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D3D problems... games won't work

By Superbman
Jul 24, 2006
  1. Hey guys,
    long time lurker... first time poster. You guys seem like you always know what you're doing... so here is a bugger of a problem for ya. Long story short, I recently moved to south korea and brought my BFG 6600gt with me to throw in a system over here. Get here, get my system set up (specs below) and I get home to start playing some games. I install windows/mobo drivers (AGP, LAN, etc) and then reboot and install the vid card drivers. Reboot again, expectin gthe "New hardware found msg" but don't see it. Meh, I figure to myself... seems to have installed alright. So, I go ahead and install a few games along with directx and game won't work (all Valve games to be specific, HL2, Lost Coast, CSS). Install FEAR, and I get a "Unable to enable proper video mode" or some such thing like that. Anyway, I reformat and go through the whole process again... same errors. BUGGER! So, I open up dxdiag to test my direct3D settings and I get this:
    No problems found.

    DirectDraw test results: All tests were successful.
    Direct3D 7 test results: All tests were successful.
    Direct3D 8 test results: Failure at step 6 (No hardware supported display modes found): HRESULT = 0x80004005 (Generic failure)
    Direct3D 9 test results: Failure at step 6 (No hardware supported display modes found): HRESULT = 0x80004005 (Generic failure)

    Soo... seems like D3D 8 and 9 are broken... whatever that means. Why is this? I am also getting the device showing up as a PCI device under device manager. Grrrrrr. Why can't this stupid thing just work? It worked fine in Canada before I came over, and there doesn't appear to be any damage to the card. The card is also in all the way.
    CPU-Z info below:

    ----------------------
    CPU-Z version 1.35
    ----------------------

    CPUID Output
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Number of CPUs 1
    APIC ID 0
    Name AMD Athlon 64 3200+
    Code name Venice
    Specification AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
    Family/Model/Stepping FF2
    Extended Family/Model F/2F
    Brand ID 4
    Package Socket 939
    Core Stepping DH-E6
    Technology 90nm
    Instructions Sets MMX, Extended MMX, 3DNow!, Extended 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64
    Features NX
    Clock Speed 2000.0 MHz
    Clock multiplier x10.0
    HTT Bus Frequency 200.0 MHz
    P-Rating 3200+
    L1 Data Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
    L1 Instruction Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
    L2 Cache 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
    L2 Speed 2000.0 MHz (Full)
    L2 Location On Chip
    L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
    L2 Bus Width 128 bits

    eax ebx ecx edx
    Function 00000000 00000001 68747541 444d4163 69746e65
    Function 00000001 00020ff2 00000800 00000001 078bfbff
    Function 80000000 80000018 68747541 444d4163 69746e65
    Function 80000001 00020ff2 0000010a 00000001 e3d3fbff
    Function 80000002 20444d41 6c687441 74286e6f 3620296d
    Function 80000003 72502034 7365636f 20726f73 30303233
    Function 80000004 0000002b 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 80000005 ff08ff08 ff20ff20 40020140 40020140
    Function 80000006 00000000 42004200 02008140 00000000
    Function 80000007 00000000 00000000 00000000 0000003f
    Function 80000008 00003028 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 80000009 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 8000000a 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 8000000b 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 8000000c 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 8000000d 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 8000000e 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 8000000f 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 80000010 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 80000011 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 80000012 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 80000013 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 80000014 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 80000015 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 80000016 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 80000017 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Function 80000018 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000

    edx eax
    MSR C0010041 00000001 0000060C
    MSR C0010042 12040606 040C0C0C
    MSR C0010015 00000000 0C000000


    Chipset
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Northbridge ALI ID1689 rev. 00
    Southbridge ALI M1563 rev. 70
    Graphic Interface AGP
    AGP Revision 3.0
    AGP Transfer Rate 8x
    AGP SBA supported, enabled
    Memory Type DDR
    Memory Size 1024 MBytes
    Memory Frequency 166.7 MHz (CPU/12)
    CAS# 2.5
    RAS# to CAS# 3
    RAS# Precharge 3
    Cycle Time (tRAS) 8
    Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 11
    DRAM Idle Timer 16
    Command Rate 2T


