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video card problem-driver

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Marye Heitzman, Jul 2, 2003.

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  1. Marye Heitzman

    Marye Heitzman Thread Starter

    Mar 15, 2001
    I have a gateway G6 450 pentium II computer built in 1998. Up until now it has done everything I have wanted. I got a game and the video won't start or work at all. Working with their tech support, they say my video card does not support direct X 8 or higher and I need to update. I used the gateway update drivers utility, but it updated to a 7-6-98 version, which is the one I already have. I have found some new drivers out there, but want to make sure I get the right one and that it will fix the problem. I used dxdiag to get my info. Here is my video card info:

    3dFX interactive
    Voodoo 2 direct X 5 driver
    driver 3DFXV2.drv
    version 4.10.0001.0180
    date 7-6-98
    DDI version: 5
    accelerator driver 7-1-2003

    Can you guys help me find an updated driver, or do you think this will fix the problem? Appreciate all the help you guys have provided me.

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  2. rockinmale


    Feb 7, 2003
  3. Marye Heitzman

    Marye Heitzman Thread Starter

    Mar 15, 2001
    Again....not a driver expert.....I checked out this site and I see one driver that might work. It is on page 2 of the 3DFX drivers. It says:

    Voodoo 2
    date 9.25-01

    Can you tell me if this is the one I need? Do you think it will help my issue? Very afraid of messing up my video. Thanks
  4. flyeater


    Dec 27, 2000
    That card may not support DirectX 8. In other words it may not be a driver problem but a hardware problem.
    I may be wrong but that's a pretty old vid card.
  5. gws226


    Feb 9, 2003
    As flyeater stated I don't think that card supports directx 8.

    I guess you could try hitting up the windows update site and do the automatic update search... Its supposed to check the card for directx capabilities then offer the latest version of directx that it supports.
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