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Anonymous
August 7, 2005 11:16:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Since updating to Service Pack 2 in Windows XP, I am having frequent lockups
while running games such as, FIFA Soccer 2004, FIFA Soccer 2002, and NBA Live
2003. I have upgraded my video driver and have gone through the typical
procedures for eliminating processes and background programs. I also disable
virus protection when running the games. I have tried various settings for
the video and audio whithin the games, but nothing works! Here might be some
helpful info from my dxdiag 9.0 file: Operating System: Windows XP Home
Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Compaq
System Model: DSDT
BIOS: 686Y2 v1.05
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 232MB used, 1014MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
I have written to EA support and was given some suggestions, but again no
improvement in performance. I would really appreciate hearing from anyone if
they have some fresh ideas! Thanks.

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Anonymous
August 7, 2005 2:23:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Sparten,

Although the problems first began after you upgraded, it might
not be the upgrade which is at fault. Let's try some troubleshooting ...

Hardware issues can cause freezing, black screens and other
errors. Also, your drivers should always be kept up to date.

Try the following steps one at a time to try and resolve the issue.
I hope this helps. Please post back if you have any questions! :-)

1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk

2. Dust your fans, vents and components using a 1/4" paintbrush
and a hose vacuum. Use compressed air for hard to reach places.
Set a housefan to blow cold air into your case to expose an over-
heating issue.. If it works add more fans or replace defective ones.
Use this Motherboard Monitor Utility: http://mbm.livewiredev.com

3. A faulty power supply can cause STOP errors, random reboots,
and black screen lockups. One way to test for that is to check the
wattage sticker on your power supply and then calculate your need
http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ (Min. 350 for gaming)

4. Test your RAM using: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________


"Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F41A2B5D-9104-42DF-ACAB-6797DAC885DB@microsoft.com...
| Since updating to Service Pack 2 in Windows XP, I am having frequent lockups
| while running games such as, FIFA Soccer 2004, FIFA Soccer 2002, and NBA Live
| 2003. I have upgraded my video driver and have gone through the typical
| procedures for eliminating processes and background programs. I also disable
| virus protection when running the games. I have tried various settings for
| the video and audio whithin the games, but nothing works! Here might be some
| helpful info from my dxdiag 9.0 file: Operating System: Windows XP Home
| Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
| Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
| System Manufacturer: Compaq
| System Model: DSDT
| BIOS: 686Y2 v1.05
| Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz
| Memory: 512MB RAM
| Page File: 232MB used, 1014MB available
| Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
| DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
| DX Setup Parameters: Not found
| DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
| I have written to EA support and was given some suggestions, but again no
| improvement in performance. I would really appreciate hearing from anyone if
| they have some fresh ideas! Thanks.
Anonymous
August 7, 2005 2:23:19 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Jimmy S.

Thank you very much for responding! You are very thorough as I have read
some of your other posts! Perhaps I need to clarify my problem a little more!
The games I referred to were having problems by stopping briefly and then
resuming! As you know, that can disturb the continuity of the sports games! I
never experienced a "black screen" problem, nor did I receive error messages!
I have the latest Direct X version, "Direct X 9.0", and I downloaded the
latest video driver from NVIDIA. I also checked the audio driver and have the
latest on that as well! I have defragged, done a disk check and cleaned up
the hard drive with "Clean Sweep". I have also checked for patches for the
previously mentioned games! The solutions that you mention are very involved
and I am indebted to you for offering these, but I must say that I'm
beginning to think that the whole solution is not worth going into! I am just
about at the end of my rope in dealing with the seemingly inept games!
Again, I am very grateful for your attempt at trying to help me, and I
may try when I develop a better frame of mind!

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Sparten,
>
> Although the problems first began after you upgraded, it might
> not be the upgrade which is at fault. Let's try some troubleshooting ...
>
> Hardware issues can cause freezing, black screens and other
> errors. Also, your drivers should always be kept up to date.
>
> Try the following steps one at a time to try and resolve the issue.
> I hope this helps. Please post back if you have any questions! :-)
>
> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
>
> 2. Dust your fans, vents and components using a 1/4" paintbrush
> and a hose vacuum. Use compressed air for hard to reach places.
> Set a housefan to blow cold air into your case to expose an over-
> heating issue.. If it works add more fans or replace defective ones.
> Use this Motherboard Monitor Utility: http://mbm.livewiredev.com
>
> 3. A faulty power supply can cause STOP errors, random reboots,
> and black screen lockups. One way to test for that is to check the
> wattage sticker on your power supply and then calculate your need
> http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ (Min. 350 for gaming)
>
> 4. Test your RAM using: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
> MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
>
> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F41A2B5D-9104-42DF-ACAB-6797DAC885DB@microsoft.com...
> | Since updating to Service Pack 2 in Windows XP, I am having frequent lockups
> | while running games such as, FIFA Soccer 2004, FIFA Soccer 2002, and NBA Live
> | 2003. I have upgraded my video driver and have gone through the typical
> | procedures for eliminating processes and background programs. I also disable
> | virus protection when running the games. I have tried various settings for
> | the video and audio whithin the games, but nothing works! Here might be some
> | helpful info from my dxdiag 9.0 file: Operating System: Windows XP Home
> | Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
> | Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
> | System Manufacturer: Compaq
> | System Model: DSDT
> | BIOS: 686Y2 v1.05
> | Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz
> | Memory: 512MB RAM
> | Page File: 232MB used, 1014MB available
> | Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
> | DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
> | DX Setup Parameters: Not found
> | DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
> | I have written to EA support and was given some suggestions, but again no
> | improvement in performance. I would really appreciate hearing from anyone if
> | they have some fresh ideas! Thanks.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
August 8, 2005 2:20:58 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

You may want to check to see if you have any memory resident programs like
virus scanners or "always on" disk defragmenters running in the background
when you play your game. You may see some improvements in your stuttering
situation if you disable those applications before launching your games.

What kind of graphics card and audio solution are you using? What's the
resolution of the games? Does the problem improve if you dial down the
graphics settings in the game and reduce the audio quality settings (number
of voices player, 3D spacialization, etc)?


"Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CC024332-5D15-4978-9398-7D287978B97F@microsoft.com...
> Jimmy S.
>
> Thank you very much for responding! You are very thorough as I have read
> some of your other posts! Perhaps I need to clarify my problem a little
> more!
> The games I referred to were having problems by stopping briefly and then
> resuming! As you know, that can disturb the continuity of the sports
> games! I
> never experienced a "black screen" problem, nor did I receive error
> messages!
> I have the latest Direct X version, "Direct X 9.0", and I downloaded the
> latest video driver from NVIDIA. I also checked the audio driver and have
> the
> latest on that as well! I have defragged, done a disk check and cleaned up
> the hard drive with "Clean Sweep". I have also checked for patches for the
> previously mentioned games! The solutions that you mention are very
> involved
> and I am indebted to you for offering these, but I must say that I'm
> beginning to think that the whole solution is not worth going into! I am
> just
> about at the end of my rope in dealing with the seemingly inept games!
> Again, I am very grateful for your attempt at trying to help me, and I
> may try when I develop a better frame of mind!
>
> "Jimmy S." wrote:
>
>> Hi Sparten,
>>
>> Although the problems first began after you upgraded, it might
>> not be the upgrade which is at fault. Let's try some troubleshooting ...
>>
>> Hardware issues can cause freezing, black screens and other
>> errors. Also, your drivers should always be kept up to date.
>>
>> Try the following steps one at a time to try and resolve the issue.
>> I hope this helps. Please post back if you have any questions! :-)
>>
>> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
>> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
>> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
>>
>> 2. Dust your fans, vents and components using a 1/4" paintbrush
>> and a hose vacuum. Use compressed air for hard to reach places.
>> Set a housefan to blow cold air into your case to expose an over-
>> heating issue.. If it works add more fans or replace defective ones.
>> Use this Motherboard Monitor Utility: http://mbm.livewiredev.com
>>
>> 3. A faulty power supply can cause STOP errors, random reboots,
>> and black screen lockups. One way to test for that is to check the
>> wattage sticker on your power supply and then calculate your need
>> http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ (Min. 350 for gaming)
>>
>> 4. Test your RAM using: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
>>
>> --
>> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
>> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>>
>> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
>> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
>> Contact
>> MS Support at:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
>> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
>> rights.
>> _________________________________________________________
>>
>>
>> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:F41A2B5D-9104-42DF-ACAB-6797DAC885DB@microsoft.com...
>> | Since updating to Service Pack 2 in Windows XP, I am having frequent
>> lockups
>> | while running games such as, FIFA Soccer 2004, FIFA Soccer 2002, and
>> NBA Live
>> | 2003. I have upgraded my video driver and have gone through the typical
>> | procedures for eliminating processes and background programs. I also
>> disable
>> | virus protection when running the games. I have tried various settings
>> for
>> | the video and audio whithin the games, but nothing works! Here might be
>> some
>> | helpful info from my dxdiag 9.0 file: Operating System: Windows XP
>> Home
>> | Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
>> (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
>> | Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
>> | System Manufacturer: Compaq
>> | System Model: DSDT
>> | BIOS: 686Y2 v1.05
>> | Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz
>> | Memory: 512MB RAM
>> | Page File: 232MB used, 1014MB available
>> | Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
>> | DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
>> | DX Setup Parameters: Not found
>> | DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
>> | I have written to EA support and was given some suggestions, but again
>> no
>> | improvement in performance. I would really appreciate hearing from
>> anyone if
>> | they have some fresh ideas! Thanks.
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
August 8, 2005 2:38:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Neil, thanks for the interest in my suituation! I have tried almost all
conceivable ideas and alleged solutions to this problem, but nothing has
helped so far! I think I'll just surrender and wave a white flag!

"Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:

> You may want to check to see if you have any memory resident programs like
> virus scanners or "always on" disk defragmenters running in the background
> when you play your game. You may see some improvements in your stuttering
> situation if you disable those applications before launching your games.
>
> What kind of graphics card and audio solution are you using? What's the
> resolution of the games? Does the problem improve if you dial down the
> graphics settings in the game and reduce the audio quality settings (number
> of voices player, 3D spacialization, etc)?
>
>
> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:CC024332-5D15-4978-9398-7D287978B97F@microsoft.com...
> > Jimmy S.
> >
> > Thank you very much for responding! You are very thorough as I have read
> > some of your other posts! Perhaps I need to clarify my problem a little
> > more!
> > The games I referred to were having problems by stopping briefly and then
> > resuming! As you know, that can disturb the continuity of the sports
> > games! I
> > never experienced a "black screen" problem, nor did I receive error
> > messages!
> > I have the latest Direct X version, "Direct X 9.0", and I downloaded the
> > latest video driver from NVIDIA. I also checked the audio driver and have
> > the
> > latest on that as well! I have defragged, done a disk check and cleaned up
> > the hard drive with "Clean Sweep". I have also checked for patches for the
> > previously mentioned games! The solutions that you mention are very
> > involved
> > and I am indebted to you for offering these, but I must say that I'm
> > beginning to think that the whole solution is not worth going into! I am
> > just
> > about at the end of my rope in dealing with the seemingly inept games!
> > Again, I am very grateful for your attempt at trying to help me, and I
> > may try when I develop a better frame of mind!
> >
> > "Jimmy S." wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Sparten,
> >>
> >> Although the problems first began after you upgraded, it might
> >> not be the upgrade which is at fault. Let's try some troubleshooting ...
> >>
> >> Hardware issues can cause freezing, black screens and other
> >> errors. Also, your drivers should always be kept up to date.
> >>
> >> Try the following steps one at a time to try and resolve the issue.
> >> I hope this helps. Please post back if you have any questions! :-)
> >>
> >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
> >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
> >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
> >>
> >> 2. Dust your fans, vents and components using a 1/4" paintbrush
> >> and a hose vacuum. Use compressed air for hard to reach places.
> >> Set a housefan to blow cold air into your case to expose an over-
> >> heating issue.. If it works add more fans or replace defective ones.
> >> Use this Motherboard Monitor Utility: http://mbm.livewiredev.com
> >>
> >> 3. A faulty power supply can cause STOP errors, random reboots,
> >> and black screen lockups. One way to test for that is to check the
> >> wattage sticker on your power supply and then calculate your need
> >> http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ (Min. 350 for gaming)
> >>
> >> 4. Test your RAM using: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
> >>
> >> --
> >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> >> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> >>
> >> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> >> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
> >> Contact
> >> MS Support at:
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> >> rights.
> >> _________________________________________________________
> >>
> >>
> >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:F41A2B5D-9104-42DF-ACAB-6797DAC885DB@microsoft.com...
> >> | Since updating to Service Pack 2 in Windows XP, I am having frequent
> >> lockups
> >> | while running games such as, FIFA Soccer 2004, FIFA Soccer 2002, and
> >> NBA Live
> >> | 2003. I have upgraded my video driver and have gone through the typical
> >> | procedures for eliminating processes and background programs. I also
> >> disable
> >> | virus protection when running the games. I have tried various settings
> >> for
> >> | the video and audio whithin the games, but nothing works! Here might be
> >> some
> >> | helpful info from my dxdiag 9.0 file: Operating System: Windows XP
> >> Home
> >> | Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
> >> (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
> >> | Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
> >> | System Manufacturer: Compaq
> >> | System Model: DSDT
> >> | BIOS: 686Y2 v1.05
> >> | Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz
> >> | Memory: 512MB RAM
> >> | Page File: 232MB used, 1014MB available
> >> | Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
> >> | DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
> >> | DX Setup Parameters: Not found
> >> | DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
> >> | I have written to EA support and was given some suggestions, but again
> >> no
> >> | improvement in performance. I would really appreciate hearing from
> >> anyone if
> >> | they have some fresh ideas! Thanks.
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 8, 2005 8:43:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Have you ever considered installing/updating the motherboard chipset
drivers? These drivers usually provide AGP slot driver, enhanced Ultra DMD
IDE drivers, IRQ steering controls and sometime USB driver controls.


"Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FD5B497C-366F-4DFA-8719-B9608D5FB90D@microsoft.com...
> Neil, thanks for the interest in my suituation! I have tried almost all
> conceivable ideas and alleged solutions to this problem, but nothing has
> helped so far! I think I'll just surrender and wave a white flag!
>
> "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
>
>> You may want to check to see if you have any memory resident programs
>> like
>> virus scanners or "always on" disk defragmenters running in the
>> background
>> when you play your game. You may see some improvements in your
>> stuttering
>> situation if you disable those applications before launching your games.
>>
>> What kind of graphics card and audio solution are you using? What's the
>> resolution of the games? Does the problem improve if you dial down the
>> graphics settings in the game and reduce the audio quality settings
>> (number
>> of voices player, 3D spacialization, etc)?
>>
>>
>> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:CC024332-5D15-4978-9398-7D287978B97F@microsoft.com...
>> > Jimmy S.
>> >
>> > Thank you very much for responding! You are very thorough as I have
>> > read
>> > some of your other posts! Perhaps I need to clarify my problem a little
>> > more!
>> > The games I referred to were having problems by stopping briefly and
>> > then
>> > resuming! As you know, that can disturb the continuity of the sports
>> > games! I
>> > never experienced a "black screen" problem, nor did I receive error
>> > messages!
>> > I have the latest Direct X version, "Direct X 9.0", and I downloaded
>> > the
>> > latest video driver from NVIDIA. I also checked the audio driver and
>> > have
>> > the
>> > latest on that as well! I have defragged, done a disk check and cleaned
>> > up
>> > the hard drive with "Clean Sweep". I have also checked for patches for
>> > the
>> > previously mentioned games! The solutions that you mention are very
>> > involved
>> > and I am indebted to you for offering these, but I must say that I'm
>> > beginning to think that the whole solution is not worth going into! I
>> > am
>> > just
>> > about at the end of my rope in dealing with the seemingly inept games!
>> > Again, I am very grateful for your attempt at trying to help me,
>> > and I
>> > may try when I develop a better frame of mind!
>> >
>> > "Jimmy S." wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi Sparten,
>> >>
>> >> Although the problems first began after you upgraded, it might
>> >> not be the upgrade which is at fault. Let's try some troubleshooting
>> >> ...
>> >>
>> >> Hardware issues can cause freezing, black screens and other
>> >> errors. Also, your drivers should always be kept up to date.
>> >>
>> >> Try the following steps one at a time to try and resolve the issue.
>> >> I hope this helps. Please post back if you have any questions! :-)
>> >>
>> >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
>> >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
>> >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
>> >>
>> >> 2. Dust your fans, vents and components using a 1/4" paintbrush
>> >> and a hose vacuum. Use compressed air for hard to reach places.
>> >> Set a housefan to blow cold air into your case to expose an over-
>> >> heating issue.. If it works add more fans or replace defective ones.
>> >> Use this Motherboard Monitor Utility: http://mbm.livewiredev.com
>> >>
>> >> 3. A faulty power supply can cause STOP errors, random reboots,
>> >> and black screen lockups. One way to test for that is to check the
>> >> wattage sticker on your power supply and then calculate your need
>> >> http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ (Min. 350 for gaming)
>> >>
>> >> 4. Test your RAM using: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
>> >> Jimmy S.
>> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>> >>
>> >> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
>> >> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
>> >> Contact
>> >> MS Support at:
>> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
>> >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
>> >> rights.
>> >> _________________________________________________________
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:F41A2B5D-9104-42DF-ACAB-6797DAC885DB@microsoft.com...
>> >> | Since updating to Service Pack 2 in Windows XP, I am having frequent
>> >> lockups
>> >> | while running games such as, FIFA Soccer 2004, FIFA Soccer 2002, and
>> >> NBA Live
>> >> | 2003. I have upgraded my video driver and have gone through the
>> >> typical
>> >> | procedures for eliminating processes and background programs. I also
>> >> disable
>> >> | virus protection when running the games. I have tried various
>> >> settings
>> >> for
>> >> | the video and audio whithin the games, but nothing works! Here might
>> >> be
>> >> some
>> >> | helpful info from my dxdiag 9.0 file: Operating System: Windows
>> >> XP
>> >> Home
>> >> | Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
>> >> (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
>> >> | Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
>> >> | System Manufacturer: Compaq
>> >> | System Model: DSDT
>> >> | BIOS: 686Y2 v1.05
>> >> | Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz
>> >> | Memory: 512MB RAM
>> >> | Page File: 232MB used, 1014MB available
>> >> | Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
>> >> | DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
>> >> | DX Setup Parameters: Not found
>> >> | DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
>> >> | I have written to EA support and was given some suggestions, but
>> >> again
>> >> no
>> >> | improvement in performance. I would really appreciate hearing from
>> >> anyone if
>> >> | they have some fresh ideas! Thanks.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
August 8, 2005 8:43:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Yves, How would I install or update the motherboard chipset? Thanks.

