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video driver for GA 6WMM7 mainboard

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Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I've found and downloaded what seems to be the video driver for a GA 6WMM7 mainboard - built in graphics. I've checked that built in VGA is enabled in Setup but I can't get the display above 16 colors.
The yamaha sound driver for the mainboard works fine.
I've tried the Motherboard_driver_chipset_intel_inf.exe and the Motherboard_driver_VGA_Intel_81x_2kxp.exe drivers I found.
What could be stopping me configuring the graphics? A dud chip?
Any help gratefully accepted
Keith Braithwaite
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You may need to uninstall and then reinstall drivers.
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That's the site I got the drivers from. I'll check all that through and get back to you tomorrow
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Keith
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you can run a dxdiag from the run box on the video card - may help troubleshooting

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Does dxdiag work with W2K ?
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did you try it?

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I ran it on my XP box - I'll try it on the 6WMM7 box today. I've got a lot of these mainboards (I do voluntary work for a charitable organisation in France - Emmaüs - where I set up a computer section) and I tried another 6WMM7 mainboard in the problem box... It picked up the built in graphics and sound cards (W2K) automatically!
I'll run the dx program on both mainboards if it works with W2K to see the result and keep you posted.
Thanks
Keith

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It runs on W2K. A good tool - many thanks.
On the mainboard which picked up sound and graphics automatically it gives AC'97 for the sound and the Intel 810 graphics controler hub. They are in the main graphics/audio section in the System window.
The other mainboard picks up an additional video and audio controler which it doesn't identify (at the top of the list in  Config panel --> System -> Composants (not sure what the english term is for that).
Weird !
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>>  System -> Composants  <<  management maybe?  post it in your language (which?)  i'll try to look it up.
>>  The other mainboard picks up an additional video and audio controler which it doesn't identify <<  check also what shows in device manager (click "show hidden devices" first in the view tab

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Démarrer (the button in the bottom left hand corner
Panneau de Configuration
Systeme
Matériel
Gestionnaire de Perifériques (Peripherals Manager?)
I'll check the hidden devices tab.

I used to know the Windows terminology in English... I'll find me a Web page with details and note them down!
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Many thanks for the different answers.
I got a lot of useful tips even if the mainboard problem remains unsolved.
When I saw that some of these boards pulled in the drivers with no effort while two resisted ferociously I tried XP on the latter and sound and video worked...
I've split the points
Thanks again
Keith
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