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If you need to upgrade your graphics drivers, just follow the straightforward instructions here.  There's no special software needed.  Since you mention compatability, however, you should be aware that not all graphics cards are capable of running SL viewers.  Check the system requirements to see what the minima are.  Also, be aware that some integrated graphics chips may be "compatible" with SL but still not produce more than Low quality graphics.  Many of those chips are designed so that laptops and notebooks can handle normal office applications (web browsing, spreadsheets, or e-mail) or let you watch movies, but cannot deal with the heavy real-time graphics load of SL without serious overheating.  

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If you need to upgrade your graphics drivers, just follow the straightforward instructions here.  There's no special software needed.  Since you mention compatability, however, you should be aware that not all graphics cards are capable of running SL viewers.  Check the system requirements to see what the minima are.  Also, be aware that some integrated graphics chips may be "compatible" with SL but still not produce more than Low quality graphics.  Many of those chips are designed so that laptops and notebooks can handle normal office applications (web browsing, spreadsheets, or e-mail) or let you watch movies, but cannot deal with the heavy real-time graphics load of SL without serious overheating.  

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The problem is most likely not your graphics driver, but your graphics, period.  Second Life does not work well with integrated graphics, including the Intel HD2000, HD2500, HD3000 and HD4000 versions.  You are better off getting a discrete graphics card like one of the Nvidia GeForce series.

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To summarize for all future PC purchasers looking at PCs with the Intel Graphics Subsystems in them - [ e.g.Graphics Card Vendor: Intel Graphics Card: Intel® HD Graphics 2000 or 2500 or 3000 or 4000 ]...

These Intel Graphics subsystems are designed specifically to support:

1) 2D Business Graphics
2) Media Streaming [e.g. Your Blue Ray DVD's movie will look great]

Gaming is an afterthought! GPU processing on these Intel subsystems is limited by design to optimize 2D applications like the above. You are very unlikely to get SL running properly on these systems.

Serious gamers & 3D Virtual World enthusiasts need a Graphics Subsystem that focuses on 3D rendering and high GPU processing tasks. This is why you see the large cooling systems on higher-end Graphic Cards, to cool the GPU when it is busy calculating the 3D imagery & shading calculations for display multiple times per second.

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