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Geforce 7900 driver problem.

I have a geforce 7900, I'm not sure which model. I have had it for years, it has always worked perfectly. I recently reinstalled windows xp on my desktop and when I went to reinstall the driver for it, it makes the quality (resolution) very very low (800x600) and everything becomes very grainy, almost is if there is wayy too much contrast to everything. It will not allow me to change my resolution settings either even though it asks if I would like windows to do it for me because the settings are so low. It won't even fix itself. I have gone into device manager and uninstalled the driver and then reinstalled it several times.. but still the same thing. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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If re-installing the GeForce 7900 driver does not correct the problem it may be because you need to install first the AGP port driver of the motherboard. In some motherboards, this is part of the chipset. In the case of VIA chipsets, the AGP driver (not the video card) is part of the 4 in 1 driver set.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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    The same also holds true for Intel chipset motherboards. Incidentally:

    • Intel has ChipUtil that is meant to determine/verify the actual chipset used in the motherboard;

    • Intel has infinst_enu.exe that is meant to update/inform the OS how to handle the chipset used in the motherboard including the AGP port;

    • Intel has Intel App Accelerator that is meant to update/inform the OS how applications would best be run.
    With all of these in mind, again perhaps your best bet is to find out the chipset driver for the D946GZIS motherboard, download and install. Additionally, it may be to your advantage to install an older version of the NVidia driver such as the 56.72 or any of the 2006 dated drivers.


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