Graphic adapter help DirectX 9.0c

By Rasberry2008
Sep 18, 2004
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  1. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    Well purchasing a dedicated video card would be beneficial to your PC anyhow.. it takes a great deal of stress off the CPU and other resources by lifting the need to manage the onboard video adapter..

    They aren't that terribly expensive.. it just depends on how much you are willing to spend, how much quality (visually) you want and what type of games you want to play. But do note, sometimes the current PSU you have on your system may be too weak to support it and needs an upgrade too..

    If you plan to keep that PC a while longer and be able to put the new windows vista on it then go for something medium range or high end..

    If you are in the US then have a look at shops like www.newegg.com and see what they have..

    ::Some new PCs have a dedicated video card, and some don't. You basically have to look at the specs of it if its an OEM/prebuild pc like HP for example. Its better to build the new PC yourself if you're up to it. Not only that you can get it cheaper and get better parts to it etc you learn a bit from the whole experience..

    benj.sinsiter: silly question, but did you download the updated drivers for your and directx 9.0C for your via/s3 video card? Everest should provide you with a link to a site that you can get the drivers from?
  2. benj.sinister

    benj.sinister Newcomer, in training

    yep.. I downloaded new drivers but it really can't detect the display adapter. In Everest, it says in chipset under motherboard that:

    Graphics Controller Type: Via/S3 Unichrome Pro
    Graphics COntroller Status: DISABLED..

    how can I enable that thing?
  3. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    i'm not too familiar with the VIA brand of integrated graphics.. but being integrated, it could be a BIOS option you may need to alter (just going off a guess here). Maybe the switch to SP2 possibly screwed up something, so check windows site/updates or VIA's site/updates to see if there's a fix..
  4. bryanna0808

    bryanna0808 Newcomer, in training

    Hi, I recently downloaded the sims2, but unfortunately I wasn't able to run the game, it says that I have to get a directX9.0c compatible graphics adapters. What is the advisable driver for my pc? I have a
    S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR
    Chip Type: S3 P4M266
    DAC Type: S3 SDAC
    Total Memory: 32 MB
    Display Mode: 800 x 600 (32bit)(75Hz).

    Thanks..
    bryanna0808
  5. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 Newcomer, in training Posts: 524

    Is it a pci, pci-express, or agp card or intergrated onto the motherboard and for direct x 9c go to www.microsoft.com
  6. bryanna0808

    bryanna0808 Newcomer, in training

    please help me --- i really want to play the sims2

    actually i dont have any idea with regards with computers.. the device Id is PCI\VEN_1106DEV_3059SUBSYS_41611106REV_5, then it is VIA AC'97 Audio (Wave).. please help me.. tnx
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Hello bryanna0808 and Welcome to Techspot!!

    I'm afraid you can't run the Sims 2 using that video card. It is an integrated S3 Savage card. You need a new video card, in order to run the game. :(
  8. silentxriot

    silentxriot Newcomer, in training

    I checked out that site and there were some GeForce Videocards for $59.99-$88.88 or so but it requires 256MB and we don't have that much memory.
    What's cheaper:
    Buying a new computer or updating the old one with more memory and a videocard etc.?
  9. Pippin-Lou

    Pippin-Lou Newcomer, in training

    Hi
    I'm havin a problem tryin 2 play the Sims 2 as this error message keeps comin up sayin -

    "Failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters in this system! Please make sure you have a DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapter and have installed the latest drivers provided by the manufacturer."

    I hav tried 2 download DirectX 9.0c but I still can't play on it!
    I no that it has probs bin xplained b4 but I'm not very gd with technology jargon and I can't understand it so please can u help me & try 2 keep it simple!

    THANKS

    Here's the DirectX diagnostic stuff -

    ------------------
    System Information
    ------------------
    Time of this report: 12/7/2006, 15:21:54
    Machine name: HOME
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp1.020828-1920)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: TimeComputers
    System Model: 8633-8233
    BIOS: Ver 1.64
    Processor: Unknow CPU Type, ~2.0GHz
    Memory: 512MB RAM
    Page File: 213MB used, 1037MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0904 32bit Unicode

    ------------
    DxDiag Notes
    ------------
    DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
    Display Tab 1: The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Music Tab: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.

