updating the video card question

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Hi ... I have the ATI Radeon 9800 pro (128) video card and I am not using
the latest driver for it , Reason as to why I am not is because with the
driver I have now I notice the graphics is much richer , the colors are more
deeper if that make any sense , Now I did try out the latest driver but I
find it not to my liken , My question is , Is it wise to always being using
the latest driver ? Or can I just use the one that I perfer instead ? Also I
believe the driver that I am using is just 8 months old and the catalyst
control center program is working great too ., Where as to the newest one it
doesn't work , I would like to hear your advise as to this matter , thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    It is not necessary to update video drivers etc.
    The new drives are usually to fix problems with certain computer setups or
    to fix problems in some games etc.

    If you are happy with your video quality and performance - Don't upgrade the
    driver.

    I have installed newer drivers in the past and have gone back to the
    previous because of video quality loss with the new one.

    Like the old saying - If it ain't broke, Don't fix it.

    "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    news:egaWgzJkFHA.3288@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Hi ... I have the ATI Radeon 9800 pro (128) video card and I am not using
    > the latest driver for it , Reason as to why I am not is because with the
    > driver I have now I notice the graphics is much richer , the colors are
    > more deeper if that make any sense , Now I did try out the latest driver
    > but I find it not to my liken , My question is , Is it wise to always
    > being using the latest driver ? Or can I just use the one that I perfer
    > instead ? Also I believe the driver that I am using is just 8 months old
    > and the catalyst control center program is working great too ., Where as
    > to the newest one it doesn't work , I would like to hear your advise as to
    > this matter , thanks
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Hi, Peace.

    You might want to visit the Usenet newsgroup
    alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati. Lots of ATI gurus (and a lot of newbies
    and non-techies like me) hang out there.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@corridor.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP

    "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    news:egaWgzJkFHA.3288@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Hi ... I have the ATI Radeon 9800 pro (128) video card and I am not using
    > the latest driver for it , Reason as to why I am not is because with the
    > driver I have now I notice the graphics is much richer , the colors are
    > more deeper if that make any sense , Now I did try out the latest driver
    > but I find it not to my liken , My question is , Is it wise to always
    > being using the latest driver ? Or can I just use the one that I perfer
    > instead ? Also I believe the driver that I am using is just 8 months old
    > and the catalyst control center program is working great too ., Where as
    > to the newest one it doesn't work , I would like to hear your advise as to
    > this matter , thanks
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Hi ... Yves , Whenever I remove any programs/drivers I always do go to the
    add and remove program area and I also remove if found the folder under
    windows explorer area , Also I remove everything in the Perfetch folder as
    well , then I would delete the recycling bim , then I would restart comp ,
    Once after all that is done , Then and only will I install whatever ...

    R.C. White >>> Thanks for that link and I will check it out too :)


    "R. C. White" <rc@corridor.net> wrote in message
    news:OCJy1kTkFHA.3756@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Hi, Peace.
    >
    > You might want to visit the Usenet newsgroup
    > alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati. Lots of ATI gurus (and a lot of newbies
    > and non-techies like me) hang out there.
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    > rc@corridor.net
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    >
    > "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    > news:egaWgzJkFHA.3288@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi ... I have the ATI Radeon 9800 pro (128) video card and I am not using
    >> the latest driver for it , Reason as to why I am not is because with the
    >> driver I have now I notice the graphics is much richer , the colors are
    >> more deeper if that make any sense , Now I did try out the latest driver
    >> but I find it not to my liken , My question is , Is it wise to always
    >> being using the latest driver ? Or can I just use the one that I perfer
    >> instead ? Also I believe the driver that I am using is just 8 months old
    >> and the catalyst control center program is working great too ., Where as
    >> to the newest one it doesn't work , I would like to hear your advise as
    >> to this matter , thanks
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Hi again ... R. C. White could you please provide the server to
    alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati. newsgroup ? I try to just use Usenet but
    that didn't work , So if you could explain how to reach this newsgroup ?
    Thanks


