding bug fixes and performance revisions developed for upgrading the product. Display and WDM Drivers are also included in the product. The ATI Catalyst Software Suite version 11.4 was released for distribution on April 28, 2011 which is compatible with Windows XP 64-bit.

Click here to update your ATI Catalyst Display Driver.

ATI Catalyst Display Driver (Windows XP-32 Bit) Update

April 28th, 2011 No comments

The ATI Catalyst Display driver for Windows XP was recently updated to the latest version to further satisfy consumers with an enhanced, more powerful and reliable performance.

The 11.4 version of the AMD display driver was released last April 28,2011 and since then, more than 1 million computer users have already downloaded it since they did not have to pay for anything to acquire the said driver.

The latest version added a new Eyefinity setup group to allow users to set up three different portrait display modes. An AMD Catalyst update notification was also added, together with a few performance enhancements that are seen with the AMD Radeon HD 6800  Series and AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series. Aside from new features, the latest version also included bug fixes to enhance the display driver’s performance

Click here to update your ATI Catalyst Display Driver.

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Download nVIDIA Graphics Driver-270.61

April 28th, 2011 No comments

NVIDIA graphics driver (270.61) is one of its first WHQL- certified from the Release 260 family of drivers (270.61). This graphics driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, and 400-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs.

Before getting started, you may want to download this tool to make sure all of your drivers are up to date.

New things in this version:

The package adds support for the newly released GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPUs
It also increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. v266.58 WHQL drivers.
And it adds NVIDIA Update feature.

Installation Instructions:

Click this link to start the download process. Make sure that you download the appropriate driver based on your hardware and operating system.

Click Agree and Download if you accept the terms of the agreement (after you have read everything of course). Then you can either open the file or save it for later use.

Then open the NVIDIA driver installation .EXE file to launch the NVIDIA InstallShield Wizard.

Lastly, is to simply follow all the instructions in the NVIDIA InstallShield Wizard to complete the download process.

Download file name: 270.61-desktop-winxp-32bit-english-whql.exe

Date Released: April 18, 2011

Operating System Specifications: Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center Edition

Devices supported: video cards

Troubleshooting External Storage Problems on Windows XP

April 27th, 2011 No comments

Thanks to the proliferation of high-speed broadband internet access and the boom in file sizes brought about by more complex programs and high-definition media files, the need for external file storage is now greater than ever, and primed to go even higher. Having your files on an external drive not only helps free up space on your hard drive, it also makes sharing large files a lot easier and more convenient. However, if you’re one of the millions of users still running Windows XP, there’s a chance that your experience with external storage devices could be less than convenient.

Running New Devices on an Old OS

External hard drives and flash disks, simple as they might seem, still require drivers in order to work with your computer, just like any other device. The problem with plugging a new external storage device in a computer running an old OS like Windows XP is that it is unlikely to have any of the necessary drivers pre-installed in the system in the same way that Windows Vista and Windows 7 might have. When devices are advertised as ‘Plug and Play”, all it means is that the manufacturer assumes that your OS already has the necessary drivers to run it. If you’re still running Windows XP, this won’t always apply, but there are a few steps you can take so that you can use your external storage device without hassle

Verify Compatibility

This is a simple step that few buyers take before purchasing a gadget, and many have paid the price for it. Microsoft regularly updates this list of Windows XP compatible devices regularly. Newer devices might be supported but might not yet be on the list, so buying the latest model isn’t always advisable. Try waiting a few weeks or a month after its release to see if it will be added to the list. Otherwise, it’s not a risk worth taking.

Update Windows XP

Since it’s still used by over 40% of all computers logging on the internet, Microsoft still provides support for Windows XP in the form of updates. These updates usually contain generic drivers for the newest devices to help maintain the operating system’s compatibility, as well as security upgrades and improvements to system performance and functionality. You can check for the latest updates at this website.

Download the Drivers

To get the latest version of the drivers for your external storage device, you can visit the manufacturer’s website, go to their download or support page, and then find the appropriate driver for your operating system. You then download the driver installer and then run it in order to install it onto your system. You might need to restart your PC after installation before you can finally use your external storage device.

Why Do Things the Hard Way?

If these tasks seem a bit too time consuming or downright difficult for you, there is a much faster and easier alternative that you can try. Download our Driver Scan Tool and let it automatically detect what drivers are out of date and what you need to download. Try it today and experience what hassle free computing is all about.

 

Resolving Video Card Problems on Windows XP

April 27th, 2011 No comments

A significant chunk of the computers around the world still use Windows XP, largely because of its proven stability and reliability, especially when compared to its overly bloated and sluggish successor Windows Vista. A major portion of those users who have stuck to Windows XP are graphic artists, designers, and gamers, for two main reasons. First is the speed and stability of Windows XP as mentioned above, and second is the significantly lower system requirements to run design software, editing programs, or video games on it, with Windows Vista and Windows 7 usually demanding up to 1 GB more RAM as well as a faster processor.

Windows XP, Video Cards, and Your PC

Designing things or playing games on any computer requires a lot of graphical horsepower, usually in the form of a mid to high-end video card. However, more and more of these graphics-dependent users running Windows XP have been running into problems getting their newer video cards to run at full functionality, or to get them up and running at all. However, if you’re one of these hapless users, there’s no need to go and upgrade your system and switch to a new OS just yet. Here are a few things you can try to get your video card to work with Windows XP.

Run Windows Update

Thanks to its continued popularity, Microsoft has extended the time it will officially support Windows XP, meaning that it still releases periodic updates for it. These updates often address security issues and incrementally improve performance and functionality. They also help keep Windows XP compatible with the latest gadgets, devices, and peripherals on the market, including video cards. The easiest way to do this would be to run Automatic Updates, the latest version of which comes with Service Pack 2 for Windows XP. If you don’t have Service Pack 2 yet or would prefer not to use Automatic Updates for whatever reason, You can download the updates here.

Finding the Right Drivers

All of the video cards currently on the market today should be compatible with Windows XP. What usually fouls up the works are the drivers that are used to run the card. The driver should be on the CD packaged along with the card, but chances are they’re outdated by the time you’re installing them on your PC. To get the latest drivers and resolve your problems, you’ll need to visit the manufacturer’s website, find their download page, search for the driver suited to your specific model of card and your OS, download it, and then install it.

If the idea of manually updating your drivers for your video card or other devices sounds a bit too complex or tedious and time-consuming for you, then you might want to consider trying out our Driver Scan Tool. This program will alert you on the status of all the drivers for any devices you might have, checking if they’re compatible, properly installed, and up to date. Don’t let bad drivers limit your fun or productivity. Try it out today.