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 recommend that try to download the updated driver for the Video Card because I've encountered that kind of problem with my Sapphire ATI Radeon 6870, I've just downloaded the updated driver through the ATI website.
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
download (PCwizard) install it and run it checks your computer for all drivers needed and lists them Note name and number of drivers required and do a search on net for them EG cmedia 2341 drivers substitute your driver name and numb
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