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video card drivers question

By stevenl4 ·
is it possible to install drivers for an agp video card when i don't have the card equipped onto the motherboard? I'm using onboard intel graphics right now.

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Drivers are for a chipset

by JamesRL In reply to video card drivers questi ...

My understanding of the current way that most drivers work is that they don't care what bus the hardware is on. They are specific to the video chipset - the Graphics Processing Unit.

When I download drivers from ATI or nVidia, they aren't specific to AGP or PCI or PCI Express. I should assume the same for onboard, but I've never seen a special driver for that - the main makers use a unified driver.

But given you have an intel graphics on your MB, you should use an Intel graphics driver.

Why would you want to install the drivers when you aren't using them. Are you sure you don't just want to download the installer for the drivers - anticipating the time when you install the card?

James

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Drivers are for a chipset

by JamesRL In reply to video card drivers questi ...

My understanding of the current way that most drivers work is that they don't care what bus the hardware is on. They are specific to the video chipset - the Graphics Processing Unit.

When I download drivers from ATI or nVidia, they aren't specific to AGP or PCI or PCI Express. I should assume the same for onboard, but I've never seen a special driver for that - the main makers use a unified driver.

But given you have an intel graphics on your MB, you should use an Intel graphics driver.

Why would you want to install the drivers when you aren't using them. Are you sure you don't just want to download the installer for the drivers - anticipating the time when you install the card?

James

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