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Help with GeForce 7600 GS AGP

By thomja
Aug 8, 2009
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  1. thomja

    thomja TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 93

    ok so now i tried the linux thingy on my computer linux ubuntu or whatever its called... the problem were there soo yea then i guess we know its a hardware problem
  2. 04ihegba

    04ihegba TS Rookie Posts: 57

    DirectX from the "directX website"? If what you mean is microsoft.com then you are lying as it is impossible to install DX10 on your OS. If it is from anywhere else, such as Alky Project then it is probably causing some sort of problem.

    What you fail to realise is that your card does not support DX10 at all. Even if you had vista, is has not got the capability of displaying DX10 as it is too old and was around before DX10's invention. I have heard mixed things from DX10 XP, but all of those mixed results come from people running DX10 capable hardware, and the mere fact that you are not seems a pointless recipe for disaster in my book, especially as you will see no gains whatsoever with your card.

    As for linux, you just download and burn to a disk, then pop it into your drive, make sure your drive is first boot, and select install if there is no "LiveCD" option. This will bring you to a desktop similar to that of a Windows PC. If you have artefacts on that desktop, it is a hardware problem, else it is drivers etc.

    Linux can be downloaded in different versions, but seeing as you will only be using it to test, I suggest you get "damn small linux" to save download and burning time.

    Find it here http://linux.com/directory/Distributions/LiveCD/Damn-Small-Linux/details
  3. thomja

    thomja TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 93

    i know that the card needs to compatible of direct x 10 and btw i got it from this place:

    http://www.microsoft.com/games/en-US/AboutGFW/Pages/DirectX10-a.aspx

    so yeah
  4. 04ihegba

    04ihegba TS Rookie Posts: 57

    So no, actually.

    That site will only install DX10 on a Vista or Windows 7 computer. You have XP, which means it has only installed the latest version of DX9. Windows XP is unable to run DX9 without a Frankenstein-style hack which can damage your hardware, and Microsoft obviously wouldn't endorse that.

    Anyway, you still should try running Linux to see if your card works on it. :)
  5. thomja

    thomja TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 93

    lol read the posts xD i did try linux but it didnt work(worked but i got the same problem with the blue dots) ok so i installed directx 10 but that cant be the problem since i had the blue dots even before i installed direct x 10 since i used vista and windows 7...
  6. thomja

    thomja TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 93

    ok so if i now would have to buy a new card wich i think i have too... do u think that the

    Sapphire Radeon HD3650 512MB

    will work for my computer?
  7. 04ihegba

    04ihegba TS Rookie Posts: 57

    The AGP version will. It also happens to be far more powerful than your last card!
  8. thomja

    thomja TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 93

    ya i know :)
  9. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 638

  10. thomja

    thomja TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 93

    ok but one problem i live in sweden hehe but well i got a guy looking on my computer and he will try to fix the problem or he will get me a new one guys thank you VERY much for all elp i love you (im not gay or bisexuell or however its spelled :))
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