Laptop/notebook video-card drivers

By Eric Legge
Jan 27, 2003
  1. Greetings Techspotters,

    When you try to find a driver file for a video card on a laptop/notebook computer at, you are greeted with this message -

    "You MUST use the drivers supplied with your laptop or notebook computer, or obtain a driver update from the manufacturer of your laptop or notebook computer."

    Does anyone know why ATI doesn't provide the drivers from its site?

  2. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    Perhaps it is because of the tight intergration into the rest of the laptop chipset, (for example some chips share memory), and so ATi are unable to make a driver that would be compatible with all laptops.

    What laptop do you have ?
  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,874   +199

    Precisely the reason. You should go to your laptop manufacturers website and get drivers from them (usually modified ones of the chipset manufacturer)
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Ditto, you should be able to get the drivers from your manufacturer.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...

Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.