Need help upgrading VGA card

By bubble
Jun 17, 2008
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  1. Hi i used to have an Xp but then i got vista home premium. thats when i discovered that my video card sucked soo that is why my computer was running slow.
    I then got an ATI Radeon Hd 2600 Pro AGP, sooooo now i have this Multimedia Video Controller problem. it doesnt say anything about it, it doesnt give me any sort of detail about it. All i know is that if i disable it, my video card stops working.

    Sooooo can anyone help me please.
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,623

    have u install the latest drivers for it? if not do it.
  3. bubble

    bubble Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    i tried updating it, and when it would stops searching for updates. It would say that there are none.
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,623

    that is the normal windows answer, go to the ATI site and search for the latest drivers for that card.
  5. bubble

    bubble Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    ok ill do that, thanks
  6. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Have you been here ?

    http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=xp/radeonx-xp

    Read the details.It covers yours and many others.See if their newer then listed in Device Manager.
    You should have been able to do this though.
    It was easy nikc.
  7. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Is yours here ?

    It seem to me it is with no searching needed.
    :grinthumb

    Attached Files:

  8. bubble

    bubble Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    ok but how do i know which one of those updates i need to install?

    Thanks for the help guys.
  9. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    then got an ATI Radeon Hd 2600 Pro AGP

    How helpless are you ? Click the following,:rolleyes:
    ATI Radeon Hd 2600 Pro AGP
    Isn't that yours ?
  10. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Maniac Posts: 592

    What specific subvendor is it (Sapphire, Diamond, Asus, Etc.). Take a look at your card and see what it says on the fan. Then I can go to the vendor site and find the exact driver.
  11. bubble

    bubble Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    haha yea i know iv been trying to read up on how computers work and all, but im still not understanding anything.

    Ok it says Radeon HD 2600 Pro on top, on the top right corner it says 8xAGP, and below all of that is just says VisionTek.
     
  12. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Maniac Posts: 592

  13. bubble

    bubble Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    it says that i can extract it to some temp folder. so should i?
  14. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Maniac Posts: 592

    Can you show me a couple of screen shots as I am not completely familiar with Catalyst drivers?
  15. bubble

    bubble Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    ummmmmm right and how do you do that.
  16. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Maniac Posts: 592

    Press the "PrintScreen" button, it may also say "PrntScrn". Then go into paint and go to "Edit">"Paste", save it as something and go to techspot.com and upload it in Gallery. Give me a link when you do.
  17. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Just install the drivers

    zipped file have to be unzipped and copied to an Install folder.
    Just install the drivers,like i did.You can get along without Catalyst.
    Then do a Direct X test.What version of Direct X do you have now ?
    dxdiag.exe
    Get he latest Direct X here,
    http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/directx.html
  18. bubble

    bubble Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

     
  19. bubble

    bubble Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    soooo i extract them?
  20. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Maniac Posts: 592

    Change the extract folder to the desktop so you can find them.
  21. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Prt Scr

    A whole screen might not be allowed as an attachment.You have to copy
    the part in ? .
    Not your whole desktop.
  22. bubble

    bubble Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    well on the video card that i bought it says that it comes with DirectX10
  23. bubble

    bubble Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    wait wait im soo confused right now.

    Does that screen shot work?
    If so do i overwrite and extract. or do i confirm before overwriting, ooor do i just skip everything and dont extract?
  24. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Maniac Posts: 592

    Then change the extraction folder to My Documents, if you extract it to a temp folder, it will be almost impossible to find.

    Once you've changed it to My Documents "or documents since you are on vista", extract it there.
  25. bubble

    bubble Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 73

    ok ill do that thanks
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