Author on19 March, 2011 In many cases it is preferred to download and utilise video card drivers direct from the chipset manufacturer's website, rather than from MSI. The main reason being that the manufacturers always have the latest and most up-to-date drivers available first!However, the golden rule of thumb is if it ain't broke, don't fix it!. You don't always need the latest drivers installed, especially if you have an older card. Newer drivers add support for newer cards, and fix known problems in previous versions, usually for specific game problems. Check the release notes before upgrading, you may not even need to update.Even Nvidia advises this. If your NVIDIA based graphics card is a newer model, it is recommended that you update your graphic card drivers regularly to get the best performance and experience from your PC.
If your NVIDIA based graphics card is an older model, then we suggest you update your drivers only if you are experiencing problems while running newer software on your PC.For all NVIDIA-based VGA cardsVisit this page:Select Option one to manually select the product you wish to find the driver for.Select Option Two, to download a small utility that will determine which product you have and which driver you need.If you have an older card, or wish to try out earlier or beta releases, go here:For all ATI based VGA cardsVisit this page:Click on the link most appropiate for your operating system. If you use ATI integrated graphics, be sure to select the 'Motherboards/IGP' link.Note that in this topic, we will assume that you are using Windows XP with at least SP3, or Vista with SP2 or Windows 7.
This ensures you have the most recent version of Windows, and also that you have the most recent DirectX.If you don't already have SP3 for XP, or SP2 for Vista, visit Windows Update to download and install. If you are preparing to perform a fresh install of Windows, there is good advice in the Operating Systems forum here, on how to make yourself a new Windows XP CD, with SP3 already integrated.From a fresh install of Windows:Once Windows is installed and the desktop is displayed for the first time, the first set of drivers you need to install will be your motherboard chipset drivers. Install the correct drivers for your particular motherboard chipset, then restart your PC when prompted. Always reboot your PC when an installer prompts you to, you may think that it is faster to just install all your drivers before rebooting, but this can cause complications in some situations!Then install your downloaded driver, and follow any prompts that are shown. Reboot your PC when prompted to, and your display driver will be ready to use!Upgrading from Nvidia/ATI card to another of same chipset brandIf you are upgrading from one type of Nvidia card to another, or one ATI to another, this is usually just a case of powering down your PC, removing the old VGA card, and fitting the new one. When you power your PC back on, Windows will automatically detect and install your new card.
Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.
Hello from GreeceMy dear friend Madhur TjYou saved my life. And i am not talking about money or job, i am talking about my personality and how i feel.Before 2 weeks, my cοusιn gave to me her laptop. She told me that the problem was that in random time, stop, hang. The laptop was for one year out of work. The last thing she did , was to gave it to a specialist to fix it. He told her that the problem was thε Hard Drive, and he wanτed 150 euros to replace it.First time i turn on it, i understood that it was not the HD, because the drive run normally and i understood it from its sound. It was ok. The first think i notice that it was strange, was that the air fun was working in very high speed and for ever. I mean, from the start to the shut down. Οfcourse the BIOS battery was out of wοrk, and the first thing i did was to disassemble the laptop and replace the BIOS battery. Then i understood why the fun was working in this speed and for ever. Somebody (there was a paper inside indicate that there was a previous service before 3 years) cut the power cable of the fun (the red) and link it to the USB on the motherboard. As a result the fun did not communicate with the CPU temperature sensor on the motherboard to take the proper current, and because of this, it receives all the time 11 volt from the USB. There was a moment, when i by mistake touch on metal on the laptop (one of 3 USB) and voltage hit me ! He left a very small piece (4mm) of cable, and it was very difficult for me to join the cable to its proper place, because i do not have the proper equipment. Any way i did it, then I assemble the laptop. After this, there was many problems with BIOS corruptions because, laptop suddenly shows green lines on display and then stooped. And when i reboot, the HD was working but i have no image on display, just a black screen. So many, many times i shut it down not the right way, and the BIOS was corrupt. It was a very big pain to find how to recover the BIOS. And you know that if the BIOS do not work, you can do nothing. No bootable CD, no bootable USB, nothing. Finally i manage to recover BIOS. Windows start to loading , but only to the state where i could see the mouse (aalso move it) nothing more. I though i must make a clean reinstall of Windows, and i did it. After this clean installation, Windows start normally, and works for one day. I thought that i repaired it, but the next day, nothing but a black display. I heard the welcome in windows sound, but i did not realize at this point that Windows launch normally, with a black screen. I have check the display with other monitors and i know that the display was ok.For 7 days nigh and day working on the laptop. I was sleeping only for 3-4 hours a day , I was gone crazy. I know that i could fix it, but i did not know what exactly was the problem. I was sure that the HD was ok. From the green lines on the display i understood that there was a problem with the graphics, but i though it was a drivers issue. Also i noticed that in the motherbord there was 2 micro-proccessors that was cracked, but i did not know what exactly was these micro prossesors, and i thought one of them was the graphic chip. But i did not have the equipment to replace it.(finally i see that these two microprocessors were not the GPU. The only think i did it was to cover the crack with a silicon, not humidity enter) So the only option i had it was to replace the motherboard. I did not find a new one, but a used, for about 50 euros.Fortunately i read, (after i had read thousands of sites, videos,blogs, forums, after i disassemble and assemble over 15 times the laptop), your site and it was described exactly the same problem. Windows starts but not display. I completly did not know about the air flowing method. I could not imagine that there was such a method. I was 100% sure that this was the problem and i will managed to fix the laptop.It was 7 pm (stores closed at 8.30) I call to my girlfriend if see can give me her hair hot air gun, because i did not know the differences in heat between hot air gun and hot air gun for hair. Fortunately in the middle of the route to my girlfriend, there is a store. I stopped there , look for a hot air gun, and buy one.I follow a procedure little different from yours because i wanted to have live watch, so i watched a video, where there were a few differences in the times (40 seconds preheat from far , 30 seconds heat from close, and also heat from far on the opposite side)You cannot image how i felt when i push the on button of the laptop, and the display started.Thank you very very much !I wish every good to you life !
Because i believe that you are good and serious in what you are doing, i am interested in your opinion.And finally, if the above mentioned sites (against re-balling) have right, what can we do ? Can we replace the card, of course with no the same brand (because we assumed that they are defective) ? With what card can we replace it ? Is it easy to find the drivers and will it work to our system ? 2b1af7f3a8