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Need help upgrading VGA card

By bubble
Jun 17, 2008
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  1. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Direct X 10

    Did it come on a cd ? Install it,you probably have dx9 now.
    and this card needs 10.This might solve your problems.
    Then do a Direct X test.
    Use the run menu if it's not on the start menu/System Tools
    Just type in dxdiag then OK.
    Go to your Profile and put in your System Specs,like you see on my posts in blue.
  2. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 592

    He doesn't need Direct X 10, he needs the correct drivers for his video card; and we have not found out if he has yet with succeeded with the drivers I have given him. Lets give him a second to respond.
  3. bubble

    bubble TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    ok well i installed everything, and i now have this thing called the BDA Remote on my desktop and in the bottom right corner where my internet icon is, sooo umm what is it? aaand i think the installation went well cause the first time i installed this video card my computer shut off, this time it didnt. lol

    Thanks for the help guys
  4. bubble

    bubble TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    wait and ummm how do i find out what kind of directx i have right now?
  5. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 592

    Click Run in the start menu > Enter "dxdiag" > Press Enter

    A message box should show up and should show the current Direct X version at the bottom.
  6. bubble

    bubble TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    its says direct x 10

    o and ummm is this it, i mean do i have to do anything else?
  7. bubble

    bubble TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    wait ummm whats the run menu, and whats system specs?
  8. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 592

    Go into device manager. Does it say "ATi Radeon HD2600"?
  9. bubble

    bubble TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    yea it says ATi Radeon HD 2600 series AGP
  10. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 592

    Cool! Then it's all good. :)
  11. bubble

    bubble TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    woohooo lol

    i just have another small problem during the installation this thing called the BDARemote appeared, and i dont know what it is, aaaaaand everytime i double click on it, it wouldnt open
     
  12. bubble

    bubble TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    o and umm there is still a little yellow icon next to the Multimedia Video Controller in my device manager
  13. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    I know

    Your post is ahead of mine.
    He should install the game and DX10 after he gets
    his video working properly.
    So bubble follow the posts as they arrive.
  14. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 592

    His video is now working properly, he said it now shows up as HD 2600 like it should. He said dxdiag says DX10 is installed. There's no real need to post anymore since it is fixed now.
  15. bubble

    bubble TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    but i already had direct 10 installed it came woth the video card, and what do you mean when you say the game?
    Is there another way to open something cause this BDAremote is not opening, and the Multimedia Video Controller still has this yellow icon next to it
  16. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 592

    It's nothing, zipperman just thought you needed help installing a game or something.

    If all is perfectly well then you don't have to keep replying.
  17. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Just 1 more thing

    Do a DXdiag video test.
    See if all in display test are enabled.
  18. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    oops

    I do mean the video card,sorry for the confusion.
    Run dxdiag and see if all Display items are enabled
    Do the tests.
  19. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 592

    Yeah...Run a direct 3d test in DX diag, as shown here.
    [​IMG]
  20. bubble

    bubble TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    ummmm i think something is wrong again sorry.

    The file atidxx32.dll,atidxx64,atiumdag.dll,atiumdva.dat,atiumd64,atiumd6a,atitmm64 is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer. this is what it says in the Display tab in the DirectX Diagnostic tool. I copied and pasted that
  21. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 592

    It's nothing, don't worry about it, it's just that Vista doesn't know if the driver is recommended by microsoft. I even get that sometimes. Lots of hardware isn't digitally signed. It's nothing serious. Vista is just paranoid.
  22. bubble

    bubble TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    I also cant test anything, and i have only 4 tabs the system, display, sound, and input tabs are the only ones i have.
  23. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 592

    Hmm...O right the dxdiag panel must be different in Vista. Well, how else can we tell if it works...
    Is your computer less laggy after installing the drivers? Can you switch resoultions?
  24. bubble

    bubble TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

  25. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 592

    From the looks of the picture you have vista aero and transparency on which means the video card is probably functioning correctly.
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