"Yves Leclerc" wrote:

> Have you ever considered installing/updating the motherboard chipset
> drivers? These drivers usually provide AGP slot driver, enhanced Ultra DMD
> IDE drivers, IRQ steering controls and sometime USB driver controls.
>
>
> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:FD5B497C-366F-4DFA-8719-B9608D5FB90D@microsoft.com...
> > Neil, thanks for the interest in my suituation! I have tried almost all
> > conceivable ideas and alleged solutions to this problem, but nothing has
> > helped so far! I think I'll just surrender and wave a white flag!
> >
> > "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
> >
> >> You may want to check to see if you have any memory resident programs
> >> like
> >> virus scanners or "always on" disk defragmenters running in the
> >> background
> >> when you play your game. You may see some improvements in your
> >> stuttering
> >> situation if you disable those applications before launching your games.
> >>
> >> What kind of graphics card and audio solution are you using? What's the
> >> resolution of the games? Does the problem improve if you dial down the
> >> graphics settings in the game and reduce the audio quality settings
> >> (number
> >> of voices player, 3D spacialization, etc)?
> >>
> >>
> >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:CC024332-5D15-4978-9398-7D287978B97F@microsoft.com...
> >> > Jimmy S.
> >> >
> >> > Thank you very much for responding! You are very thorough as I have
> >> > read
> >> > some of your other posts! Perhaps I need to clarify my problem a little
> >> > more!
> >> > The games I referred to were having problems by stopping briefly and
> >> > then
> >> > resuming! As you know, that can disturb the continuity of the sports
> >> > games! I
> >> > never experienced a "black screen" problem, nor did I receive error
> >> > messages!
> >> > I have the latest Direct X version, "Direct X 9.0", and I downloaded
> >> > the
> >> > latest video driver from NVIDIA. I also checked the audio driver and
> >> > have
> >> > the
> >> > latest on that as well! I have defragged, done a disk check and cleaned
> >> > up
> >> > the hard drive with "Clean Sweep". I have also checked for patches for
> >> > the
> >> > previously mentioned games! The solutions that you mention are very
> >> > involved
> >> > and I am indebted to you for offering these, but I must say that I'm
> >> > beginning to think that the whole solution is not worth going into! I
> >> > am
> >> > just
> >> > about at the end of my rope in dealing with the seemingly inept games!
> >> > Again, I am very grateful for your attempt at trying to help me,
> >> > and I
> >> > may try when I develop a better frame of mind!
> >> >
> >> > "Jimmy S." wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Hi Sparten,
> >> >>
> >> >> Although the problems first began after you upgraded, it might
> >> >> not be the upgrade which is at fault. Let's try some troubleshooting
> >> >> ...
> >> >>
> >> >> Hardware issues can cause freezing, black screens and other
> >> >> errors. Also, your drivers should always be kept up to date.
> >> >>
> >> >> Try the following steps one at a time to try and resolve the issue.
> >> >> I hope this helps. Please post back if you have any questions! :-)
> >> >>
> >> >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
> >> >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
> >> >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
> >> >>
> >> >> 2. Dust your fans, vents and components using a 1/4" paintbrush
> >> >> and a hose vacuum. Use compressed air for hard to reach places.
> >> >> Set a housefan to blow cold air into your case to expose an over-
> >> >> heating issue.. If it works add more fans or replace defective ones.
> >> >> Use this Motherboard Monitor Utility: http://mbm.livewiredev.com
> >> >>
> >> >> 3. A faulty power supply can cause STOP errors, random reboots,
> >> >> and black screen lockups. One way to test for that is to check the
> >> >> wattage sticker on your power supply and then calculate your need
> >> >> http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ (Min. 350 for gaming)
> >> >>
> >> >> 4. Test your RAM using: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> >> >> Jimmy S.
> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> >> >>
> >> >> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> >> >> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
> >> >> Contact
> >> >> MS Support at:
> >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> >> >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> >> >> rights.
> >> >> _________________________________________________________
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:F41A2B5D-9104-42DF-ACAB-6797DAC885DB@microsoft.com...
> >> >> | Since updating to Service Pack 2 in Windows XP, I am having frequent
> >> >> lockups
> >> >> | while running games such as, FIFA Soccer 2004, FIFA Soccer 2002, and
> >> >> NBA Live
> >> >> | 2003. I have upgraded my video driver and have gone through the
> >> >> typical
> >> >> | procedures for eliminating processes and background programs. I also
> >> >> disable
> >> >> | virus protection when running the games. I have tried various
> >> >> settings
> >> >> for
> >> >> | the video and audio whithin the games, but nothing works! Here might
> >> >> be
> >> >> some
> >> >> | helpful info from my dxdiag 9.0 file: Operating System: Windows
> >> >> XP
> >> >> Home
> >> >> | Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
> >> >> (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
> >> >> | Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
> >> >> | System Manufacturer: Compaq
> >> >> | System Model: DSDT
> >> >> | BIOS: 686Y2 v1.05
> >> >> | Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz
> >> >> | Memory: 512MB RAM
> >> >> | Page File: 232MB used, 1014MB available
> >> >> | Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
> >> >> | DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
> >> >> | DX Setup Parameters: Not found
> >> >> | DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
> >> >> | I have written to EA support and was given some suggestions, but
> >> >> again
> >> >> no
> >> >> | improvement in performance. I would really appreciate hearing from
> >> >> anyone if
> >> >> | they have some fresh ideas! Thanks.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 8, 2005 9:09:10 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Dowza,

You would do that following the directions I posted for you originally:
> >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
> >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
> >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C1DB0AFD-3CEB-4F8D-BB96-20C60B96C5D9@microsoft.com...
| Yves, How would I install or update the motherboard chipset? Thanks.
|
| "Yves Leclerc" wrote:
|
| > Have you ever considered installing/updating the motherboard chipset
| > drivers? These drivers usually provide AGP slot driver, enhanced Ultra DMD
| > IDE drivers, IRQ steering controls and sometime USB driver controls.
| >
| >
| > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:FD5B497C-366F-4DFA-8719-B9608D5FB90D@microsoft.com...
| > > Neil, thanks for the interest in my suituation! I have tried almost all
| > > conceivable ideas and alleged solutions to this problem, but nothing has
| > > helped so far! I think I'll just surrender and wave a white flag!
| > >
| > > "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
| > >
| > >> You may want to check to see if you have any memory resident programs
| > >> like
| > >> virus scanners or "always on" disk defragmenters running in the
| > >> background
| > >> when you play your game. You may see some improvements in your
| > >> stuttering
| > >> situation if you disable those applications before launching your games.
| > >>
| > >> What kind of graphics card and audio solution are you using? What's the
| > >> resolution of the games? Does the problem improve if you dial down the
| > >> graphics settings in the game and reduce the audio quality settings
| > >> (number
| > >> of voices player, 3D spacialization, etc)?
| > >>
| > >>
| > >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > >> news:CC024332-5D15-4978-9398-7D287978B97F@microsoft.com...
| > >> > Jimmy S.
| > >> >
| > >> > Thank you very much for responding! You are very thorough as I have
| > >> > read
| > >> > some of your other posts! Perhaps I need to clarify my problem a little
| > >> > more!
| > >> > The games I referred to were having problems by stopping briefly and
| > >> > then
| > >> > resuming! As you know, that can disturb the continuity of the sports
| > >> > games! I
| > >> > never experienced a "black screen" problem, nor did I receive error
| > >> > messages!
| > >> > I have the latest Direct X version, "Direct X 9.0", and I downloaded
| > >> > the
| > >> > latest video driver from NVIDIA. I also checked the audio driver and
| > >> > have
| > >> > the
| > >> > latest on that as well! I have defragged, done a disk check and cleaned
| > >> > up
| > >> > the hard drive with "Clean Sweep". I have also checked for patches for
| > >> > the
| > >> > previously mentioned games! The solutions that you mention are very
| > >> > involved
| > >> > and I am indebted to you for offering these, but I must say that I'm
| > >> > beginning to think that the whole solution is not worth going into! I
| > >> > am
| > >> > just
| > >> > about at the end of my rope in dealing with the seemingly inept games!
| > >> > Again, I am very grateful for your attempt at trying to help me,
| > >> > and I
| > >> > may try when I develop a better frame of mind!
| > >> >
| > >> > "Jimmy S." wrote:
| > >> >
| > >> >> Hi Sparten,
| > >> >>
| > >> >> Although the problems first began after you upgraded, it might
| > >> >> not be the upgrade which is at fault. Let's try some troubleshooting
| > >> >> ...
| > >> >>
| > >> >> Hardware issues can cause freezing, black screens and other
| > >> >> errors. Also, your drivers should always be kept up to date.
| > >> >>
| > >> >> Try the following steps one at a time to try and resolve the issue.
| > >> >> I hope this helps. Please post back if you have any questions! :-)
| > >> >>
| > >> >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
| > >> >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
| > >> >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
| > >> >>
| > >> >> 2. Dust your fans, vents and components using a 1/4" paintbrush
| > >> >> and a hose vacuum. Use compressed air for hard to reach places.
| > >> >> Set a housefan to blow cold air into your case to expose an over-
| > >> >> heating issue.. If it works add more fans or replace defective ones.
| > >> >> Use this Motherboard Monitor Utility: http://mbm.livewiredev.com
| > >> >>
| > >> >> 3. A faulty power supply can cause STOP errors, random reboots,
| > >> >> and black screen lockups. One way to test for that is to check the
| > >> >> wattage sticker on your power supply and then calculate your need
| > >> >> http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ (Min. 350 for gaming)
| > >> >>
| > >> >> 4. Test your RAM using: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
| > >> >>
| > >> >> --
| > >> >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > >> >> Jimmy S.
| > >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| > >> >>
| > >> >> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
| > >> >> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
| > >> >> Contact
| > >> >> MS Support at:
| > >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
| > >> >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
| > >> >> rights.
| > >> >> _________________________________________________________
| > >> >>
| > >> >>
| > >> >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > >> >> news:F41A2B5D-9104-42DF-ACAB-6797DAC885DB@microsoft.com...
| > >> >> | Since updating to Service Pack 2 in Windows XP, I am having frequent
| > >> >> lockups
| > >> >> | while running games such as, FIFA Soccer 2004, FIFA Soccer 2002, and
| > >> >> NBA Live
| > >> >> | 2003. I have upgraded my video driver and have gone through the
| > >> >> typical
| > >> >> | procedures for eliminating processes and background programs. I also
| > >> >> disable
| > >> >> | virus protection when running the games. I have tried various
| > >> >> settings
| > >> >> for
| > >> >> | the video and audio whithin the games, but nothing works! Here might
| > >> >> be
| > >> >> some
| > >> >> | helpful info from my dxdiag 9.0 file: Operating System: Windows
| > >> >> XP
| > >> >> Home
| > >> >> | Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
| > >> >> (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
| > >> >> | Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
| > >> >> | System Manufacturer: Compaq
| > >> >> | System Model: DSDT
| > >> >> | BIOS: 686Y2 v1.05
| > >> >> | Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz
| > >> >> | Memory: 512MB RAM
| > >> >> | Page File: 232MB used, 1014MB available
| > >> >> | Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
| > >> >> | DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
| > >> >> | DX Setup Parameters: Not found
| > >> >> | DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
| > >> >> | I have written to EA support and was given some suggestions, but
| > >> >> again
| > >> >> no
| > >> >> | improvement in performance. I would really appreciate hearing from
| > >> >> anyone if
| > >> >> | they have some fresh ideas! Thanks.
| > >> >>
| > >> >>
| > >> >>
| > >>
| > >>
| > >>
| >
| >
| >
Anonymous
August 8, 2005 9:12:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Jimmy S., I read your notes nibblesnbitsvideo and printed it out! It was very
helpful! I went to Intel web site and found out what my present chipset was
on my computer and was able to find several possible downloads for upgrading,
but don't know which one to use! Some of the downloads are recommended for
"developers", which I am not! my chipset is: Intel 845 Chipset, Memory
controller 82845, I/O controller 8280/BA (ICH2), Integrated Graphics not
detected or disabled. I'm afraid to download and screw up my computer just to
run a game or two!

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Dowza,
>
> You would do that following the directions I posted for you originally:
> > >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
> > >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
> > >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C1DB0AFD-3CEB-4F8D-BB96-20C60B96C5D9@microsoft.com...
> | Yves, How would I install or update the motherboard chipset? Thanks.
> |
> | "Yves Leclerc" wrote:
> |
> | > Have you ever considered installing/updating the motherboard chipset
> | > drivers? These drivers usually provide AGP slot driver, enhanced Ultra DMD
> | > IDE drivers, IRQ steering controls and sometime USB driver controls.
> | >
> | >
> | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > news:FD5B497C-366F-4DFA-8719-B9608D5FB90D@microsoft.com...
> | > > Neil, thanks for the interest in my suituation! I have tried almost all
> | > > conceivable ideas and alleged solutions to this problem, but nothing has
> | > > helped so far! I think I'll just surrender and wave a white flag!
> | > >
> | > > "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
> | > >
> | > >> You may want to check to see if you have any memory resident programs
> | > >> like
> | > >> virus scanners or "always on" disk defragmenters running in the
> | > >> background
> | > >> when you play your game. You may see some improvements in your
> | > >> stuttering
> | > >> situation if you disable those applications before launching your games.
> | > >>
> | > >> What kind of graphics card and audio solution are you using? What's the
> | > >> resolution of the games? Does the problem improve if you dial down the
> | > >> graphics settings in the game and reduce the audio quality settings
> | > >> (number
> | > >> of voices player, 3D spacialization, etc)?
> | > >>
> | > >>
> | > >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > >> news:CC024332-5D15-4978-9398-7D287978B97F@microsoft.com...
> | > >> > Jimmy S.
> | > >> >
> | > >> > Thank you very much for responding! You are very thorough as I have
> | > >> > read
> | > >> > some of your other posts! Perhaps I need to clarify my problem a little
> | > >> > more!
> | > >> > The games I referred to were having problems by stopping briefly and
> | > >> > then
> | > >> > resuming! As you know, that can disturb the continuity of the sports
> | > >> > games! I
> | > >> > never experienced a "black screen" problem, nor did I receive error
> | > >> > messages!
> | > >> > I have the latest Direct X version, "Direct X 9.0", and I downloaded
> | > >> > the
> | > >> > latest video driver from NVIDIA. I also checked the audio driver and
> | > >> > have
> | > >> > the
> | > >> > latest on that as well! I have defragged, done a disk check and cleaned
> | > >> > up
> | > >> > the hard drive with "Clean Sweep". I have also checked for patches for
> | > >> > the
> | > >> > previously mentioned games! The solutions that you mention are very
> | > >> > involved
> | > >> > and I am indebted to you for offering these, but I must say that I'm
> | > >> > beginning to think that the whole solution is not worth going into! I
> | > >> > am
> | > >> > just
> | > >> > about at the end of my rope in dealing with the seemingly inept games!
> | > >> > Again, I am very grateful for your attempt at trying to help me,
> | > >> > and I
> | > >> > may try when I develop a better frame of mind!
> | > >> >
> | > >> > "Jimmy S." wrote:
> | > >> >
> | > >> >> Hi Sparten,
> | > >> >>
> | > >> >> Although the problems first began after you upgraded, it might
> | > >> >> not be the upgrade which is at fault. Let's try some troubleshooting
> | > >> >> ...
> | > >> >>
> | > >> >> Hardware issues can cause freezing, black screens and other
> | > >> >> errors. Also, your drivers should always be kept up to date.
> | > >> >>
> | > >> >> Try the following steps one at a time to try and resolve the issue.
> | > >> >> I hope this helps. Please post back if you have any questions! :-)
> | > >> >>
> | > >> >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
> | > >> >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
> | > >> >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
> | > >> >>
> | > >> >> 2. Dust your fans, vents and components using a 1/4" paintbrush
> | > >> >> and a hose vacuum. Use compressed air for hard to reach places.
> | > >> >> Set a housefan to blow cold air into your case to expose an over-
> | > >> >> heating issue.. If it works add more fans or replace defective ones.
> | > >> >> Use this Motherboard Monitor Utility: http://mbm.livewiredev.com
> | > >> >>
> | > >> >> 3. A faulty power supply can cause STOP errors, random reboots,
> | > >> >> and black screen lockups. One way to test for that is to check the
> | > >> >> wattage sticker on your power supply and then calculate your need
> | > >> >> http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ (Min. 350 for gaming)
> | > >> >>
> | > >> >> 4. Test your RAM using: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
> | > >> >>
> | > >> >> --
> | > >> >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> | > >> >> Jimmy S.
> | > >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> | > >> >>
> | > >> >> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> | > >> >> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
> | > >> >> Contact
> | > >> >> MS Support at:
> | > >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> | > >> >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> | > >> >> rights.
> | > >> >> _________________________________________________________
> | > >> >>
> | > >> >>
> | > >> >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > >> >> news:F41A2B5D-9104-42DF-ACAB-6797DAC885DB@microsoft.com...
> | > >> >> | Since updating to Service Pack 2 in Windows XP, I am having frequent
> | > >> >> lockups
> | > >> >> | while running games such as, FIFA Soccer 2004, FIFA Soccer 2002, and
> | > >> >> NBA Live
> | > >> >> | 2003. I have upgraded my video driver and have gone through the
> | > >> >> typical
> | > >> >> | procedures for eliminating processes and background programs. I also
> | > >> >> disable
> | > >> >> | virus protection when running the games. I have tried various
> | > >> >> settings
> | > >> >> for
> | > >> >> | the video and audio whithin the games, but nothing works! Here might
> | > >> >> be
> | > >> >> some
> | > >> >> | helpful info from my dxdiag 9.0 file: Operating System: Windows
> | > >> >> XP
> | > >> >> Home
> | > >> >> | Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
> | > >> >> (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
> | > >> >> | Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
> | > >> >> | System Manufacturer: Compaq
> | > >> >> | System Model: DSDT
> | > >> >> | BIOS: 686Y2 v1.05
> | > >> >> | Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz
> | > >> >> | Memory: 512MB RAM
> | > >> >> | Page File: 232MB used, 1014MB available
> | > >> >> | Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
> | > >> >> | DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
> | > >> >> | DX Setup Parameters: Not found
> | > >> >> | DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
> | > >> >> | I have written to EA support and was given some suggestions, but
> | > >> >> again
> | > >> >> no
> | > >> >> | improvement in performance. I would really appreciate hearing from
> | > >> >> anyone if
> | > >> >> | they have some fresh ideas! Thanks.
> | > >> >>
> | > >> >>
> | > >> >>
> | > >>
> | > >>
> | > >>
> | >
> | >
> | >
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 9, 2005 3:19:51 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Sparten,

If I remember correctly, Intel offers a program you can download
which will analyse your computer to see which Intel driver(s) you need.

That should resolve the issue for you. Let me know if you have
any difficulty locating the download at their site.

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3ED1A7A0-A6A1-4F5A-AC9A-4F930CFE434D@microsoft.com...
| Jimmy S., I read your notes nibblesnbitsvideo and printed it out! It was very
| helpful! I went to Intel web site and found out what my present chipset was
| on my computer and was able to find several possible downloads for upgrading,
| but don't know which one to use! Some of the downloads are recommended for
| "developers", which I am not! my chipset is: Intel 845 Chipset, Memory
| controller 82845, I/O controller 8280/BA (ICH2), Integrated Graphics not
| detected or disabled. I'm afraid to download and screw up my computer just to
| run a game or two!
|
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
|
| > Hi Dowza,
| >
| > You would do that following the directions I posted for you originally:
| > > >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
| > > >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
| > > >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
| >
| > --
| > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C1DB0AFD-3CEB-4F8D-BB96-20C60B96C5D9@microsoft.com...
| > | Yves, How would I install or update the motherboard chipset? Thanks.
| > |
| > | "Yves Leclerc" wrote:
| > |
| > | > Have you ever considered installing/updating the motherboard chipset
| > | > drivers? These drivers usually provide AGP slot driver, enhanced Ultra DMD
| > | > IDE drivers, IRQ steering controls and sometime USB driver controls.
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > | > news:FD5B497C-366F-4DFA-8719-B9608D5FB90D@microsoft.com...
| > | > > Neil, thanks for the interest in my suituation! I have tried almost all
| > | > > conceivable ideas and alleged solutions to this problem, but nothing has
| > | > > helped so far! I think I'll just surrender and wave a white flag!
| > | > >
| > | > > "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
| > | > >
| > | > >> You may want to check to see if you have any memory resident programs
| > | > >> like
| > | > >> virus scanners or "always on" disk defragmenters running in the
| > | > >> background
| > | > >> when you play your game. You may see some improvements in your
| > | > >> stuttering
| > | > >> situation if you disable those applications before launching your games.
| > | > >>
| > | > >> What kind of graphics card and audio solution are you using? What's the
| > | > >> resolution of the games? Does the problem improve if you dial down the
| > | > >> graphics settings in the game and reduce the audio quality settings
| > | > >> (number
| > | > >> of voices player, 3D spacialization, etc)?
| > | > >>
| > | > >>
| > | > >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > | > >> news:CC024332-5D15-4978-9398-7D287978B97F@microsoft.com...
| > | > >> > Jimmy S.
| > | > >> >
| > | > >> > Thank you very much for responding! You are very thorough as I have
| > | > >> > read
| > | > >> > some of your other posts! Perhaps I need to clarify my problem a little
| > | > >> > more!
| > | > >> > The games I referred to were having problems by stopping briefly and
| > | > >> > then
| > | > >> > resuming! As you know, that can disturb the continuity of the sports
| > | > >> > games! I
| > | > >> > never experienced a "black screen" problem, nor did I receive error
| > | > >> > messages!
| > | > >> > I have the latest Direct X version, "Direct X 9.0", and I downloaded
| > | > >> > the
| > | > >> > latest video driver from NVIDIA. I also checked the audio driver and
| > | > >> > have
| > | > >> > the
| > | > >> > latest on that as well! I have defragged, done a disk check and cleaned
| > | > >> > up
| > | > >> > the hard drive with "Clean Sweep". I have also checked for patches for
| > | > >> > the
| > | > >> > previously mentioned games! The solutions that you mention are very
| > | > >> > involved
| > | > >> > and I am indebted to you for offering these, but I must say that I'm
| > | > >> > beginning to think that the whole solution is not worth going into! I
| > | > >> > am
| > | > >> > just
| > | > >> > about at the end of my rope in dealing with the seemingly inept games!
| > | > >> > Again, I am very grateful for your attempt at trying to help me,
| > | > >> > and I
| > | > >> > may try when I develop a better frame of mind!
| > | > >> >
| > | > >> > "Jimmy S." wrote:
| > | > >> >
| > | > >> >> Hi Sparten,
| > | > >> >>
| > | > >> >> Although the problems first began after you upgraded, it might
| > | > >> >> not be the upgrade which is at fault. Let's try some troubleshooting
| > | > >> >> ...
| > | > >> >>
| > | > >> >> Hardware issues can cause freezing, black screens and other
| > | > >> >> errors. Also, your drivers should always be kept up to date.
| > | > >> >>
| > | > >> >> Try the following steps one at a time to try and resolve the issue.
| > | > >> >> I hope this helps. Please post back if you have any questions! :-)
| > | > >> >>
| > | > >> >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
| > | > >> >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
| > | > >> >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
| > | > >> >>
| > | > >> >> 2. Dust your fans, vents and components using a 1/4" paintbrush
| > | > >> >> and a hose vacuum. Use compressed air for hard to reach places.
| > | > >> >> Set a housefan to blow cold air into your case to expose an over-
| > | > >> >> heating issue.. If it works add more fans or replace defective ones.
| > | > >> >> Use this Motherboard Monitor Utility: http://mbm.livewiredev.com
| > | > >> >>
| > | > >> >> 3. A faulty power supply can cause STOP errors, random reboots,
| > | > >> >> and black screen lockups. One way to test for that is to check the
| > | > >> >> wattage sticker on your power supply and then calculate your need
| > | > >> >> http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ (Min. 350 for gaming)
| > | > >> >>
| > | > >> >> 4. Test your RAM using: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
| > | > >> >>
| > | > >> >> --
| > | > >> >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > | > >> >> Jimmy S.
| > | > >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| > | > >> >>
| > | > >> >> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
| > | > >> >> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
| > | > >> >> Contact
| > | > >> >> MS Support at:
| > | > >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
| > | > >> >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
| > | > >> >> rights.
| > | > >> >> _________________________________________________________
| > | > >> >>
| > | > >> >>
| > | > >> >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > | > >> >> news:F41A2B5D-9104-42DF-ACAB-6797DAC885DB@microsoft.com...
| > | > >> >> | Since updating to Service Pack 2 in Windows XP, I am having frequent
| > | > >> >> lockups
| > | > >> >> | while running games such as, FIFA Soccer 2004, FIFA Soccer 2002, and
| > | > >> >> NBA Live
| > | > >> >> | 2003. I have upgraded my video driver and have gone through the
| > | > >> >> typical
| > | > >> >> | procedures for eliminating processes and background programs. I also
| > | > >> >> disable
| > | > >> >> | virus protection when running the games. I have tried various
| > | > >> >> settings
| > | > >> >> for
| > | > >> >> | the video and audio whithin the games, but nothing works! Here might
| > | > >> >> be
| > | > >> >> some
| > | > >> >> | helpful info from my dxdiag 9.0 file: Operating System: Windows
| > | > >> >> XP
| > | > >> >> Home
| > | > >> >> | Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
| > | > >> >> (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
| > | > >> >> | Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
| > | > >> >> | System Manufacturer: Compaq
| > | > >> >> | System Model: DSDT
| > | > >> >> | BIOS: 686Y2 v1.05
| > | > >> >> | Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz
| > | > >> >> | Memory: 512MB RAM
| > | > >> >> | Page File: 232MB used, 1014MB available
| > | > >> >> | Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
| > | > >> >> | DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
| > | > >> >> | DX Setup Parameters: Not found
| > | > >> >> | DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
| > | > >> >> | I have written to EA support and was given some suggestions, but
| > | > >> >> again
| > | > >> >> no
| > | > >> >> | improvement in performance. I would really appreciate hearing from
| > | > >> >> anyone if
| > | > >> >> | they have some fresh ideas! Thanks.
| > | > >> >>
| > | > >> >>
| > | > >> >>
| > | > >>
| > | > >>
| > | > >>
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| >
| >
| >
Anonymous
August 9, 2005 4:18:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