    --------------------
    DirectX Debug Levels
    --------------------
    Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

    ---------------
    Display Devices
    ---------------
    Card name:
    Manufacturer:
    Chip type:
    DAC type:
    Device Key: Enum\
    Display Memory: n/a
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (1Hz)
    Monitor:
    Monitor Max Res:
    Driver Name: vga.dll
    Driver Version: 5.01.2600.0000 (English)
    DDI Version: unknown
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 3/31/2003 12:00:00, 9344 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: vga.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 3/31/2003 12:00:00, 19712 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B70EE0-4340-11CF-B063-282AAEC2C835}
    Vendor ID: 0x0000
    Device ID: 0x0000
    SubSys ID: 0x00000000
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Video Accel:
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Not Available
    D3D Status: Not Available
    AGP Status: Not Available
    DDraw Test Result: The tests were cancelled before completing.
    D3D7 Test Result: Not run
    D3D8 Test Result: Not run
    D3D9 Test Result: Not run

    ------------------
    DirectX Components
    ------------------
    ddraw.dll: 5.03.0001.0904 English Final Retail 7/9/2004 04:27:28 265728 bytes
    ddrawex.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/11/2002 23:14:32 24064 bytes
    dxapi.sys: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 10496 bytes
    d3d8.dll: 5.03.0001.0904 English Final Retail 7/9/2004 04:27:28 1179648 bytes
    d3d8thk.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 8192 bytes
    d3d9.dll: 5.03.0001.0904 English Final Retail 7/9/2004 04:27:28 1689600 bytes
    d3dim.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 436224 bytes
    d3dim700.dll: 5.03.0001.0902 English Final Retail 5/30/2003 09:00:02 797184 bytes
    d3dramp.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 590336 bytes
    d3drm.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 350208 bytes
    d3dxof.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 47616 bytes
    d3dpmesh.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 34816 bytes
    dplay.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 33040 bytes
    dplayx.dll: 5.03.0001.0904 English Final Retail 7/9/2004 04:27:28 230400 bytes
    dpmodemx.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 22016 bytes
    dpwsock.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 42768 bytes
    dpwsockx.dll: 5.03.0001.0904 English Final Retail 7/9/2004 04:27:28 57856 bytes
    dplaysvr.exe: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 28160 bytes
    dpnsvr.exe: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 16896 bytes
    dpnet.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 377856 bytes
    dpnlobby.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 3072 bytes
    dpnaddr.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 3072 bytes
    dpvoice.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 203264 bytes
    dpvsetup.exe: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 80896 bytes
    dpvvox.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 112128 bytes
    dpvacm.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 19968 bytes
    dpnhpast.dll: 5.03.0000.0901 English Final Retail 3/24/2003 09:00:02 32768 bytes
    dpnhupnp.dll: 5.03.0000.0901 English Final Retail 3/24/2003 09:00:02 68096 bytes
    dpserial.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 53520 bytes
    dinput.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 151552 bytes
    dinput8.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 168960 bytes
    dimap.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 44032 bytes
    diactfrm.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 394240 bytes
    joy.cpl: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 65536 bytes
    gcdef.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 76800 bytes
    pid.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 31744 bytes
    gameenum.sys: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 8/29/2002 01:32:44 9856 bytes
    dsound.dll: 5.03.0001.0904 English Final Retail 7/9/2004 04:27:28 363520 bytes
    dsound3d.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 1294336 bytes
    dswave.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 18432 bytes
    dsdmo.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 186880 bytes
    dsdmoprp.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 68096 bytes
    dmusic.dll: 5.03.0001.0904 English Final Retail 7/9/2004 04:27:28 104448 bytes
    dmband.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 27136 bytes
    dmcompos.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 58368 bytes
    dmime.dll: 5.03.0001.0904 English Final Retail 7/9/2004 04:27:28 181248 bytes
    dmloader.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 33280 bytes
    dmstyle.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 98816 bytes
    dmsynth.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 100864 bytes
    dmscript.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 76800 bytes
    dx7vb.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 602624 bytes
    dx8vb.dll: 5.03.0001.0902 English Final Retail 5/30/2003 09:00:02 1189888 bytes
    dxdiagn.dll: 5.03.0001.0904 English Final Retail 7/9/2004 04:27:28 1769472 bytes
    mfc40.dll: 4.01.0000.6140 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 924432 bytes
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    wsock32.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 21504 bytes
    amstream.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 64512 bytes
    devenum.dll: 6.05.0001.0902 English Final Retail 5/30/2003 09:00:02 53248 bytes
    dxmasf.dll: 6.04.0009.1125 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 498205 bytes
    mciqtz32.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 34304 bytes
    mpg2splt.ax: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 136192 bytes
    msdmo.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/11/2002 23:14:32 13312 bytes
    encapi.dll: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 18944 bytes
    qasf.dll: 10.00.0000.3802 English Final Retail 1/28/2005 13:44:28 221184 bytes
    qcap.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 177152 bytes
    qdv.dll: 6.05.0001.0904 English Final Retail 7/9/2004 04:27:28 276480 bytes
    qdvd.dll: 6.05.0001.0904 English Final Retail 7/9/2004 04:27:28 382976 bytes
    qedit.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 524800 bytes
    qedwipes.dll: 6.05.0001.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 733184 bytes
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    ksproxy.ax: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 117248 bytes
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    mspclock.sys: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 5248 bytes
    mspqm.sys: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 05:00:00 4608 bytes
    mskssrv.sys: 5.03.0000.0900 English Final Retail 12/12/2002 00:14:32 7424 bytes
  10. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Hi and welcome to Techspot!

