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Mpact Video Drivers For Windows 2000

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Anonymous
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July 4, 2004 4:31:17 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

I have a Gateway2000 (G6-266) computer.



My main-board has already has an onboard video-card by Chromatic (Mpact II).
I want to install windows 2000 but I cannot find any drivers to support it.
The drivers included on the CD with my computer only have drivers for
win95/98 and NT. I went to drivers.com and found one person who says he has
them but I asked him to help and got no response.


If anyone can help I would appreciate it. Does anyone know if I have the
option of using a separate video card with this machine?

thanks
Anonymous
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July 4, 2004 4:31:18 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

There are no mPact2 drivers for anything other than 95 and 98 (and even 98SE
doesn't work properly with the drivers that exist).
Yes, you can use a separate video card - as I recall, that board has no AGP
slot, so it must use a PCI video card.


"KnockoffMan" <KnockoffMan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I have a Gateway2000 (G6-266) computer.
>
>
>
> My main-board has already has an onboard video-card by Chromatic (Mpact
II).
> I want to install windows 2000 but I cannot find any drivers to support
it.
> The drivers included on the CD with my computer only have drivers for
> win95/98 and NT. I went to drivers.com and found one person who says he
has
> them but I asked him to help and got no response.
>
>
> If anyone can help I would appreciate it. Does anyone know if I have the
> option of using a separate video card with this machine?
>
> thanks
>
>
Anonymous
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July 4, 2004 5:36:28 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

Chromatic bit the dust before Windows 2000 made it to full release status. I
doubt that Chromatic drivers for Windows 2000 are available anywhere. Your best
bet is to install a PCI graphics card known to have Windows 2000 drivers. The
Matrox Millenium II is a safe and reliable choice. So is an ATI Rage PCI card.

I have a few Matrox Millenium II cards here. I can sell you one for a fair
price. Contact me outside this newsgroup if you want... Ben Myers

On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 12:31:17 GMT, "KnockoffMan" <KnockoffMan@yahoo.com> wrote:

>I have a Gateway2000 (G6-266) computer.
>
>
>
>My main-board has already has an onboard video-card by Chromatic (Mpact II).
>I want to install windows 2000 but I cannot find any drivers to support it.
>The drivers included on the CD with my computer only have drivers for
>win95/98 and NT. I went to drivers.com and found one person who says he has
>them but I asked him to help and got no response.
>
>
>If anyone can help I would appreciate it. Does anyone know if I have the
>option of using a separate video card with this machine?
>
>thanks
>
>
Anonymous
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a b U Graphics card
July 10, 2004 9:30:31 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

The only thing that Mpact card does is let you watch DVDs on your drive with
a processor that is otherwise too slow to view them. You can get a new card
really cheap that "might" work with a software DVD decoder, but I would
guess your playback will not be as smooth as with the Mpact card (I had the
exact same setup, but even upgraded my CPU to a Celeron 500 and it played,
but not great). I also had the "version 1" Toshiba DVD that won't play a
CD-R--an original from 1997!
Anyhow, I bought an Nvidia GeForce4 (I think) card for about $60 at the time
(now they are closer to 25 for the low-end one I bought). It worked in a
manner of speaking with WinDVD.
"KnockoffMan" <KnockoffMan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:p MSFc.22521$IX4.1776093@twister.tampabay.rr.com...
> I have a Gateway2000 (G6-266) computer.
>
>
>
> My main-board has already has an onboard video-card by Chromatic (Mpact
II).
> I want to install windows 2000 but I cannot find any drivers to support
it.
> The drivers included on the CD with my computer only have drivers for
> win95/98 and NT. I went to drivers.com and found one person who says he
has
> them but I asked him to help and got no response.
>
>
> If anyone can help I would appreciate it. Does anyone know if I have the
> option of using a separate video card with this machine?
>
> thanks
>
>
!