As I said before, Jimmy S. I was able to analyze my system and get a list of
downoads from Intel, but that is the problem! I don't know which ones to
download. There are several to choose from! It wasn't very specific as to
which one should be used for my system! I can't download some of them,
because there would be conflicts with my present sound card, etc. Here are
the drivers on the list!:
What should I do? Thanks again.
Intel® 845 Chipset Family
9 downloads on 1 page supported for Windows* XP Home Edition




Download Types:

Drivers

Utilities, Tools and Examples



Drivers
Title Ver.# Date
1. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.EXE] (6037KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005 Download
Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of Intel® chipsets.
This is not to be used if the system has a third party graphics card.


Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)


OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center
Edition, Windows* XP Professional

2. INF Update Utility - Zip Format [INFINST_ENU.ZIP] (1927KB) 6.3.0.1007
12/16/2004
NOTE: This file is intended for use by developers/advanced users. If you
are not a developer/advanced user, please download INFINST_ENU.EXE instead.


Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)


OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003,
Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional

Download File(s):English 1927KB, Multi language 3041KB

3. Performance Software - Intel® Application Accelerator [IAA23_ENU.EXE,
IAA23_MULTI.EXE] (1973KB) 2.3 11/13/2002
The Intel® Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data from the
hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.


Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)


OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional

Download File(s):English 1973KB, Multi language 5628KB

4. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.ZIP] (6093KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005 Download
Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of Intel® chipsets.
This file is intended for use by Developers.


Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)


OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center
Edition, Windows* XP Professional

5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system how to
properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as USB and
AGP.


Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)


OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003,
Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional

Download File(s):English 1541KB, Multi language 2657KB

6. Performance Software - Intel® Application Accelerator [IAA222_ENU.EXE,
IAA222_MULTI.EXE] (1980KB) 2.2.2 8/16/2002
The Intel® Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data from the
hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.


Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)


OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional

Download File(s):English 1980KB, Multi language 5623KB

7. USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers
Provides information about obtaining USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers for Intel(R)
chipsets.


OS:Linux*, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows*
XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional

Download File(s):
http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/usbdriver.htm ...

8. Chipset Audio Drivers
Provides information about obtaining chipset audio drivers for Intel(R)
chipsets.


OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* XP Home
Edition, Windows* XP Professional

Download File(s):
http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/audiodriver.htm ...

Utilities, Tools and Examples
Title Ver.# Date
9. Chipset ID Utility [CHIPID.EXE] (120KB) 2.91 1/25/2005 Download
The Intel® Chipset Identification Utility provides an easy way to identify
the specific Intel chipset on your motherboard.


Read Me (txt)


OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 2000 Advanced Server, Windows*
2000 Server, Windows* 95, Windows* 95 OSR 2.x, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003, Windows* Server 2003 Standard Edition,
Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center Edition, Windows* XP
Professional

This product has Previously Released software and/or archived software
downloads.
Older and archived software downloads can be found within the Previously
Released area.




"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Sparten,
>
> If I remember correctly, Intel offers a program you can download
> which will analyse your computer to see which Intel driver(s) you need.
>
> That should resolve the issue for you. Let me know if you have
> any difficulty locating the download at their site.
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3ED1A7A0-A6A1-4F5A-AC9A-4F930CFE434D@microsoft.com...
> | Jimmy S., I read your notes nibblesnbitsvideo and printed it out! It was very
> | helpful! I went to Intel web site and found out what my present chipset was
> | on my computer and was able to find several possible downloads for upgrading,
> | but don't know which one to use! Some of the downloads are recommended for
> | "developers", which I am not! my chipset is: Intel 845 Chipset, Memory
> | controller 82845, I/O controller 8280/BA (ICH2), Integrated Graphics not
> | detected or disabled. I'm afraid to download and screw up my computer just to
> | run a game or two!
> |
> | "Jimmy S." wrote:
> |
> | > Hi Dowza,
> | >
> | > You would do that following the directions I posted for you originally:
> | > > >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
> | > > >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
> | > > >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
> | >
> | > --
> | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> | > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> | >
> | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> | > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> | > _________________________________________________________
> | >
> | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C1DB0AFD-3CEB-4F8D-BB96-20C60B96C5D9@microsoft.com...
> | > | Yves, How would I install or update the motherboard chipset? Thanks.
> | > |
> | > | "Yves Leclerc" wrote:
> | > |
> | > | > Have you ever considered installing/updating the motherboard chipset
> | > | > drivers? These drivers usually provide AGP slot driver, enhanced Ultra DMD
> | > | > IDE drivers, IRQ steering controls and sometime USB driver controls.
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > | > news:FD5B497C-366F-4DFA-8719-B9608D5FB90D@microsoft.com...
> | > | > > Neil, thanks for the interest in my suituation! I have tried almost all
> | > | > > conceivable ideas and alleged solutions to this problem, but nothing has
> | > | > > helped so far! I think I'll just surrender and wave a white flag!
> | > | > >
> | > | > > "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
> | > | > >
> | > | > >> You may want to check to see if you have any memory resident programs
> | > | > >> like
> | > | > >> virus scanners or "always on" disk defragmenters running in the
> | > | > >> background
> | > | > >> when you play your game. You may see some improvements in your
> | > | > >> stuttering
> | > | > >> situation if you disable those applications before launching your games.
> | > | > >>
> | > | > >> What kind of graphics card and audio solution are you using? What's the
> | > | > >> resolution of the games? Does the problem improve if you dial down the
> | > | > >> graphics settings in the game and reduce the audio quality settings
> | > | > >> (number
> | > | > >> of voices player, 3D spacialization, etc)?
> | > | > >>
> | > | > >>
> | > | > >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > | > >> news:CC024332-5D15-4978-9398-7D287978B97F@microsoft.com...
> | > | > >> > Jimmy S.
> | > | > >> >
> | > | > >> > Thank you very much for responding! You are very thorough as I have
> | > | > >> > read
> | > | > >> > some of your other posts! Perhaps I need to clarify my problem a little
> | > | > >> > more!
> | > | > >> > The games I referred to were having problems by stopping briefly and
> | > | > >> > then
> | > | > >> > resuming! As you know, that can disturb the continuity of the sports
> | > | > >> > games! I
> | > | > >> > never experienced a "black screen" problem, nor did I receive error
> | > | > >> > messages!
> | > | > >> > I have the latest Direct X version, "Direct X 9.0", and I downloaded
> | > | > >> > the
> | > | > >> > latest video driver from NVIDIA. I also checked the audio driver and
> | > | > >> > have
> | > | > >> > the
> | > | > >> > latest on that as well! I have defragged, done a disk check and cleaned
> | > | > >> > up
> | > | > >> > the hard drive with "Clean Sweep". I have also checked for patches for
> | > | > >> > the
> | > | > >> > previously mentioned games! The solutions that you mention are very
> | > | > >> > involved
> | > | > >> > and I am indebted to you for offering these, but I must say that I'm
> | > | > >> > beginning to think that the whole solution is not worth going into! I
> | > | > >> > am
> | > | > >> > just
> | > | > >> > about at the end of my rope in dealing with the seemingly inept games!
> | > | > >> > Again, I am very grateful for your attempt at trying to help me,
> | > | > >> > and I
> | > | > >> > may try when I develop a better frame of mind!
> | > | > >> >
> | > | > >> > "Jimmy S." wrote:
> | > | > >> >
> | > | > >> >> Hi Sparten,
> | > | > >> >>
> | > | > >> >> Although the problems first began after you upgraded, it might
> | > | > >> >> not be the upgrade which is at fault. Let's try some troubleshooting
> | > | > >> >> ...
> | > | > >> >>
> | > | > >> >> Hardware issues can cause freezing, black screens and other
> | > | > >> >> errors. Also, your drivers should always be kept up to date.
> | > | > >> >>
> | > | > >> >> Try the following steps one at a time to try and resolve the issue.
> | > | > >> >> I hope this helps. Please post back if you have any questions! :-)
> | > | > >> >>
> | > | > >> >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
> | > | > >> >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
> | > | > >> >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
> | > | > >> >>
> | > | > >> >> 2. Dust your fans, vents and components using a 1/4" paintbrush
> | > | > >> >> and a hose vacuum. Use compressed air for hard to reach places.
> | > | > >> >> Set a housefan to blow cold air into your case to expose an over-
> | > | > >> >> heating issue.. If it works add more fans or replace defective ones.
> | > | > >> >> Use this Motherboard Monitor Utility: http://mbm.livewiredev.com
> | > | > >> >>
> | > | > >> >> 3. A faulty power supply can cause STOP errors, random reboots,
> | > | > >> >> and black screen lockups. One way to test for that is to check the
> | > | > >> >> wattage sticker on your power supply and then calculate your need
> | > | > >> >> http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ (Min. 350 for gaming)
> | > | > >> >>
> | > | > >> >> 4. Test your RAM using: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
> | > | > >> >>
> | > | > >> >> --
> | > | > >> >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> | > | > >> >> Jimmy S.
> | > | > >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> | > | > >> >>
> | > | > >> >> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> | > | > >> >> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
> | > | > >> >> Contact
> | > | > >> >> MS Support at:
> | > | > >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> | > | > >> >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> | > | > >> >> rights.
> | > | > >> >> _________________________________________________________
> | > | > >> >>
> | > | > >> >>
> | > | > >> >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > | > >> >> news:F41A2B5D-9104-42DF-ACAB-6797DAC885DB@microsoft.com...
> | > | > >> >> | Since updating to Service Pack 2 in Windows XP, I am having frequent
> | > | > >> >> lockups
> | > | > >> >> | while running games such as, FIFA Soccer 2004, FIFA Soccer 2002, and
> | > | > >> >> NBA Live
> | > | > >> >> | 2003. I have upgraded my video driver and have gone through the
> | > | > >> >> typical
> | > | > >> >> | procedures for eliminating processes and background programs. I also
> | > | > >> >> disable
> | > | > >> >> | virus protection when running the games. I have tried various
> | > | > >> >> settings
> | > | > >> >> for
> | > | > >> >> | the video and audio whithin the games, but nothing works! Here might
> | > | > >> >> be
> | > | > >> >> some
> | > | > >> >> | helpful info from my dxdiag 9.0 file: Operating System: Windows
> | > | > >> >> XP
> | > | > >> >> Home
> | > | > >> >> | Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
> | > | > >> >> (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
> | > | > >> >> | Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
> | > | > >> >> | System Manufacturer: Compaq
> | > | > >> >> | System Model: DSDT
> | > | > >> >> | BIOS: 686Y2 v1.05
> | > | > >> >> | Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz
> | > | > >> >> | Memory: 512MB RAM
> | > | > >> >> | Page File: 232MB used, 1014MB available
> | > | > >> >> | Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
> | > | > >> >> | DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
> | > | > >> >> | DX Setup Parameters: Not found
> | > | > >> >> | DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
> | > | > >> >> | I have written to EA support and was given some suggestions, but
> | > | > >> >> again
> | > | > >> >> no
> | > | > >> >> | improvement in performance. I would really appreciate hearing from
> | > | > >> >> anyone if
> | > | > >> >> | they have some fresh ideas! Thanks.
> | > | > >> >>
> | > | > >> >>
> | > | > >> >>
> | > | > >>
> | > | > >>
> | > | > >>
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | >
> | >
> | >
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 9, 2005 11:04:11 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Sparten,

Which type of Video Card do you have installed?
You can find that in your dxdiag report. The part
of the report you posted at the bottom of this
post is missing that part of the dxdiag information.