    Go and read this thread here please:
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51543.html

    Then tell us your video card model & maker, so we can help you to download its correct drivers.

    Regards :wave:
  11. Pippin-Lou

    Pippin-Lou Newcomer, in training

    My video card make and model is - nVIDIA GeForce FX 5500

    Thanks so much for your help!
     
  12. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

  13. thebadger

    thebadger Newcomer, in training

    im having the same problem as everyone else...i don't see my type of info on here though. here's my stuff.

    Name: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR
    Chip Type: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR
    Manufacturer: S3 Graphics, Inc.


    e-mail me please. im dying to play this! email removed
  14. bobsponge222

    bobsponge222 Newcomer, in training

    AFTER ALL THIS MUMBO GUMBO I DIDN'T HAVE AN ADAPTER?
    *faints and hits big hard head on floor* Here are my sta.. I mean Diags:
    Microsoft Windows XP Home ED.
    254 MB RAM
    Intel (R) 82815 Chip
    Intel (R) 82815 Graphics Controller
    DAC: Internal
    version 6.13.0001.2872 Driver
    Intell Corporation Man.
    What do I need to buy/download for my game to work?
  15. bobsponge222

    bobsponge222 Newcomer, in training

    AFTER ALL THIS MUMBO GUMBO I DIDN'T HAVE AN ADAPTER?
    *faints and hits big hard head on floor* Here are my sta.. I mean Diags:
    Microsoft Windows XP Home ED.
    254 MB RAM
    Intel (R) 82815 Chip
    Intel (R) 82815 Graphics Controller
    DAC: Internal
    I also have a version 6.13.0001.2872 Driver
    Just email me at email removed if you need any thing more.

    Can someone please tell me ALL the stuff I need to know cuz I'm lost...
  16. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

  17. Tlolop

    Tlolop Newcomer, in training

    OK, my computer just started saying i can't play the sims2 because of the graphics adapter and that it isnt compatiable with directX 9.0c, but back a few months i upgraded my graphics card from a geforce FX 5200 to a Geforce FX 6200 and the graphics didnt really seem to change at all and a lot of my games have had problems since, with the sims2 the game now runs choppy and the sound gets all messed up, sometimes it freezes too. Is the 6200 just not a very good graphics card or what? because ive updated the latest drivers and installed the latest directX several times and it doesnt seem to make a difference, everything used to work great. and now things dont work that well.

