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I'm having a PC put together. This forum has already given me lots of advice -- thanks! So I'm going for 80 Gb hard disc, Athlon XP CPU, 512 Mb of RAM, GeForce 4 Ti 4200 video card, 19-inch monitor. I thought that was all I needed, but I've now read about an nVidia product which is seemingly required to drive the GeForce card. I thought the CPU did that! Is this something else I have to buy? Can someone with the necessary expertise tell me what the nVidia thing does, where I get it, and where it goes, and confirm what I need for my ideal package? I'd hate to switch on and find myself 'grounded' because I'd missed out something vital!
You can go to http://www.nvidia.com - in the top of the page you can click "download drivers", then just choose from the selections. It is free, and you can only choose the newest drivers, so don't worry about what version you should pick.
What about the drivers for you chipset on you motherboard? Have you got them? They are very important too.
Thanks! So it's basically a programme that you download rather than an actual object which you take out of its box and physically add to the machine. I hadn't realised that.
I don't know what you mean about drivers for the chipset. I'll raise this with the people who make up the PC for me. Are these downloads as well, or physical objects?
Pardon my ignorance: I came to technology late in life!
Okay, - I thought that you had put it together yourself. But if its already built for you, - all the drivers should be installed, also the Nvidia drivers. Sometimes it is a good thing to upgrade drivers anyway. Especially the graphics drivers and the ones for the chipset.
Yes the drivers are only a piece of software which "controls" the unit, such as chipset, soundcard and all the other units.
The chipset driver can be found on the manufacturer homepage.
It might be a SIS, VIA or Intel chipset.
Hope you got it despite my english.
Many thanks again. Hope to be 'flying' once I have the machine delivered! As yet I have no experience of FS beyond an incredibly dated version (1990?) for the Apple Mac which seemed wonderful 12 years ago, but . . . !
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