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Trying to update a driver

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Sheckamaru Level 163 Bera Corsair
I recently reformatted my computer on my own for the first time, i thought everything went well until i started having problems running some games.
I googled some stuff and apparently i need to update my graphics driver(?) or something.
I looked around and heres all the information i could find.

Display Devices


Card name: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP
Manufacturer: VIA/S3G
Chip type: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: EnumPCIVEN_1106&DEV_3344&SUBSYS_21221019&REV_01
Display Memory: 32.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: vtdisp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.0331 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/31/2006 09:36:08, 3516032 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: vtmini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 8/31/2006 09:36:16, 264704 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71FE6-7004-11CF-E272-2801A0C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x1106
Device ID: 0x3344
SubSys ID: 0x21221019
Revision ID: 0x0001
Revision ID: 0x0001
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: All tests were successful.
D3D8 Test Result: All tests were successful.
D3D9 Test Result: All tests were successful.

I've spent the last 4 days trying to find an update for this darn thing and everything i've downloaded so far ended up not working.
I was wondering if anyone could help me find an update for this driver...
Posted: July 2011 Permalink

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Nope, that's the latest one that ECS provided.
Jul 28 2011
BobR Level 163 Windia F/P Arch Mage
now i gotta figure out what a 3d accelerator is and why mine is so 'old' O_O[/quote]
A "3D Accelerator" IS the "video card".

However, it appears your computer is using the built-in video display circuits on the motherboard, which shares resources with everything else on the motherboard. (The "IGP" in the "video card" information at the top of your original post means "Integrated Graphics Processor", meaning it's part of the motherboard, not a separate, dedicated video card.)

The next question is: what game is complaining about this? It sounds like something I've heard from people trying to run Minecraft.

If that's it, the next question after that is, did you ever run Minecraft (or whatever the game is that's complaining about the 3D accelerator being "old" ) BEFORE on this computer, or is this something new you're trying since you formatted the computer..?

The most likely cause of this current problem is that the game won't work with the graphics processor you have now. You can fix that situation by buying and installing a new video card with the capabilities needed by the game. This doesn't have to be a hugely expensive thing, depending on what game it is.
Jul 29 2011
Sheckamaru Level 163 Bera Corsair
Well actually, its not minecraft. ive been playing pokemon colosseum on my little bothers computer for a while until i got tired of sharing it with him. it runs really smooth on his computer, but ive never tried it on this computer before. the game is a 3d game, it was made for the wii and gamecube but i found an emulator that can run it.
im guessing i have to buy a new motherboard..
Jul 29 2011
djpinc19 Level 43 Khaini F/P Wizard
It would be more economical to replace the whole computer.

However, if it still works and it still suits your needs, then you don't need to replace anything.
Jul 29 2011
Sheckamaru Level 163 Bera Corsair
Yeah.. i told my dad i would need a new computer, regardless because im starting college in 3 weeks.
but i really doubt that's going to happen... either way thanks everyone for your time and help.
Jul 29 2011
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