    E-mail me if you can becuase ive been having trouble with this for a LONGGG time and i just found this website email removed
  18. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    What you need to do is turn off the integrated graphics card in BIOS or set the primary adapter to the Geforce card. Make sure your VGA/monitor cable is on the right plug.

    Boot into windows then uninstall your drivers for video, and use a driver cleaning program if possible. When it tells you to reboot, boor into safe mode and install the updated/stable drivers for your geforce card in there. Reboot and it should fix itself.

    See if that helps.
  19. Tlolop

    Tlolop Newcomer, in training

    NOT sure how to change drivers

    Im not very good with computers so if you wouldnt mind telling me inn more detail how to fix my problem with changing the drivers because I really dont want to screw my computer up :) ANd where do i get the new drivers? im also not sure where the VGA/monitor cable is. If you or anyone else can help me it would be very much appreciated.
  20. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 637

    Tlolop Everybody always says to get the latest drivers, but sometimes older drivers work best for older cards, even though they say the new ones are compatable. I'd try the 66.93 or the 77.72 drivers for that card. When you get to the download page for the latest driver, look on the left side and find the link for the archived drivers. Download and save the driver to the hard drive. Go to start/control panel/system/hardware tab. Click on the Device Manager button then double click on Display Adapter. Double click on your nVidia card, go to the driver tab and click on Uninstall. After you have done that it will want to reboot. Say no. Go to control panel/add remove programs, and uninstall the nvidia driver program. Then Reboot. Click out of the little balloons on the bottom right saying they found new hardware, and the found new hardware wizard. You will get a message saying there was a problem with installing your new drivers and they might not work. That's a good thing. We want to see that message. That means the default MS XP drivers have installed, and can be easily overwritten by a new driver. Everything might be looking very big. That's OK Go to where you downloaded the new driver and double click on the install icon. Your drivers will be downloaded and installed. Reboot, then adjust your resolution and refresh rate. That being said remember one thing. Even though you can download and install DX9.0c, doesn't mean your driver can utilize the 9.0c. In otherwords, you can put gas in your gas tank, but the car won't run on the gas, if it has a diesel engine in it. Not all video cards are DX9.0c compatable.
  21. Tlolop

    Tlolop Newcomer, in training

    SO how do i know if my graphics card is directX9.0c compatable?
  22. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 637

    Try here. Scroll down to the bottom to get redirected to the nVidia guide.
  23. Neonman5

    Neonman5 Newcomer, in training

    Sims 2

    Hi guys I'm new to the froums and I need a heck load of help. I've installed the Sims 2 however iv'e checked the dxdiag and go to the section labled display but it says:

    Name:
    Manufacturer: N/A
    Chip Type: N/A
    DAC Type: N/A
    Approx.total Memory: N/A
    Current Display Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (1Hz)
    Monitor:

    This is most likely because the previous owner deleted everything. Does anyone know what I should do because I only got The Sims 2 today. Please help me.
  24. Tlolop

    Tlolop Newcomer, in training

    OK techarp.com says that my geforce FX 6200 graphics card is compatable with 9.0c but it still saysi dont have a compatible graphics adapter. I also changed my drivers to the 66.93 and everything went as planned, but now the comp says it doesn't recognize the VGA driver and i cant get it to download. SO i can still use th einternet and everything, its just that driver wont work anymore. I also dont know how to change the refresh rate, i think that is the reason why my computer is so slow when i scroll down pages now. PLease tell me I can fix this :)
  25. Neonman5

    Neonman5 Newcomer, in training

    Game Chrashes

    Ok looks like I found out my driver (GeForce 6200) however when I load it up I can hear sound but it doesn't come up with anything. When I try to open it it keeps crashing and the programm terminates. The card won't support any newer driver. What can I do?
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