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Thread: need winxp driver for vid card




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    Hello all of you out there, I am new to this site but i was still wondering if there were any kind souls out there who could help me to find a windows xp (professional) driver for my video card. I am using a diamond viper 2 which uses a savage 2000 chip. I've checked both the www.diamondmm.com website and the www.s3.com website but they are no help at all. I was wondering if anyone could help me to either find the appropriate driver or help me to fix the problem. Basically i am experience system flaws such as not being able to shutdown properly and also the card doesn't perform up to it's former capabilities. :mad:

    Thanks for your help.

    If there are any leads pls email me at infielder6@yahoo.com
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    Hi infielder6, welcome to the forum :wave:

    I searched the Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List for your Video card, and it is compatible with Windows 2000 but not Windows XP. I also remember reading elsewhere that the S3 Savage2000 is a problem child that doesn't work reliably with anything later than Windows 2000 (meaning Linux, UNIX etc).

    So I think you will have to save up for a new video card :cry:
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    :cry: really.... oh well thanks for your help and advice...:)

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    If you ever need to find any drivers you should try,

    http://www.software.drivers.com/
    cus that site gots lots of drivers n stuff

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    s3 suck, but if you are searching for their drivers, all that is left can be found at:
    www.s3graphics.com

    prolly just incompatible tho, i have found most of the early s3 cards esp PCI ones to be a ***** in xp, which is odd when it works in 2k really

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    thanks everyone for the help, i've found the driver for it actually.. they don't have it at s3 i've already checked but it turns out it's on the winxp cd :laugh: i feel really stupid eh.. but it's weird that xp wouldn't upgrade the driver for me when i upgraded 98se to xp pro. oh well... the graphics still suck in xp though... so i'm forced to wait for a gf4 ti 4200... : peace2:

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    At least you've got the problem licked for the time being :thumb:
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