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graphic driver update for windows xp

Hi, I need to update my graphic card on my laptop, the following is the Main Driver and version vga.dll version 5.01.2600.0000. My system check indicated that the manufactures details is n/a. Hence I am not able to got to the manufactures website to get a free driver update. Is it possible to update this graphic card with a free download, and if so where would I find that? Thank you, kind regards. I also got dell inspiron 1501 model
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  1. Let me get this straight. You want people to help you install a new graphics driver for your laptop but can't tell us the laptop manufacturer/model or even the graphics chip. We don't have much chance of making a worthy suggestion.

    Flip your laptop over. There will be a sticker or something to identify the manufacturer and model number. With that info we can move forward.
  2. How can i tell that the sticker has the manufacturer's info? when i open dxdiag it ha n/a over the manufacturer:n/a and chip type:n/a
  3. Inspiron 1501
    it has AMD Athlon (tm) 64 X2 at the system properties
  4. AMD Athlon(tm) 64X2
    Dual-Core Processor TK-53
    1.70 GHz, 1.87 GB of RAM
  5. which ones should i download sir?? they always fail when i download it
  6. For me I prefer to go with the hardware manufacturer which in this case would be AMD. Sometimes you can't install 'native' graphics drivers - I am looking at you SONY/NVIDIA - You would then have to use the laptop makers driver which would then be Dell.

    The choice is yours. For best performance try the AMD. For 'possibly' the most reliable go with the Dell.
  7. pls show me results that are for 32 bit also sir :) THANKS!
  8. Best answer
    After a bit of searching it appears your only choice is the Dell one which is both 32bit/64bit combined

    http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/inspiron-1501
  9. hMM.... okay thanks for everything mr Major_Trouble :D
  10. Major_Trouble said:
    After a bit of searching it appears your only choice is the Dell one which is both 32bit/64bit combined

    http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/inspiron-1501


    but which one is it here sir btw
  11. Right at the bottom that says video
  12. thanks very much for ur answer to my problem sir :) It really helped my thanks a lot.... I owe you one :D
  13. by the way mr. how can i make the direct 3d function available again?
  14. law8706 said:
    by the way mr. how can i make the direct 3d function available again?


    Glad I could help you out.

    I am not clear on what you are asking with regards to making the direct3d function again. If you need to re-install it go here

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=35
  15. Major_Trouble help me with this too from this pc
    Windows XP
    Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHz
    2.66GHz, 1.21GB of RAM
  16. OK but I need to know your problem. If it's as I suspect you need to re-install DirectX from the link I gave just before.
  17. Major_Trouble The one i told you was another pc not the laptop :) Can you help me out with the pc. Thanks for responding btw :D
  18. I can certainly try to help but need to know the problem. Is it a graphics/video issue you need help with? Can you give me some specifics.

    If it's video I would need to know what graphic cards you have.

    If you're unsure of what's in your machine you can download and run Belarc Advisor
    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
  19. yes its anothEr GRAphIcs iSsuE FoR Me
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