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DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapter needed!

By Landon0105
May 24, 2009
  1. I am currently using NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 and am trying to play the Sims 2 but am repeatedly getting the error message that I a DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapter cannot be found. Any suggestions?:confused:
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You are going to need a better graphics card when you can. A card that is DX9 compatible will work. Your FX5000 is not
     
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This card may be the best AGP card still out there, but the boards that support AGP graphics are going the way of the dinosaurs very rapidly. I would be hard-pressed to pay that high price for an AGP card though
     
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    all True Tmajic.
    you can find the 3850 in a different flavor for about $100, still too much when you can get the likes of the 4770 for the same. just a suggestion if getting an agp is his only option. this one is second best and half the price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102814 and will play sims handily.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes red1776,
    the Sapphire card is priced more friendly, although through experience, Sapphire drivers are very poor
     
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    tmajic...now ya tell me :) is that right? i didnt know that. maybe the 7900gs for sims? or the diamond version of the 3650?
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I suppose it would also depend on the motherboard used and its Operating System. I work on many systems, but my system is in the world of Vista and Windows 7, both 64-bit. Drivers for these are picky at best... Nvidia has the finest graphics drivers and cards for these OS's in my humble opinion
     
  9. Badfinger

    Badfinger TS Rookie Posts: 155

    I think that 3650 is a good choice, and you use the ATI catalyst driver suite any how with those, so Sapphire's driver suckage wouldn't matter?

    Otherwise for probably $300 you could put together a better mobo/ram/cpu combo with PCI Express slot for much better video options.
     
  10. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    5800 series Geforce 6 series, and 7 series. They have both PCIe and AGP on those. gl
     
  11. teklord

    teklord TS Guru Posts: 481

    Sapphire is doing a good job keeping the current AGP hotfix drivers available on their website. Recommend the Sapphire HD 3850 for AGP.
     
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