    "R. C. White" <rc@corridor.net> wrote in message
    news:OCJy1kTkFHA.3756@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Hi, Peace.
    >
    > You might want to visit the Usenet newsgroup
    > alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati. Lots of ATI gurus (and a lot of newbies
    > and non-techies like me) hang out there.
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    > rc@corridor.net
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    >
    > "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    > news:egaWgzJkFHA.3288@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi ... I have the ATI Radeon 9800 pro (128) video card and I am not using
    >> the latest driver for it , Reason as to why I am not is because with the
    >> driver I have now I notice the graphics is much richer , the colors are
    >> more deeper if that make any sense , Now I did try out the latest driver
    >> but I find it not to my liken , My question is , Is it wise to always
    >> being using the latest driver ? Or can I just use the one that I perfer
    >> instead ? Also I believe the driver that I am using is just 8 months old
    >> and the catalyst control center program is working great too ., Where as
    >> to the newest one it doesn't work , I would like to hear your advise as
    >> to this matter , thanks
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Hi, Peace.

    The Usenet is kind of like the World Wide Web - it's out there, but nobody
    really manages the whole thing. We just all use it and I have no idea how
    it really works.

    But most every ISP includes access to a news server in its monthly
    subscription price. I don't know about Heaven.com, which apparently is your
    ISP (it's part of your email address). My ISP's news server won't help you,
    because you're not writing them a check each month. ;^{

    There are many (thousands?) of free news servers out there; Google finds
    over 19,000 when I search for "free news server". Click on one and you
    should be able to find a server that carries that .ati NG. You might even
    find it worthwhile to subscribe to a fee-based server. No server can carry
    ALL Usenet groups; last time I checked, my ISP's server (supernews.com)
    listed over 100,000 NGs!

    Once you pick a server, follow their instructions to set up the News Account
    for it in Outlook Express. Start by clicking Tools | Accounts... | News |
    Add.

    Maybe some other reader here can steer you directly to a free news server
    that carries the .ati NG. Just remember that posters there are just like
    here: they are just users like you and me, helping each other. Some are
    true experts; others are newbies who know less than you and I. Both great
    advice and terrible suggestions are posted.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@corridor.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP

    "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    news:eqRBHjVkFHA.3164@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Hi again ... R. C. White could you please provide the server to
    > alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati. newsgroup ? I try to just use Usenet but
    > that didn't work , So if you could explain how to reach this newsgroup ?
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > "R. C. White" <rc@corridor.net> wrote in message
    > news:OCJy1kTkFHA.3756@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi, Peace.
    >>
    >> You might want to visit the Usenet newsgroup
    >> alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati. Lots of ATI gurus (and a lot of newbies
    >> and non-techies like me) hang out there.
    >>
    >> RC
    >>
    >> "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    >> news:egaWgzJkFHA.3288@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi ... I have the ATI Radeon 9800 pro (128) video card and I am not
    >>> using the latest driver for it , Reason as to why I am not is because
    >>> with the driver I have now I notice the graphics is much richer , the
    >>> colors are more deeper if that make any sense , Now I did try out the
    >>> latest driver but I find it not to my liken , My question is , Is it
    >>> wise to always being using the latest driver ? Or can I just use the one
    >>> that I perfer instead ? Also I believe the driver that I am using is
    >>> just 8 months old and the catalyst control center program is working
    >>> great too ., Where as to the newest one it doesn't work , I would like
    >>> to hear your advise as to this matter , thanks
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    "" wrote:
    > Hi, Peace.
    >
    > You might want to visit the Usenet newsgroup
    > alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati. Lots of ATI gurus (and a lot
    > of newbies
    > and non-techies like me) hang out there.
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    > rc@corridor.net
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    >
    > "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    > news:egaWgzJkFHA.3288@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > > Hi ... I have the ATI Radeon 9800 pro (128) video card and I
    > am not using
    > > the latest driver for it , Reason as to why I am not is
    > because with the
    > > driver I have now I notice the graphics is much richer , the
    > colors are
    > > more deeper if that make any sense , Now I did try out the
    > latest driver
    > > but I find it not to my liken , My question is , Is it wise
    > to always
    > > being using the latest driver ? Or can I just use the one
    > that I perfer
    > > instead ? Also I believe the driver that I am using is just
    > 8 months old
    > > and the catalyst control center program is working great too
    > ., Where as
    > > to the newest one it doesn't work , I would like to hear
    > your advise as to
    > > this matter , thanks

    Yes, you realy only need upgrade if some thing dosnt work, "If it
    works, why upgrade?"

