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2rani

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    Updating the driver for the display adapter
    « on: August 15, 2008, 07:05:15 PM »
    I have been trying to update my driver for the display adapter, because I can't run Mass Effect (game) otherwise. I have searched google a ton of times and the guides for updating your drivers just aren't helpful. That's why I am asking here :)

    I need to update the driver for my display adapter (Nvidia GeForce 7950 GT, version 9.1.4.7). I am looking for more or less a complete walkthrough on how to do so, and a link to download the update (a link that will bring me to the exact place I want to be... I really can't find my way through the driver websites myself, since I don't know what's what :()

    About the computer:
     Nvidia GeForce 7950 GT, version 9.1.4.7 (I need a higher/better version of this I think?)
    Windows XP Professional
    Fujitsu Siemens computer, model Scaleo H

    Thank you.
    « Last Edit: August 15, 2008, 07:36:45 PM by 2rani »

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    Re: Updating the driver for the display adapter
    « Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 09:57:20 PM »
    Your graphics card seems capable of running Mass Effect, reinstalling the drivers won't hurt though.

    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
    Go to that site and click Graphics Drivers in Option 2.

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      Re: Updating the driver for the display adapter
      « Reply #2 on: August 16, 2008, 08:23:10 AM »
      Thank you. I have updated my graphic card but mass effect still isn't running 100% smoothly :(

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      Re: Updating the driver for the display adapter
      « Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008, 08:25:45 AM »
      When you say it isn't running smoothly...what do you mean?

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        Re: Updating the driver for the display adapter
        « Reply #4 on: August 16, 2008, 10:35:43 AM »
        It's "laggy". For example when I turn around quickly and sometimes I get tiny laggspikes in the in-game combat. I tried playing with 1024x XXXX resolution but it's the same as when I play 1600 x 1200... So I just keep it on 1600 x 1200.

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        Re: Updating the driver for the display adapter
        « Reply #5 on: August 16, 2008, 10:36:26 AM »
        What if you try decreasing the video quality (in the game settings)

        This guide may prove useful:
        http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,62253.0.html

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        Re: Updating the driver for the display adapter
        « Reply #6 on: August 16, 2008, 10:46:37 AM »
        How much RAM do you have?

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          Re: Updating the driver for the display adapter
          « Reply #7 on: August 16, 2008, 12:02:07 PM »
          I have 2GB RAM. The game reqs. 1GB for windows XP.

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          Re: Updating the driver for the display adapter
          « Reply #8 on: August 16, 2008, 07:02:49 PM »
          Have you tried turning anti-aliasing off?
          « Last Edit: August 17, 2008, 11:34:31 AM by Saviour »

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            Re: Updating the driver for the display adapter
            « Reply #9 on: August 17, 2008, 08:49:41 AM »
            No I haven't. I don't know what it's for, so I have always just ignored it  :-\ What does it do? (anti-aliasing)

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            Re: Updating the driver for the display adapter
            « Reply #10 on: August 17, 2008, 08:52:59 AM »
            Google knows.

            This seems very informative:
            http://www.pantherproducts.co.uk/Articles/Graphics/anti_aliasing.shtml

            Even I might learn a thing or two...

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              Re: Updating the driver for the display adapter
              « Reply #11 on: August 17, 2008, 09:09:38 AM »
              Nice, thanks. :)