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Using Updated Drivers

By greatman05
Sep 26, 2006
  1. Hey guys, it's me again. I was wondering: If I had, say, an Intel 845G intergrated card with the Intel Extreme graphics drivers, could I use an Intel Extreme Graphics 2 driver for the 865G with this card? If I did (and it worked) would I see any performance benefit, or am I beter off leaving it with the current drivers I have?
     
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    You will not see a performance boost. The misuse of a driver can screw your video up pretty badly. DO NOT try to go with the wrong driver.
     
  3. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Cfitzarl is right. You should never use the wrong driver. The different driver is for different hardware.
     
  4. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    What do You Mean?

    What do you mean by "It will screw your video up pretty badly"?
     
  5. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    It is possible that your resolution will lock up, or no video could be recognized at all.
     
  6. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    I have a D865GVHZ :p Intel Extreme Graphics 2, but i have them disabled, because a video card is better.
     
  7. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    Is there a possibility that it would work? And if it did, could I leave it that way?
     
  8. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    What we've been trying to say is that it is not possible to make it work better with different drivers.
     
  9. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    get a video card if you want custom resolutions and 5 times the performance, even PCI cards are up to like 10X better (X1300 PCI)
     
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