Graphics adapter help

By groovylady
Apr 5, 2008
  1. I have direct x 9 c
    Installed sims 2
    It is telling me my graphics adapter needs to be updated and it does not support dirrect x 9. I have no other display problems and play sims 1 and TSO.

    Easy Info says...

    Your System Results Game Requirements

    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600) Pass Windows XP/2000/98/ME

    System Memory 255.3 Pass 256.0

    Processor Speed 897.3 Pass 800 MHz

    DirectX Version 9.0c Pass 9.0c

    Display Device Intel(R) 82810E Graphics Controller (Microsoft Corporation) Unknown Compatibility

    Display Memory 32.0 Pass 32.0

    Display Driver Unknown Compatibility

    Sound Device Intel(r) Integrated Audio Pass

    Sound Driver 5.10.3523 Unknown Compatibility

    My question is how do I update the adapter and sound driver?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    You appear to have onboard video graphics and audio built into the motherboard, with only 256 mb of memory. This means you may need to add a video graphics card, and additional memory. Your board may be limited to 512 MB, and a fairly ancient video graphics socket.
    So please tell us more about your computer... brand and model, or the numbers off the center of the motherboard. The 82810E could relate to a large variety of boards, so we need to know more.
  3. groovylady

    groovylady TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have more info...

    System Information
    Time of this report: 4/5/2008, 12:32:01
    Machine name: ANNIE
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Gateway
    System Model: E-1600
    BIOS: Default System BIOS
    Processor: Intel Celeron, ~890MHz
    Memory: 254MB RAM
    Page File: 405MB used, 220MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

    DxDiag Notes
    DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Music Tab: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.

    Display Devices
    Card name: Intel(R) 82810E Graphics Controller (Microsoft Corporation)
    Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
    Chip type: Intel(R) 82810
    DAC type: Internal
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7125&SUBSYS_1600107B&REV_03
    Display Memory: 32.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (24 bit) (75Hz)
    Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
    Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
    Driver Name: i81xdnt5.dll
    Driver Version: 6.13.0001.3198 (English)
    DDI Version: 8
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 8/4/2004 03:56:44, 702845 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: i81xnt5.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 8/4/2004 01:29:38, 161020 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-3265-11CF-B57F-0136A1C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x8086
    Device ID: 0x7125
    SubSys ID: 0x1600107B
    Revision ID: 0x0003
    Revision ID: 0x0003
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled
    DDraw Test Result: Not run
    D3D7 Test Result: Not run
    D3D8 Test Result: Not run
    D3D9 Test Result: Not run

    Sound Devices
    Description: Intel(r) Integrated Audio
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2445&SUBSYS_1600107B&REV_02
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: ac97intc.sys
    Driver Version: 5.10.0000.3523 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 8/17/2001 07:20:04, 96256 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Microsoft
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0xB5B
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 48000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    that video is built on u're MB and will not play any game any good. do u have a slot to add a better video card? if not u are in trouble as far as games.
  5. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

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