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    Okay R C I got it figure out and Thanks to everyone for your help :)

    "Sparda" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
    news:3_1323198_1681cd1491e3c8c2da95942bbce23ee2@windowsforumz.com...
    > "" wrote:
    > > Hi, Peace.
    > >
    > > You might want to visit the Usenet newsgroup
    > > alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati. Lots of ATI gurus (and a lot
    > > of newbies
    > > and non-techies like me) hang out there.
    > >
    > > RC
    > > --
    > > R. C. White, CPA
    > > San Marcos, TX
    > > rc@corridor.net
    > > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > >
    > > "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    > > news:egaWgzJkFHA.3288@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > > > Hi ... I have the ATI Radeon 9800 pro (128) video card and I
    > > am not using
    > > > the latest driver for it , Reason as to why I am not is
    > > because with the
    > > > driver I have now I notice the graphics is much richer , the
    > > colors are
    > > > more deeper if that make any sense , Now I did try out the
    > > latest driver
    > > > but I find it not to my liken , My question is , Is it wise
    > > to always
    > > > being using the latest driver ? Or can I just use the one
    > > that I perfer
    > > > instead ? Also I believe the driver that I am using is just
    > > 8 months old
    > > > and the catalyst control center program is working great too
    > > ., Where as
    > > > to the newest one it doesn't work , I would like to hear
    > > your advise as to
    > > > this matter , thanks
    >
    > Yes, you realy only need upgrade if some thing dosnt work, "If it
    > works, why upgrade?"
    >
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    > request
    > Articles individually checked for conformance to usenet standards
    > Topic URL:
    > http://www.windowsforumz.com/Hardware-updating-video-card-ftopict400023.html
    > Visit Topic URL to contact author (reg. req'd). Report abuse:
    > http://www.windowsforumz.com/eform.php?p=1323198
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    Hi, Peace.

    Great! Thanks for the report back. ;<)

    But remember: In a newsgroup, we all learn from each other. Now it's your
    turn to teach us by telling us what you figured out.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@corridor.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP

    "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    news:uJ0CUJYkFHA.4024@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Okay R C I got it figure out and Thanks to everyone for your help :)
    >
    <SNIP>
    >> > Hi, Peace.
    >> >
    >> > You might want to visit the Usenet newsgroup
    >> > alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati. Lots of ATI gurus (and a lot
    >> > of newbies
    >> > and non-techies like me) hang out there.
    >> >
    >> > RC
    >> >
    >> > "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:egaWgzJkFHA.3288@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> > > Hi ... I have the ATI Radeon 9800 pro (128) video card and I
    >> > am not using
    >> > > the latest driver for it , Reason as to why I am not is
    >> > because with the
    >> > > driver I have now I notice the graphics is much richer , the
    >> > colors are
    >> > > more deeper if that make any sense , Now I did try out the
    >> > latest driver
    >> > > but I find it not to my liken , My question is , Is it wise
    >> > to always
    >> > > being using the latest driver ? Or can I just use the one
    >> > that I perfer
    >> > > instead ? Also I believe the driver that I am using is just
    >> > 8 months old
    >> > > and the catalyst control center program is working great too
    >> > ., Where as
    >> > > to the newest one it doesn't work , I would like to hear
    >> > your advise as to
    >> > > this matter , thanks
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    I use a simple rule of thumb for my Radeon. When an update
    shows up on windows update, I then go to ATI and download
    the latest catalyst. I have never ran into your description on
    any of my Radeon updates. Of course I always uninstall the
    old drivers first.

    "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    news:egaWgzJkFHA.3288@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Hi ... I have the ATI Radeon 9800 pro (128) video card and I am not using
    > the latest driver for it , Reason as to why I am not is because with the
    > driver I have now I notice the graphics is much richer , the colors are
    > more deeper if that make any sense , Now I did try out the latest driver
    > but I find it not to my liken , My question is , Is it wise to always
    > being using the latest driver ? Or can I just use the one that I perfer
    > instead ? Also I believe the driver that I am using is just 8 months old
    > and the catalyst control center program is working great too ., Where as
    > to the newest one it doesn't work , I would like to hear your advise as to
    > this matter , thanks
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    What I meant by saying I got it figure out was , I now have the newsgroup
    from my ISP listed , All I did was open Outlook Express and click tools
    follow by accounts , then I selected news , click add / news which at that
    point the internet connection wizard windows came up and I just fill in the
    details of my ISP ...

