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Annanz
21-06-2003, 02:33 AM
Would like to upgrade my drivers for my Video Card. I've got Leadtek 4200TI Winfast A280 MYViVo x8 AGP 128DDR . Are these the drivers I will need to download so I can update my video card drivers.???

http://www.leadtek.com.tw/support/download.asp?pronameid=276

Will I also need to download the Bios update. Does the Bios program flash my motherboard all does Video Card have Bios???

BootyLicious
21-06-2003, 02:57 AM
Nice card, yeah that looks like the. you could try here to.

http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

BootyLicious
21-06-2003, 03:05 AM
Sorry i didn't read all your post.It will flash your video card Bios, hope you know what you are doing.

Annanz
21-06-2003, 07:35 AM
When you flash your video card. Don't you just and to execute the .exe file??

Annanz
21-06-2003, 07:50 AM
What I should say is, don't you just have to double click on the exe file to execute the program that will flash your Bios.
And I presume you would just do this under windows like you would if you were installing any other programs

Annanz
22-06-2003, 04:38 AM
Would really appreciate and answer to above question

BootyLicious
22-06-2003, 05:00 AM
i have never updated my video card Bios, but flashed my mother board bios and you have to do that in DOS with a boot disk!

you can update your video card drivers by uninstall the old ones the installing the new ones but bios is something different.

BootyLicious
22-06-2003, 05:03 AM
PS: Annanz What are you doing up at 4:38 am you should be getting some sleep. :D

BootyLicious
22-06-2003, 05:08 AM
If you got a cd with your video card you could have a VGA bios flash Utiliy with it have a look.

Annanz
22-06-2003, 10:21 AM
I've got AGP Update for Win XP in Utility section on the CD but not to sure if that is to got anything to do with my Bios.

Anyway would not no what one to install, these are the options I've got when I click on the Utility section. Ali Chipset. AMD Chipset, Intel Application Accelerator, Intel Chipset Software Installatation, nForce Chipset, Sis Chipset, VIA Chipset, VIA AGP Driver

Running P4 2.53 Gig of DDR333 Ram and Geforce 4 TI4200, Seagate 120GIG with 8m cache. Not to sure if that info will help only novice with computers even though I install my own modem. (Not big deal for most people but it was but deal for me.)

Annanz
22-06-2003, 10:23 AM
Playing Battlefield 1942... Need to learn to go to bed at better time..

Jen C
22-06-2003, 11:47 AM
Annanz - if you are looking just to update your GeForce video drivers you do not need to flash the bios. I think you have been confused by the Leadtek site having a bios flash available on the same page where you can download their video card drivers from.

I have the same card but in the 64 MB flavour and I just get my updated drivers from the nVidia site. You can get the latests for XP from here (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=winxp-2k_44.03).

Download the driver to your desktop and then go into Add/Remove and remove your current nVidia driver. Reboot the PC - warning: it will look at bit ugly because you will be using default drivers. Then double-click on the downloaded nVidia driver and it will go off and install itself. Reboot when asked. You can then remove the saved driver installer off the desktop as it is no longer required.

You may also wish to get Directx9a as well: download from here (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.aspx). Read the installation instructions and comment about Directx9a removal.

Annanz
22-06-2003, 12:18 PM
Thanks for all your adivce JenC and everyone else who has helped.. Are the Nvidea reference driver better to get than Leadtek drivers???

tweak\'e
22-06-2003, 12:43 PM
leadtek do tend to tweak their drivers and have a few addons so i would try the leadtek ones first. just be carefull if you use the winfox toll as you will need to get the updated winfox as well. old winfox dosn't always work with new drivers includeing the nvidia dets.

Jen C
22-06-2003, 12:44 PM
The nVidia reference drivers will always be the latest version. The nVidia has version 44.03 (released in May), whilst Leadtek has the version 43.51 version (released by nVidia in March).

So if you want the latest version use the nVidia site.

Annanz
22-06-2003, 02:55 PM
Tweak'e, thanks for your reply... What is Winfox toll Tweak'e??? And what is Winfox and where do you get it from.

Annanz
22-06-2003, 03:28 PM
Been looking at the Leadtek web site trying to figure out what Winfox is. Still don't have a clue what it is.

Since my card has got WinFast MyVIVO do I need to install these driver before installing the Update drivers for my card.. It just becoming more confusing.

Do I still need to install WinFast MyVIVO then Winfast PVR from this link
http://www.leadtek.com.tw/support/download.asp?pronameid=244

Then after I install the files from the above link should I then install Geforce4 A280 series Drivers.
http://www.leadtek.com.tw/support/download.asp?pronameid=276

tweak\'e
22-06-2003, 05:30 PM
winfox is leadteks video card tweaking tool. its on the leadtek site if you want to have a look.