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Dx9 issues. Do I need to uninstall first?


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georgewashington16

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The problem first occurred to me after I had been going into and fixing somethings with my computer. Before that however, I purchased a game called call of duty 4 which is a good looking 3D game, which I know I can run with my 7600gt, 1 gig of ram, and 3.4 Ghz processor because I did it before on med/high settings and I had no problems. After I cleared out some files and information on my computer, I decided run Call of Duty again but this time I would get messages such as DirectX has had encountered an unrecoverable error or similar messages. I already tried re-installing the game and now I am wondering what I need to do with Direct X, if that is indeed the problem. I already tried installing the November 2007 redistribute and also tried to install the DirectX-end-user-runtime Still, whenever I load the map to a game, especially when I have really nice graphical things running such as Glow, Spectacle, or other good looking things I get the message about DirectX having an error. I was just wondering if I could get some help with this issue. By the way I feel stupid and sorry because I posted this problem under the Games section only to realize that this problem may not be with the game so I tried to go back to the games section to remove it but I couldn't figure it out. :)

Edited by georgewashington16, 23 November 2007 - 12:53 PM.

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Neil Jones

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There is no uninstall for DirectX, its a critical part of Windows.
You can download a revised version from http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en and this should patch any DirectX issues you may have.
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Thanks but I tried to install the one you told me to but it just said I already had a version of that or a newer one. However, I checked my Nvidia 7600gt temperature just being curious to make sure it wasn't over heating. I looked and it was 108 degrees Celcius and I was just wondering if that is around what my card should be at. If not I can try to open the case and blow a fan on it until I get a new case. Thanks.
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Well bearing in mind the boiling point of water is 100 degrees Celsius, then that card running at 108 degrees Celsius should have died a long time ago :) Sure you don't mean 108 degrees Fahrenheit? 108 degrees Fahrenheit is 42 degrees Celsius which is fine.
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No I mean 108 degrees celcius and that is what Nvidia temperature monitor said it was running at and it kept going up to 119 degrees and I got worried so I shut it down. I think there is a problem with the fan because whenever i hear it going(it is loud) it stays around 55 degrees celcius. Then when my computer boots up quietly I check the temperature and it was above 90 degrees celcius in about 10 minutes of use and it kept climbing. I now realize when the fan turns on(sometimes i need to spin it with my finger about 10 or 15 quick little rotations to give it a little jump start) it remains cool. However I think the part that plays games is ruined because the dx9 errors still pop up with games.
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Replace the card or blow it out free of dust. The fan should be spinning at all times otherwise you're only cooking your card.
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