Help needed with finding video drivers



kimbo_
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
Hi, I got this info form aida32 and I`m still confused as the know what
driver I need, I`ve checked out the two sites and can`t work it out. The
comp isn`t mine I`m trying the help a friend, Am I right in thinking the
graphics card is built into the mobo? The problem is he upgraded from
win98se to xp and now when he plays any games he just gets a black screen,
some of them you can hear the sound. Sorry for the long post. Thanks for any
help or suggestions. Kim

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180
Computer Name HOME-65HLLN2O9S
User Name john
Logon Domain HOME-65HLLN2O9S

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1500 MHz (4.5 x 333)
1700+
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8378 UniChrome KM400
System Memory 192 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (09/07/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter VIA/S3 Unichrome
3D Accelerator VIA/S3 Unichrome

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

Chipset Properties:
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8378 UniChrome KM400
In-Order Queue Depth 4
CAS Latency 3T

Integrated Graphics Controller:
Graphics Controller Type VIA/S3 UniChrome
Graphics Controller Status Enabled
Graphics Frame Buffer Size 64 MB
Chipset Manufacturer:
Company Name VIA Technologies, Inc.
Product Information
http://www.via.com.tw/en/apollo/chipsetindex.jsp
Driver Download http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=2

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Yes, graphics card is built into the motherboard.

VIA/S3 Unichrome

Please check this list for help identifying integrated graphics chipsets
http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=5&ArticleID=68&P=5

click this link
http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=5&ArticleID=68&P=6

[[Please note that Microsoft Windows® XP drivers are contained within the
Windows XP retail CD. Upgrading from Windows® 2000 or Windows® 95/98 or ME
will automatically install the correct driver.]]

Also...
Click on WinS3ID.EXE in the paragraph and follow the instructions.
[[Know your S3 graphics chip
You may follow the other advice in this article to identify your chip and if
you are unsure, run the Windows utility WinS3ID.EXE to help identify the
chip. Right click and "Save Target As" to your desktop. Double-click on the
WinS3ID desktop icon. (If your legacy device was made before 1999, you may
need to use the DOS utility S3ID.EXE and run in DOS or from a Windows
command prompt.) Write down the chip number and chip name for later
reference.]]



--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:Oo5Fj8FZFHA.3040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
kimbo_ <kimbo_xfakedx@xxxxxxxx.com> hunted and pecked:
> Hi, I got this info form aida32 and I`m still confused as the know what
> driver I need, I`ve checked out the two sites and can`t work it out. The
> comp isn`t mine I`m trying the help a friend, Am I right in thinking the
> graphics card is built into the mobo? The problem is he upgraded from
> win98se to xp and now when he plays any games he just gets a black screen,
> some of them you can hear the sound. Sorry for the long post. Thanks for
> any help or suggestions. Kim
>
> Computer:
> Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
> OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
> Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180
> Computer Name HOME-65HLLN2O9S
> User Name john
> Logon Domain HOME-65HLLN2O9S
>
> Motherboard:
> CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1500 MHz (4.5 x 333)
> 1700+
> Motherboard Name Unknown
> Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8378 UniChrome KM400
> System Memory 192 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
> BIOS Type Award (09/07/04)
> Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
> Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)
>
> Display:
> Video Adapter VIA/S3 Unichrome
> 3D Accelerator VIA/S3 Unichrome
>
> Multimedia:
> Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller
>
> Chipset Properties:
> Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8378 UniChrome KM400
> In-Order Queue Depth 4
> CAS Latency 3T
>
> Integrated Graphics Controller:
> Graphics Controller Type VIA/S3 UniChrome
> Graphics Controller Status Enabled
> Graphics Frame Buffer Size 64 MB
> Chipset Manufacturer:
> Company Name VIA Technologies, Inc.
> Product Information
> http://www.via.com.tw/en/apollo/chipsetindex.jsp
> Driver Download http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=2


Help needed with finding video drivers