    "R. C. White" <rc@corridor.net> wrote in message
    news:uJTbgTZkFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Hi, Peace.
    >
    > Great! Thanks for the report back. ;<)
    >
    > But remember: In a newsgroup, we all learn from each other. Now it's
    > your turn to teach us by telling us what you figured out.
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    > rc@corridor.net
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    >
    > "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    > news:uJ0CUJYkFHA.4024@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >> Okay R C I got it figure out and Thanks to everyone for your help :)
    >>
    > <SNIP>
    >>> > Hi, Peace.
    >>> >
    >>> > You might want to visit the Usenet newsgroup
    >>> > alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati. Lots of ATI gurus (and a lot
    >>> > of newbies
    >>> > and non-techies like me) hang out there.
    >>> >
    >>> > RC
    >>> >
    >>> > "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    >>> > news:egaWgzJkFHA.3288@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >>> > > Hi ... I have the ATI Radeon 9800 pro (128) video card and I
    >>> > am not using
    >>> > > the latest driver for it , Reason as to why I am not is
    >>> > because with the
    >>> > > driver I have now I notice the graphics is much richer , the
    >>> > colors are
    >>> > > more deeper if that make any sense , Now I did try out the
    >>> > latest driver
    >>> > > but I find it not to my liken , My question is , Is it wise
    >>> > to always
    >>> > > being using the latest driver ? Or can I just use the one
    >>> > that I perfer
    >>> > > instead ? Also I believe the driver that I am using is just
    >>> > 8 months old
    >>> > > and the catalyst control center program is working great too
    >>> > ., Where as
    >>> > > to the newest one it doesn't work , I would like to hear
    >>> > your advise as to
    >>> > > this matter , thanks
    >
    >
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Thanks for the report, Peace. ;<)

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@corridor.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP

    "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    news:%23HA98M8kFHA.3300@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > What I meant by saying I got it figure out was , I now have the newsgroup
    > from my ISP listed , All I did was open Outlook Express and click tools
    > follow by accounts , then I selected news , click add / news which at that
    > point the internet connection wizard windows came up and I just fill in
    > the details of my ISP ...
    >
    > "R. C. White" <rc@corridor.net> wrote in message
    > news:uJTbgTZkFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi, Peace.
    >>
    >> Great! Thanks for the report back. ;<)
    >>
    >> But remember: In a newsgroup, we all learn from each other. Now it's
    >> your turn to teach us by telling us what you figured out.
    >>
    >> RC
    >>
    >> "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uJ0CUJYkFHA.4024@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >>> Okay R C I got it figure out and Thanks to everyone for your help :)
    >>>
    >> <SNIP>
    >>>> > Hi, Peace.
    >>>> >
    >>>> > You might want to visit the Usenet newsgroup
    >>>> > alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati. Lots of ATI gurus (and a lot
    >>>> > of newbies
    >>>> > and non-techies like me) hang out there.
    >>>> >
    >>>> > RC
    >>>> >
    >>>> > "Peace" <spreadtheloce@heaven.com> wrote in message
    >>>> > news:egaWgzJkFHA.3288@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >>>> > > Hi ... I have the ATI Radeon 9800 pro (128) video card and I
    >>>> > am not using
    >>>> > > the latest driver for it , Reason as to why I am not is
    >>>> > because with the
    >>>> > > driver I have now I notice the graphics is much richer , the
    >>>> > colors are
    >>>> > > more deeper if that make any sense , Now I did try out the
    >>>> > latest driver
    >>>> > > but I find it not to my liken , My question is , Is it wise
    >>>> > to always
    >>>> > > being using the latest driver ? Or can I just use the one
    >>>> > that I perfer
    >>>> > > instead ? Also I believe the driver that I am using is just
    >>>> > 8 months old
    >>>> > > and the catalyst control center program is working great too
    >>>> > ., Where as
    >>>> > > to the newest one it doesn't work , I would like to hear
    >>>> > your advise as to
    >>>> > > this matter , thanks
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