Call of Duty 4 issue

By panjpainting
Jan 11, 2009
  1. I received call of duty 4 for xmas and am unable to play it. I have been reading numerous posts on how to be able to play it and have tried some things also.

    I did install 3D analyze (to max out pixels, etc) and when I tried to play the game I received the error : Video card or driver doesn't support UBYTE4N vertex data

    Here is the information on my video card: Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family

    I also know I have a PCI slot for another video card.

    If I do need to buy a new video card where do I go to get one at a reasonable price? If not what do I need to do to play the game?

    Thank you for any and all help!!
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,875   +332

    Your integrated graphics are not supported by the game and cannot run it. Whether a PCI card will help depends a bit on the other specifications of your PC. What are they?
  3. omegafate

    omegafate TS Rookie Posts: 104

    yea wat mailpup said lol
  4. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    yeah, what omegafate said about what mailpup said :D

    Also, check the COD4 specs on line and see if your pc can handle a supported card from the COD4 list.
  5. panjpainting

    panjpainting TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you so much but I think I got my answer. I just need a new card.

    Thank you again for your help.
  6. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Mate its obvious that you definitely need a new card, BUT you DO need to check that it will fit in your motherboard (seze-wise and specification-wise, ie. pci1? x1, x16? etc) and case for that matter, for example bigger/newer cards may not fit matx cases. It also has to meet the system requirements of COD4 otherwise it won't do what you want it to.

    Good luck buddy! :)
  7. panjpainting

    panjpainting TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have a normal PCI slot (not the PCI express) and the game calls for a geforce 6600 or better or a radeon 9800pro or better.

    I have a dell dimension e310, windows XP version 2002 service pack 3, Pentium 4 CPU 3.06 GHz 504 MB Ram, conexant 56 K Modem

    I just need to find a video card that is compatable without breaking the bank. I would like to stay under $75 but so far I am not having much luck in that aspect.

    Thanks again!
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    You should know that the min specs will allow you around 30 fps even on min specs. I have an old machine i booted up when i saw this post to see what cod4 did to it,

    Asus p5n32 sli premium
    2 gigs of ddr2
    bfg 7950 512 oc pci-E(now in a box to be shipped to a fellow TS member)

    min fps in multiplayer was around 20-25 in a heavy area, during air strikes and such
    max fps in multiplayer was 40 fps or a little higher on minimum details

    I imagine that a pci card even for what you're looking for will get about 30fps at most on lowest detail, even when nothing is going on.
  9. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    thats possible but the 7950 is a cracking card even by todays standards.
    With the e310 pc not even having an AGP slot, panjpainting is gonna have to suffer a pci card and possiblu overinflated prices due to them being quite rare now.
  10. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    I fear either way, rather he pays a bundle for the best pci card available, or not he still wont be happy.
  11. PCIGamer

    PCIGamer TS Rookie Posts: 110

    This card is probably your best bet

    $40 (after MIB) is a decent price. It will provide framerates of 15-25fps at low settings. If this is adequate to you and you arent willing to upgrade your system, i would recommend this card as its the best PCI one available on the market today.

    There is an 8500GT but you will pay $100 for that. I can't recommend that card due to the pricepoint alone For maybe %15-20 percent improvement its not really worth the money.
  12. omegafate

    omegafate TS Rookie Posts: 104

    personally bud id just upgrade your system other wise it just aint worth the hassle of playing newer games
  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,875   +332

    omegafate has a point. If you upgrade the graphics to a card that will play the game satisfactorily, you will likely have to upgrade your power supply too. For example, the 8400 GS that PCIGamer recommended requires a 300W power supply. It says so on the page he linked to. According to Dell specifications, your Dell E310 comes with a 230W power supply. It might still work but it could be risky.
  14. omegafate

    omegafate TS Rookie Posts: 104

    i wouldnt do it

    u run the risk blowing your computer out

    esspecialy if you are only running a 230 wat

    and if it blows out your goin to have to upgrade your pc or buy a whole new one

    or so to speak

    so all in all just upgrade your pc or go buy a dell xps at wal mart or something that can easily be upgraded lol
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