Video Drivers on Lenovo® ThinkPad SL510 Laptop
Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 provides powerful durability and reliability with good performance and battery life for the business users. It comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, 320 GB hard drive, and a Windows 7 Professional 32-bit Operating System. It is built with Intel GMA 4500 integrated graphics. It is also configured with Intel 5100 AGN wireless adapter as well as a 3G radio with GPS. Video cards are high performance devices, so regularly maintaining up-to-date drivers is essential particularly for gamers. Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 support ATI Radeon 200M, X300, X600, FireGL V3200 for the Windows Operating System. There are a few things to be kept in mind before selecting a video card. They are about the expansion slot, video output, generation of video card, and video RAM.
- Create System Restore point
- Disable your virus scanner
- Update system drivers
Create System Restore point
It is always good to make a system restore, before you start making changes. A system restore point keeps track of the state of your system’s software at a given point of time. Windows ME and Windows XP have built-in system support for restore points. Third party software is needed in other versions of Windows in order to get the functionality.
Disable your virus scanner
Before you start installing, disable the virus scanner. Both NVIDIA and ATI will indicate you to disable your virus scanner before installing the video drivers. Virus scanners can cause problems while installing copy protected stuff. As long as you are running official drivers from the maker’s website, you need not worry about viruses on the video driver. It is best to follow the instructions and temporarily disable the virus scanner to avoid further issues.
Your motherboard contains a CPU, more RAM, and expansion slots. A chipset contains some chips, which makes all those parts work together. The chipset drivers are needed to make everything work together properly. It is always good to update your drivers before installing a new video card. It is particularly important for AGP video cards. The video card stability problems can be fixed by releasing new motherboard chipset drivers. Also, make sure that you have the latest chipset drivers.