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    Question - Viedo card installation

    When you install a new video card will it "search" for the best drivers? - Because I'm pretty sure that the drivers the card comes with are not the newest and or the best ones. I will read the manual when I install it on Friday but for now I was just curious. Thanks.

    It's an FX5200 128mb card and I have the latest Nvidia (52.16) drivers on my hard drive.
    John

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    You ought to download the newest drivers first, and don't even bother with the CD at all.
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    Originally posted by wetling
    You ought to download the newest drivers first, and don't even bother with the CD at all.
    Yeah I forgot to mention that I have the newest Nvidia drivers
    52.16 on my hard drive. So will card seek out that file?
    John

    Processor: P4 2.4AGhz
    Motherboard: Asus P4P-800-E Deluxe
    RAM: 2GB Crucial 2600? DDR 400
    Hard drive 1: Seagate 320GB SATA 7200
    Hard drive 2: Seagate 160GB SATA 7200
    Video card: Sapphire X1600 Pro 256mb DDR 2
    DVD Burner:Lite-On DVD 16x Burner
    Power supply:Enermax coolergiant EG485AX 480W
    Modem: Motorola surfboard 5120
    Case:Lian Li PC-65B
    Monitor: 19in Viewsonic LCD VX924
    Audio system: Bose companion 3
    OS: Windows Vista ultimate

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    If you tell the install wizard to search for the best drivers, it'll find them (once extracted). Or, you can just point the wizard to the right place.
    Athlon 64 2800+
    1xWD 1200BB, 1xMaxtor 200GB SATA
    Asus K8N-E
    2x512MB Corsair XMS3200
    Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
    Radeon 9800 Pro, Dell 1801FP - WinTV Theater
    Sony CRX320E Combo Drive, Pioneer A04
    Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro - Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical
    Win XP Pro SP2

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    Originally posted by wetling
    If you tell the install wizard to search for the best drivers, it'll find them (once extracted). Or, you can just point the wizard to the right place.
    I was just looking at your specs, what the hell is a
    "Maze3, BIP, Danner Mag 3"
    John

    Processor: P4 2.4AGhz
    Motherboard: Asus P4P-800-E Deluxe
    RAM: 2GB Crucial 2600? DDR 400
    Hard drive 1: Seagate 320GB SATA 7200
    Hard drive 2: Seagate 160GB SATA 7200
    Video card: Sapphire X1600 Pro 256mb DDR 2
    DVD Burner:Lite-On DVD 16x Burner
    Power supply:Enermax coolergiant EG485AX 480W
    Modem: Motorola surfboard 5120
    Case:Lian Li PC-65B
    Monitor: 19in Viewsonic LCD VX924
    Audio system: Bose companion 3
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    the maze 3 is his water block for his watercooled rig, I assume the other parts are also parts of his water cooled rig.

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    Right, the Maze is a waterblock (third...generation?), BIP stands for Black Ice Pro - a radiator, and the Danner Mag 3 is the pump. Give me a minute, I'll post a pic.
    Athlon 64 2800+
    1xWD 1200BB, 1xMaxtor 200GB SATA
    Asus K8N-E
    2x512MB Corsair XMS3200
    Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
    Radeon 9800 Pro, Dell 1801FP - WinTV Theater
    Sony CRX320E Combo Drive, Pioneer A04
    Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro - Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical
    Win XP Pro SP2

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    Sorry it's crooked.
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    Athlon 64 2800+
    1xWD 1200BB, 1xMaxtor 200GB SATA
    Asus K8N-E
    2x512MB Corsair XMS3200
    Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
    Radeon 9800 Pro, Dell 1801FP - WinTV Theater
    Sony CRX320E Combo Drive, Pioneer A04
    Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro - Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical
    Win XP Pro SP2

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    Originally posted by wetling
    Sorry it's crooked.
    Holy sh$t I seen that thing on the space shuttle. LOL!
    Very cool.
    John

    Processor: P4 2.4AGhz
    Motherboard: Asus P4P-800-E Deluxe
    RAM: 2GB Crucial 2600? DDR 400
    Hard drive 1: Seagate 320GB SATA 7200
    Hard drive 2: Seagate 160GB SATA 7200
    Video card: Sapphire X1600 Pro 256mb DDR 2
    DVD Burner:Lite-On DVD 16x Burner
    Power supply:Enermax coolergiant EG485AX 480W
    Modem: Motorola surfboard 5120
    Case:Lian Li PC-65B
    Monitor: 19in Viewsonic LCD VX924
    Audio system: Bose companion 3
    OS: Windows Vista ultimate

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