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chipset & network updates

by ronswor / April 7, 2007 8:29 PM PDT

i was playing on a game i downloaded for free, its ok i did a virus and spyware scan first. but so far about 2mins into game pc crashed with blue screen message this computer has been shut down to prevent permanent damage the problem could be bios updates. i did that but got this message when i tried game later,your chipset, video adapter and network adaptor might want updating. i went to the intel website and found the 3 driver updates that have been released since i bought my pc in december, i downloaded them but have not installed them because i need to know if they are any risks involved and how do i do it safely.also how do i find out if the graphics card is combined or seperate. any help appreciated.
my pc is a dell dimension media centre E520, 1 gig ram 160 hd.
the chipset is a INTEL(R) G965 EXPRESS CHIPSET FAMILY.
ps: i emailed dell a while ago about driver updates and got no reply.

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Probably less
by jackson dougless / April 7, 2007 10:48 PM PDT

Than telling the entire world that you're pirating software. It really wouldn't be hard for the FBI to subpoena the server logs, trace your IP address back to your ISP, and then get your ISP to match who had that IP address at the time in question to your billing information.

Which is all above and beyond the fact that no one here is interested in becoming an accessory to your crime, or an aiding an abetting charge on top of that by helping you.

If you're going to broadcast to the entire world that you pirated some game, you're probably beyond any help you'd get here anyway.

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probably less
by ronswor / April 8, 2007 8:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Probably less

for your infomation i got the game off a web site called giveaway of the day i did not pirate any game off anybody. so i think an apology is forthcoming.

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1. I've installed the Intel driver's 100's of times.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 7, 2007 11:52 PM PDT

Never a problem.

2. Next time tell the name of the game and the download link so we don't get slammed about pirate activity. Besides any legitimate site with a virus is one we'll help report on.


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ive installed intel drivers 100's of times
by ronswor / April 8, 2007 8:35 PM PDT

thanks for the reply about intel will install now.
as for the previous persons reply how can he accuse me of pirating before he knows the facts.. and the site was giveaway of the day..
they give a free software and a free game download away every day for 1 day only after that you have to pay for the programme.

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