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Old 01-14-09, 08:27 AM   #4
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Default Re: Is there GFX diag tool?

im sure what you did is OK, however I have always done it this way:

1 install XP
2 install intel inf files
3 install lan driver
4 completely update windows (this takes multiple times of hitting update, and restarts)
5 install the newest DX update from MS downloads (typically about 70mb's worth of updates.
6 then install sound card driver
7 install GPU driver(s)

I find doing it this way allows my GPU to NOT USE the same IRQ with anything else. If I install my sound card before the GPU, they will share the same IRQ and I get micro-stutters it seems from this.
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