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diamond and xp

by silvia / April 5, 2004 10:06 PM PDT

I have some problems with my video cards, I have a diamond viper II.
when I installed windows XP, this OP doesn't seemm to be compatible with the video cards, I don't have much trouble, but some games (like fifa 2003 or need for speed II)don't work, my kids can't even opened them.
I didn't find drivers to update diamond viper II with windows xp.
I will be grateful if somebody can give me any information

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Re:diamond and xp
by JMarchi / April 5, 2004 10:51 PM PDT
In reply to: diamond and xp

Diamond seemed to drop off the face of the earth yeara ago, they don't make cards at this time, that's why no drives. I am surprised your system is even fast enough to run XP if it uses a Diamond card.

You need to buy a different video card if your system can't run with the Generic driver included with XP.

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Re:Re:diamond and xp
by silvia / April 6, 2004 1:00 PM PDT
In reply to: Re:diamond and xp

thanks for the answer and the advice, is it too much asking a recomendation of what kind of video card I should get??
PS: forgive my english but it is not my mother tongue, so when you mention "the generic driver included with xp", you are not talking of diamond, are you? thanks again

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This and that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2004 11:10 PM PDT
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http://www.dansdata.com/viper2.htm notes some 4 years ago, this card was handily being outperformed almost 2 to 1 by a GeForce that we may find rather sluggish today. You may not care to know this or about the performace.

What you do need to know is that Microsoft doesn't fetch BIOS, Drivers that are current and install them for you. YOU MUST DO THESE THINGS.

It's something all new OS installers (us) had to learn.

Driver Update and Windows Update feels like a demo. It just doesn't seem to be complete.

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Re:This and that.
by chuckieu / April 6, 2004 4:23 AM PDT
In reply to: This and that.

Backed-tracked to Newegg.com. Remembered something from
this morning. They sell current Diamond video cards in
both NVidia and ATI flavors. Your problem is probably that they haven't updated the drivers to XP because the
card is outdated. Hope this helps. chuck

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Ther is a Diamond Viper II driver for XP @ this site.
by seafox13 / April 6, 2004 6:28 PM PDT
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