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F9D72246-CF74-426F-9B9C-91BE008937AD@microsoft.com...
| As I said before, Jimmy S. I was able to analyze my system and get a list of
| downoads from Intel, but that is the problem! I don't know which ones to
| download. There are several to choose from! It wasn't very specific as to
| which one should be used for my system! I can't download some of them,
| because there would be conflicts with my present sound card, etc. Here are
| the drivers on the list!:
| What should I do? Thanks again.
| IntelR 845 Chipset Family
| 9 downloads on 1 page supported for Windows* XP Home Edition
|
|
|
|
| Download Types:
|
| Drivers
|
| Utilities, Tools and Examples
|
|
|
| Drivers
| Title Ver.# Date
| 1. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.EXE] (6037KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005 Download
| Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR chipsets.
| This is not to be used if the system has a third party graphics card.
|
|
| Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
|
|
| OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center
| Edition, Windows* XP Professional
|
| 2. INF Update Utility - Zip Format [INFINST_ENU.ZIP] (1927KB) 6.3.0.1007
| 12/16/2004
| NOTE: This file is intended for use by developers/advanced users. If you
| are not a developer/advanced user, please download INFINST_ENU.EXE instead.
|
|
| Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
|
|
| OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003,
| Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
|
| Download File(s):English 1927KB, Multi language 3041KB
|
| 3. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator [IAA23_ENU.EXE,
| IAA23_MULTI.EXE] (1973KB) 2.3 11/13/2002
| The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data from the
| hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
|
|
| Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
|
|
| OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
| Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
|
| Download File(s):English 1973KB, Multi language 5628KB
|
| 4. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.ZIP] (6093KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005 Download
| Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR chipsets.
| This file is intended for use by Developers.
|
|
| Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
|
|
| OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center
| Edition, Windows* XP Professional
|
| 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
| This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system how to
| properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as USB and
| AGP.
|
|
| Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
|
|
| OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003,
| Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
|
| Download File(s):English 1541KB, Multi language 2657KB
|
| 6. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator [IAA222_ENU.EXE,
| IAA222_MULTI.EXE] (1980KB) 2.2.2 8/16/2002
| The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data from the
| hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
|
|
| Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
|
|
| OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
| Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
|
| Download File(s):English 1980KB, Multi language 5623KB
|
| 7. USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers
| Provides information about obtaining USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers for Intel(R)
| chipsets.
|
|
| OS:Linux*, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows*
| XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
|
| Download File(s):
| http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/usbdriver.htm ...
|
| 8. Chipset Audio Drivers
| Provides information about obtaining chipset audio drivers for Intel(R)
| chipsets.
|
|
| OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* XP Home
| Edition, Windows* XP Professional
|
| Download File(s):
| http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/audiodriver.htm ...
|
| Utilities, Tools and Examples
| Title Ver.# Date
| 9. Chipset ID Utility [CHIPID.EXE] (120KB) 2.91 1/25/2005 Download
| The IntelR Chipset Identification Utility provides an easy way to identify
| the specific Intel chipset on your motherboard.
|
|
| Read Me (txt)
|
|
| OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 2000 Advanced Server, Windows*
| 2000 Server, Windows* 95, Windows* 95 OSR 2.x, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
| Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003, Windows* Server 2003 Standard Edition,
| Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center Edition, Windows* XP
| Professional
|
| This product has Previously Released software and/or archived software
| downloads.
| Older and archived software downloads can be found within the Previously
| Released area.
|
|
|
|
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
|
| > Hi Sparten,
| >
| > If I remember correctly, Intel offers a program you can download
| > which will analyse your computer to see which Intel driver(s) you need.
| >
| > That should resolve the issue for you. Let me know if you have
| > any difficulty locating the download at their site.
| >
| > --
| > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3ED1A7A0-A6A1-4F5A-AC9A-4F930CFE434D@microsoft.com...
| > | Jimmy S., I read your notes nibblesnbitsvideo and printed it out! It was very
| > | helpful! I went to Intel web site and found out what my present chipset was
| > | on my computer and was able to find several possible downloads for upgrading,
| > | but don't know which one to use! Some of the downloads are recommended for
| > | "developers", which I am not! my chipset is: Intel 845 Chipset, Memory
| > | controller 82845, I/O controller 8280/BA (ICH2), Integrated Graphics not
| > | detected or disabled. I'm afraid to download and screw up my computer just to
| > | run a game or two!
| > |
| > | "Jimmy S." wrote:
| > |
| > | > Hi Dowza,
| > | >
| > | > You would do that following the directions I posted for you originally:
| > | > > >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
| > | > > >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
| > | > > >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > | > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| > | >
| > | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| > | > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| > | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > | > _________________________________________________________
| > | >
| > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C1DB0AFD-3CEB-4F8D-BB96-20C60B96C5D9@microsoft.com...
| > | > | Yves, How would I install or update the motherboard chipset? Thanks.
| > | > |
| > | > | "Yves Leclerc" wrote:
| > | > |
| > | > | > Have you ever considered installing/updating the motherboard chipset
| > | > | > drivers? These drivers usually provide AGP slot driver, enhanced Ultra DMD
| > | > | > IDE drivers, IRQ steering controls and sometime USB driver controls.
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > | > | > news:FD5B497C-366F-4DFA-8719-B9608D5FB90D@microsoft.com...
| > | > | > > Neil, thanks for the interest in my suituation! I have tried almost all
| > | > | > > conceivable ideas and alleged solutions to this problem, but nothing has
| > | > | > > helped so far! I think I'll just surrender and wave a white flag!
| > | > | > >
| > | > | > > "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
| > | > | > >
| > | > | > >> You may want to check to see if you have any memory resident programs
| > | > | > >> like
| > | > | > >> virus scanners or "always on" disk defragmenters running in the
| > | > | > >> background
| > | > | > >> when you play your game. You may see some improvements in your
| > | > | > >> stuttering
| > | > | > >> situation if you disable those applications before launching your games.
| > | > | > >>
| > | > | > >> What kind of graphics card and audio solution are you using? What's the
| > | > | > >> resolution of the games? Does the problem improve if you dial down the
| > | > | > >> graphics settings in the game and reduce the audio quality settings
| > | > | > >> (number
| > | > | > >> of voices player, 3D spacialization, etc)?
| > | > | > >>
| > | > | > >>
| > | > | > >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > | > | > >> news:CC024332-5D15-4978-9398-7D287978B97F@microsoft.com...
| > | > | > >> > Jimmy S.
| > | > | > >> >
| > | > | > >> > Thank you very much for responding! You are very thorough as I have
| > | > | > >> > read
| > | > | > >> > some of your other posts! Perhaps I need to clarify my problem a little
| > | > | > >> > more!
| > | > | > >> > The games I referred to were having problems by stopping briefly and
| > | > | > >> > then
| > | > | > >> > resuming! As you know, that can disturb the continuity of the sports
| > | > | > >> > games! I
| > | > | > >> > never experienced a "black screen" problem, nor did I receive error
| > | > | > >> > messages!
| > | > | > >> > I have the latest Direct X version, "Direct X 9.0", and I downloaded
| > | > | > >> > the
| > | > | > >> > latest video driver from NVIDIA. I also checked the audio driver and
| > | > | > >> > have
| > | > | > >> > the
| > | > | > >> > latest on that as well! I have defragged, done a disk check and cleaned
| > | > | > >> > up
| > | > | > >> > the hard drive with "Clean Sweep". I have also checked for patches for
| > | > | > >> > the
| > | > | > >> > previously mentioned games! The solutions that you mention are very
| > | > | > >> > involved
| > | > | > >> > and I am indebted to you for offering these, but I must say that I'm
| > | > | > >> > beginning to think that the whole solution is not worth going into! I
| > | > | > >> > am
| > | > | > >> > just
| > | > | > >> > about at the end of my rope in dealing with the seemingly inept games!
| > | > | > >> > Again, I am very grateful for your attempt at trying to help me,
| > | > | > >> > and I
| > | > | > >> > may try when I develop a better frame of mind!
| > | > | > >> >
| > | > | > >> > "Jimmy S." wrote:
| > | > | > >> >
| > | > | > >> >> Hi Sparten,
| > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > >> >> Although the problems first began after you upgraded, it might
| > | > | > >> >> not be the upgrade which is at fault. Let's try some troubleshooting
| > | > | > >> >> ...
| > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > >> >> Hardware issues can cause freezing, black screens and other
| > | > | > >> >> errors. Also, your drivers should always be kept up to date.
| > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > >> >> Try the following steps one at a time to try and resolve the issue.
| > | > | > >> >> I hope this helps. Please post back if you have any questions! :-)
| > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > >> >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
| > | > | > >> >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
| > | > | > >> >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
| > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > >> >> 2. Dust your fans, vents and components using a 1/4" paintbrush
| > | > | > >> >> and a hose vacuum. Use compressed air for hard to reach places.
| > | > | > >> >> Set a housefan to blow cold air into your case to expose an over-
| > | > | > >> >> heating issue.. If it works add more fans or replace defective ones.
| > | > | > >> >> Use this Motherboard Monitor Utility: http://mbm.livewiredev.com
| > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > >> >> 3. A faulty power supply can cause STOP errors, random reboots,
| > | > | > >> >> and black screen lockups. One way to test for that is to check the
| > | > | > >> >> wattage sticker on your power supply and then calculate your need
| > | > | > >> >> http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ (Min. 350 for gaming)
| > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > >> >> 4. Test your RAM using: http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
| > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > >> >> --
| > | > | > >> >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > | > | > >> >> Jimmy S.
| > | > | > >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > >> >> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
| > | > | > >> >> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
| > | > | > >> >> Contact
| > | > | > >> >> MS Support at:
| > | > | > >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
| > | > | > >> >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
| > | > | > >> >> rights.
| > | > | > >> >> _________________________________________________________
| > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > >> >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > | > | > >> >> news:F41A2B5D-9104-42DF-ACAB-6797DAC885DB@microsoft.com...
| > | > | > >> >> | Since updating to Service Pack 2 in Windows XP, I am having frequent
| > | > | > >> >> lockups
| > | > | > >> >> | while running games such as, FIFA Soccer 2004, FIFA Soccer 2002, and
| > | > | > >> >> NBA Live
| > | > | > >> >> | 2003. I have upgraded my video driver and have gone through the
| > | > | > >> >> typical
| > | > | > >> >> | procedures for eliminating processes and background programs. I also
| > | > | > >> >> disable
| > | > | > >> >> | virus protection when running the games. I have tried various
| > | > | > >> >> settings
| > | > | > >> >> for
| > | > | > >> >> | the video and audio whithin the games, but nothing works! Here might
| > | > | > >> >> be
| > | > | > >> >> some
| > | > | > >> >> | helpful info from my dxdiag 9.0 file: Operating System: Windows
| > | > | > >> >> XP
| > | > | > >> >> Home
| > | > | > >> >> | Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
| > | > | > >> >> (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
| > | > | > >> >> | Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
| > | > | > >> >> | System Manufacturer: Compaq
| > | > | > >> >> | System Model: DSDT
| > | > | > >> >> | BIOS: 686Y2 v1.05
| > | > | > >> >> | Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz
| > | > | > >> >> | Memory: 512MB RAM
| > | > | > >> >> | Page File: 232MB used, 1014MB available
| > | > | > >> >> | Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
| > | > | > >> >> | DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
| > | > | > >> >> | DX Setup Parameters: Not found
| > | > | > >> >> | DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
| > | > | > >> >> | I have written to EA support and was given some suggestions, but
| > | > | > >> >> again
| > | > | > >> >> no
| > | > | > >> >> | improvement in performance. I would really appreciate hearing from
| > | > | > >> >> anyone if
| > | > | > >> >> | they have some fresh ideas! Thanks.
| > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > >>
| > | > | > >>
| > | > | > >>
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| >
| >
| >
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 8:44:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Jimmy S.
Here is the info on my dxdiag video card: Card name: NVIDIA GeForce2
MX/MX 400
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0110&SUBSYS_88261462&REV_B2
Display Memory: 64.0 MB
Current Mode: 800 x 600 (16 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7189 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3980288 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3454656 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4250-11CF-C76B-2CA813C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0110
SubSys ID: 0x88261462
Revision ID: 0x00B2
Revision ID: 0x00B2
"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Sparten,
>
> Which type of Video Card do you have installed?
> You can find that in your dxdiag report. The part
> of the report you posted at the bottom of this
> post is missing that part of the dxdiag information.
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F9D72246-CF74-426F-9B9C-91BE008937AD@microsoft.com...
> | As I said before, Jimmy S. I was able to analyze my system and get a list of
> | downoads from Intel, but that is the problem! I don't know which ones to
> | download. There are several to choose from! It wasn't very specific as to
> | which one should be used for my system! I can't download some of them,
> | because there would be conflicts with my present sound card, etc. Here are
> | the drivers on the list!:
> | What should I do? Thanks again.
> | IntelR 845 Chipset Family
> | 9 downloads on 1 page supported for Windows* XP Home Edition
> |
> |
> |
> |
> | Download Types:
> |
> | Drivers
> |
> | Utilities, Tools and Examples
> |
> |
> |
> | Drivers
> | Title Ver.# Date
> | 1. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.EXE] (6037KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005 Download
> | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR chipsets.
> | This is not to be used if the system has a third party graphics card.
> |
> |
> | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> |
> |
> | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center
> | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> |
> | 2. INF Update Utility - Zip Format [INFINST_ENU.ZIP] (1927KB) 6.3.0.1007
> | 12/16/2004
> | NOTE: This file is intended for use by developers/advanced users. If you
> | are not a developer/advanced user, please download INFINST_ENU.EXE instead.
> |
> |
> | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> |
> |
> | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003,
> | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> |
> | Download File(s):English 1927KB, Multi language 3041KB
> |
> | 3. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator [IAA23_ENU.EXE,
> | IAA23_MULTI.EXE] (1973KB) 2.3 11/13/2002
> | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data from the
> | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
> |
> |
> | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> |
> |
> | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
> | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> |
> | Download File(s):English 1973KB, Multi language 5628KB
> |
> | 4. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.ZIP] (6093KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005 Download
> | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR chipsets.
> | This file is intended for use by Developers.
> |
> |
> | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> |
> |
> | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center
> | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> |
> | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
> | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system how to
> | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as USB and
> | AGP.
> |
> |
> | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> |
> |
> | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003,
> | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> |
> | Download File(s):English 1541KB, Multi language 2657KB
> |
> | 6. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator [IAA222_ENU.EXE,
> | IAA222_MULTI.EXE] (1980KB) 2.2.2 8/16/2002
> | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data from the
> | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
> |
> |
> | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> |
> |
> | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
> | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> |
> | Download File(s):English 1980KB, Multi language 5623KB
> |
> | 7. USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers
> | Provides information about obtaining USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers for Intel(R)
> | chipsets.
> |
> |
> | OS:Linux*, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows*
> | XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> |
> | Download File(s):
> | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/usbdriver.htm ...
> |
> | 8. Chipset Audio Drivers
> | Provides information about obtaining chipset audio drivers for Intel(R)
> | chipsets.
> |
> |
> | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* XP Home
> | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> |
> | Download File(s):
> | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/audiodriver.htm ...
> |
> | Utilities, Tools and Examples
> | Title Ver.# Date
> | 9. Chipset ID Utility [CHIPID.EXE] (120KB) 2.91 1/25/2005 Download
> | The IntelR Chipset Identification Utility provides an easy way to identify
> | the specific Intel chipset on your motherboard.
> |
> |
> | Read Me (txt)
> |
> |
> | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 2000 Advanced Server, Windows*
> | 2000 Server, Windows* 95, Windows* 95 OSR 2.x, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
> | Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003, Windows* Server 2003 Standard Edition,
> | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center Edition, Windows* XP
> | Professional
> |
> | This product has Previously Released software and/or archived software
> | downloads.
> | Older and archived software downloads can be found within the Previously
> | Released area.
> |
> |
> |
> |
> | "Jimmy S." wrote:
> |
> | > Hi Sparten,
> | >
> | > If I remember correctly, Intel offers a program you can download
> | > which will analyse your computer to see which Intel driver(s) you need.
> | >
> | > That should resolve the issue for you. Let me know if you have
> | > any difficulty locating the download at their site.
> | >
> | > --
> | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> | > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> | >
> | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> | > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> | > _________________________________________________________
> | >
> | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3ED1A7A0-A6A1-4F5A-AC9A-4F930CFE434D@microsoft.com...
> | > | Jimmy S., I read your notes nibblesnbitsvideo and printed it out! It was very
> | > | helpful! I went to Intel web site and found out what my present chipset was
> | > | on my computer and was able to find several possible downloads for upgrading,
> | > | but don't know which one to use! Some of the downloads are recommended for
> | > | "developers", which I am not! my chipset is: Intel 845 Chipset, Memory
> | > | controller 82845, I/O controller 8280/BA (ICH2), Integrated Graphics not
> | > | detected or disabled. I'm afraid to download and screw up my computer just to
> | > | run a game or two!
> | > |
> | > | "Jimmy S." wrote:
> | > |
> | > | > Hi Dowza,
> | > | >
> | > | > You would do that following the directions I posted for you originally:
> | > | > > >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
> | > | > > >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
> | > | > > >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
> | > | >
> | > | > --
> | > | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> | > | > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> | > | >
> | > | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> | > | > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> | > | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> | > | > _________________________________________________________
> | > | >
> | > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C1DB0AFD-3CEB-4F8D-BB96-20C60B96C5D9@microsoft.com...
> | > | > | Yves, How would I install or update the motherboard chipset? Thanks.
> | > | > |
> | > | > | "Yves Leclerc" wrote:
> | > | > |
> | > | > | > Have you ever considered installing/updating the motherboard chipset
> | > | > | > drivers? These drivers usually provide AGP slot driver, enhanced Ultra DMD
> | > | > | > IDE drivers, IRQ steering controls and sometime USB driver controls.
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > | > | > news:FD5B497C-366F-4DFA-8719-B9608D5FB90D@microsoft.com...
> | > | > | > > Neil, thanks for the interest in my suituation! I have tried almost all
> | > | > | > > conceivable ideas and alleged solutions to this problem, but nothing has
> | > | > | > > helped so far! I think I'll just surrender and wave a white flag!
> | > | > | > >
> | > | > | > > "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
> | > | > | > >
> | > | > | > >> You may want to check to see if you have any memory resident programs
> | > | > | > >> like
> | > | > | > >> virus scanners or "always on" disk defragmenters running in the
> | > | > | > >> background
> | > | > | > >> when you play your game. You may see some improvements in your
> | > | > | > >> stuttering
> | > | > | > >> situation if you disable those applications before launching your games.
> | > | > | > >>
> | > | > | > >> What kind of graphics card and audio solution are you using? What's the
> | > | > | > >> resolution of the games? Does the problem improve if you dial down the
> | > | > | > >> graphics settings in the game and reduce the audio quality settings
> | > | > | > >> (number
> | > | > | > >> of voices player, 3D spacialization, etc)?
> | > | > | > >>
> | > | > | > >>
> | > | > | > >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > | > | > >> news:CC024332-5D15-4978-9398-7D287978B97F@microsoft.com...
> | > | > | > >> > Jimmy S.
> | > | > | > >> >
> | > | > | > >> > Thank you very much for responding! You are very thorough as I have
> | > | > | > >> > read
> | > | > | > >> > some of your other posts! Perhaps I need to clarify my problem a little
> | > | > | > >> > more!
> | > | > | > >> > The games I referred to were having problems by stopping briefly and
> | > | > | > >> > then
> | > | > | > >> > resuming! As you know, that can disturb the continuity of the sports
> | > | > | > >> > games! I
> | > | > | > >> > never experienced a "black screen" problem, nor did I receive error
> | > | > | > >> > messages!
> | > | > | > >> > I have the latest Direct X version, "Direct X 9.0", and I downloaded
> | > | > | > >> > the
> | > | > | > >> > latest video driver from NVIDIA. I also checked the audio driver and
> | > | > | > >> > have
> | > | > | > >> > the
> | > | > | > >> > latest on that as well! I have defragged, done a disk check and cleaned
> | > | > | > >> > up
> | > | > | > >> > the hard drive with "Clean Sweep". I have also checked for patches for
> | > | > | > >> > the
> | > | > | > >> > previously mentioned games! The solutions that you mention are very
> | > | > | > >> > involved
> | > | > | > >> > and I am indebted to you for offering these, but I must say that I'm
> | > | > | > >> > beginning to think that the whole solution is not worth going into! I
> | > | > | > >> > am
> | > | > | > >> > just
> | > | > | > >> > about at the end of my rope in dealing with the seemingly inept games!
> | > | > | > >> > Again, I am very grateful for your attempt at trying to help me,
> | > | > | > >> > and I
> | > | > | > >> > may try when I develop a better frame of mind!
> | > | > | > >> >
> | > | > | > >> > "Jimmy S." wrote:
> | > | > | > >> >
> | > | > | > >> >> Hi Sparten,
> | > | > | > >> >>
> | > | > | > >> >> Although the problems first began after you upgraded, it might
> | > | > | > >> >> not be the upgrade which is at fault. Let's try some troubleshooting
> | > | > | > >> >> ...
> | > | > | > >> >>
> | > | > | > >> >> Hardware issues can cause freezing, black screens and other
> | > | > | > >> >> errors. Also, your drivers should always be kept up to date.
> | > | > | > >> >>
> | > | > | > >> >> Try the following steps one at a time to try and resolve the issue.
> | > | > | > >> >> I hope this helps. Please post back if you have any questions! :-)
> | > | > | > >> >>
> | > | > | > >> >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
> | > | > | > >> >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
> | > | > | > >> >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
> | > | > | > >> >>
> | > | > | > >> >> 2. Dust your fans, vents and components using a 1/4" paintbrush
> | > | > | > >> >> and a hose vacuum. Use compressed air for hard to reach places.
> | > | > | > >> >> Set a housefan to blow cold air into your case to expose an over-
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 9:18:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Sparten,

Okay, since you have an AGP card with recent drivers that means that
the report from Intel that your onboard video is disabled is accurate as
you are using AGP video in place of the onboard video chipset.

Now let's see which update you need to updated your chipset drivers.
I'm not going to cover extras such as the application accelerator as that
will just be adding extra variables into an already complex equation. :-)