    Memory SPD
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    DIMM #1

    General
    Memory type DDR
    Manufacturer (ID) Samsung (CE00000000000000)
    Size 512 MBytes
    Max bandwidth PC3200 (200 MHz)
    Part number M3 68L6523CUS-CCC
    Serial number F2239A4A
    Manufacturing date Week 34/Year 06

    Attributes
    Number of banks 1
    Data width 64 bits
    Correction None
    Registered no
    Buffered no
    EPP no

    Timings table
    Frequency (MHz) 166 200
    CAS# 2.5 3.0
    RAS# to CAS# delay 3 3
    RAS# Precharge 3 3
    TRAS 7 8



    DIMM #2

    General
    Memory type DDR
    Manufacturer (ID) Samsung (CE00000000000000)
    Size 512 MBytes
    Max bandwidth PC3200 (200 MHz)
    Part number M3 68L6523CUS-CCC
    Serial number F2239A49
    Manufacturing date Week 34/Year 06

    Attributes
    Number of banks 1
    Data width 64 bits
    Correction None
    Registered no
    Buffered no
    EPP no

    Timings table
    Frequency (MHz) 166 200
    CAS# 2.5 3.0
    RAS# to CAS# delay 3 3
    RAS# Precharge 3 3
    TRAS 7 8

    Thanks for any help you guys can provide! :)
     
  2. sovindustry

    sovindustry TS Rookie

    You must to buy , an good real video card ,Nvidia or Ati (originals), and install after the last driver posible , incuded direct x Jul 2006
     
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    Reinstall DirectX 9.0C and then reboot. Remove the video drivers and let windows recognize the card as a Standard VGA Adaptor or whatever and then when it asks for the drivers, click cancel and install the latest Forceware drivers(version 91.31 is the latest). If it doesn't work then report back. Also, have u tried removing the card and reseating it?
     
  4. Superbman

    Superbman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just tried that... no good. Reseating the card makes no difference either. Any more suggestions?

    PS - thanks for the help :)
     
  5. Superbman

    Superbman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    up we go...
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    No problemo. Could u try Everest Home Edition or SIW and get information from it regarding ur video card? Does it show up correctly there?
     
  7. Superbman

    Superbman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah, just installed everest... seems like everything checks out in that...
    here is the relevant parts from a report generated by everest:

    --------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Computer:
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name ANIRUDH
    User Name Anirudh Garg

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3200+
    Motherboard Name ASRock 939A8X-M (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset ULi/ALi M1689, AMD Hammer
    System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type AMI (07/11/05)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT (128 MB)
    3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP
    Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (122316843009)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter ULi/ALi M5455 AC'97 Audio Controller

    Storage:
    IDE Controller ALi M5229 PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
    SCSI/RAID Controller A347SCSI SCSI Controller
    SCSI/RAID Controller ALi SATA/RAID Controller (M5289)
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Maxtor 6Y080M0 SCSI Disk Device (80 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
    Disk Drive WDC WD25 00JB-00REA0 USB Device (232 GB, USB)
    Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H10N
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
    C: (NTFS) 78152 MB (71100 MB free)
    I: (NTFS) 238472 MB (83418 MB free)
    Total Size 309.2 GB (150.9 GB free)

    Input:
    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

    Network:
    Network Adapter 802.11g Wireless LAN Card (192.168.2.101)
    Network Adapter Microsoft TV/Video Connection (0.1.0.4)

    Peripherals:
    Printer Adobe PDF
    Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
    USB1 Controller ULi/ALi M5237 USB Open Host Controller
    USB1 Controller ULi/ALi M5237 USB Open Host Controller
    USB1 Controller ULi/ALi M5237 USB Open Host Controller
    USB2 Controller ULi/ALi M5273 USB 2.0 Host Controller
    USB Device ATI RemoteWonder
    USB Device Äڽà ¿È´Ï È*»óÄ«¸Þ¶ó CPC300
    USB Device Generic USB Hub
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device


    [ Windows Video ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    [ NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT ]

    Video Adapter Properties:
    Device Description NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT
    Adapter String GeForce 6600 GT
    BIOS String Version 5.43.02.41.00
    Chip Type GeForce 6600 GT
    DAC Type Integrated RAMDAC
    Installed Drivers nv4_disp (6.14.10.9131 - nVIDIA ForceWare 91.31)
    Memory Size 128 MB

    Video Adapter Manufacturer:
    Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
    Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=products
    Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp


    --------[ PCI / AGP Video ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    nVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP Video Adapter
    nVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP 3D Accelerator


    --------[ GPU ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    [ AGP 8x: nVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP ]

    Graphics Processor Properties:
    Video Adapter nVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP
    GPU Code Name NV43GTAGP
    PCI Device 10DE / 00F1
    Transistors 143 million
    Process Technology 0.11u
    Die Size 150 mm2
    Bus Type AGP 8x @ 8x
    Memory Size 128 MB
    GPU Clock 299 MHz
    RAMDAC Clock 400 MHz
    Pixel Pipelines 8
    TMU Per Pipeline 1
    Vertex Shaders 3 (v3.0)
    Pixel Shaders 1 (v3.0)
    DirectX Hardware Support DirectX v9.0c
    Pixel Fillrate 2392 MPixel/s
    Texel Fillrate 2392 MTexel/s

    Memory Bus Properties:
    Bus Type GDDR3
    Bus Width 128-bit
    Real Clock 526 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 1053 MHz
    Bandwidth 16.5 GB/s

    Graphics Processor Manufacturer:
    Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
    Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=products
    Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

    nVIDIA GPU Registers:
    nv-000000 043000A4
    nv-100000 00000000
    nv-100200 43003021
    nv-10020C 08000000
    nv-101000 A2CEC09F
    nv-680500 00000000
    nv-680504 00000000
    nv-680570 00000000
    nv-680574 00000000
    nv-68057C 80000701
    nv-001540 001F0703
    nv-004000 C001001C
    nv-004004 07021303
    nv-004008 01C00000
    nv-004020 E030001C
    nv-004024 1A030902
    nv-004028 80000CC9
    nv-00C040 3C03C333


    --------[ Monitor ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    [ Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] ]

    Monitor Properties:
    Monitor Name Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB]
    Monitor ID @HA0101
    Model SC Series
    Manufacture Date Week 23 / 2002
    Serial Number 122316843009
    Horizontal Frequency 99 kHz
    Vertical Frequency 99 Hz
    Gamma 2.51
    DPMS Mode Support Standby, Suspend, Active-Off
     
  8. Superbman

    Superbman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and directx info from everest:

    --------[ DirectX Video ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    [ Primary Display Driver ]

    DirectDraw Device Properties:
    DirectDraw Driver Name display
    DirectDraw Driver Description Primary Display Driver
    Hardware Driver nv4_disp.dll
    Hardware Description NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT

    Direct3D Device Properties:
    Available Local Video Memory 121852 KB
    Available Non-Local Video Memory (AGP) 120831 KB
    Rendering Bit Depths 16, 32
    Z-Buffer Bit Depths 16, 24
    Min Texture Size 1 x 1
    Max Texture Size 4096 x 4096
    Vertex Shader Version 3.0
    Pixel Shader Version 3.0

