Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

video driver help


  • Please log in to reply

#1
terryco

terryco

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
I have just bought two games, brothers in arms and act of war. i get a message that your video card is not supported vertex and pixel shaders, on act of war. I run windows xp and a s3 graphics pro savage 8a26 video card. brothers in arms screen starts with the music but no graphics can my card be updated or do i need another i would be gratefull for any help
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
jrm20

jrm20

    System building expert

  • Retired Staff
  • 2,394 posts
That integrated video card just isnt enough to play those games, lol

try buying a new video card with atleast 128mb ram
  • 0

#3
terryco

terryco

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
thanks for advice would i need anything else,a new fan for eg?
  • 0

#4
jrm20

jrm20

    System building expert

  • Retired Staff
  • 2,394 posts
No you dont need to worry about buying a seperate fan. Its up to the manufacturer if a fan is needed or not for a video card. The better video cards have fans.
  • 0

#5
terryco

terryco

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
cheers, i have just bought g force fx 5200 agp 128 mb from pc world i will have a go at installing it, the fellow in the store said its easy enough any probs and ill be after more advice thanks to all who helped me
  • 0

#6
jrm20

jrm20

    System building expert

  • Retired Staff
  • 2,394 posts
cool, the reason i suggested atleast 128 mb on the video card was so you can play other games also. That video card will work just fine for what you need. The video requirements for that game does say all you need is a 32 mb video card with direct x 9.0c. With 32mb it would be really horrible game play.

When you install the new video card make shure you install direct x 9.0c its reqiured!!!
  • 0

#7
Indyboo

Indyboo

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
I have problems with games causing my computer to lock up requiring me to manually shut down and reboot. Could my Radeon 7000 (64M) video card be the cause of this? It's mostly graphics intensive games that do this. They also cause my cpu (AMD Athlon 2000+) to run hotter than normal, around 147 deg F. Should I consider additional cooling for the cpu also?
  • 0

#8
jrm20

jrm20

    System building expert

  • Retired Staff
  • 2,394 posts
list your full system specs. could be video card, system memory, and the cpu might be getting too hot.
  • 0

#9
jrm20

jrm20

    System building expert

  • Retired Staff
  • 2,394 posts
also what games.
  • 0

#10
Indyboo

Indyboo

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
System specs:
Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1666 MHz (12.5 x 133) 2000+
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-7VTXE (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM, Audio)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8366A Apollo KT266A
System Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (01/03/02)

Display:
Video Adapter RADEON 7000 SERIES (64 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI RV100 DDR

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB Live! Player 1024 Sound Card
Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

The games most frequently locking up are True Crime, The Sims 2, Grand Theft Auto/Vice City, and Soldier Of Fortune.
  • 0

Advertisements


#11
jrm20

jrm20

    System building expert

  • Retired Staff
  • 2,394 posts
Memory seems fine, Does your motherboard have integrated video also? If so that could be the culprate. Make shure integrated is uninstalled if you have it, and or Disable it in bios if needed.

The video card is having trouble on the first 3 games you listed, you might want to upgrade in the near future (soon). sof doesnt take much of a video card to play.
  • 0

#12
Indyboo

Indyboo

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
No onboard video on my motherboard. I have suspected problems with the video card though. What brand and/or model would you recomend upgrading to for gaming performance?

Thanks for all your help, you guys are saints.
  • 0

#13
jrm20

jrm20

    System building expert

  • Retired Staff
  • 2,394 posts
yeah that radeon 7000 is time to be upgraded. That thing blows.


Here is video card comparison link.

http://www.pcvsconso...features/video/
  • 0

#14
jrm20

jrm20

    System building expert

  • Retired Staff
  • 2,394 posts
whats your limit on a video card and do you play any high intense graphics games, or will you ever. Like half life 2, Doom3, farcry.
  • 0

#15
Indyboo

Indyboo

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
Yes I will be wanting to play graphics intensive games. As far as my limit, I don't know if you mean motherboard capabilities or my budget but I'm willing to pay the price for a good quality card. I wouldn't mind getting one with TV tuner to watch TV on my PC unless that means giving up gaming capabilities. I don't know the limits of my motherboard but here's the EVEREST rport on it,
Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 62-0103-001199-00101111-071595-KT266A$GA7VTXE1_snc302eeh - GA-7VTXE BIOS v6.0/F6
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-7VTXE

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 2132 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Type DDR SDRAM
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 2132 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties:
Bus Type VIA V-Link
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 267 MB/s

Motherboard Physical Info:
CPU Sockets/Slots 1
Expansion Slots 5 PCI, 1 AGP
RAM Slots 3 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio
Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Size 210 mm x 300 mm
Motherboard Chipset KT266A
Extra Features DualBIOS, EasyTune III

Thanks again.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP