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Need some DirectX help

By Quantum000
Dec 5, 2009
  1. I have one bugger of a problem, and was hoping to find a spot of help.

    I'm running an old laptop with an even older integrated GPU...Mobility Radeon 7500 32mb.

    I had no trouble with it until i installed DirectX 9.0c. Now, i can barely play pong. I have excessive screen wonkiness whenever i run anything with direct3d enabled. Yup...even Anarchy Online becomes nothing but a slightly wavy blur. Same with anything involving Shockwave. I'd suspect a chip failure, but this was literally a "Reboot - screwed" kinda thing. I'm not having any other graphics issues...only low-end gaming.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Kcircyrd

    Kcircyrd TS Rookie Posts: 216

    You didn't mention your laptop, nor the configuration
    DirectX is a memory hog, and has speed needs. Your GPU is too limited for much.
    If you are using DirectX 9.0c August 09, look for a verion of DirectX that was issued two years ago or earlier... one without a date.
     
  3. Quantum000

    Quantum000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My apologies...

    Laptop is a Gateway ROG450 with a centrino 1.5ghz proc and a gig of some archaic type of RAM.

    Problem is horizontal distortion. No tearing, no color banding, just wacky jittery madness whenever 3d acceleration is called for.

    How would i go about rolling back Directx? Was my first thought, but couldn't find a program i trusted.

    Dxdiag report below, if needed.

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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 12/5/2009, 08:12:04
    Machine name: NEVERMORE
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Gateway
    System Model: Gateway 450ROG
    BIOS: Rev 1.0
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.50GHz
    Memory: 1022MB RAM
    Page File: 478MB used, 1982MB 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
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    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.

    --------------------
    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
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    Card name: MOBILITY RADEON 7500
    Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
    Chip type: Mobility Radeon 7500 AGP (0x4C57)
    DAC type: Internal DAC(350MHz)
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C57&SUBSYS_0450107B&REV_00
    Display Memory: 32.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Default Monitor
    Monitor Max Res:
    Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6343 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 4/28/2003 21:39:50, 291584 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: n/a
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 4/28/2003 21:39:24, 625920 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-0F17-11CF-0C6B-5A24A1C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x1002
    Device ID: 0x4C57
    SubSys ID: 0x0450107B
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_D ModeMPEG2_C
    Deinterlace Caps: {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
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    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

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