big time video card problem *help*

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  1. dpakman91

    dpakman91 New Member

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    ok,here's the deal:

    -had integrated video card
    -bought and installed radeon 9200 se 128mb (i know, not great, but it's for my little brother's computer)
    -every once in a while when playing games, i get the physical memory dump message. did a google search, and it DOES seem to be related to graphics cards.
    -had windows update the drivers, but then the games won't run at all. it will say "such and such game requires 12mb of memory" (obviously the card is 128, but it's giving that message anyway), so i had to rollback the driver update just to get the games to run.

    :dunno:

    the computer is:
    sony athlon 2400+, 512RAM, win xp PRO

    anyone have ideas for me? seems like a lose-lose situation, wehther i update the drivers or don't.
     
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    I had the same probs. with allmost the same comp but I build my hole comp. I had to format my XP install and re do it, now all games run just fine.
     
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    dpakman91 New Member

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    yeah, i recently upgraded to xp pro...i guess totally reformatting is an option, but i don't raelly want to go through that with no guarantee it will fix it, and without trying anything else first :dunno:
     
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    Drivers?

    Is integrated card disabled in the bios?
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    windows update is for the OS and MS components - install the video driver from the manufacturer's site
     
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    ok, i downloaded the newest driver from the ati website...still the same problem :wtc:

    any other ideas?
     

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