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Windows 7: Help needed checking which driver/s need updating - SimCity CTDT

27 Aug 2013   #1
philmo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Help needed checking which driver/s need updating - SimCity CTDT

I need help identifying which if any drivers I need updating, not my strong part past GPU updates.

I have attached a driver list.

The reason for asking is constant crashes in a game - SimCity, which crashes 10 min's into each game consistently to Desktop. Have got a suggestion to check drivers, one option I guess.

If anyone could help - it would be much appreciated, or indeed offer any further feedback.




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28 Aug 2013   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Upload the list of all the third party drivers Using NirSoft DriverView :
  • Download and execute Driverview
  • View > Hide Microsoft Drivers
  • Edit > Select all
  • File > Save Selected Items
  • In the Save dialog, Set the path to desktop, Put "Driverview" in the name field, and save.
  • Zip the .txt file and upload it.
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28 Aug 2013   #3
philmo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks ARC, you have been very helpful in the past - it is appreciated.

With a view to my GPU drivers, in another post related to BDOS a contributor has suggested latest Nvidia drivers (I have just updated to 320.49) are buggy and I should remove and put a safer version on (314.22?). Is 314.22 the best (safest) version to go with do you think ?.

Also when I use Driver sweeper to remove Nvidia content - I recall there are 3 types of file - 1) driver 2)chipset 3)PhysX - I think I understand from your previous post that I should not remove the Nvidia chipset - is that correct ?.
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28 Aug 2013   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Both are correct
About your original post .... if you still need the assistance for it, do as suggested.
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28 Aug 2013   #5
philmo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Upload the list of all the third party drivers Using NirSoft DriverView :
  • Download and execute Driverview
  • View > Hide Microsoft Drivers
  • Edit > Select all
  • File > Save Selected Items
  • In the Save dialog, Set the path to desktop, Put "Driverview" in the name field, and save.
  • Zip the .txt file and upload it.
Hi ARC - here is the driverview (in process of putting back on old 314.22 drivers also).

Would appreciate feedback.

Thanks


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28 Aug 2013   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

DRIVER NAME DOWNLOAD SITE
Storage Filter Driver (amdxata.sys) AMD Chipset Drivers
Etron eXtensible Host Controller Driver Etron Technology, Inc.
Intel(R) USB 3.0 Host Controller Switch Driver https://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx
Atheros Ar81xx series PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller ATHEROS Network drivers for Windows
Logitech WingMan Virtual Bus Enumerator Driver Logitech Support - Downloads, Manuals, FAQs & More
VIA High Definition Audio Function Driver VIA Drivers Download - VIA Technologies, Inc.

Search in the suggested pages. If drivers are available, get those
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28 Aug 2013   #7
philmo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
DRIVER NAME DOWNLOAD SITE
Storage Filter Driver (amdxata.sys) AMD Chipset Drivers
Etron eXtensible Host Controller Driver Etron Technology, Inc.
Intel(R) USB 3.0 Host Controller Switch Driver https://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx
Atheros Ar81xx series PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller ATHEROS Network drivers for Windows
Logitech WingMan Virtual Bus Enumerator Driver Logitech Support - Downloads, Manuals, FAQs & More
VIA High Definition Audio Function Driver VIA Drivers Download - VIA Technologies, Inc.

Search in the suggested pages. If drivers are available, get those
Thanks - am nervous in this territory - that is less obvious drivers. As from the links you have kindly shown - I cannot obviously see the drivers that I will need. If I search further and show you links of the drivers I have found would you be able to suggest if they are suitable.

Or should I update these from Device manager ?

Thanks again.
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28 Aug 2013   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Device manager, if the driver is not downloaded and unzipped, may not work perfectly on downloading and installing the drivers.

If you still are not sure what exactly to do (Official locations sometimes involves a bit search to get the needed driver) leave it as far as the drivers are not causing any issue themselves.
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28 Aug 2013   #9
philmo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, thanks.

I will look a bot further with caution, in case the issue is software based i might await some developer tech support. SimCiy is know to be buggy. I do t want to do too much work if drivers are not at fault.
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