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How do you update the video card drives?

When loading games it tells me to update the video card drivers. it also says failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode

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If its ATi graphics: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

it its intel graphics: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx?FamilyId=39&lang=eng&currentproductstatus=Active&FamilyStatus=Active&FamilyName=Graphics

any other brand go to their site (for graphics) and follow instructions that are shown

Posted on Oct 31, 2012

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SOURCE: i loade game and it tells me get current driver contac video mfg.

Well when you first turn your computer on where it counts up the memory it usually tells you what kind of video card you have. Barring that it's either an Nvidia or an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator. you can go to http://gd.panam.acer.com/home/ and punch in your notebook model number and such and then it will take you to a page with either driver. Select the Nvidia one first and it should tell you if you don't have that video card then you can do the other one. If not install the Intel driver. Once you get a driver to install and find out what kind of card you have then you need to go to www.intel.com or www.nvidia.com and get the newest driver available. I know at Nvidia you can just download one driver and it will autodetect your videocard and install the right one for you.

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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SOURCE: my video card won't work. i was playing a game and

Reboot into safe mode go to driver and select roll back driver. This should help if not try system restore.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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SOURCE: how to get openGL graphic card driver

Download the drivers from the Acer WEB site. Make sure you select the model of your laptop and the XP version of the drivers you that require
Use this link to get to the Acer support: -
http://www.acersupport.com/notebook/index.html

Posted on Mar 14, 2010

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SOURCE: Graphics Card?

The best way to get current drivers is to go to the manufature website and download them.

http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=761

Select your OS then under VGA driver download the one that matches your machine.

You can not upgrade a graphics card in this laptop. Your best bet if you play games is to get a desktop computer. Desktop computers are more upgradable than laptops (for the most part).

Posted on Jun 28, 2012

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