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Can AGP slot prevent DirectX?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ramstein, Feb 13, 2007.

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  1. ramstein

    ramstein Thread Starter

    Nov 23, 2001
    Can an AGP slot prevent Directx from working?
    Recently upgraded PC for friend from Ahtlon 1000 to Sempron 3400+ using MSI K8MM3 MBoard, using ATI 1600 Radeon 350W PSU 1 GIG Mem
    WIndows XP Home SP2 installed OK, loaded all the drivers, downloaded all the bug fixes from Microsoft, latest drivers for Radeon loaded. Everything as normal.
    Then my friend loaded games called Need for Speed Carbon, Ghost Recon Advanced, Rainbow 6 Vegas, none of which will run with Directx 9.
    Tried puting in a lower spec Radeon 9600 taken from a PC where it is known to work, same problem.

    What do you think? Am I talking about a faulty motherboard with a naughty AGP slot or is this the result of another Microsoft Directx delivery into an uninformed market. i.e. DO I have to adjust my components to the railroading of Directx and upgrade the BIOS, the ATI Bios, update some other wretched file somewhere on my friends PC?

    Would appreciate any guidance.
  2. Gibbs


    Feb 28, 2005
    DirectX is backwards compatible (if I remember correctly). Try run the executable in Windows 2000 compatibility mode.

    Make sure you have the latest version of Direct X.
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