1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 13, 2012 8:27 AM by Daan Berg

    DQ965GF (Graphics 3000) graphics driver refuses installation

    Daan Berg

      Hello fellow forum members! I hope some of you can help me out with a pesky problem I've been trying to deal with.


      Recently, I got my hands a second-hand Intel DQ965GF motherboard for cheap in perfect state from a school. It has on-board Intel (duh) graphics, and so I downloaded the drivers that correspond with the chip as according to Intel's website.

      However, when attempting to install the driver on a clean installation of Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 3), it served me this error:


      The driver is in Dutch, and so is the error message.

      Free translation: This system does not meet the minimal system requirements for the installation of the software. The installation program will be aborted.

      ...which is very strange, because I've seen the board in working condition at this same school, running Windows XP with the same driver.


      However, when closely inspecting the accompanying readme-file, I noticed this section:

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      I knew the system has 2x 512MB of RAM installed, and knew that this causes trouble every once in a while when attempting to install something that requires at least 1GB; RAM wears out and loses capacity and/or speed over time. I decided to check what amount of RAM Windows actually sees, and sure enough:


      The readme-file also states a way of installing the driver by hand using Windows' Device Manager, but things only get stranger from there. Instead of the driver installation complaining about seeing insufficient RAM, Windows states the driver does not match the device:


      Free translation: The chosen location does not provide any information about the hardware.


      I don't want to throw a lot of money at this machine, as it's a bit older and I'm not going to use it for lots of heavy computing anyways; it's most often going to be playing a video stream, recording an audio stream and/or splicing video clips. But any of that isn't quite possible without a proper video driver. (It's currently using the standard Microsoft driver, VgaSave.)


      If anyone could help me out with this one, (without the suggestion of buying some more RAM,) that'd be great.



      - Daan