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Video card drivers

I feel as though I've been ripped off! Every site I go into is advertising something. I've yet to be given a "solution".

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  • asia0127 Jun 24, 2008

    I've been told by "Encore", makers of Hoyle Card Games, and also "Driver Detective", that my video card drivers are out of date. "Driver Detective" now wants to charge me $39.90 to download upgraded drivers. I am not computer savvy, and I have no idea what they're talking about. All I want to do is play my card games. I paid $9.99 for your company's assistance, and I've yet to receive an answer. If I pay the $39.90 to download upgraded drivers, will this solve the problem? Please Help!!

  • asia0127 Jun 24, 2008

    To: myob247



    I don't know what kind of video card I have, but here's some info taken from my diagnostic page. Computer Name: DESKTOP;

    MFG: LAN PLUS: MODEL: AWRDACPI: Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600). The following info. was taken from the back of the computer: Northgate LP41800642 STAP4DR17CC. Will this help??

  • asia0127 Jun 24, 2008

    To: myob247: Under "Display Adapter" it reads as follows:

    SiS 650_651_M650_M652_740. I sure hope this helps.

  • asia0127 Jun 24, 2008

    to: myob247: There were so many to choose from. It didn't give me any specifics from which to choose, or I couldn't find any specifics. However, I downloaded the UniVGA5 Graphic Driver (v5.12) 2008-05-28. There are others also listed: SiS191Gigabit Lan & SiS 190 Lan Driver (v2.069) 2008-05-21 and SiS UniVGA3 Graphic Driver (v3.84) 2008-04-09. Should I download "all" of them? Or go back and look for a specific one?

  • asia0127 Jun 24, 2008

    To: myob247:

    Thank you so very much for all your help and especially your patience. I appreciate everything you've walked me thru.

    After downloading the UniVGA5 Graphic Driver, I immediately went into playing my games (spades), and in the middle of it, the game shut off, as before. I have downloaded the Lan Driver as you suggested, now I'll "RESTART" my computer to see if that's better. If not, I'll let you know. Again, thank you so very, very much..................Shirley Brown.

  • a40izzum Dec 24, 2008

    i dont know what kind of video card i have , accidentally deleted drivers, in my device manager i have a question mark by vga controller help please

  • Georgia B
    Georgia B May 11, 2010

    What's the problem?

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If you can tell me what model computer you have or what kind of video card you have, I can probably direct you to the manufacturer's website where you should be able to download them for free. Driver Detective just wants to sell their product. If you know where to go you shouldn't have to pay for updated drivers. Manufacturer's usually supply them for free.

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  • Georgia B
    Georgia B Jun 24, 2008

    Please go to Start, Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager and click on the + sign next to Display adapter. Post back what it says there.

  • Georgia B
    Georgia B Jun 24, 2008

    Run this chipset identification tool on your pc and it will tell you what driver you need.

    Let me know if you need anymore help.


  • Georgia B
    Georgia B Jun 24, 2008

    UniVGA5 Graphic Driver (v5.12) 2008-05-28 looks like the most recent one so that's the one I would use for your video.

    The Lan driver would be for your network card. You could download the most recent one just to be current.


  • Georgia B
    Georgia B Jun 24, 2008

    You're welcome. I came across a couple of other users complaining about the same issue so maybe it's in the software.

    Here's a Hoyle Support Link you can check out.


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