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Sapphire RADEON X700 PRO Driver Update

August 26th, 2011 No comments

The Sapphire RADEON X700 PRO Version 10.2 is published by Advanced Micro Devices. The date it was released and added was August 26, 2011. It is under the category of drivers and subcategorized as video drivers.

This can be downloadable for a reasonable cost and can be used with Windows 98, SE, ME, NT, 2000 and XP.

Click here to update your Sapphire RADEON X700 PRO video driver.

 

Updating nVidia Graphics Card Drivers for Windows XP

August 16th, 2011 No comments

As the march of technological progress continues, so too does the technical quality and complexity of the media from which we derive our entertainment. Movies and TV shows now come not just in high-definition, but sometimes in 3D as well, while video games are now so visually stunning as to almost perfectly mimic real life. Of course enjoying the full benefits of all these advances means having the right hardware to be able to render all that beautiful eye-candy.

This means having a mid-range to high-end video card installed in your system, most likely one from one of the industry’s giants in graphics processing: nVidia. nVidia graphics cards are arguably the most advanced in the world, but that doesn’t mean that they are perfect. Sometimes the card might not be able to deliver all the raw graphical processing power it is supposed to, have key features impaired or missing, or in the ultimate extreme, not appear to work altogether.

While hardware failure does account for a small fraction of these failures, the culprit is almost always the software, or drivers that govern how your graphics cards operate and interact with the rest of your system. The drivers for graphics cards tend to be updated far more often than most devices as manufacturers are always trying to tweak and improve its performance as well as providing the best possible support for the newest games and media out there. So updating your video card’s drivers doesn’t just help resolve any technical issues you might be having, but also makes sure you get the most out of it as well.

Getting the latest set of drivers for your video card can be a bit of a chore even under the best circumstances, but it can be downright frustrating if you’re running an older operating system such as Windows XP. Even at over a decade old, this workhorse OS is still used in around 40% of PCs around the world, but it has begun to show its age, especially in the realm of hardware support. Finding the right drivers to get the latest devices, gadgets, and peripherals to work with Windows XP has become an increasingly difficult task, and video cards are no exception.

The first thing you need to do is determine exactly what model of video card you have installed on your computer. You can do this simply by going to the Control Panel, accessing the Device Manager, and expanding the Display Adapters category. Once you’ve identified exactly what model you need, simply visit this website, select the appropriate series of video cards yours falls under, and then download and install the driver. A system restart is required before any changes can take effect.

If you don’t wish to do this sort of thing manually, then you’ll be glad to know that there’s a hassle free way to keep your nVidia video card drivers updated. Try out ourDriver Scan Tool and let it automatically detect whenever a new version of the driver comes out, and can update it in an instant while leaving you free to work or play. Download it now and experience hassle-free computing today!

 

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 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.

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

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.

 

ATI Catalyst Display Driver Update

April 27th, 2011 No comments

ATI Catalyst is a driver package for Radeon video cards and other products that belong in the same family of graphics hardware. This software suite is specific to the Windows operating system and bundles the drivers as well as the utility programs into one installable unit. As it supports a wide range of specific models, the ATI Catalyst driver package makes driver installation and updates a much easier process for users. Certain versions of this software suite also provide a control panel which enables users to configure Radeon hardware settings. Since AMD’s acquisition of ATI Technologies in 2006, this driver package has been rebranded as AMD Catalyst.

This particular driver update is meant for the 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. This update is version 11.4 released April 27, 2011. Its notable upgrade is a new setup for AMD’s Eyefinity Technology which enables a single video card to support multiple displays simultaneously. Particular performance enhancements for the Radeon HD 6800 and 6900 series of video cards are also included.

Click here to get the latest update to your ATI Catalyst display driver.

 

nVidia Graphics (Windows Vista 64-bit / Windows 7 64-bit) Driver Update

April 19th, 2011 No comments

This is the latest nVidia graphics driver release for Windows Vista/7 64-bit. Released last April 19, 2011, this WHQL-certified and a member of release 270 family of drivers is the 270.61 version.

This software package adds 3D Vision Controller driver and also supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs.

New features of the update:

GPU Support

  • This graphics driver update adds supports for the newly released GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPUs.

Performance

  • This computer program update enhances the performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. v266.58 WHQL drivers.

nVidia Update

  • This graphics driver update keeps your nVidia drivers updated.  A notification will be given every time a new driver update is available.

Before downloading this nVidia graphics driver update, check first if your operating system is compatible with the driver update. This means that your must have installed the Windows Vista or Windows 7 64-bit operating system.