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Windows 7: Intel 945GC Graphics Card Help

28 Apr 2009   #1
kurix

Windows 7
 
 
Intel 945GC Graphics Card Help

First time posting, so bare with me...

Okay, here's the deal: I recently installed W7 on my laptop. Absolutely, and I mean ABSOLUTELY no problems. SO, I decide to install it on my PC. Bad idea, I guess.

My computer keeps crashing. Once I run Winamp or get to multi-tasking, it crashes and reboots.

Recently, it's given me a "Solve PC Issues" message about my graphics card. So, I look into it. I can't find a Windows 7 driver for my graphics card and this is driving me nuts! Please, help!~


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28 Apr 2009   #2
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

What is your graphics card?
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29 Apr 2009   #3
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechOutsider View Post
What is your graphics card?
Wow, lol. The clue is in the title.

To the OP, you should monitor your system temps as that honestly sounds like a hardware fault.
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29 Apr 2009   #4
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

That is a chipset. After some research, I found the graphics card for the chipset was a 82945GC. Thanks for the correction anyways.
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29 Apr 2009   #5
kurix

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 12eason View Post
Wow, lol. The clue is in the title.

To the OP, you should monitor your system temps as that honestly sounds like a hardware fault.
I have no idea what you mean. o.o;
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29 Apr 2009   #6
wguimb

 

This is some info posted by a MSFT employee on TechNet about video drivers. I include a screenshot because I am not sure if you could access the link.


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29 Apr 2009   #7
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

Your graphics card is compatible with Windows XP only. It may work on Seven, however it does not seem to with your computer. The drivers were not designed for Seven. It's like putting a square in a circle.

A possible solution is to use the Windows 7 provided drivers; don't install any of your drivers, or to get a Windows 7 compatible graphics card.

It could be an overheating problem; is there a lot of dust inside your computer's case, around it, or covering your computer?
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30 Apr 2009   #8
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechOutsider View Post
Your graphics card is compatible with Windows XP only.
No, the 945 chipset was released specifically to handle Aero, just fyi.

To OP: get the vista driver for the chipset and graphics from intels website, rather than WU. Also, run speedfan to monitor your temps.
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01 May 2009   #9
kurix

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechOutsider View Post
Your graphics card is compatible with Windows XP only. It may work on Seven, however it does not seem to with your computer. The drivers were not designed for Seven. It's like putting a square in a circle.

A possible solution is to use the Windows 7 provided drivers; don't install any of your drivers, or to get a Windows 7 compatible graphics card. It could be an overheating problem; is there a lot of dust inside your computer's case, around it, or covering your computer?
No, actually, there isn't. I pretty much clean it out monthly.
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01 May 2009   #10
kurix

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 12eason View Post
No, the 945 chipset was released specifically to handle Aero, just fyi.

To OP: get the vista driver for the chipset and graphics from intels website, rather than WU. Also, run speedfan to monitor your temps.
Whenever I try to install the Vista driver it tells me I have the wrong OS for the installer. And, I will do teh speedfan thingie. Lol.
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