Anyone have VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP Driver????

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Bakerygirl, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Bakerygirl

    Bakerygirl Guest

    I know this has nothing to do with Microsoft but I need help and I was hoping
    someone out there can help me. I have a Compaq SR1150NX and my video driver
    is VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP and from what I understand it's not a very good
    driver. I bought a game that needs to support Hardware Transform and
    Lighting to render all it's 3D graphics and my driver does not work with this
    game. Any suggestions on what I should do? I have the most updated driver
    there is from VIA/S3G for my type of driver. Is it possible to download a
    totally different driver from a different company or do I have to stay with
    the same company?? Or do I have to go buy and install a new driver? I
    really have no idea how these drivers work all I know is my driver sucks!! I
    don't understand why Compaq put this driver in my computer, why couldn't they
    put in a good popular driver!! I hope someone out there can help me, thanks.
    Bakerygirl, Jan 27, 2005
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  2. Hi Bakerygirl,

    The driver is simply the software that allows communication between the
    hardware (in your case, the onboard/integrated graphics controller) and the
    software that is installed on your computer (including the operating
    system). The fact that your computer does not have support for Hardware T &
    L is not solely the fault of the driver that Compaq installed on your's due to the fact that your computer has onboard/integrated
    graphics vs. a graphics expansion card. In order to play games that require
    Hardware T & L, you would have to purchase and install a graphics card and
    its associated drivers.


    Patti MacLeod
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

    Patti MacLeod, Jan 27, 2005
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