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Downloading GART AGP drivers to my VIA chipset

The new Radeon card that I'm trying to install requires that I download GART drivers to my motherboard ( KM4M MS-6734) chipset by VIA.
When I go to the MSI site and try to run LIVE UPDATE 3, I get an error message and it fails to load. All programs are closed and anti-virus is in game mode (Bitdefender 09 has no option to turn it off). Flashing the BIOS manually sounds complicated not to mention risky.
Am I out of luck and should I just sell this new video card on Ebay? The onboard card I have now works fine but it will not run the helicopter simulator program I have.

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  • DPD1 Oct 12, 2008

    Thanks Pablocsa. there are so many warnings about a mis-step in flashing the BIOS resulting in a failure to boot that it intimidates me. Live Update 3 for updating drivers seems to be so easy, but when I try to download the program I get the error on page message: 'document layerload Active Web X Dev' is null or not an object. I think my problem is with Active X, but I can't find Active Web X Dev on my computer to delete it under the Add/Remove programs. I was going to delete it and reload Active X, then try Live Update again. Maybe you can tell me where to look for Active Web X Devloper on my computer. Do you know if GART drivers would be included in the latest driver update for the motherboard chipset? The simulator manual stresses that it is VERY important that a custom Virtual GART (AGP) driver be installed for the card to function correctly with the motherboard.

    By the way, your post about the bios manual update is giving me more confidence. Your help is much appreciated.


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    AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port)


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Update the bios manually is not complicated.
But If you don't know about this or not have the experience necesary I recommend
that it is better for your to keep your old video card.

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