Directx not detected...Video problems

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by smoothmove, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. smoothmove

    smoothmove Guest

    I have tried to run several applications and games that require directx
    (GTA2, Worms Armageddon for example) and I keep on getting a message on
    either the installation or when I run the game that I need directx 6 or
    above. I know that Vista RC1 has directx 10 and I have tried using directx
    9.0c, and I even tracked down V.6, but each time the same thing happens.
    This is probably related to this, but I have a ATI Raedon 9250 and windows
    sees this fine, but when I look at the graphics section of the system rating,
    it says 0mb for the total graphics memory, dedicated system memory, dedicated
    graphics memory and shared system memory.
    I want to add that windows detects my card as a DX 9.0 or later capable
    card, and I have tried the latest drivers from ATI.
    What the hell is going on??

    2.2Ghz Celeron
    384mb RAM
    Raedon 9250 with 256mb of Video memory
    smoothmove, Oct 1, 2006
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  2. smoothmove

    JW Guest

    AFAIK the 9250 does not have internal DX9 support only DX8 support.
    The ATI Catalyst drivers for the card, however, support DX9 in software
    which is what Windows is probably detecting since it is talking to the
    drivers and not directly to the card itself.
    JW, Oct 1, 2006
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