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    Hi team
    I have just installed windows XP to a P3 computer. When I scroll, the screen movement is not smooth , it is quite jittery. I was advised to download new drivers by finding the adapter type inside display properties. Unfortunately, when I look for the adapter type, i get no information on the type of adapter:annoyed. Questions:
    1. is this the problem
    2. if so, how do I identify the type, so I can download the drivers


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    Is it only jittery when you use the mouse scroll wheel, you can adjust this in mouse properties.
    If it's jerky when you use the window scroll bars, you probably do need video drivers updated. Use something like Sisoft Sandra to find what your card is.
    Have you installed your motherboard drivers?

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    You can install a system information program such as Belarc, or have a look using Windows dxdiag. To do this, go start > run and enter in dxdiag.

    How much RAM does your computer have installed?

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    Default Re: Adapter driver

    Thanks team- is jittery when scrolling on mouse and scroll bars. Has 256mg RAM

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    Click the start button then click on Control Panel open up the system icon, then click on the hardware tab then device manager then click on display adapters and that should till you what adapter you have. Report back when done with name of adapter.
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    Default Re: Adapter driver

    Sorry dude, no display adapter showing up in device manager -would it be called something else?

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    The Display "Properties" will probably depend on the display driver to give the type. If, as seems to be the case, it is the generic driver which is installed, Properties won't be helpful.

    This probably happens in Hardware manager, too.

    Follow Jen's advice.

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    Default Re: Adapter driver

    You may need to open the box and take a look

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    gee guys, only ones got it right so far

    dxdiag will often only say what the driver says it is.

    you need a program like sisift or my favorite everest. this will id what video card you have. if it fails to you may need to open the box and actually check what video card or onboard video it has.

    everest free can be found here

    don't forget you will also need motherboard drivers, sound, lan, modem etc.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    CCleaner will tell you on top of the screen what system you have, how much RAM you have and the video card that you have.
    All the technology and software in the universe is useless when the end user has the IQ of a sack of hammers.

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