How do I update my S3 Graphics Prosavage DDR?

By dreamabhinav
Nov 29, 2008
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  1. How do I update my S3 Graphics Prosavage DDR?


    Hi everybody, I'm only just learning about this stuff. It seems I should update my Video driver, which I think is the "integrated" type? (Don't laugh.) In other words, it came on my samsung pc, which is 5 yrs old. (I haven't installed a separate Video Card.) Anyway, I get this idea about updating.

    So using "dxdiag" I found I have this under Device:

    Display Devices
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    Card name: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR
    Manufacturer: S3 Graphics, Inc.
    Chip type: S3 P4M266
    DAC type: S3 SDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_5333&DEV_8D04&SUBSYS_8D045333&REV_00
    Display Memory: 16.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Default Monitor
    Monitor Max Res:
    Driver Name: s3gnb.dll
    Driver Version: 6.13.0010.1067 (English)
    DDI Version: 7
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 4/26/2002 17:20:08, 356352 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: s3gnbm.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 4/26/2002 17:20:16, 138112 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B75DD3-CE44-11CF-A834-0EADA2C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x5333
    Device ID: 0x8D04
    SubSys ID: 0x8D045333
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_D
    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


    I need an update? I would have just gone to S3's website or another website and downloaded something but it's not so simple to me. There are dozens of things to choose from and nothing that looks like what I have.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I may not know much, but am willing to learn and try things. Thanks.

    ABHINAV
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    5 years old... forget about updating the S3 driver and invest in a PCI based video card. This will really improve your graphics performance. Updating the S3 driver won't do anything for you
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