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13-Mar-2009, 10:22 AM #1
Dimension C521 3d Graphics Card Problem
Hi Can anyone help me, I have a foolishly inherited a DELL Dimension C521 desktop, into which I have attempted to install an ATI Radeon X1300 128MB Graphics card (low profile) which on the face of it work okay.

However when I run the DirectX dialoge (dxdiag) or any of the DELL diagnostic scans, it reports that there is no 3D graphics support. I have downloaded and installed the latest 9.2 drivers from ATI for vista, with no luck.

So when I try and play a DVD or some games it moans that theres no 3d Graphics card. Can anyone Help?
Needless to say DELL support is as much use as a chocolate T-Pot.

Dell Dimension C521
Dual Core AMD processor
3G RAM
X1300 Radeon 128MB graphics card
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14-Mar-2009, 09:36 AM #2
Checking the specs on that machine, it shows that a 1300 is an option over the onboard video. The onboard video is nvidia. Did you uninstall the old driver before attempting to install the ati card/driver?
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14-Mar-2009, 09:39 AM #3
Here is the proper way to install a new video card;

1 With the old card still installed, uninstall the old driver and any software that is dependent on the old card.

2 Restart the system and let it fully boot and install the windows basic vga driver.

3 Shutdown and install your video card

4 Restart and cancel any found new hardware wiz

5 Install the latest driver for your card and reboot when prompted.
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14-Mar-2009, 11:42 AM #4
Thanks for your help, I'll give it a go.
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14-Mar-2009, 01:00 PM #5
Well, I tried all that, and I still get the same problem Direct3d Accelleration Not Available, do you think it could be the card, I got it 2nd hand of ebay?
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