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theleech

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Hey. I'm trying to install 'Lord of the Rings: The battle for middle earth 2' and I am being told that my graphics card is not supported. I've checked, and I know that it is supported. The problem is I have no dedicated graphics memory for some reason. Is this the graphics card or is it a fault? Because everything I've been able to find tells me that I should have 128 MB of memory, but yet run->dxdiag tells me I haven't got any at all.

Windows: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Memory (RAM): 1024 MB
CPU Info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.80GHz
CPU Speed: 2825.8 MHz
Sound Card: Realtek AC97 Audio
Display Adapters: RADEON 9200 SE | RADEON 9200 SE SEC | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Monitors: 1x; Plug and Play Monitor |
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
CD / DVD Drives: H: HL-DT-STDVD-ROM GDR8162B | I: _NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A
Ports: COM3 | COM1 LPT1
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 149.0GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 76.8GB
USB Controllers: 4 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
Manufacturer: Award Software International, Inc.
Product Make: GA-8SGXP
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 04/14/04 | GBT - 42302e31
Time Zone: GMT Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-8SGXP
IP Address: 192.168.0.15 |
MAC Address: 00-0D-61-E1-96-42
Host Name: ROB-OFFICE

Edit: added system specs

Edited by theleech, 10 April 2011 - 01:50 AM.

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Troy

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Hello,

Have you installed the latest drivers for your graphics card?

Cheers
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I thought I had, but when I pressed "update driver" on device manager, the little exclamation mark came up telling me something was wrong. Then, when i pressed "roll back driver" it tells me I need a disk I do not have :/
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Well you have the Radeon 9200 SE card installed, or the drivers for it at least. In fact if they are the wrong drivers that could be the problem. Are you able to physically check inside and confirm what graphics card you have?

Then you can download the latest available drivers direct from the website, no disc needed here.

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I've checked, and I definitely have Radeon 9200 SE installed. And also, it should definitely have 128 mb memory. The little yellow exclamation mark has also appeared next to my motherboard, I don't know whats happened there.
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OK, I've reinstalled the drivers from my original drivers disk (it had a different name to the one i was being asked to use) and it's meant that all the devices are working fine according to the device manager. But I still don't have any graphics memory, according to dxdiag. Just to make things even more confusing, according to system specs i do have 128 mb of memory.
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Ok, I've reinstalled something which I had tried before I even wrote this thread, and didn't work, but this time it's worked. I don't have a clue what happened there. Thanks anyway :D
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Ummm... Errrrr... Job well done! :D

So the game is working for you now as well?
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Sorry for the delay, yup everything is fine now. Thanks for your time :)
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