Visual artifacts when gaming issue

By shedy
Jul 19, 2009
  1. I've been having a problem in which when I run a game (any game) i start to get graphical glitches (flashing textures, coloured dots appearing randomly etc). These build up and eventually the game freezes and the sound loops!

    When I run "dxdiag" and click on Display Tab ,it says:
    " Hardware accelerated Direct3D 9+ is not available because the display driver does not support it. You may be able to get a newer driver from the hardware manufacturer. "

    OS: Windows XP Pro SP2
    Display adapter: Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+ (2CPUs), ~2.2GHz
    Directx version: 9.0c
    Memmory: 1024 MB RAM
  2. starmanres

    starmanres TS Rookie

    I thought Direct3D 9+ would only work with XP SP3...
  3. shedy

    shedy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This appeared sudenly without reason . I hadnt installed a newer version of the drivers and everything was same ,exept the problem.
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