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Intel 915 Graphics

By phlip67
Apr 21, 2008
  1. I have a new computer with Intel 915G Graphics, and I would like to play Halo on it. I used to have a computer with an old ATI Radeon IGP 340M and halo ran perfectly, but on my 915G, DirectDraw is not available in DXDIAG. Could anyone help me with this problem? I updated the drivers and everything, and I tried reinstalling the video card as well.

    Here's my system info:
    Pentium 4 processor @ 2.8 Ghz
    Intel 915G Graphics chipset, Memory unknown
    512 MB of RAM
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Intel® 915G Express Chipset Graphics and Memory Controller Hub
    Is not your Video card.

    Please put your System Specs in your Profile

    If you have a proprietory computer like Dell; HP; Acer etc, please manually write this in the mobo field (ie Dell Dimension 3100 - as an example)
     
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,074   +84 Staff Member

    The 915G chipset has the GMA 900 series integrated VPU...
     
  4. phlip67

    phlip67 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    My computer is an Optiplex GX280 (Dell)
     
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,074   +84 Staff Member

  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Dell™ OptiPlex™ GX280
    Integrated - 64MB Video Memory - (2048 x 1536 Max. Resolution)
     
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,806   +917

    The Intel 915 Chipset is long discontinued, But most of these boards have a PCI-E X 16 socket so you can add on a more potent video card.

    The only time these thing are supposed to have only 64MB of memory dedicated to graphics, is if the machine has only 256MB of memory installed. At 512MB (installed memory) the graphics engine should have up to 224MB available to it. (Note here; kimsland who knows what evil Dell visited upon the chipset).

    Any old Nvidia 7xxx card will likely out perform it, so you might want to begin to investigate going that route.

    One caution, you can't go very far up in the 7xxx series without upgrading the power supply also.
     
  8. phlip67

    phlip67 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Thanks for the suggestons. I'll be sure to look into them.
     
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