Category: Monitor and Video Cards
Manufacturer: 3DLabs
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 1.3 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000 and XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.13-0602 / 2.13-0602

Windows device driver information for 3Dlabs PERMEDIA2a (PCI)

The driver for 3Dlabs PERMEDIA2a (PCI) is based on a GMX2000 chipset. A device driver is required by Windows 2000 for all PCI devices on each adapter. The GMX2000 chipset comprises four devices of this nature: the P2VGA, which is a single VGA chip, a Gamma accelerator geometry chip and 2 rasterizer GLiNT MX chips. The installation of the driver for 3Dlabs PERMEDIA2a (PCI) is generally for the single VGA chip device while the other 3 devices serve as coprocessors while using a multifun driver, which plays the simple role of a device placeholder. The Control Panel for 3Dlabs is accessed by launching the Control Panel of the Display Properties buy selecting the tab for Settings, clicking the ‘Advanced' button to select the tab for 3Dlabs. This tab permits the control to configure OpenGL and various applications through the use of the display driver of 3Dlabs.

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Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.

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The driver for 3Dlabs PERMEDIA2a (PCI) is installed through a step by step guide by down loading its file from the manufacturer's site, saving it on the computer and unzipping. The new 3Dlabs PERMEDIA2a (PCI) is then connected to the computer before right clicking on ‘My Computer', clicking on ‘Properties' and going to the ‘Hardware' tab to click on the button for the ‘Device Manager'.'Install' should then be selected from the specific location where ‘Include' should be checked and the “Browse' button clicked for a selection of the 3Dlabs driver. The ‘next' button should be clicked to commence and the ‘Finish' button to complete the installation. It is usually recommendable for the latest device driver version to be used to ensure that the 3Dlabs PERMEDIA2a (PCI) device functions in a better and easier manner. The use of older versions creates device conflicts and Graphics card work errors. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3Dlabs PERMEDIA2a (PCI) errors before installing any driver updates.