Hey, okay i dont know much about computers all i know is that every time i try to play the sims 2, a little dialog box pops up saying "Failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters in this computer! Please make sure you have the latest drivers provided by the manufactureer. The application will now terminate." my computer is a 2005 (microsoft) windows XP. I used the diagnostic tool thingamajig, and a screen shot is shown below: And this is the other Diagnostic Info: Computer Make/Model: Dell Dimension 8400 Processor/Speed: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs) Memory Amount: 510MB RAM DirectX: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) my Computer recently had windows Re-installed because a new motherboard was fitted by Dell. Help Please!!!!!!