Aero- INTEL 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset fails to work

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by AJT, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. AJT

    AJT Guest

    In spite of the "Upgrade Adviser" advising that my system and the
    abovementioned display adapter would support AERO AND that an upgraded
    display adapter device driver would be available on installing Vista, I see
    (1) that I cannot activete the transparency effects (the GUI just freezes)
    and (2) Vista tells me that a driver 6.14.10.4440 dated 2005/12/05 is the
    latest updated driver! What gives? This is clearly misrepresenting the facts.
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    AJT, Jul 2, 2006
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    JW Guest

    I have mine working and I suggest that you do the following.
    You need to download and install the 4543 driver dated 3/23/06 for your
    82945 Graphics chip from the Intel Website. You also may need to update
    your BIOS (I did) and you need to allocate 128MB of main memory to your
    graphics chip from the BIOS. I also needed to upgrade from 512MB of main
    memory to 1GB but I have heard that this may not be required but at the
    moment I don't know a workaround. After all is done you may not be
    impressed with Glass since the content part of a Web page is not done with
    Glass just the borders.
     
    JW, Jul 2, 2006
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    JW Guest

    I have mine working and I suggest that you do the following.
    You need to install the LakeaPort drives for your 82945G Graphics chip look
    for them on the Intel Website, mine are the 4349 version dated 5/2/2006.
    They might also have been installed on your Vista system by WinUpdate. So
    you might just try having Vista search for drivers on your system disk using
    device manager You also may need to update your BIOS (I did) and you need to
    allocate 128MB of main memory to your
    graphics chip from the BIOS. I also needed to upgrade from 512MB of main
    memory to 1GB but I have heard that this may not be required but at the
    moment I don't know a workaround. After all is done you may not be
    impressed with Glass since the content part of a Web page is not done with
    Glass just the borders.
     
    JW, Jul 2, 2006
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    Reed [MVP] Guest

    There was a bug in a previous version of Upgrade Advisor that, under some
    circumstances, would incorrectly report that systems with the Intel 915
    graphics chip set were Aero-capable. This is fixed in the latest version of
    Upgrade Advisor.

    At this time there the "official" word from Intel is that the 915 chip set
    and driver will not support Aero.

    -Reed Rinn
    MVP Shell / User
     
    Reed [MVP], Jul 2, 2006
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  5. AJT

    JW Guest

    Today I resinstalled Vista Beta 2 on a reformatted disk partition due to
    problems I was having with my tuner card. During the installation I asked
    it to install any updated drivers available over the Internet.
    When the installation was complete my system came up immediatly with Glass
    using the latest Glass Lakeport drivers available from Intel for my 945G
    chipset which is the graphics chip that is part ot the 915/950 graphics
    capable Intel MOBO. I did not have to do anything to make it happen since
    the latest Beta 2 updates apparently contain the latest Vista Beta2 945G
    graphic drivers from Intel.
    So that makes it sound like the Upgrade Advisor is correct if used only with
    a new installation and not one from a couple of weeks ago.
     
    JW, Jul 2, 2006
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  6. AJT

    Reed [MVP] Guest

    Fortunately, your system uses the 945 chipset. Intel has told us that there
    will be no Aero-capable driver support for the 915G, which is what the OP
    apparently has.

    -Reed Rinn
    MVP Shell / User
     
    Reed [MVP], Jul 2, 2006
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    JW Guest

    I never heard of anything called the 915 Graphics chip. My MOBO has the
    915/950 driver system of which the 82945G Graphics chip is one part. The OP
    has to check with device manager to see what actual graphics chip he is
    using
     
    JW, Jul 2, 2006
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    Kerry Brown Guest

    It's in the title of every post in the thread.
     
    Kerry Brown, Jul 2, 2006
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  9. AJT

    JW Guest

    I know that is what I was trying to make Reed(MVP) understand.
     
    JW, Jul 2, 2006
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  10. AJT

    Kerry Brown Guest

    No you don't understand. Read the subject line. It does not mention 82945G
    anywhere. The OP has an Intel 915 chipset motherboard which is very
    different from an Intel 945 chipset motherboard.
     
    Kerry Brown, Jul 3, 2006
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    Tom Scales Guest

    No, its not.

    The 915 MOTHERBOARD chipset includes GMA900 DX9 compatible video. The 945
    includes GMA950 DX9 compatible video.

    There is no such thing as 915 or 945 video.

    Both the 900 and 950 are Aero compatible with the proper drivers.

    http://www.intel.com/design/chipsets/express_flyer.htm

    or more importantly

    http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/915g/

    which includes the statement:

    IntelĀ® 915 Express Chipset family platforms using 512 MB of system memory or
    more meet all current requirements for the Microsoft Windows Vista* Capable
    PC program.

    Not sure why so many people are having trouble understanding this.

    Tom
     
    Tom Scales, Jul 3, 2006
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    Kerry Brown Guest

    I don't know what you are talking about. I re-read the whole thread and see
    no mention of 915 or 945 video except in one post which my post was trying
    to correct. I do see "INTEL 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset" and "82945G
    Graphics chip" as well as "Intel 915 chipset" and "Intel 945 chipset", all
    of which exist. As far as I know the 915 chipset is Vista capable but there
    are no wddm drivers for the GMA 900 graphics yet. This means it does not
    currently support Aero Glass. I hope this situation changes as one of my
    computers has this chipset and I hope to upgrade it to Vista once the RTM
    release is out.
     
    Kerry Brown, Jul 3, 2006
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  13. AJT

    Tom Scales Guest

    Not sure how I can explain it. The 9xx series chipsets have integrated
    video, either GMA900 or 950.
     
    Tom Scales, Jul 3, 2006
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    JW Guest

    I don't know how many time I have to say the same thing and it is really
    what the OP said in his first post and is the subject of this thread. If
    you have have the Intel 950/915 video support on your MOBO and you go to
    device manager (like I have on my MOBO 915/950 )you will hopefully find that
    the actual graphics chip that is on your system is the 82945G chip. It is
    certainly not a 910 or the 950 graphics chip since AFAIK there is no such
    thing. So all of you that have 950/915 grahics on your MOBO like I do and
    who find in Devide Manager that the actual graphics chip is other than the
    92945G chip I wish you would state what you have instead of guesing what it
    is.
     
    JW, Jul 3, 2006
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    Kerry Brown Guest

    Exactly what I just said. The 915 chipset motherboards have the GMA 900
    graphics. Aero Glass does not work with GMA 900 as there are no wddm
    drivers. Vista works just fine.
     
    Kerry Brown, Jul 3, 2006
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  16. AJT

    Kerry Brown Guest

    Read the subject of the posts. That is what the GMA 900 (graphic subsystem
    of Intel 915 chipsets) shows up as in Device manager. The OP's on board
    graphics does not support Aero Glass.
     
    Kerry Brown, Jul 3, 2006
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    JW Guest

    I apoligize to all for my mistake and stubbordness I kept reading 82915G as
    82945G.
     
    JW, Jul 3, 2006
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  18. AJT

    Kerry Brown Guest

    No problem. I wouldn't have been so emphatic in correcting you if not for
    search engines indexing the news groups. Many people will be searching for
    Vista drivers and may get wrong info.
     
    Kerry Brown, Jul 3, 2006
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