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Just upgraded to DirectX 8.1, have a question.

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Chum, Nov 12, 2001.

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  1. Chum

    Chum Thread Starter

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    I ran the dx diagnosis program and it failed one of the tests.
    There were never any failures before installing DirectX 8.1(previous version was 8.0). The test that failed was the 2nd Direct 3d test. My Video card is an Elsa GeForce2 MX400(using driver version 12.90...(Nvidia reference drivers).

    Here are the copied test results (text)...

    Display Devices
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    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type:
    DAC type:
    Device ID: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0110&SUBSYS_0C601048&REV_A1\000800
    Display Memory: 31.5 MB
    Current Mode: 800 x 600 (32 bit)(75Hz)
    Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
    Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
    Driver Name: nvdisp.drv
    Driver Version: 4.13.01.1290 (English)
    DDI Version: 7
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 6/7/2001 11:38:00, 106784 bytes
    Driver Signed: No
    WHQL Date Stamp: None
    VDD: *vdd
    Mini VDD: nvmini.vxd
    Mini VDD Date: , 0 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4250-11CF-F276-612C03C2C935}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x0110
    SubSys ID: 0x0C601048
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled
    DDraw Test Result: All tests were successful.
    D3D7 Test Result: All tests were successful.
    D3D8 Test Result: Failure at step 5 (GetDeviceCaps): HRESULT = 0x8876086a (3D not available)


    The last line is the failed test...can anyone shed any light on this?
     
  2. brianF

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    You might want to upgrade your video drivers, those are rather old. May not support the new directx stuff
     
  3. Chum

    Chum Thread Starter

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    Thanks...I have heard from other sites that the unofficial 12.90 drivers are the most stable...I suppose I could try other drivers.
    Would you suggest the newest ones from Nvidia or from the board manufacturer? (They both have the same last 4 numbers
    ...21.81)
     
  4. brianF

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    If your running the card manufacturers drivers try those first.
    You can use nvidia's but you need to uninstall any third party utilities added by the manufacturers drivers as they don't work with nvidia reference drivers.
     
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