Want to update video driver: NO IDEA HOW

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posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 05:27 AM
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Can anyone help?

I'm not sure how to tell what sort of chip that I have, apart from that it is 64 MB and made by SiS. 64 MB, I have found out, is kinda smallish . . .


DxDiag print out:



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System Information
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Time of this report: 1/8/2007, 22:13:13
Machine name: ------------
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: n/a
System Model: n/a
BIOS: n/a
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.80GHz
Memory: 192MB RAM
Page File: 280MB used, 2398MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

--------------------
DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: SiS 650/651/740/661FX/741/760 series
Manufacturer: SiS
Chip type: SiS 651C Rev 00
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_6330&SUBSYS_0C5D105B&REV_00
Display Memory: 64.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: SiSGRV.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.3600 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 6/25/2004 13:06:34, 809472 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: sisgrp.sys
Mini VDD Date: 6/25/2004 12:59:28, 218112 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71ED9-2070-11CF-FB7D-572CA1C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x1039
Device ID: 0x6330
SubSys ID: 0x0C5D105B
Revision ID: 0x0000
Revision ID: 0x0000
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_D ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG1_A
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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Sound Devices
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Description: C-Media Wave Device
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0111&SUBSYS_011113F6&REV_10
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: cmaudio.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0639 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Debug
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 7/16/2002 12:58:12, 379726 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: C-Media
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 100000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 17, 16
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 17, 16
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): Yes
Registry: OK


I mean, cmon! The card has a name, a type, and a series, just to make it hard.

Is it possible for me to update the driver (which is the software of the card, I believe?), or do I have to by a whole new one?

Thanks for any help.
And no one tell me to take a sledge hammer to by comp.




posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 05:54 AM
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SiS is the chipset manufacturer.

You should be able to upgrade drivers here:

www.sis.com.../download/

If the card isn't powerful enough to run the software you want to run you'll have to replace it though.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 05:58 AM
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Take a look in Device Manager (Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager). It should show you the name of your card

[edit on 2007/1/8 by Hellmutt]



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:25 AM
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When I click 'Update Driver' it searches for a floppy disk or CD, but I don't have anything like that.

djohnsto, I was more hoping someone could point me to a specific file which I could download, and then tell me how to install it. I just have no idea whatsoever.


On that SiS site, I'm guessing that I'm looking for updates for a 'GPU Graphics Driver,' but the only options it gives me from there are is the SiS315 series, or SiS300/SiS305 series'.

I've got a 651C Rev 00? Either that, or one of the other 5 types it lists, none of which match.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:30 AM
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Originally posted by watch_the_rocks

When I click 'Update Driver' it searches

Instead of clicking "update driver", see what the card is called. Try click Properties. You may get more detailed info. Then you get the driver from the producers page. Download the driver first before you attempt to "update driver".



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:31 AM
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I believe this is the most recent driver, wtr.

www.soft32.com...

SiS 651C 6.14.10.3590



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:35 AM
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Originally posted by watch_the_rocks

I've got a 651C Rev 00?

If you got that, then I believe there's a driver here



edit:
12m8keall2c beat me to it


[edit on 2007/1/8 by Hellmutt]



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 06:45 AM
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Am I reading this right? I've got v. 3600, and I'm trying to download v. 3590? That just doesn't seem right.

I'm trying to upgrade, not downgrade, right?





[edit on 8/1/2007 by watch_the_rocks]



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:33 AM
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Seems yours is "onboard video" as opposed to a PCI/AGP "card". ?

Try this:
www.whitebunny.net...

^^ Is the latest UNIDriver for ALL SIS chipset VGA drivers.

[edit on 1/8/2007 by 12m8keall2c]



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:40 AM
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Ohh, limited download speed. This could take a while.

Do you mean that the video card is kind of embedded in the mother board, rather than stuck in one of the slots?



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:45 AM
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Yes. Embedded/onbaord as opposed to an add-on card. You should easily be able to determine which by looking at where the video plug is on the back of your PC.

Actually, what is the make/model of your PC, wtr?



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:50 AM
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Umm, from the casing, Acer Apsire SA10

Acer+Aspire+SA10_Brochure.pdf

Ignore the blond. It doesnt look like that



Okay, downloaded and extracted. Should I click 'setup'?

Will it automatically override the old version of the driver?

[edit on 8/1/2007 by watch_the_rocks]



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:57 AM
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Yep, it's onboard ... but it does have an AGP slot to upgrade to an add-on card.

Here's the latest VGA driver straight from the Acer website:
VGA SIS Driver Ver 650651



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 08:04 AM
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Oh, should I download the one from the Acer website then?



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 08:17 AM
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I would. I think it's Always best to use drivers and updates from the manufacturer.

If you're looking to increase your graphics capabilities (i.e. for gaming), you'll need to purchase an add-on AGP video card. If you're simply looking for the latest driver, then the above link should be it.

$.02



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 08:42 AM
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Well, I downloaded the link about the above link, and everything seems a bit weird now. Where I clicked before in Device Manager to see the chips settings, that little option isn't there any more, and scrolling down web pages has changed, and dxdiag shows no info at all on what chip I have now.

eg


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System Information
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Time of this report: 1/9/2007, 01:32:36
Machine name: MARTIN
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: n/a
System Model: n/a
BIOS: n/a
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.80GHz
Memory: 192MB RAM
Page File: 193MB used, 2485MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The system is using the generic video driver.
Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. DirectDraw test results: All tests were successful.
Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

--------------------
DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

---------------
Display Devices
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Card name:
Manufacturer:
Chip type:
DAC type:
Device Key: Enum\
Display Memory: n/a
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (1Hz)
Monitor:
Monitor Max Res:
Driver Name: vga.dll
Driver Version: 5.01.2600.0000 (English)
DDI Version: unknown
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/18/2001 20:00:00, 9344 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: vga.sys
Mini VDD Date: 8/3/2004 23:07:08, 20992 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B70EE0-4340-11CF-B063-282AAEC2C835}
Vendor ID: 0x0000
Device ID: 0x0000
SubSys ID: 0x00000000
Revision ID: 0x0000
Revision ID: 0x0000
Video Accel:
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Not Available
D3D Status: Not Available
AGP Status: Not Available
DDraw Test Result: All tests were successful.
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run


Not lookin' as good as the other one.

Also, when I try to start the software, it tells me it has problems initializing 'DirectDraw'.

Is there any way to revert back to my previous driver?



[edit on 8/1/2007 by watch_the_rocks]



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 08:57 AM
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control panel --> system

click the + next to video adapters, it will drop down.

double-click on your adapter, it will show you the properties.

You should have a button for "roll-back driver", use that.

Perhaps the driver you had is the better/latest available.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:04 AM
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Video adapters? Can't find it, or the plus.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:06 AM
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Sorry. You have to click on the "hardware" tab, and then "device manager".

oops



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:12 AM
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yeah yeah, that's what I mean. Can't find it. That's the thing that went missing with this new driver.

No rollback?






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