Need help with which kind of video card I need to buy
I have SiS315 video card which has been phased out so I cannot update drivers. Need to buy a new video card, one that will be sufficient for game playing on the pc. I don't know which specifications you need but probably can tell you if you let me know what information I need to furnish for you.
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I'm sure you mean how to install a video driver. If you want to do this manually, you need to know what kind of graphics card, the computer has. Then, search and download the specific graphics card driver from the Internet. Or if you have the graphics driver disc, you can install the driver from there.
Another easier method is to download and install this free driver scanning tool from here: http://xpdrivers.com/index.cfm or directly from this link: http://xpdrivers.com/download/download.cfm
After you install it, answer yes when it asks to run. It would scan your drivers and tell you which drivers need to be updated, and will let you update them from the Internet. You need not even know what graphics or video driver you have. It's simple. Try it out.
Stardard VGA Graphics Adapter is what the driver Vista installs when it doesn't have the right driver for your video card. That isn't your video card type. You need to check out the documents for your specific computer and find out what kind of card it really has and download the driver for that card. You will then be able to choose a higher resolution. Sometimes when you boot up your computer and the screen first comes on it will tell you what type of video card you have but this only works on some models.
The SIS315 is an integrated video card which uses shared RAM in order to work. Most mainboards will automatically turn off the integrated card as soon as an AGP or PCI-e card is installed. Yours may not do this, or maybe the card just needs re-seating as it is not picking it up correctly.
First you need to double check to make sure the new card is firmly in the slot (this is a common problem that is often overlooked) re-seat card and push it firmly and evenly into the slot. Next, on start-up, go into BIOS and make sure all on-board video is disabled. Save and then restart as normal, hopefully it will see your new card and then be looking for the drivers.
It is possible that the BIOS has your on-board video set on auto, which would mean if no other card is present then the PC would automatically go back to on-board video. Which means it can't see your new card, which in turn means it is either not installed properly or it is faulty.
Just out of interest, it may seem a stupid question but you have plugged your monitor cable into your new card and not the on-board socket?
As always much more info is needed for more help Bri
simple go to start buttom go to cntrol panel click on add and remove programs and remove the sis315 driver shut your laptop down and then make sure your are on the internet then donwload the new driver for your redeon if this doesn't work try going into proporties and restoreing it to pre.drivers and it should work
You can right click the mouse on the windows desktop and select PROPERTIES, there you select the SETTINGS tab and look for a resolution slider, move it and see if you can find the resolution you need.
To find out what video card you have, you can click on the ADVANCED button on that same SETTINGS tab. It will open a new window where you will need to click on the ADAPTER tab. There will be the info on the graphic card, the resolutions it can support will be listed on the LIST ALL MODES... button.
Take into account you might have an integrated graphics card, so it may be necessary to know the manufacturer of the motherboard in order to find an updated driver that supports the new resolutions of new wide screen monitors.
Any other doubt on this subject feel free to ask on this same post.
ok.. the first thing is.. u need to either physically look at the chips / or chipset on the card.. then locate the gpu.. when this is complete enter the gpu name into google.com or .ca and add driver to the end of the search query then you should--- or this link should do nicely for windows xp http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html