Laptop/notebook video-card drivers

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

    When you try to find a driver file for a video card on a laptop/notebook computer at http://www.ati.com/, 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?

    Eric,

    http://www.legge40.freeserve.co.uk/BuyerBeware.htm
  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 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,534   +92

    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.
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