This is your CHIPSET driver.. grab it right away and install it:
> | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
> | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system how to
> | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as USB and
> | AGP.
> |
> |
> | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:69422F30-354B-4FC3-9084-A312BE98574E@microsoft.com...
| Jimmy S.
| Here is the info on my dxdiag video card: Card name: NVIDIA GeForce2
| MX/MX 400
| Manufacturer: NVIDIA
| Chip type: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
| DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
| Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0110&SUBSYS_88261462&REV_B2
| Display Memory: 64.0 MB
| Current Mode: 800 x 600 (16 bit) (75Hz)
| Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
| Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
| Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
| Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7189 (English)
| DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
| Driver Attributes: Final Retail
| Driver Date/Size: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3980288 bytes
| WHQL Logo'd: n/a
| WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
| VDD: n/a
| Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
| Mini VDD Date: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3454656 bytes
| Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4250-11CF-C76B-2CA813C2CB35}
| Vendor ID: 0x10DE
| Device ID: 0x0110
| SubSys ID: 0x88261462
| Revision ID: 0x00B2
| Revision ID: 0x00B2
| "Jimmy S." wrote:
|
| > Hi Sparten,
| >
| > Which type of Video Card do you have installed?
| > You can find that in your dxdiag report. The part
| > of the report you posted at the bottom of this
| > post is missing that part of the dxdiag information.
| >
| > --
| > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F9D72246-CF74-426F-9B9C-91BE008937AD@microsoft.com...
| > | As I said before, Jimmy S. I was able to analyze my system and get a list of
| > | downoads from Intel, but that is the problem! I don't know which ones to
| > | download. There are several to choose from! It wasn't very specific as to
| > | which one should be used for my system! I can't download some of them,
| > | because there would be conflicts with my present sound card, etc. Here are
| > | the drivers on the list!:
| > | What should I do? Thanks again.
| > | IntelR 845 Chipset Family
| > | 9 downloads on 1 page supported for Windows* XP Home Edition
| > |
| > |
| > |
| > |
| > | Download Types:
| > |
| > | Drivers
| > |
| > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
| > |
| > |
| > |
| > | Drivers
| > | Title Ver.# Date
| > | 1. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.EXE] (6037KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005 Download
| > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR chipsets.
| > | This is not to be used if the system has a third party graphics card.
| > |
| > |
| > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| > |
| > |
| > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center
| > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > |
| > | 2. INF Update Utility - Zip Format [INFINST_ENU.ZIP] (1927KB) 6.3.0.1007
| > | 12/16/2004
| > | NOTE: This file is intended for use by developers/advanced users. If you
| > | are not a developer/advanced user, please download INFINST_ENU.EXE instead.
| > |
| > |
| > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| > |
| > |
| > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003,
| > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > |
| > | Download File(s):English 1927KB, Multi language 3041KB
| > |
| > | 3. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator [IAA23_ENU.EXE,
| > | IAA23_MULTI.EXE] (1973KB) 2.3 11/13/2002
| > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data from the
| > | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
| > |
| > |
| > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| > |
| > |
| > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
| > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > |
| > | Download File(s):English 1973KB, Multi language 5628KB
| > |
| > | 4. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.ZIP] (6093KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005 Download
| > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR chipsets.
| > | This file is intended for use by Developers.
| > |
| > |
| > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| > |
| > |
| > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center
| > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > |
| > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
| > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system how to
| > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as USB and
| > | AGP.
| > |
| > |
| > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| > |
| > |
| > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003,
| > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > |
| > | Download File(s):English 1541KB, Multi language 2657KB
| > |
| > | 6. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator [IAA222_ENU.EXE,
| > | IAA222_MULTI.EXE] (1980KB) 2.2.2 8/16/2002
| > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data from the
| > | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
| > |
| > |
| > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| > |
| > |
| > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
| > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > |
| > | Download File(s):English 1980KB, Multi language 5623KB
| > |
| > | 7. USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers
| > | Provides information about obtaining USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers for Intel(R)
| > | chipsets.
| > |
| > |
| > | OS:Linux*, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows*
| > | XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > |
| > | Download File(s):
| > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/usbdriver.htm ...
| > |
| > | 8. Chipset Audio Drivers
| > | Provides information about obtaining chipset audio drivers for Intel(R)
| > | chipsets.
| > |
| > |
| > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* XP Home
| > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > |
| > | Download File(s):
| > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/audiodriver.htm ...
| > |
| > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
| > | Title Ver.# Date
| > | 9. Chipset ID Utility [CHIPID.EXE] (120KB) 2.91 1/25/2005 Download
| > | The IntelR Chipset Identification Utility provides an easy way to identify
| > | the specific Intel chipset on your motherboard.
| > |
| > |
| > | Read Me (txt)
| > |
| > |
| > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 2000 Advanced Server, Windows*
| > | 2000 Server, Windows* 95, Windows* 95 OSR 2.x, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
| > | Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003, Windows* Server 2003 Standard Edition,
| > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center Edition, Windows* XP
| > | Professional
| > |
| > | This product has Previously Released software and/or archived software
| > | downloads.
| > | Older and archived software downloads can be found within the Previously
| > | Released area.
| > |
| > |
| > |
| > |
| > | "Jimmy S." wrote:
| > |
| > | > Hi Sparten,
| > | >
| > | > If I remember correctly, Intel offers a program you can download
| > | > which will analyse your computer to see which Intel driver(s) you need.
| > | >
| > | > That should resolve the issue for you. Let me know if you have
| > | > any difficulty locating the download at their site.
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > | > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| > | >
| > | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| > | > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| > | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > | > _________________________________________________________
| > | >
| > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3ED1A7A0-A6A1-4F5A-AC9A-4F930CFE434D@microsoft.com...
| > | > | Jimmy S., I read your notes nibblesnbitsvideo and printed it out! It was very
| > | > | helpful! I went to Intel web site and found out what my present chipset was
| > | > | on my computer and was able to find several possible downloads for upgrading,
| > | > | but don't know which one to use! Some of the downloads are recommended for
| > | > | "developers", which I am not! my chipset is: Intel 845 Chipset, Memory
| > | > | controller 82845, I/O controller 8280/BA (ICH2), Integrated Graphics not
| > | > | detected or disabled. I'm afraid to download and screw up my computer just to
| > | > | run a game or two!
| > | > |
| > | > | "Jimmy S." wrote:
| > | > |
| > | > | > Hi Dowza,
| > | > | >
| > | > | > You would do that following the directions I posted for you originally:
| > | > | > > >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
| > | > | > > >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
| > | > | > > >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
| > | > | >
| > | > | > --
| > | > | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > | > | > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| > | > | >
| > | > | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| > | > | > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| > | > | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| > | > | > _________________________________________________________
| > | > | >
| > | > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:C1DB0AFD-3CEB-4F8D-BB96-20C60B96C5D9@microsoft.com...
| > | > | > | Yves, How would I install or update the motherboard chipset? Thanks.
| > | > | > |
| > | > | > | "Yves Leclerc" wrote:
| > | > | > |
| > | > | > | > Have you ever considered installing/updating the motherboard chipset
| > | > | > | > drivers? These drivers usually provide AGP slot driver, enhanced Ultra DMD
| > | > | > | > IDE drivers, IRQ steering controls and sometime USB driver controls.
| > | > | > | >
| > | > | > | >
| > | > | > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > | > | > | > news:FD5B497C-366F-4DFA-8719-B9608D5FB90D@microsoft.com...
| > | > | > | > > Neil, thanks for the interest in my suituation! I have tried almost all
| > | > | > | > > conceivable ideas and alleged solutions to this problem, but nothing has
| > | > | > | > > helped so far! I think I'll just surrender and wave a white flag!
| > | > | > | > >
| > | > | > | > > "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
| > | > | > | > >
| > | > | > | > >> You may want to check to see if you have any memory resident programs
| > | > | > | > >> like
| > | > | > | > >> virus scanners or "always on" disk defragmenters running in the
| > | > | > | > >> background
| > | > | > | > >> when you play your game. You may see some improvements in your
| > | > | > | > >> stuttering
| > | > | > | > >> situation if you disable those applications before launching your games.
| > | > | > | > >>
| > | > | > | > >> What kind of graphics card and audio solution are you using? What's the
| > | > | > | > >> resolution of the games? Does the problem improve if you dial down the
| > | > | > | > >> graphics settings in the game and reduce the audio quality settings
| > | > | > | > >> (number
| > | > | > | > >> of voices player, 3D spacialization, etc)?
| > | > | > | > >>
| > | > | > | > >>
| > | > | > | > >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > | > | > | > >> news:CC024332-5D15-4978-9398-7D287978B97F@microsoft.com...
| > | > | > | > >> > Jimmy S.
| > | > | > | > >> >
| > | > | > | > >> > Thank you very much for responding! You are very thorough as I have
| > | > | > | > >> > read
| > | > | > | > >> > some of your other posts! Perhaps I need to clarify my problem a little
| > | > | > | > >> > more!
| > | > | > | > >> > The games I referred to were having problems by stopping briefly and
| > | > | > | > >> > then
| > | > | > | > >> > resuming! As you know, that can disturb the continuity of the sports
| > | > | > | > >> > games! I
| > | > | > | > >> > never experienced a "black screen" problem, nor did I receive error
| > | > | > | > >> > messages!
| > | > | > | > >> > I have the latest Direct X version, "Direct X 9.0", and I downloaded
| > | > | > | > >> > the
| > | > | > | > >> > latest video driver from NVIDIA. I also checked the audio driver and
| > | > | > | > >> > have
| > | > | > | > >> > the
| > | > | > | > >> > latest on that as well! I have defragged, done a disk check and cleaned
| > | > | > | > >> > up
| > | > | > | > >> > the hard drive with "Clean Sweep". I have also checked for patches for
| > | > | > | > >> > the
| > | > | > | > >> > previously mentioned games! The solutions that you mention are very
| > | > | > | > >> > involved
| > | > | > | > >> > and I am indebted to you for offering these, but I must say that I'm
| > | > | > | > >> > beginning to think that the whole solution is not worth going into! I
| > | > | > | > >> > am
| > | > | > | > >> > just
| > | > | > | > >> > about at the end of my rope in dealing with the seemingly inept games!
| > | > | > | > >> > Again, I am very grateful for your attempt at trying to help me,
| > | > | > | > >> > and I
| > | > | > | > >> > may try when I develop a better frame of mind!
| > | > | > | > >> >
| > | > | > | > >> > "Jimmy S." wrote:
| > | > | > | > >> >
| > | > | > | > >> >> Hi Sparten,
| > | > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > | > >> >> Although the problems first began after you upgraded, it might
| > | > | > | > >> >> not be the upgrade which is at fault. Let's try some troubleshooting
| > | > | > | > >> >> ...
| > | > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > | > >> >> Hardware issues can cause freezing, black screens and other
| > | > | > | > >> >> errors. Also, your drivers should always be kept up to date.
| > | > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > | > >> >> Try the following steps one at a time to try and resolve the issue.
| > | > | > | > >> >> I hope this helps. Please post back if you have any questions! :-)
| > | > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > | > >> >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
| > | > | > | > >> >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
| > | > | > | > >> >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
| > | > | > | > >> >>
| > | > | > | > >> >> 2. Dust your fans, vents and components using a 1/4" paintbrush
| > | > | > | > >> >> and a hose vacuum. Use compressed air for hard to reach places.
| > | > | > | > >> >> Set a housefan to blow cold air into your case to expose an over-
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 9:11:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Jimmy S. I installed the chipset that you referred to and tried uninstalling
and installing the games in question, but the results were the same! The
games still hangup while playing! I think it's a useless situation! It's not
worth all of this trial and error and time spent to work it out! I hate
wasting your time also! I really appreciate all that you attempted to do and
I'm sure that everyone else does to, but it's time to hang it up! Thanks.
"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Sparten,
>
> Okay, since you have an AGP card with recent drivers that means that
> the report from Intel that your onboard video is disabled is accurate as
> you are using AGP video in place of the onboard video chipset.
>
> Now let's see which update you need to updated your chipset drivers.
> I'm not going to cover extras such as the application accelerator as that
> will just be adding extra variables into an already complex equation. :-)
>
> This is your CHIPSET driver.. grab it right away and install it:
> > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
> > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system how to
> > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as USB and
> > | AGP.
> > |
> > |
> > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:69422F30-354B-4FC3-9084-A312BE98574E@microsoft.com...
> | Jimmy S.
> | Here is the info on my dxdiag video card: Card name: NVIDIA GeForce2
> | MX/MX 400
> | Manufacturer: NVIDIA
> | Chip type: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
> | DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
> | Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0110&SUBSYS_88261462&REV_B2
> | Display Memory: 64.0 MB
> | Current Mode: 800 x 600 (16 bit) (75Hz)
> | Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
> | Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
> | Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
> | Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7189 (English)
> | DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
> | Driver Attributes: Final Retail
> | Driver Date/Size: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3980288 bytes
> | WHQL Logo'd: n/a
> | WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
> | VDD: n/a
> | Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
> | Mini VDD Date: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3454656 bytes
> | Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4250-11CF-C76B-2CA813C2CB35}
> | Vendor ID: 0x10DE
> | Device ID: 0x0110
> | SubSys ID: 0x88261462
> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
> | "Jimmy S." wrote:
> |
> | > Hi Sparten,
> | >
> | > Which type of Video Card do you have installed?
> | > You can find that in your dxdiag report. The part
> | > of the report you posted at the bottom of this
> | > post is missing that part of the dxdiag information.
> | >
> | > --
> | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> | > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> | >
> | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> | > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> | > _________________________________________________________
> | >
> | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F9D72246-CF74-426F-9B9C-91BE008937AD@microsoft.com...
> | > | As I said before, Jimmy S. I was able to analyze my system and get a list of
> | > | downoads from Intel, but that is the problem! I don't know which ones to
> | > | download. There are several to choose from! It wasn't very specific as to
> | > | which one should be used for my system! I can't download some of them,
> | > | because there would be conflicts with my present sound card, etc. Here are
> | > | the drivers on the list!:
> | > | What should I do? Thanks again.
> | > | IntelR 845 Chipset Family
> | > | 9 downloads on 1 page supported for Windows* XP Home Edition
> | > |
> | > |
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | Download Types:
> | > |
> | > | Drivers
> | > |
> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
> | > |
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | Drivers
> | > | Title Ver.# Date
> | > | 1. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.EXE] (6037KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005 Download
> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR chipsets.
> | > | This is not to be used if the system has a third party graphics card.
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center
> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > |
> | > | 2. INF Update Utility - Zip Format [INFINST_ENU.ZIP] (1927KB) 6.3.0.1007
> | > | 12/16/2004
> | > | NOTE: This file is intended for use by developers/advanced users. If you
> | > | are not a developer/advanced user, please download INFINST_ENU.EXE instead.
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003,
> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > |
> | > | Download File(s):English 1927KB, Multi language 3041KB
> | > |
> | > | 3. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator [IAA23_ENU.EXE,
> | > | IAA23_MULTI.EXE] (1973KB) 2.3 11/13/2002
> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data from the
> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > |
> | > | Download File(s):English 1973KB, Multi language 5628KB
> | > |
> | > | 4. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.ZIP] (6093KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005 Download
> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR chipsets.
> | > | This file is intended for use by Developers.
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center
> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > |
> | > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
> | > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system how to
> | > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as USB and
> | > | AGP.
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003,
> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > |
> | > | Download File(s):English 1541KB, Multi language 2657KB
> | > |
> | > | 6. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator [IAA222_ENU.EXE,
> | > | IAA222_MULTI.EXE] (1980KB) 2.2.2 8/16/2002
> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data from the
> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > |
> | > | Download File(s):English 1980KB, Multi language 5623KB
> | > |
> | > | 7. USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers
> | > | Provides information about obtaining USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers for Intel(R)
> | > | chipsets.
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | OS:Linux*, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows*
> | > | XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > |
> | > | Download File(s):
> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/usbdriver.htm ...
> | > |
> | > | 8. Chipset Audio Drivers
> | > | Provides information about obtaining chipset audio drivers for Intel(R)
> | > | chipsets.
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* XP Home
> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > |
> | > | Download File(s):
> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/audiodriver.htm ...
> | > |
> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
> | > | Title Ver.# Date
> | > | 9. Chipset ID Utility [CHIPID.EXE] (120KB) 2.91 1/25/2005 Download
> | > | The IntelR Chipset Identification Utility provides an easy way to identify
> | > | the specific Intel chipset on your motherboard.
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | Read Me (txt)
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 2000 Advanced Server, Windows*
> | > | 2000 Server, Windows* 95, Windows* 95 OSR 2.x, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
> | > | Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003, Windows* Server 2003 Standard Edition,
> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center Edition, Windows* XP
> | > | Professional
> | > |
> | > | This product has Previously Released software and/or archived software
> | > | downloads.
> | > | Older and archived software downloads can be found within the Previously
> | > | Released area.
> | > |
> | > |
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | "Jimmy S." wrote:
> | > |
> | > | > Hi Sparten,
> | > | >
> | > | > If I remember correctly, Intel offers a program you can download
> | > | > which will analyse your computer to see which Intel driver(s) you need.
> | > | >
> | > | > That should resolve the issue for you. Let me know if you have
> | > | > any difficulty locating the download at their site.
> | > | >
> | > | > --
> | > | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> | > | > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> | > | >
> | > | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> | > | > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> | > | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> | > | > _________________________________________________________
> | > | >
> | > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3ED1A7A0-A6A1-4F5A-AC9A-4F930CFE434D@microsoft.com...
> | > | > | Jimmy S., I read your notes nibblesnbitsvideo and printed it out! It was very
> | > | > | helpful! I went to Intel web site and found out what my present chipset was
> | > | > | on my computer and was able to find several possible downloads for upgrading,
> | > | > | but don't know which one to use! Some of the downloads are recommended for
> | > | > | "developers", which I am not! my chipset is: Intel 845 Chipset, Memory
> | > | > | controller 82845, I/O controller 8280/BA (ICH2), Integrated Graphics not
> | > | > | detected or disabled. I'm afraid to download and screw up my computer just to
> | > | > | run a game or two!
> | > | > |
> | > | > | "Jimmy S." wrote:
> | > | > |
> | > | > | > Hi Dowza,
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > You would do that following the directions I posted for you originally:
> | > | > | > > >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
> | > | > | > > >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
> | > | > | > > >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > --
> | > | > | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> | > | > | > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> | > | > | > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> | > | > | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> | > | > | > _________________________________________________________
> | > | > | >
> | > | > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > news:C1DB0AFD-3CEB-4F8D-BB96-20C60B96C5D9@microsoft.com...
> | > | > | > | Yves, How would I install or update the motherboard chipset? Thanks.
> | > | > | > |
> | > | > | > | "Yves Leclerc" wrote:
> | > | > | > |
> | > | > | > | > Have you ever considered installing/updating the motherboard chipset
> | > | > | > | > drivers? These drivers usually provide AGP slot driver, enhanced Ultra DMD
> | > | > | > | > IDE drivers, IRQ steering controls and sometime USB driver controls.
> | > | > | > | >
> | > | > | > | >
> | > | > | > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > | > | > | > news:FD5B497C-366F-4DFA-8719-B9608D5FB90D@microsoft.com...
> | > | > | > | > > Neil, thanks for the interest in my suituation! I have tried almost all
> | > | > | > | > > conceivable ideas and alleged solutions to this problem, but nothing has
> | > | > | > | > > helped so far! I think I'll just surrender and wave a white flag!
> | > | > | > | > >
> | > | > | > | > > "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
> | > | > | > | > >
> | > | > | > | > >> You may want to check to see if you have any memory resident programs
> | > | > | > | > >> like
> | > | > | > | > >> virus scanners or "always on" disk defragmenters running in the
> | > | > | > | > >> background
> | > | > | > | > >> when you play your game. You may see some improvements in your
> | > | > | > | > >> stuttering
> | > | > | > | > >> situation if you disable those applications before launching your games.
> | > | > | > | > >>
> | > | > | > | > >> What kind of graphics card and audio solution are you using? What's the
> | > | > | > | > >> resolution of the games? Does the problem improve if you dial down the
> | > | > | > | > >> graphics settings in the game and reduce the audio quality settings
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 5:41:59 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

You might consider dialing down the games resolution or disabling advanced
features like shadowing, flares etc.

I notice you are using a Geforce 2MX and the stuttering behavior your seeing
my be framerate issue where the scenes are too detailed for the card to
render.


"Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0746A5DD-B3B3-40D0-976E-0E4D9A2FBC1C@microsoft.com...
> Jimmy S. I installed the chipset that you referred to and tried
> uninstalling
> and installing the games in question, but the results were the same! The
> games still hangup while playing! I think it's a useless situation! It's
> not
> worth all of this trial and error and time spent to work it out! I hate
> wasting your time also! I really appreciate all that you attempted to do
> and
> I'm sure that everyone else does to, but it's time to hang it up! Thanks.
> "Jimmy S." wrote:
>
>> Hi Sparten,
>>
>> Okay, since you have an AGP card with recent drivers that means that
>> the report from Intel that your onboard video is disabled is accurate as
>> you are using AGP video in place of the onboard video chipset.
>>
>> Now let's see which update you need to updated your chipset drivers.
>> I'm not going to cover extras such as the application accelerator as that
>> will just be adding extra variables into an already complex equation. :-)
>>
>> This is your CHIPSET driver.. grab it right away and install it:
>> > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
>> > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system how
>> > to
>> > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as USB
>> > and
>> > | AGP.
>> > |
>> > |
>> > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
>>
>> --
>> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
>> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>>
>> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
>> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
>> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
>> rights.
>> _________________________________________________________
>>
>> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:69422F30-354B-4FC3-9084-A312BE98574E@microsoft.com...
>> | Jimmy S.
>> | Here is the info on my dxdiag video card: Card name: NVIDIA
>> GeForce2
>> | MX/MX 400
>> | Manufacturer: NVIDIA
>> | Chip type: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
>> | DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
>> | Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0110&SUBSYS_88261462&REV_B2
>> | Display Memory: 64.0 MB
>> | Current Mode: 800 x 600 (16 bit) (75Hz)
>> | Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
>> | Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
>> | Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
>> | Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7189 (English)
>> | DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
>> | Driver Attributes: Final Retail
>> | Driver Date/Size: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3980288 bytes
>> | WHQL Logo'd: n/a
>> | WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
>> | VDD: n/a
>> | Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
>> | Mini VDD Date: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3454656 bytes
>> | Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4250-11CF-C76B-2CA813C2CB35}
>> | Vendor ID: 0x10DE
>> | Device ID: 0x0110
>> | SubSys ID: 0x88261462
>> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
>> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
>> | "Jimmy S." wrote:
>> |
>> | > Hi Sparten,
>> | >
>> | > Which type of Video Card do you have installed?
>> | > You can find that in your dxdiag report. The part
>> | > of the report you posted at the bottom of this
>> | > post is missing that part of the dxdiag information.
>> | >
>> | > --
>> | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
>> | > Jimmy S.
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>> | >
>> | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
>> http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
>> | > MS Games Help and Support Center:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
>> | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
>> rights.
>> | > _________________________________________________________
>> | >
>> | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:F9D72246-CF74-426F-9B9C-91BE008937AD@microsoft.com...
>> | > | As I said before, Jimmy S. I was able to analyze my system and get
>> a list of
>> | > | downoads from Intel, but that is the problem! I don't know which
>> ones to
>> | > | download. There are several to choose from! It wasn't very specific
>> as to
>> | > | which one should be used for my system! I can't download some of
>> them,
>> | > | because there would be conflicts with my present sound card, etc.
>> Here are
>> | > | the drivers on the list!:
>> | > | What should I do? Thanks again.
>> | > | IntelR 845 Chipset Family
>> | > | 9 downloads on 1 page supported for Windows* XP Home Edition
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | Download Types:
>> | > |
>> | > | Drivers
>> | > |
>> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | Drivers
>> | > | Title Ver.# Date
>> | > | 1. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.EXE] (6037KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005
>> Download
>> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR
>> chipsets.
>> | > | This is not to be used if the system has a third party graphics
>> card.
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media
>> Center
>> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> | > |
>> | > | 2. INF Update Utility - Zip Format [INFINST_ENU.ZIP] (1927KB)
>> 6.3.0.1007
>> | > | 12/16/2004
>> | > | NOTE: This file is intended for use by developers/advanced users.
>> If you
>> | > | are not a developer/advanced user, please download INFINST_ENU.EXE
>> instead.
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server
>> 2003,
>> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> | > |
>> | > | Download File(s):English 1927KB, Multi language 3041KB
>> | > |
>> | > | 3. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator
>> [IAA23_ENU.EXE,
>> | > | IAA23_MULTI.EXE] (1973KB) 2.3 11/13/2002
>> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data
>> from the
>> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
>> Windows* Me,
>> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> | > |
>> | > | Download File(s):English 1973KB, Multi language 5628KB
>> | > |
>> | > | 4. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.ZIP] (6093KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005
>> Download
>> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR
>> chipsets.
>> | > | This file is intended for use by Developers.
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media
>> Center
>> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> | > |
>> | > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
>> | > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system
>> how to
>> | > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as
>> USB and
>> | > | AGP.
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server
>> 2003,
>> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> | > |
>> | > | Download File(s):English 1541KB, Multi language 2657KB
>> | > |
>> | > | 6. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator
>> [IAA222_ENU.EXE,
>> | > | IAA222_MULTI.EXE] (1980KB) 2.2.2 8/16/2002
>> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data
>> from the
>> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
>> Windows* Me,
>> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> | > |
>> | > | Download File(s):English 1980KB, Multi language 5623KB
>> | > |
>> | > | 7. USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers
>> | > | Provides information about obtaining USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers for
>> Intel(R)
>> | > | chipsets.
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | OS:Linux*, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
>> Windows*
>> | > | XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> | > |
>> | > | Download File(s):
>> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/usbdriver.htm ...
>> | > |
>> | > | 8. Chipset Audio Drivers
>> | > | Provides information about obtaining chipset audio drivers for
>> Intel(R)
>> | > | chipsets.
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
>> Windows* XP Home
>> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> | > |
>> | > | Download File(s):
>> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/audiodriver.htm ...
>> | > |
>> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
>> | > | Title Ver.# Date
>> | > | 9. Chipset ID Utility [CHIPID.EXE] (120KB) 2.91 1/25/2005 Download
>> | > | The IntelR Chipset Identification Utility provides an easy way to
>> identify
>> | > | the specific Intel chipset on your motherboard.
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | Read Me (txt)
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 2000 Advanced Server,
>> Windows*
>> | > | 2000 Server, Windows* 95, Windows* 95 OSR 2.x, Windows* 98,
>> Windows* 98 SE,
>> | > | Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003, Windows* Server 2003 Standard
>> Edition,
>> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center Edition,
>> Windows* XP
>> | > | Professional
>> | > |
>> | > | This product has Previously Released software and/or archived
>> software
>> | > | downloads.
>> | > | Older and archived software downloads can be found within the
>> Previously
>> | > | Released area.
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | "Jimmy S." wrote:
>> | > |
>> | > | > Hi Sparten,
>> | > | >
>> | > | > If I remember correctly, Intel offers a program you can download
>> | > | > which will analyse your computer to see which Intel driver(s) you
>> need.
>> | > | >
>> | > | > That should resolve the issue for you. Let me know if you have
>> | > | > any difficulty locating the download at their site.
>> | > | >
>> | > | > --
>> | > | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell /
>> User
>> | > | > Jimmy S.
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>> | > | >
>> | > | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
>> http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
>> | > | > MS Games Help and Support Center:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
>> | > | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer
>> any rights.
>> | > | > _________________________________________________________
>> | > | >
>> | > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> news:3ED1A7A0-A6A1-4F5A-AC9A-4F930CFE434D@microsoft.com...
>> | > | > | Jimmy S., I read your notes nibblesnbitsvideo and printed it
>> out! It was very
>> | > | > | helpful! I went to Intel web site and found out what my present
>> chipset was
>> | > | > | on my computer and was able to find several possible downloads
>> for upgrading,
>> | > | > | but don't know which one to use! Some of the downloads are
>> recommended for
>> | > | > | "developers", which I am not! my chipset is: Intel 845 Chipset,
>> Memory
>> | > | > | controller 82845, I/O controller 8280/BA (ICH2), Integrated
>> Graphics not
>> | > | > | detected or disabled. I'm afraid to download and screw up my
>> computer just to
>> | > | > | run a game or two!
>> | > | > |
>> | > | > | "Jimmy S." wrote:
>> | > | > |
>> | > | > | > Hi Dowza,
>> | > | > | >
>> | > | > | > You would do that following the directions I posted for you
>> originally:
>> | > | > | > > >> 1. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video
>> Drivers:
>> | > | > | > > >> For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I
>> have a
>> | > | > | > > >> Checklist of Solutions at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk
>> | > | > | >
>> | > | > | > --
>> | > | > | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell
>> / User
>> | > | > | > Jimmy S.
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>> | > | > | >
>> | > | > | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
>> http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
>> | > | > | > MS Games Help and Support Center:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
>> | > | > | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I
>> confer any rights.
>> | > | > | > _________________________________________________________
>> | > | > | >
>> | > | > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> | > news:C1DB0AFD-3CEB-4F8D-BB96-20C60B96C5D9@microsoft.com...
>> | > | > | > | Yves, How would I install or update the motherboard
>> chipset? Thanks.
>> | > | > | > |
>> | > | > | > | "Yves Leclerc" wrote:
>> | > | > | > |
>> | > | > | > | > Have you ever considered installing/updating the
>> motherboard chipset
>> | > | > | > | > drivers? These drivers usually provide AGP slot driver,
>> enhanced Ultra DMD
>> | > | > | > | > IDE drivers, IRQ steering controls and sometime USB
>> driver controls.
>> | > | > | > | >
>> | > | > | > | >
>> | > | > | > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>> in message
>> | > | > | > | >
>> news:FD5B497C-366F-4DFA-8719-B9608D5FB90D@microsoft.com...
>> | > | > | > | > > Neil, thanks for the interest in my suituation! I have
>> tried almost all
>> | > | > | > | > > conceivable ideas and alleged solutions to this
>> problem, but nothing has
>> | > | > | > | > > helped so far! I think I'll just surrender and wave a
>> white flag!
>> | > | > | > | > >
>> | > | > | > | > > "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
>> | > | > | > | > >
>> | > | > | > | > >> You may want to check to see if you have any memory
>> resident programs
>> | > | > | > | > >> like
>> | > | > | > | > >> virus scanners or "always on" disk defragmenters
>> running in the
>> | > | > | > | > >> background
>> | > | > | > | > >> when you play your game. You may see some
>> improvements in your
>> | > | > | > | > >> stuttering
>> | > | > | > | > >> situation if you disable those applications before
>> launching your games.
>> | > | > | > | > >>
>> | > | > | > | > >> What kind of graphics card and audio solution are you
>> using? What's the
>> | > | > | > | > >> resolution of the games? Does the problem improve if
>> you dial down the
>> | > | > | > | > >> graphics settings in the game and reduce the audio
>> quality settings
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 7:09:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Neil, thanks for the suggestion, but have tried all of that and this is the
recommended video card, so I am washing my hands of the whole mess! The games
in question are just not designed to operate with today's computers!

"Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:

> You might consider dialing down the games resolution or disabling advanced
> features like shadowing, flares etc.
>
> I notice you are using a Geforce 2MX and the stuttering behavior your seeing
> my be framerate issue where the scenes are too detailed for the card to
> render.
>
>
> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0746A5DD-B3B3-40D0-976E-0E4D9A2FBC1C@microsoft.com...
> > Jimmy S. I installed the chipset that you referred to and tried
> > uninstalling
> > and installing the games in question, but the results were the same! The
> > games still hangup while playing! I think it's a useless situation! It's
> > not
> > worth all of this trial and error and time spent to work it out! I hate
> > wasting your time also! I really appreciate all that you attempted to do
> > and
> > I'm sure that everyone else does to, but it's time to hang it up! Thanks.
> > "Jimmy S." wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Sparten,
> >>
> >> Okay, since you have an AGP card with recent drivers that means that
> >> the report from Intel that your onboard video is disabled is accurate as
> >> you are using AGP video in place of the onboard video chipset.
> >>
> >> Now let's see which update you need to updated your chipset drivers.
> >> I'm not going to cover extras such as the application accelerator as that
> >> will just be adding extra variables into an already complex equation. :-)
> >>
> >> This is your CHIPSET driver.. grab it right away and install it:
> >> > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
> >> > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system how
> >> > to
> >> > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as USB
> >> > and
> >> > | AGP.
> >> > |
> >> > |
> >> > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> >>
> >> --
> >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> >> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> >>
> >> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> >> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> >> rights.
> >> _________________________________________________________
> >>
> >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:69422F30-354B-4FC3-9084-A312BE98574E@microsoft.com...
> >> | Jimmy S.
> >> | Here is the info on my dxdiag video card: Card name: NVIDIA
> >> GeForce2
> >> | MX/MX 400
> >> | Manufacturer: NVIDIA
> >> | Chip type: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
> >> | DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
> >> | Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0110&SUBSYS_88261462&REV_B2
> >> | Display Memory: 64.0 MB
> >> | Current Mode: 800 x 600 (16 bit) (75Hz)
> >> | Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
> >> | Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
> >> | Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
> >> | Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7189 (English)
> >> | DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
> >> | Driver Attributes: Final Retail
> >> | Driver Date/Size: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3980288 bytes
> >> | WHQL Logo'd: n/a
> >> | WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
> >> | VDD: n/a
> >> | Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
> >> | Mini VDD Date: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3454656 bytes
> >> | Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4250-11CF-C76B-2CA813C2CB35}
> >> | Vendor ID: 0x10DE
> >> | Device ID: 0x0110
> >> | SubSys ID: 0x88261462
> >> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
> >> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
> >> | "Jimmy S." wrote:
> >> |
> >> | > Hi Sparten,
> >> | >
> >> | > Which type of Video Card do you have installed?
> >> | > You can find that in your dxdiag report. The part
> >> | > of the report you posted at the bottom of this
> >> | > post is missing that part of the dxdiag information.
> >> | >
> >> | > --
> >> | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> >> | > Jimmy S.
> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> >> | >
> >> | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
> >> http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> >> | > MS Games Help and Support Center:
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> >> | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> >> rights.
> >> | > _________________________________________________________
> >> | >
> >> | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:F9D72246-CF74-426F-9B9C-91BE008937AD@microsoft.com...
> >> | > | As I said before, Jimmy S. I was able to analyze my system and get
> >> a list of
> >> | > | downoads from Intel, but that is the problem! I don't know which
> >> ones to
> >> | > | download. There are several to choose from! It wasn't very specific
> >> as to
> >> | > | which one should be used for my system! I can't download some of
> >> them,
> >> | > | because there would be conflicts with my present sound card, etc.
> >> Here are
> >> | > | the drivers on the list!:
> >> | > | What should I do? Thanks again.
> >> | > | IntelR 845 Chipset Family
> >> | > | 9 downloads on 1 page supported for Windows* XP Home Edition
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Download Types:
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Drivers
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Drivers
> >> | > | Title Ver.# Date
> >> | > | 1. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.EXE] (6037KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005
> >> Download
> >> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR
> >> chipsets.
> >> | > | This is not to be used if the system has a third party graphics
> >> card.
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media
> >> Center
> >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> >> | > |
> >> | > | 2. INF Update Utility - Zip Format [INFINST_ENU.ZIP] (1927KB)
> >> 6.3.0.1007
> >> | > | 12/16/2004
> >> | > | NOTE: This file is intended for use by developers/advanced users.
> >> If you
> >> | > | are not a developer/advanced user, please download INFINST_ENU.EXE
> >> instead.
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server
> >> 2003,
> >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Download File(s):English 1927KB, Multi language 3041KB
> >> | > |
> >> | > | 3. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator
> >> [IAA23_ENU.EXE,
> >> | > | IAA23_MULTI.EXE] (1973KB) 2.3 11/13/2002
> >> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data
> >> from the
> >> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
> >> Windows* Me,
> >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Download File(s):English 1973KB, Multi language 5628KB
> >> | > |
> >> | > | 4. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.ZIP] (6093KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005
> >> Download
> >> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR
> >> chipsets.
> >> | > | This file is intended for use by Developers.
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media
> >> Center
> >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> >> | > |
> >> | > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
> >> | > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system
> >> how to
> >> | > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as
> >> USB and
> >> | > | AGP.
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server
> >> 2003,
> >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Download File(s):English 1541KB, Multi language 2657KB
> >> | > |
> >> | > | 6. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator
> >> [IAA222_ENU.EXE,
> >> | > | IAA222_MULTI.EXE] (1980KB) 2.2.2 8/16/2002
> >> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data
> >> from the
> >> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
> >> Windows* Me,
> >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Download File(s):English 1980KB, Multi language 5623KB
> >> | > |
> >> | > | 7. USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers
> >> | > | Provides information about obtaining USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers for
> >> Intel(R)
> >> | > | chipsets.
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | OS:Linux*, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
> >> Windows*
> >> | > | XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Download File(s):
> >> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/usbdriver.htm ...
> >> | > |
> >> | > | 8. Chipset Audio Drivers
> >> | > | Provides information about obtaining chipset audio drivers for
> >> Intel(R)
> >> | > | chipsets.
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
> >> Windows* XP Home
> >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Download File(s):
> >> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/audiodriver.htm ...
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
> >> | > | Title Ver.# Date
> >> | > | 9. Chipset ID Utility [CHIPID.EXE] (120KB) 2.91 1/25/2005 Download
> >> | > | The IntelR Chipset Identification Utility provides an easy way to
> >> identify
> >> | > | the specific Intel chipset on your motherboard.
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | Read Me (txt)
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 2000 Advanced Server,
> >> Windows*
> >> | > | 2000 Server, Windows* 95, Windows* 95 OSR 2.x, Windows* 98,
> >> Windows* 98 SE,
> >> | > | Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003, Windows* Server 2003 Standard
> >> Edition,
> >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center Edition,
> >> Windows* XP
> >> | > | Professional
> >> | > |
> >> | > | This product has Previously Released software and/or archived
> >> software
> >> | > | downloads.
> >> | > | Older and archived software downloads can be found within the
> >> Previously
> >> | > | Released area.
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > |
> >> | > | "Jimmy S." wrote:
> >> | > |
> >> | > | > Hi Sparten,
> >> | > | >
> >> | > | > If I remember correctly, Intel offers a program you can download
> >> | > | > which will analyse your computer to see which Intel driver(s) you
> >> need.
> >> | > | >
> >> | > | > That should resolve the issue for you. Let me know if you have
> >> | > | > any difficulty locating the download at their site.
> >> | > | >
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 10:21:36 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Sparten,

Put this issue on the shelf for a week or two and when you're
ready to tackle the challenge, we'll give it a go again. :-)


--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:EB72042E-F6DB-4B53-A837-43A694B8C94B@microsoft.com...
| Neil, thanks for the suggestion, but have tried all of that and this is the
| recommended video card, so I am washing my hands of the whole mess! The games
| in question are just not designed to operate with today's computers!
|
| "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
|
| > You might consider dialing down the games resolution or disabling advanced
| > features like shadowing, flares etc.
| >
| > I notice you are using a Geforce 2MX and the stuttering behavior your seeing
| > my be framerate issue where the scenes are too detailed for the card to
| > render.
| >
| >
| > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:0746A5DD-B3B3-40D0-976E-0E4D9A2FBC1C@microsoft.com...
| > > Jimmy S. I installed the chipset that you referred to and tried
| > > uninstalling
| > > and installing the games in question, but the results were the same! The
| > > games still hangup while playing! I think it's a useless situation! It's
| > > not
| > > worth all of this trial and error and time spent to work it out! I hate
| > > wasting your time also! I really appreciate all that you attempted to do
| > > and
| > > I'm sure that everyone else does to, but it's time to hang it up! Thanks.
| > > "Jimmy S." wrote:
| > >
| > >> Hi Sparten,
| > >>
| > >> Okay, since you have an AGP card with recent drivers that means that
| > >> the report from Intel that your onboard video is disabled is accurate as
| > >> you are using AGP video in place of the onboard video chipset.
| > >>
| > >> Now let's see which update you need to updated your chipset drivers.
| > >> I'm not going to cover extras such as the application accelerator as that
| > >> will just be adding extra variables into an already complex equation. :-)
| > >>
| > >> This is your CHIPSET driver.. grab it right away and install it:
| > >> > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
| > >> > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system how
| > >> > to
| > >> > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as USB
| > >> > and
| > >> > | AGP.
| > >> > |
| > >> > |
| > >> > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| > >>
| > >> --
| > >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > >> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| > >>
| > >> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| > >> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| > >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
| > >> rights.
| > >> _________________________________________________________
| > >>
| > >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > >> news:69422F30-354B-4FC3-9084-A312BE98574E@microsoft.com...
| > >> | Jimmy S.
| > >> | Here is the info on my dxdiag video card: Card name: NVIDIA
| > >> GeForce2
| > >> | MX/MX 400
| > >> | Manufacturer: NVIDIA
| > >> | Chip type: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
| > >> | DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
| > >> | Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0110&SUBSYS_88261462&REV_B2
| > >> | Display Memory: 64.0 MB
| > >> | Current Mode: 800 x 600 (16 bit) (75Hz)
| > >> | Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
| > >> | Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
| > >> | Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
| > >> | Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7189 (English)
| > >> | DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
| > >> | Driver Attributes: Final Retail
| > >> | Driver Date/Size: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3980288 bytes
| > >> | WHQL Logo'd: n/a
| > >> | WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
| > >> | VDD: n/a
| > >> | Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
| > >> | Mini VDD Date: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3454656 bytes
| > >> | Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4250-11CF-C76B-2CA813C2CB35}
| > >> | Vendor ID: 0x10DE
| > >> | Device ID: 0x0110
| > >> | SubSys ID: 0x88261462
| > >> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
| > >> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
| > >> | "Jimmy S." wrote:
| > >> |
| > >> | > Hi Sparten,
| > >> | >
| > >> | > Which type of Video Card do you have installed?
| > >> | > You can find that in your dxdiag report. The part
| > >> | > of the report you posted at the bottom of this
| > >> | > post is missing that part of the dxdiag information.
| > >> | >
| > >> | > --
| > >> | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > >> | > Jimmy S.
| > >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| > >> | >
| > >> | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
| > >> http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| > >> | > MS Games Help and Support Center:
| > >> http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| > >> | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
| > >> rights.
| > >> | > _________________________________________________________
| > >> | >
| > >> | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > >> news:F9D72246-CF74-426F-9B9C-91BE008937AD@microsoft.com...
| > >> | > | As I said before, Jimmy S. I was able to analyze my system and get
| > >> a list of
| > >> | > | downoads from Intel, but that is the problem! I don't know which
| > >> ones to
| > >> | > | download. There are several to choose from! It wasn't very specific
| > >> as to
| > >> | > | which one should be used for my system! I can't download some of
| > >> them,
| > >> | > | because there would be conflicts with my present sound card, etc.
| > >> Here are
| > >> | > | the drivers on the list!:
| > >> | > | What should I do? Thanks again.
| > >> | > | IntelR 845 Chipset Family
| > >> | > | 9 downloads on 1 page supported for Windows* XP Home Edition
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Download Types:
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Drivers
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Drivers
| > >> | > | Title Ver.# Date
| > >> | > | 1. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.EXE] (6037KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005
| > >> Download
| > >> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR
| > >> chipsets.
| > >> | > | This is not to be used if the system has a third party graphics
| > >> card.
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media
| > >> Center
| > >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | 2. INF Update Utility - Zip Format [INFINST_ENU.ZIP] (1927KB)
| > >> 6.3.0.1007
| > >> | > | 12/16/2004
| > >> | > | NOTE: This file is intended for use by developers/advanced users.
| > >> If you
| > >> | > | are not a developer/advanced user, please download INFINST_ENU.EXE
| > >> instead.
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server
| > >> 2003,
| > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1927KB, Multi language 3041KB
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | 3. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator
| > >> [IAA23_ENU.EXE,
| > >> | > | IAA23_MULTI.EXE] (1973KB) 2.3 11/13/2002
| > >> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data
| > >> from the
| > >> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
| > >> Windows* Me,
| > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1973KB, Multi language 5628KB
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | 4. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.ZIP] (6093KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005
| > >> Download
| > >> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR
| > >> chipsets.
| > >> | > | This file is intended for use by Developers.
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media
| > >> Center
| > >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
| > >> | > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system
| > >> how to
| > >> | > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as
| > >> USB and
| > >> | > | AGP.
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server
| > >> 2003,
| > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1541KB, Multi language 2657KB
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | 6. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator
| > >> [IAA222_ENU.EXE,
| > >> | > | IAA222_MULTI.EXE] (1980KB) 2.2.2 8/16/2002
| > >> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data
| > >> from the
| > >> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
| > >> Windows* Me,
| > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1980KB, Multi language 5623KB
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | 7. USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers
| > >> | > | Provides information about obtaining USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers for
| > >> Intel(R)
| > >> | > | chipsets.
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | OS:Linux*, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
| > >> Windows*
| > >> | > | XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Download File(s):
| > >> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/usbdriver.htm ...
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | 8. Chipset Audio Drivers
| > >> | > | Provides information about obtaining chipset audio drivers for
| > >> Intel(R)
| > >> | > | chipsets.
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
| > >> Windows* XP Home
| > >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Download File(s):
| > >> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/audiodriver.htm ...
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
| > >> | > | Title Ver.# Date
| > >> | > | 9. Chipset ID Utility [CHIPID.EXE] (120KB) 2.91 1/25/2005 Download
| > >> | > | The IntelR Chipset Identification Utility provides an easy way to
| > >> identify
| > >> | > | the specific Intel chipset on your motherboard.
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | Read Me (txt)
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 2000 Advanced Server,
| > >> Windows*
| > >> | > | 2000 Server, Windows* 95, Windows* 95 OSR 2.x, Windows* 98,
| > >> Windows* 98 SE,
| > >> | > | Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003, Windows* Server 2003 Standard
| > >> Edition,
| > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center Edition,
| > >> Windows* XP
| > >> | > | Professional
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | This product has Previously Released software and/or archived
| > >> software
| > >> | > | downloads.
| > >> | > | Older and archived software downloads can be found within the
| > >> Previously
| > >> | > | Released area.
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | "Jimmy S." wrote:
| > >> | > |
| > >> | > | > Hi Sparten,
| > >> | > | >
| > >> | > | > If I remember correctly, Intel offers a program you can download
| > >> | > | > which will analyse your computer to see which Intel driver(s) you
| > >> need.
| > >> | > | >
| > >> | > | > That should resolve the issue for you. Let me know if you have
| > >> | > | > any difficulty locating the download at their site.
| > >> | > | >
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 10:21:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Good advice, Jimmy S. I will certainly do that! Thanks for the ideas and
thoughts!