    Direct3D Device Features:
    Additive Texture Blending Supported
    AGP Texturing Supported
    Anisotropic Filtering Supported
    Bilinear Filtering Supported
    Cubic Environment Mapping Supported
    Cubic Filtering Not Supported
    Decal-Alpha Texture Blending Supported
    Decal Texture Blending Supported
    Directional Lights Not Supported
    DirectX Texture Compression Supported
    DirectX Volumetric Texture Compression Not Supported
    Dithering Supported
    Dot3 Texture Blending Supported
    Dynamic Textures Supported
    Edge Antialiasing Supported
    Environmental Bump Mapping Supported
    Environmental Bump Mapping + Luminance Supported
    Factor Alpha Blending Supported
    Geometric Hidden-Surface Removal Not Supported
    Guard Band Supported
    Hardware Scene Rasterization Supported
    Hardware Transform & Lighting Supported
    Legacy Depth Bias Not Supported
    Mipmap LOD Bias Adjustments Supported
    Mipmapped Cube Textures Supported
    Mipmapped Volume Textures Supported
    Modulate-Alpha Texture Blending Supported
    Modulate Texture Blending Supported
    Non-Square Textures Supported
    N-Patches Not Supported
    Perspective Texture Correction Supported
    Point Lights Not Supported
    Point Sampling Supported
    Projective Textures Supported
    Quintic Bezier Curves & B-Splines Not Supported
    Range-Based Fog Supported
    Rectangular & Triangular Patches Not Supported
    Rendering In Windowed Mode Supported
    Scissor Test Not Supported
    Slope-Scale Based Depth Bias Not Supported
    Specular Flat Shading Supported
    Specular Gouraud Shading Supported
    Specular Phong Shading Not Supported
    Spherical Mapping Supported
    Spot Lights Not Supported
    Stencil Buffers Supported
    Sub-Pixel Accuracy Supported
    Table Fog Supported
    Texture Alpha Blending Supported
    Texture Clamping Supported
    Texture Mirroring Supported
    Texture Transparency Supported
    Texture Wrapping Supported
    Triangle Culling Not Supported
    Trilinear Filtering Supported
    Two-Sided Stencil Test Not Supported
    Vertex Alpha Blending Supported
    Vertex Fog Supported
    Vertex Tweening Not Supported
    Volume Textures Supported
    W-Based Fog Supported
    W-Buffering Not Supported
    Z-Based Fog Supported
    Z-Bias Supported
    Z-Test Supported

    Supported FourCC Codes:
     Supported
    AI44 Supported
    AIP8 Supported
    AV12 Supported
    AYUV Supported
    DXT1 Supported
    DXT2 Supported
    DXT3 Supported
    DXT4 Supported
    DXT5 Supported
    IA44 Supported
    IF09 Supported
    IV31 Supported
    IV32 Supported
    NV12 Supported
    NV24 Supported
    NVBF Supported
    NVCS Supported
    NVHS Supported
    NVHU Supported
    PL16 Supported
    PLFF Supported
    RAW8 Supported
    UYVY Supported
    YUY2 Supported
    YV12 Supported
    YVU9 Supported
     
  9. Superbman

    Superbman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and opengl info:

    --------[ OpenGL ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    OpenGL Properties:
    Vendor NVIDIA Corporation
    Renderer GeForce 6600 GT/AGP/SSE2/3DNOW!
    Version 2.0.3

