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new pc, game problems please help

By vr77
Oct 21, 2006
  1. Just built a new pc

    Specs
    asus a8n sli board
    1gb memory
    nvidia 7900gt
    160gb hard drive

    I'm having problems playing games. At first I was getting a .dll error (d3dx9_27.dll) so I downloaded it. Now, I installed two games Oblivian and FEAR and I'm getting this error "unable to initialize the renderer to a valid video mode"

    Can someone please help me
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    Update ur drivers to the latest version from NVIDIA's website. Also, do u mean u downloaded DirectX 9.0C or did u download that specific file? Download DirectX 9.0C plus the latest upgrades for it as well. Or u can install them from the Oblivion/FEAR DVD as well.
     
  3. vr77

    vr77 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    need some help with updating graphics card drivers. Went to nvidias site clicked on download drivers, but didn't see my card listed there. Any help would be appreciated
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    Here is a direct link to the drivers. Click on it and click accept on the page that appears and the drivers will start downloading. After it's finished, just run the file and keep clicking Next/Ok and let the drivers install. Then it will offer u to restart ur computer. Do so and after it restarts, try running ur games. Tell me what happens.
     
  5. vr77

    vr77 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks a lot. It's a big file and I'm using dial-up, so it will take me a while.

    do I need to remove the old drivers before installing the new?
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    No. Just install these over the old ones and u should be fine.
     
  7. vr77

    vr77 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Installed new drivers but still no luck. I'm having some direct x issues. I currently have direct x 9.0b. downloaded 9.0c and installed it. but when I check my status my computer is saying I still have 9.0b.
     
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    Try installing it from the game's DVD and restarting ur PC after that.
     
  9. vr77

    vr77 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tried that still no change. Under the directx diagnostic tool it's saying the file qasf.dll is an old version which may cause problems, you should reinstall directx. Problem is I can't

    Reached the point of pure frustrstion now
     
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    WTF? Never seen this kinda problem...Try a system restore, shouldn't hurt to do so. If that doesn't give results, u should probably format ur HDD and re-install Windows and everything else, coz I'm outta ideas. Or wait for another TS member to help.
     
  11. vr77

    vr77 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for all the help. Still haven't gotten it to work, if I do I'll let u know
     
     
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