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Sparten,
>
> Put this issue on the shelf for a week or two and when you're
> ready to tackle the challenge, we'll give it a go again. :-)
>
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:EB72042E-F6DB-4B53-A837-43A694B8C94B@microsoft.com...
> | Neil, thanks for the suggestion, but have tried all of that and this is the
> | recommended video card, so I am washing my hands of the whole mess! The games
> | in question are just not designed to operate with today's computers!
> |
> | "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
> |
> | > You might consider dialing down the games resolution or disabling advanced
> | > features like shadowing, flares etc.
> | >
> | > I notice you are using a Geforce 2MX and the stuttering behavior your seeing
> | > my be framerate issue where the scenes are too detailed for the card to
> | > render.
> | >
> | >
> | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > news:0746A5DD-B3B3-40D0-976E-0E4D9A2FBC1C@microsoft.com...
> | > > Jimmy S. I installed the chipset that you referred to and tried
> | > > uninstalling
> | > > and installing the games in question, but the results were the same! The
> | > > games still hangup while playing! I think it's a useless situation! It's
> | > > not
> | > > worth all of this trial and error and time spent to work it out! I hate
> | > > wasting your time also! I really appreciate all that you attempted to do
> | > > and
> | > > I'm sure that everyone else does to, but it's time to hang it up! Thanks.
> | > > "Jimmy S." wrote:
> | > >
> | > >> Hi Sparten,
> | > >>
> | > >> Okay, since you have an AGP card with recent drivers that means that
> | > >> the report from Intel that your onboard video is disabled is accurate as
> | > >> you are using AGP video in place of the onboard video chipset.
> | > >>
> | > >> Now let's see which update you need to updated your chipset drivers.
> | > >> I'm not going to cover extras such as the application accelerator as that
> | > >> will just be adding extra variables into an already complex equation. :-)
> | > >>
> | > >> This is your CHIPSET driver.. grab it right away and install it:
> | > >> > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
> | > >> > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system how
> | > >> > to
> | > >> > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as USB
> | > >> > and
> | > >> > | AGP.
> | > >> > |
> | > >> > |
> | > >> > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> | > >>
> | > >> --
> | > >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> | > >> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> | > >>
> | > >> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> | > >> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> | > >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> | > >> rights.
> | > >> _________________________________________________________
> | > >>
> | > >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > >> news:69422F30-354B-4FC3-9084-A312BE98574E@microsoft.com...
> | > >> | Jimmy S.
> | > >> | Here is the info on my dxdiag video card: Card name: NVIDIA
> | > >> GeForce2
> | > >> | MX/MX 400
> | > >> | Manufacturer: NVIDIA
> | > >> | Chip type: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
> | > >> | DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
> | > >> | Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0110&SUBSYS_88261462&REV_B2
> | > >> | Display Memory: 64.0 MB
> | > >> | Current Mode: 800 x 600 (16 bit) (75Hz)
> | > >> | Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
> | > >> | Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
> | > >> | Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
> | > >> | Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7189 (English)
> | > >> | DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
> | > >> | Driver Attributes: Final Retail
> | > >> | Driver Date/Size: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3980288 bytes
> | > >> | WHQL Logo'd: n/a
> | > >> | WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
> | > >> | VDD: n/a
> | > >> | Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
> | > >> | Mini VDD Date: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3454656 bytes
> | > >> | Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4250-11CF-C76B-2CA813C2CB35}
> | > >> | Vendor ID: 0x10DE
> | > >> | Device ID: 0x0110
> | > >> | SubSys ID: 0x88261462
> | > >> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
> | > >> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
> | > >> | "Jimmy S." wrote:
> | > >> |
> | > >> | > Hi Sparten,
> | > >> | >
> | > >> | > Which type of Video Card do you have installed?
> | > >> | > You can find that in your dxdiag report. The part
> | > >> | > of the report you posted at the bottom of this
> | > >> | > post is missing that part of the dxdiag information.
> | > >> | >
> | > >> | > --
> | > >> | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> | > >> | > Jimmy S.
> | > >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> | > >> | >
> | > >> | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
> | > >> http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> | > >> | > MS Games Help and Support Center:
> | > >> http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> | > >> | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> | > >> rights.
> | > >> | > _________________________________________________________
> | > >> | >
> | > >> | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > >> news:F9D72246-CF74-426F-9B9C-91BE008937AD@microsoft.com...
> | > >> | > | As I said before, Jimmy S. I was able to analyze my system and get
> | > >> a list of
> | > >> | > | downoads from Intel, but that is the problem! I don't know which
> | > >> ones to
> | > >> | > | download. There are several to choose from! It wasn't very specific
> | > >> as to
> | > >> | > | which one should be used for my system! I can't download some of
> | > >> them,
> | > >> | > | because there would be conflicts with my present sound card, etc.
> | > >> Here are
> | > >> | > | the drivers on the list!:
> | > >> | > | What should I do? Thanks again.
> | > >> | > | IntelR 845 Chipset Family
> | > >> | > | 9 downloads on 1 page supported for Windows* XP Home Edition
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Download Types:
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Drivers
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Drivers
> | > >> | > | Title Ver.# Date
> | > >> | > | 1. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.EXE] (6037KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005
> | > >> Download
> | > >> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR
> | > >> chipsets.
> | > >> | > | This is not to be used if the system has a third party graphics
> | > >> card.
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media
> | > >> Center
> | > >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | 2. INF Update Utility - Zip Format [INFINST_ENU.ZIP] (1927KB)
> | > >> 6.3.0.1007
> | > >> | > | 12/16/2004
> | > >> | > | NOTE: This file is intended for use by developers/advanced users.
> | > >> If you
> | > >> | > | are not a developer/advanced user, please download INFINST_ENU.EXE
> | > >> instead.
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server
> | > >> 2003,
> | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1927KB, Multi language 3041KB
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | 3. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator
> | > >> [IAA23_ENU.EXE,
> | > >> | > | IAA23_MULTI.EXE] (1973KB) 2.3 11/13/2002
> | > >> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data
> | > >> from the
> | > >> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
> | > >> Windows* Me,
> | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1973KB, Multi language 5628KB
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | 4. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.ZIP] (6093KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005
> | > >> Download
> | > >> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR
> | > >> chipsets.
> | > >> | > | This file is intended for use by Developers.
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media
> | > >> Center
> | > >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
> | > >> | > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system
> | > >> how to
> | > >> | > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as
> | > >> USB and
> | > >> | > | AGP.
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server
> | > >> 2003,
> | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1541KB, Multi language 2657KB
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | 6. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator
> | > >> [IAA222_ENU.EXE,
> | > >> | > | IAA222_MULTI.EXE] (1980KB) 2.2.2 8/16/2002
> | > >> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data
> | > >> from the
> | > >> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
> | > >> Windows* Me,
> | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1980KB, Multi language 5623KB
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | 7. USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers
> | > >> | > | Provides information about obtaining USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers for
> | > >> Intel(R)
> | > >> | > | chipsets.
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | OS:Linux*, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
> | > >> Windows*
> | > >> | > | XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Download File(s):
> | > >> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/usbdriver.htm ...
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | 8. Chipset Audio Drivers
> | > >> | > | Provides information about obtaining chipset audio drivers for
> | > >> Intel(R)
> | > >> | > | chipsets.
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
> | > >> Windows* XP Home
> | > >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Download File(s):
> | > >> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/audiodriver.htm ...
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
> | > >> | > | Title Ver.# Date
> | > >> | > | 9. Chipset ID Utility [CHIPID.EXE] (120KB) 2.91 1/25/2005 Download
> | > >> | > | The IntelR Chipset Identification Utility provides an easy way to
> | > >> identify
> | > >> | > | the specific Intel chipset on your motherboard.
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | Read Me (txt)
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > |
> | > >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 2000 Advanced Server,
> | > >> Windows*
> | > >> | > | 2000 Server, Windows* 95, Windows* 95 OSR 2.x, Windows* 98,
> | > >> Windows* 98 SE,
> | > >> | > | Windows* Me, Windows* Server 2003, Windows* Server 2003 Standard
> | > >> Edition,
> | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center Edition,
> | > >> Windows* XP
> | > >> | > | Professional
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 2:11:10 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Jimmy S. and anyone else who has been following this thread! I finally solved
the problem of the games locking up intermittently! I simply took the cover
off of the computer and vacuumed and used canned air to blow and remove all
the dust from the fans and the various cards,etc. The fan used to rev up
quite a lot, as though it was working too hard to stay cool! Once the
computer was cleaned up, it now runs without this constant revving of the
fans! No more lockups!!!!

"Sparten67" wrote:

> Good advice, Jimmy S. I will certainly do that! Thanks for the ideas and
> thoughts!
>
> "Jimmy S." wrote:
>
> > Hi Sparten,
> >
> > Put this issue on the shelf for a week or two and when you're
> > ready to tackle the challenge, we'll give it a go again. :-)
> >
> >
> > --
> > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> >
> > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> > _________________________________________________________
> >
> > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:EB72042E-F6DB-4B53-A837-43A694B8C94B@microsoft.com...
> > | Neil, thanks for the suggestion, but have tried all of that and this is the
> > | recommended video card, so I am washing my hands of the whole mess! The games
> > | in question are just not designed to operate with today's computers!
> > |
> > | "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
> > |
> > | > You might consider dialing down the games resolution or disabling advanced
> > | > features like shadowing, flares etc.
> > | >
> > | > I notice you are using a Geforce 2MX and the stuttering behavior your seeing
> > | > my be framerate issue where the scenes are too detailed for the card to
> > | > render.
> > | >
> > | >
> > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > | > news:0746A5DD-B3B3-40D0-976E-0E4D9A2FBC1C@microsoft.com...
> > | > > Jimmy S. I installed the chipset that you referred to and tried
> > | > > uninstalling
> > | > > and installing the games in question, but the results were the same! The
> > | > > games still hangup while playing! I think it's a useless situation! It's
> > | > > not
> > | > > worth all of this trial and error and time spent to work it out! I hate
> > | > > wasting your time also! I really appreciate all that you attempted to do
> > | > > and
> > | > > I'm sure that everyone else does to, but it's time to hang it up! Thanks.
> > | > > "Jimmy S." wrote:
> > | > >
> > | > >> Hi Sparten,
> > | > >>
> > | > >> Okay, since you have an AGP card with recent drivers that means that
> > | > >> the report from Intel that your onboard video is disabled is accurate as
> > | > >> you are using AGP video in place of the onboard video chipset.
> > | > >>
> > | > >> Now let's see which update you need to updated your chipset drivers.
> > | > >> I'm not going to cover extras such as the application accelerator as that
> > | > >> will just be adding extra variables into an already complex equation. :-)
> > | > >>
> > | > >> This is your CHIPSET driver.. grab it right away and install it:
> > | > >> > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
> > | > >> > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system how
> > | > >> > to
> > | > >> > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as USB
> > | > >> > and
> > | > >> > | AGP.
> > | > >> > |
> > | > >> > |
> > | > >> > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> > | > >>
> > | > >> --
> > | > >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> > | > >> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> > | > >>
> > | > >> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> > | > >> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> > | > >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> > | > >> rights.
> > | > >> _________________________________________________________
> > | > >>
> > | > >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > | > >> news:69422F30-354B-4FC3-9084-A312BE98574E@microsoft.com...
> > | > >> | Jimmy S.
> > | > >> | Here is the info on my dxdiag video card: Card name: NVIDIA
> > | > >> GeForce2
> > | > >> | MX/MX 400
> > | > >> | Manufacturer: NVIDIA
> > | > >> | Chip type: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
> > | > >> | DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
> > | > >> | Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0110&SUBSYS_88261462&REV_B2
> > | > >> | Display Memory: 64.0 MB
> > | > >> | Current Mode: 800 x 600 (16 bit) (75Hz)
> > | > >> | Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
> > | > >> | Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
> > | > >> | Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
> > | > >> | Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7189 (English)
> > | > >> | DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
> > | > >> | Driver Attributes: Final Retail
> > | > >> | Driver Date/Size: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3980288 bytes
> > | > >> | WHQL Logo'd: n/a
> > | > >> | WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
> > | > >> | VDD: n/a
> > | > >> | Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
> > | > >> | Mini VDD Date: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3454656 bytes
> > | > >> | Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4250-11CF-C76B-2CA813C2CB35}
> > | > >> | Vendor ID: 0x10DE
> > | > >> | Device ID: 0x0110
> > | > >> | SubSys ID: 0x88261462
> > | > >> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
> > | > >> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
> > | > >> | "Jimmy S." wrote:
> > | > >> |
> > | > >> | > Hi Sparten,
> > | > >> | >
> > | > >> | > Which type of Video Card do you have installed?
> > | > >> | > You can find that in your dxdiag report. The part
> > | > >> | > of the report you posted at the bottom of this
> > | > >> | > post is missing that part of the dxdiag information.
> > | > >> | >
> > | > >> | > --
> > | > >> | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> > | > >> | > Jimmy S.
> > | > >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> > | > >> | >
> > | > >> | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
> > | > >> http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> > | > >> | > MS Games Help and Support Center:
> > | > >> http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> > | > >> | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> > | > >> rights.
> > | > >> | > _________________________________________________________
> > | > >> | >
> > | > >> | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > | > >> news:F9D72246-CF74-426F-9B9C-91BE008937AD@microsoft.com...
> > | > >> | > | As I said before, Jimmy S. I was able to analyze my system and get
> > | > >> a list of
> > | > >> | > | downoads from Intel, but that is the problem! I don't know which
> > | > >> ones to
> > | > >> | > | download. There are several to choose from! It wasn't very specific
> > | > >> as to
> > | > >> | > | which one should be used for my system! I can't download some of
> > | > >> them,
> > | > >> | > | because there would be conflicts with my present sound card, etc.
> > | > >> Here are
> > | > >> | > | the drivers on the list!:
> > | > >> | > | What should I do? Thanks again.
> > | > >> | > | IntelR 845 Chipset Family
> > | > >> | > | 9 downloads on 1 page supported for Windows* XP Home Edition
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Download Types:
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Drivers
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Drivers
> > | > >> | > | Title Ver.# Date
> > | > >> | > | 1. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.EXE] (6037KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005
> > | > >> Download
> > | > >> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR
> > | > >> chipsets.
> > | > >> | > | This is not to be used if the system has a third party graphics
> > | > >> card.
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media
> > | > >> Center
> > | > >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | 2. INF Update Utility - Zip Format [INFINST_ENU.ZIP] (1927KB)
> > | > >> 6.3.0.1007
> > | > >> | > | 12/16/2004
> > | > >> | > | NOTE: This file is intended for use by developers/advanced users.
> > | > >> If you
> > | > >> | > | are not a developer/advanced user, please download INFINST_ENU.EXE
> > | > >> instead.
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server
> > | > >> 2003,
> > | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1927KB, Multi language 3041KB
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | 3. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator
> > | > >> [IAA23_ENU.EXE,
> > | > >> | > | IAA23_MULTI.EXE] (1973KB) 2.3 11/13/2002
> > | > >> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data
> > | > >> from the
> > | > >> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
> > | > >> Windows* Me,
> > | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1973KB, Multi language 5628KB
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | 4. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.ZIP] (6093KB) 14.10.3 6/28/2005
> > | > >> Download
> > | > >> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of IntelR
> > | > >> chipsets.
> > | > >> | > | This file is intended for use by Developers.
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media
> > | > >> Center
> > | > >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007 12/16/2004
> > | > >> | > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating system
> > | > >> how to
> > | > >> | > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality such as
> > | > >> USB and
> > | > >> | > | AGP.
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows* Server
> > | > >> 2003,
> > | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1541KB, Multi language 2657KB
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | 6. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator
> > | > >> [IAA222_ENU.EXE,
> > | > >> | > | IAA222_MULTI.EXE] (1980KB) 2.2.2 8/16/2002
> > | > >> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery of data
> > | > >> from the
> > | > >> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware.
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
> > | > >> Windows* Me,
> > | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1980KB, Multi language 5623KB
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | 7. USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers
> > | > >> | > | Provides information about obtaining USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers for
> > | > >> Intel(R)
> > | > >> | > | chipsets.
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | OS:Linux*, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
> > | > >> Windows*
> > | > >> | > | XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):
> > | > >> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/usbdriver.htm ...
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | 8. Chipset Audio Drivers
> > | > >> | > | Provides information about obtaining chipset audio drivers for
> > | > >> Intel(R)
> > | > >> | > | chipsets.
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me,
> > | > >> Windows* XP Home
> > | > >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):
> > | > >> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/audiodriver.htm ...
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
> > | > >> | > | Title Ver.# Date
> > | > >> | > | 9. Chipset ID Utility [CHIPID.EXE] (120KB) 2.91 1/25/2005 Download
> > | > >> | > | The IntelR Chipset Identification Utility provides an easy way to
> > | > >> identify
> > | > >> | > | the specific Intel chipset on your motherboard.
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt)
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > |
> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 2000 Advanced Server,
> > | > >> Windows*
> > | > >> | > | 2000 Server, Windows* 95, Windows* 95 OSR 2.x, Windows* 98,
> > | > >> Windows* 98 SE,
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 5:01:47 PM

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Excellent. That's great to hear.


"Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D D48F966-131D-4079-B028-FDC7212527A9@microsoft.com...
> Jimmy S. and anyone else who has been following this thread! I finally
> solved
> the problem of the games locking up intermittently! I simply took the
> cover
> off of the computer and vacuumed and used canned air to blow and remove
> all
> the dust from the fans and the various cards,etc. The fan used to rev up
> quite a lot, as though it was working too hard to stay cool! Once the
> computer was cleaned up, it now runs without this constant revving of the
> fans! No more lockups!!!!
>
> "Sparten67" wrote:
>
>> Good advice, Jimmy S. I will certainly do that! Thanks for the ideas and
>> thoughts!
>>
>> "Jimmy S." wrote:
>>
>> > Hi Sparten,
>> >
>> > Put this issue on the shelf for a week or two and when you're
>> > ready to tackle the challenge, we'll give it a go again. :-)
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
>> > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>> >
>> > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
>> > http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
>> > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
>> > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
>> > rights.
>> > _________________________________________________________
>> >
>> > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:EB72042E-F6DB-4B53-A837-43A694B8C94B@microsoft.com...
>> > | Neil, thanks for the suggestion, but have tried all of that and this
>> > is the
>> > | recommended video card, so I am washing my hands of the whole mess!
>> > The games
>> > | in question are just not designed to operate with today's computers!
>> > |
>> > | "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
>> > |
>> > | > You might consider dialing down the games resolution or disabling
>> > advanced
>> > | > features like shadowing, flares etc.
>> > | >
>> > | > I notice you are using a Geforce 2MX and the stuttering behavior
>> > your seeing
>> > | > my be framerate issue where the scenes are too detailed for the
>> > card to
>> > | > render.
>> > | >
>> > | >
>> > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > | > news:0746A5DD-B3B3-40D0-976E-0E4D9A2FBC1C@microsoft.com...
>> > | > > Jimmy S. I installed the chipset that you referred to and tried
>> > | > > uninstalling
>> > | > > and installing the games in question, but the results were the
>> > same! The
>> > | > > games still hangup while playing! I think it's a useless
>> > situation! It's
>> > | > > not
>> > | > > worth all of this trial and error and time spent to work it out!
>> > I hate
>> > | > > wasting your time also! I really appreciate all that you
>> > attempted to do
>> > | > > and
>> > | > > I'm sure that everyone else does to, but it's time to hang it up!
>> > Thanks.
>> > | > > "Jimmy S." wrote:
>> > | > >
>> > | > >> Hi Sparten,
>> > | > >>
>> > | > >> Okay, since you have an AGP card with recent drivers that means
>> > that
>> > | > >> the report from Intel that your onboard video is disabled is
>> > accurate as
>> > | > >> you are using AGP video in place of the onboard video chipset.
>> > | > >>
>> > | > >> Now let's see which update you need to updated your chipset
>> > drivers.
>> > | > >> I'm not going to cover extras such as the application
>> > accelerator as that
>> > | > >> will just be adding extra variables into an already complex
>> > equation. :-)
>> > | > >>
>> > | > >> This is your CHIPSET driver.. grab it right away and install it:
>> > | > >> > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007
>> > 12/16/2004
>> > | > >> > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating
>> > system how
>> > | > >> > to
>> > | > >> > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality
>> > such as USB
>> > | > >> > and
>> > | > >> > | AGP.
>> > | > >> > |
>> > | > >> > |
>> > | > >> > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
>> > | > >>
>> > | > >> --
>> > | > >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell /
>> > User
>> > | > >> Jimmy S.
>> > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>> > | > >>
>> > | > >> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
>> > http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
>> > | > >> MS Games Help and Support Center:
>> > http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
>> > | > >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer
>> > any
>> > | > >> rights.
>> > | > >> _________________________________________________________
>> > | > >>
>> > | > >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> > message
>> > | > >> news:69422F30-354B-4FC3-9084-A312BE98574E@microsoft.com...
>> > | > >> | Jimmy S.
>> > | > >> | Here is the info on my dxdiag video card: Card name:
>> > NVIDIA
>> > | > >> GeForce2
>> > | > >> | MX/MX 400
>> > | > >> | Manufacturer: NVIDIA
>> > | > >> | Chip type: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
>> > | > >> | DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
>> > | > >> | Device Key:
>> > Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0110&SUBSYS_88261462&REV_B2
>> > | > >> | Display Memory: 64.0 MB
>> > | > >> | Current Mode: 800 x 600 (16 bit) (75Hz)
>> > | > >> | Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
>> > | > >> | Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
>> > | > >> | Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
>> > | > >> | Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7189 (English)
>> > | > >> | DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
>> > | > >> | Driver Attributes: Final Retail
>> > | > >> | Driver Date/Size: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3980288 bytes
>> > | > >> | WHQL Logo'd: n/a
>> > | > >> | WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
>> > | > >> | VDD: n/a
>> > | > >> | Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
>> > | > >> | Mini VDD Date: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3454656 bytes
>> > | > >> | Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4250-11CF-C76B-2CA813C2CB35}
>> > | > >> | Vendor ID: 0x10DE
>> > | > >> | Device ID: 0x0110
>> > | > >> | SubSys ID: 0x88261462
>> > | > >> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
>> > | > >> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
>> > | > >> | "Jimmy S." wrote:
>> > | > >> |
>> > | > >> | > Hi Sparten,
>> > | > >> | >
>> > | > >> | > Which type of Video Card do you have installed?
>> > | > >> | > You can find that in your dxdiag report. The part
>> > | > >> | > of the report you posted at the bottom of this
>> > | > >> | > post is missing that part of the dxdiag information.
>> > | > >> | >
>> > | > >> | > --
>> > | > >> | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell
>> > / User
>> > | > >> | > Jimmy S.
>> > | > >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>> > | > >> | >
>> > | > >> | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
>> > | > >> http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
>> > | > >> | > MS Games Help and Support Center:
>> > | > >> http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
>> > | > >> | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I
>> > confer any
>> > | > >> rights.
>> > | > >> | > _________________________________________________________
>> > | > >> | >
>> > | > >> | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> > message
>> > | > >> news:F9D72246-CF74-426F-9B9C-91BE008937AD@microsoft.com...
>> > | > >> | > | As I said before, Jimmy S. I was able to analyze my system
>> > and get
>> > | > >> a list of
>> > | > >> | > | downoads from Intel, but that is the problem! I don't know
>> > which
>> > | > >> ones to
>> > | > >> | > | download. There are several to choose from! It wasn't very
>> > specific
>> > | > >> as to
>> > | > >> | > | which one should be used for my system! I can't download
>> > some of
>> > | > >> them,
>> > | > >> | > | because there would be conflicts with my present sound
>> > card, etc.
>> > | > >> Here are
>> > | > >> | > | the drivers on the list!:
>> > | > >> | > | What should I do? Thanks again.
>> > | > >> | > | IntelR 845 Chipset Family
>> > | > >> | > | 9 downloads on 1 page supported for Windows* XP Home
>> > Edition
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Download Types:
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Drivers
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Drivers
>> > | > >> | > | Title Ver.# Date
>> > | > >> | > | 1. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.EXE] (6037KB) 14.10.3
>> > 6/28/2005
>> > | > >> Download
>> > | > >> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of
>> > IntelR
>> > | > >> chipsets.
>> > | > >> | > | This is not to be used if the system has a third party
>> > graphics
>> > | > >> card.
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP
>> > Media
>> > | > >> Center
>> > | > >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | 2. INF Update Utility - Zip Format [INFINST_ENU.ZIP]
>> > (1927KB)
>> > | > >> 6.3.0.1007
>> > | > >> | > | 12/16/2004
>> > | > >> | > | NOTE: This file is intended for use by developers/advanced
>> > users.
>> > | > >> If you
>> > | > >> | > | are not a developer/advanced user, please download
>> > INFINST_ENU.EXE
>> > | > >> instead.
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows*
>> > Server
>> > | > >> 2003,
>> > | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1927KB, Multi language 3041KB
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | 3. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator
>> > | > >> [IAA23_ENU.EXE,
>> > | > >> | > | IAA23_MULTI.EXE] (1973KB) 2.3 11/13/2002
>> > | > >> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery
>> > of data
>> > | > >> from the
>> > | > >> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level
>> > hardware.
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows*
>> > 98 SE,
>> > | > >> Windows* Me,
>> > | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1973KB, Multi language 5628KB
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | 4. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.ZIP] (6093KB) 14.10.3
>> > 6/28/2005
>> > | > >> Download
>> > | > >> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of
>> > IntelR
>> > | > >> chipsets.
>> > | > >> | > | This file is intended for use by Developers.
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP
>> > Media
>> > | > >> Center
>> > | > >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007
>> > 12/16/2004
>> > | > >> | > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating
>> > system
>> > | > >> how to
>> > | > >> | > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality
>> > such as
>> > | > >> USB and
>> > | > >> | > | AGP.
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows*
>> > Server
>> > | > >> 2003,
>> > | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1541KB, Multi language 2657KB
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | 6. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator
>> > | > >> [IAA222_ENU.EXE,
>> > | > >> | > | IAA222_MULTI.EXE] (1980KB) 2.2.2 8/16/2002
>> > | > >> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery
>> > of data
>> > | > >> from the
>> > | > >> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level
>> > hardware.
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows*
>> > 98 SE,
>> > | > >> Windows* Me,
>> > | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1980KB, Multi language 5623KB
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | 7. USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers
>> > | > >> | > | Provides information about obtaining USB 1.1 and 2.0
>> > drivers for
>> > | > >> Intel(R)
>> > | > >> | > | chipsets.
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | OS:Linux*, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
>> > Windows* Me,
>> > | > >> Windows*
>> > | > >> | > | XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):
>> > | > >> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/usbdriver.htm ...
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | 8. Chipset Audio Drivers
>> > | > >> | > | Provides information about obtaining chipset audio drivers
>> > for
>> > | > >> Intel(R)
>> > | > >> | > | chipsets.
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows*
>> > Me,
>> > | > >> Windows* XP Home
>> > | > >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):
>> > | > >> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/audiodriver.htm ...
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
>> > | > >> | > | Title Ver.# Date
>> > | > >> | > | 9. Chipset ID Utility [CHIPID.EXE] (120KB) 2.91 1/25/2005
>> > Download
>> > | > >> | > | The IntelR Chipset Identification Utility provides an easy
>> > way to
>> > | > >> identify
>> > | > >> | > | the specific Intel chipset on your motherboard.
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt)
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > |
>> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 2000 Advanced
>> > Server,
>> > | > >> Windows*
>> > | > >> | > | 2000 Server, Windows* 95, Windows* 95 OSR 2.x, Windows*
>> > 98,
>> > | > >> Windows* 98 SE,
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 8:28:21 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Sparten,

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing the good news. :-)

Cheers,
Jimmy.

"Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" <neilde@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:eQ1%23rQdoFHA.3696@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| Excellent. That's great to hear.
|
|
| "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| news:D D48F966-131D-4079-B028-FDC7212527A9@microsoft.com...
| > Jimmy S. and anyone else who has been following this thread! I finally
| > solved
| > the problem of the games locking up intermittently! I simply took the
| > cover
| > off of the computer and vacuumed and used canned air to blow and remove
| > all
| > the dust from the fans and the various cards,etc. The fan used to rev up
| > quite a lot, as though it was working too hard to stay cool! Once the
| > computer was cleaned up, it now runs without this constant revving of the
| > fans! No more lockups!!!!
| >
| > "Sparten67" wrote:
| >
| >> Good advice, Jimmy S. I will certainly do that! Thanks for the ideas and
| >> thoughts!
| >>
| >> "Jimmy S." wrote:
| >>
| >> > Hi Sparten,
| >> >
| >> > Put this issue on the shelf for a week or two and when you're
| >> > ready to tackle the challenge, we'll give it a go again. :-)
| >> >
| >> >
| >> > --
| >> > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| >> > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >> >
| >> > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
| >> > http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| >> > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| >> > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
| >> > rights.
| >> > _________________________________________________________
| >> >
| >> > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| >> > news:EB72042E-F6DB-4B53-A837-43A694B8C94B@microsoft.com...
| >> > | Neil, thanks for the suggestion, but have tried all of that and this
| >> > is the
| >> > | recommended video card, so I am washing my hands of the whole mess!
| >> > The games
| >> > | in question are just not designed to operate with today's computers!
| >> > |
| >> > | "Neil Dela Osa (Microsoft)" wrote:
| >> > |
| >> > | > You might consider dialing down the games resolution or disabling
| >> > advanced
| >> > | > features like shadowing, flares etc.
| >> > | >
| >> > | > I notice you are using a Geforce 2MX and the stuttering behavior
| >> > your seeing
| >> > | > my be framerate issue where the scenes are too detailed for the
| >> > card to
| >> > | > render.
| >> > | >
| >> > | >
| >> > | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| >> > | > news:0746A5DD-B3B3-40D0-976E-0E4D9A2FBC1C@microsoft.com...
| >> > | > > Jimmy S. I installed the chipset that you referred to and tried
| >> > | > > uninstalling
| >> > | > > and installing the games in question, but the results were the
| >> > same! The
| >> > | > > games still hangup while playing! I think it's a useless
| >> > situation! It's
| >> > | > > not
| >> > | > > worth all of this trial and error and time spent to work it out!
| >> > I hate
| >> > | > > wasting your time also! I really appreciate all that you
| >> > attempted to do
| >> > | > > and
| >> > | > > I'm sure that everyone else does to, but it's time to hang it up!
| >> > Thanks.
| >> > | > > "Jimmy S." wrote:
| >> > | > >
| >> > | > >> Hi Sparten,
| >> > | > >>
| >> > | > >> Okay, since you have an AGP card with recent drivers that means
| >> > that
| >> > | > >> the report from Intel that your onboard video is disabled is
| >> > accurate as
| >> > | > >> you are using AGP video in place of the onboard video chipset.
| >> > | > >>
| >> > | > >> Now let's see which update you need to updated your chipset
| >> > drivers.
| >> > | > >> I'm not going to cover extras such as the application
| >> > accelerator as that
| >> > | > >> will just be adding extra variables into an already complex
| >> > equation. :-)
| >> > | > >>
| >> > | > >> This is your CHIPSET driver.. grab it right away and install it:
| >> > | > >> > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007
| >> > 12/16/2004
| >> > | > >> > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating
| >> > system how
| >> > | > >> > to
| >> > | > >> > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality
| >> > such as USB
| >> > | > >> > and
| >> > | > >> > | AGP.
| >> > | > >> > |
| >> > | > >> > |
| >> > | > >> > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| >> > | > >>
| >> > | > >> --
| >> > | > >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell /
| >> > User
| >> > | > >> Jimmy S.
| >> > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >> > | > >>
| >> > | > >> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
| >> > http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| >> > | > >> MS Games Help and Support Center:
| >> > http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| >> > | > >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer
| >> > any
| >> > | > >> rights.
| >> > | > >> _________________________________________________________
| >> > | > >>
| >> > | > >> "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
| >> > message
| >> > | > >> news:69422F30-354B-4FC3-9084-A312BE98574E@microsoft.com...
| >> > | > >> | Jimmy S.
| >> > | > >> | Here is the info on my dxdiag video card: Card name:
| >> > NVIDIA
| >> > | > >> GeForce2
| >> > | > >> | MX/MX 400
| >> > | > >> | Manufacturer: NVIDIA
| >> > | > >> | Chip type: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
| >> > | > >> | DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
| >> > | > >> | Device Key:
| >> > Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0110&SUBSYS_88261462&REV_B2
| >> > | > >> | Display Memory: 64.0 MB
| >> > | > >> | Current Mode: 800 x 600 (16 bit) (75Hz)
| >> > | > >> | Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
| >> > | > >> | Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
| >> > | > >> | Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
| >> > | > >> | Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7189 (English)
| >> > | > >> | DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
| >> > | > >> | Driver Attributes: Final Retail
| >> > | > >> | Driver Date/Size: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3980288 bytes
| >> > | > >> | WHQL Logo'd: n/a
| >> > | > >> | WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
| >> > | > >> | VDD: n/a
| >> > | > >> | Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
| >> > | > >> | Mini VDD Date: 4/1/2005 16:16:00, 3454656 bytes
| >> > | > >> | Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4250-11CF-C76B-2CA813C2CB35}
| >> > | > >> | Vendor ID: 0x10DE
| >> > | > >> | Device ID: 0x0110
| >> > | > >> | SubSys ID: 0x88261462
| >> > | > >> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
| >> > | > >> | Revision ID: 0x00B2
| >> > | > >> | "Jimmy S." wrote:
| >> > | > >> |
| >> > | > >> | > Hi Sparten,
| >> > | > >> | >
| >> > | > >> | > Which type of Video Card do you have installed?
| >> > | > >> | > You can find that in your dxdiag report. The part
| >> > | > >> | > of the report you posted at the bottom of this
| >> > | > >> | > post is missing that part of the dxdiag information.
| >> > | > >> | >
| >> > | > >> | > --
| >> > | > >> | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell
| >> > / User
| >> > | > >> | > Jimmy S.
| >> > | > >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >> > | > >> | >
| >> > | > >> | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
| >> > | > >> http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| >> > | > >> | > MS Games Help and Support Center:
| >> > | > >> http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| >> > | > >> | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I
| >> > confer any
| >> > | > >> rights.
| >> > | > >> | > _________________________________________________________
| >> > | > >> | >
| >> > | > >> | > "Sparten67" <Sparten67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
| >> > message
| >> > | > >> news:F9D72246-CF74-426F-9B9C-91BE008937AD@microsoft.com...
| >> > | > >> | > | As I said before, Jimmy S. I was able to analyze my system
| >> > and get
| >> > | > >> a list of
| >> > | > >> | > | downoads from Intel, but that is the problem! I don't know
| >> > which
| >> > | > >> ones to
| >> > | > >> | > | download. There are several to choose from! It wasn't very
| >> > specific
| >> > | > >> as to
| >> > | > >> | > | which one should be used for my system! I can't download
| >> > some of
| >> > | > >> them,
| >> > | > >> | > | because there would be conflicts with my present sound
| >> > card, etc.
| >> > | > >> Here are
| >> > | > >> | > | the drivers on the list!:
| >> > | > >> | > | What should I do? Thanks again.
| >> > | > >> | > | IntelR 845 Chipset Family
| >> > | > >> | > | 9 downloads on 1 page supported for Windows* XP Home
| >> > Edition
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Download Types:
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Drivers
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Drivers
| >> > | > >> | > | Title Ver.# Date
| >> > | > >> | > | 1. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.EXE] (6037KB) 14.10.3
| >> > 6/28/2005
| >> > | > >> Download
| >> > | > >> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of
| >> > IntelR
| >> > | > >> chipsets.
| >> > | > >> | > | This is not to be used if the system has a third party
| >> > graphics
| >> > | > >> card.
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP
| >> > Media
| >> > | > >> Center
| >> > | > >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | 2. INF Update Utility - Zip Format [INFINST_ENU.ZIP]
| >> > (1927KB)
| >> > | > >> 6.3.0.1007
| >> > | > >> | > | 12/16/2004
| >> > | > >> | > | NOTE: This file is intended for use by developers/advanced
| >> > users.
| >> > | > >> If you
| >> > | > >> | > | are not a developer/advanced user, please download
| >> > INFINST_ENU.EXE
| >> > | > >> instead.
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows*
| >> > Server
| >> > | > >> 2003,
| >> > | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1927KB, Multi language 3041KB
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | 3. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator
| >> > | > >> [IAA23_ENU.EXE,
| >> > | > >> | > | IAA23_MULTI.EXE] (1973KB) 2.3 11/13/2002
| >> > | > >> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery
| >> > of data
| >> > | > >> from the
| >> > | > >> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level
| >> > hardware.
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows*
| >> > 98 SE,
| >> > | > >> Windows* Me,
| >> > | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1973KB, Multi language 5628KB
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | 4. Graphics Driver [WIN2K_XP14103.ZIP] (6093KB) 14.10.3
| >> > 6/28/2005
| >> > | > >> Download
| >> > | > >> | > | Installs drivers for the integrated graphics controller of
| >> > IntelR
| >> > | > >> chipsets.
| >> > | > >> | > | This file is intended for use by Developers.
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP
| >> > Media
| >> > | > >> Center
| >> > | > >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | 5. INF Update Utility [INFINST.EXE] (1541KB) 6.3.0.1007
| >> > 12/16/2004
| >> > | > >> | > | This utility installs INF files that inform the operating
| >> > system
| >> > | > >> how to
| >> > | > >> | > | properly configure the chipset for specific functionality
| >> > such as
| >> > | > >> USB and
| >> > | > >> | > | AGP.
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98 SE, Windows* Me, Windows*
| >> > Server
| >> > | > >> 2003,
| >> > | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1541KB, Multi language 2657KB
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | 6. Performance Software - IntelR Application Accelerator
| >> > | > >> [IAA222_ENU.EXE,
| >> > | > >> | > | IAA222_MULTI.EXE] (1980KB) 2.2.2 8/16/2002
| >> > | > >> | > | The IntelR Application Accelerator enables faster delivery
| >> > of data
| >> > | > >> from the
| >> > | > >> | > | hard drive to the processor and other system level
| >> > hardware.
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt) Release Notes (htm)
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows*
| >> > 98 SE,
| >> > | > >> Windows* Me,
| >> > | > >> | > | Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):English 1980KB, Multi language 5623KB
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | 7. USB 1.1 and 2.0 drivers
| >> > | > >> | > | Provides information about obtaining USB 1.1 and 2.0
| >> > drivers for
| >> > | > >> Intel(R)
| >> > | > >> | > | chipsets.
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | OS:Linux*, Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE,
| >> > Windows* Me,
| >> > | > >> Windows*
| >> > | > >> | > | XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):
| >> > | > >> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/usbdriver.htm ...
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | 8. Chipset Audio Drivers
| >> > | > >> | > | Provides information about obtaining chipset audio drivers
| >> > for
| >> > | > >> Intel(R)
| >> > | > >> | > | chipsets.
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows* 2000, Windows* 98, Windows* 98 SE, Windows*
| >> > Me,
| >> > | > >> Windows* XP Home
| >> > | > >> | > | Edition, Windows* XP Professional
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Download File(s):
| >> > | > >> | > | http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/audiodriver.htm ...
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Utilities, Tools and Examples
| >> > | > >> | > | Title Ver.# Date
| >> > | > >> | > | 9. Chipset ID Utility [CHIPID.EXE] (120KB) 2.91 1/25/2005
| >> > Download
| >> > | > >> | > | The IntelR Chipset Identification Utility provides an easy
| >> > way to
| >> > | > >> identify
| >> > | > >> | > | the specific Intel chipset on your motherboard.
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | Read Me (txt)
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > |
| >> > | > >> | > | OS:Windows NT* 4.0, Windows* 2000, Windows* 2000 Advanced
| >> > Server,
| >> > | > >> Windows*
| >> > | > >> | > | 2000 Server, Windows* 95, Windows* 95 OSR 2.x, Windows*
| >> > 98,
| >> > | > >> Windows* 98 SE,
|
|
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