    OpenGL Features:
    GL_ARB_color_buffer_float Supported
    GL_ARB_depth_texture Supported
    GL_ARB_draw_buffers Supported
    GL_ARB_fragment_program Supported
    GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow Supported
    GL_ARB_fragment_shader Supported
    GL_ARB_half_float_pixel Supported
    GL_ARB_imaging Supported
    GL_ARB_multisample Supported
    GL_ARB_multitexture Supported
    GL_ARB_occlusion_query Supported
    GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object Supported
    GL_ARB_point_parameters Supported
    GL_ARB_point_sprite Supported
    GL_ARB_shadow Supported
    GL_ARB_shader_objects Supported
    GL_ARB_shading_language_100 Supported
    GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp Supported
    GL_ARB_texture_compression Supported
    GL_ARB_texture_cube_map Supported
    GL_ARB_texture_env_add Supported
    GL_ARB_texture_env_combine Supported
    GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3 Supported
    GL_ARB_texture_float Supported
    GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat Supported
    GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two Supported
    GL_ARB_texture_rectangle Supported
    GL_ARB_transpose_matrix Supported
    GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object Supported
    GL_ARB_vertex_program Supported
    GL_ARB_vertex_shader Supported
    GL_ARB_window_pos Supported
    GL_ATI_draw_buffers Supported
    GL_ATI_texture_float Supported
    GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once Supported
    GL_S3_s3tc Supported
    GL_EXT_texture_env_add Supported
    GL_EXT_abgr Supported
    GL_EXT_bgra Supported
    GL_EXT_blend_color Supported
    GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate Supported
    GL_EXT_blend_func_separate Supported
    GL_EXT_blend_minmax Supported
    GL_EXT_blend_subtract Supported
    GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array Supported
    GL_EXT_Cg_shader Supported
    GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test Supported
    GL_EXT_draw_range_elements Supported
    GL_EXT_fog_coord Supported
    GL_EXT_framebuffer_object Supported
    GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays Supported
    GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil Supported
    GL_EXT_packed_pixels Supported
    GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object Supported
    GL_EXT_point_parameters Supported
    GL_EXT_rescale_normal Supported
    GL_EXT_secondary_color Supported
    GL_EXT_separate_specular_color Supported
    GL_EXT_shadow_funcs Supported
    GL_EXT_stencil_two_side Supported
    GL_EXT_stencil_wrap Supported
    GL_EXT_texture3D Supported
    GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc Supported
    GL_EXT_texture_cube_map Supported
    GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp Supported
    GL_EXT_texture_env_combine Supported
    GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3 Supported
    GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic Supported
    GL_EXT_texture_lod Supported
    GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias Supported
    GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp Supported
    GL_EXT_texture_object Supported
    GL_EXT_texture_sRGB Supported
    GL_EXT_timer_query Supported
    GL_EXT_vertex_array Supported
    GL_HP_occlusion_test Supported
    GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip Supported
    GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat Supported
    GL_KTX_buffer_region Supported
    GL_NV_blend_square Supported
    GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color Supported
    GL_NV_depth_clamp Supported
    GL_NV_fence Supported
    GL_NV_float_buffer Supported
    GL_NV_fog_distance Supported
    GL_NV_fragment_program Supported
    GL_NV_fragment_program_option Supported
    GL_NV_fragment_program2 Supported
    GL_NV_half_float Supported
    GL_NV_light_max_exponent Supported
    GL_NV_multisample_filter_hint Supported
    GL_NV_occlusion_query Supported
    GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil Supported
    GL_NV_pixel_data_range Supported
    GL_NV_point_sprite Supported
    GL_NV_primitive_restart Supported
    GL_NV_register_combiners Supported
    GL_NV_register_combiners2 Supported
    GL_NV_texgen_reflection Supported
    GL_NV_texture_compression_vtc Supported
    GL_NV_texture_env_combine4 Supported
    GL_NV_texture_expand_normal Supported
    GL_NV_texture_rectangle Supported
    GL_NV_texture_shader Supported
    GL_NV_texture_shader2 Supported
    GL_NV_texture_shader3 Supported
    GL_NV_vertex_array_range Supported
    GL_NV_vertex_array_range2 Supported
    GL_NV_vertex_program Supported
    GL_NV_vertex_program1_1 Supported
    GL_NV_vertex_program2 Supported
    GL_NV_vertex_program2_option Supported
    GL_NV_vertex_program3 Supported
    GL_NVX_conditional_render Supported
    GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap Supported
    GL_SGIS_texture_lod Supported
    GL_SGIX_depth_texture Supported
    GL_SGIX_shadow Supported
    GL_SUN_slice_accum Supported
    GL_WIN_swap_hint Supported
    WGL_EXT_swap_control Supported
     
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    Woah, huge posts! :) But the odd thing is, if it comes out okay in Everest, what seems to be the problem? Wait awhile, KingCody or wolfram will be able to help u out better. I'm outta ideas.
     
  11. sovindustry

    sovindustry TS Rookie

    Some mistake games with this sistem anyway , you tried an good video card , update to direct x ,i believe problems , comes from the 64 tehnology , not work any aplications under 32 , or hardware problem with incompatibility , i really don't know why ! You tried , don't work ?Leave this and play another game. :) Best regards from Sovindustry
     
     
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    None of the things u recommended are of any help. Keep such useless comments to urself. Try to find a way to help him, not telling him to "go play another game".
    @Superbman, did u try removing the drivers(all of them) and re-installing them? That's the only thing I can think of.
     
  13. Superbman

    Superbman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey rage,
    yeah, i tried doing a complete format, didn't work... :(
    well, hopefully someone has an idea of how to fix this?
    Is is maybe the motherboard? Is the ALi chipset flaky with nVIDIA cards? I don't think it should be... but who knows?
     
  14. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    I'm really out of ideas. I'm afraid only wolfram or KingCody or someone else can help u now.
     
  15. KingCody

    KingCody TS Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    sorry, but the only thing I would have suggested would have been trying other drivers, and you've already done that.

    good luck :)
     
  16. Superbman

    Superbman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    shizza... tried contacting asrock support... they gave me this:
    Dear Sir,

    Thank you for purchase ASRock product.

    Please follow the steps for try.

    1. Update BIOS P2.10 (We recommend to use windows BIOS.)

    Please refer 939A8X-M BIOS download page. (Download here)

    2. Enter the BIOS, press F9 load BIOS default setting.

    3. Enable "AGP P2P Deep Fifo" function with below path.

    Advanced -> Chipset Configuration -> AGP P2P Deep Fifo -> Enable

    4. Press F10 save changes and exit BIOS.

    5. Install different versions of forceware VGA driver (84.21, 81.98…etc)

    (Before install VGA driver, please remove elder VGA driver first.)

    6. Change another VGA card on your PC and set your VGA card on another PC for test.

    7. Change powerful power supply

    8. Reinstall OS.

    (1.Please use normal windows setup CD; 2. Do not use ghost to recover your OS)

    Didn't work... sigh... guess I'm not meant to play games here. Regardless, it's a pain cuz this system is basically a gaming system (mid range) but gaming nonetheless. Doing the vid card swap is kinda hard cuz other systems aren't easy to come by here. shizza shizza shizza!
    Well, thanks for the help anyway guys! :)
     
  17. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Is your card properly recognized by Windows? Check that in the Device Manager. Check the Display adapter tab. It should say Geforce 6600GT or something similar.

    If not, install your AGP 8X drivers (sorry if I didn't read that before) from Asrock.

    And, just a single thing:

    Have you connected the power plug to the video card itself?

    Please report back, and we'll do our BEST to help you.
    Good luck! :)
     
  18. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Rookie Posts: 2,407   +6

    Do all video cards support DX9? I was thinking that on Newegg's website, some cards only had DX8 or 7 or 6. Is that just what's preinstalled, or does the card only support an earlier version?
     
  19. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Not all cards fully support DX9 features. DX9 cards are backwards compatible with DX8, DX7 etc.
    However, a DX8 card for example, is not fully compatible with DX9. While some games that require DX9 cards MAY work with DX8 cards, it should run sluggish or have video errors.
     
  20. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    I think Radeon 9500\9600 onwards all support DX9. As for GeForce, I think it's the FX series onwards which supports DX9. So his card definitely should support DX9 hardware-wise.
     
  21. Superbman

    Superbman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yup, shows up as 6600gt under device manager and AGP drivers are installed properly. Just tried switching the power connector (thought maybe that was bad) but nope, no good. Same thing.

    Also, I know this card supports all DX versions up to 9 because I had been playing HL2/HL2:LC/CS:S all before I left for Korea. I wish I could get my hands on a second AGP system to test this card... but taht's more or less impossible here.
     
  22. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

  23. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    If Rage's solution doesn't work, we're completely out of ideas. Hopefully, changing the chipset drivers will solve your problem.

    Good luck! :)
     
  24. Superbman

    Superbman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    frig, no good mates... i guess i'm outta luck then
    i'll see if i can pick up a cheap agp card around here to see if i can troubleshoot this problem but still, sucky that i even have to do that.
    thanks a lot for the help guys! really appreciate it!
     
  25. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    Are u sure u did the above step with the same versions of the drivers as stated above. If so, then I don't know what else to do.
     
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