direct X 9.0b compatible video controller

  mad1234 15:21 11 Sep 2006

can anyone tell me how i find out if my graphics card uses direct X 9.0b?

  MichelleC 15:37 11 Sep 2006

Not sure what you mean. If you run the directx tests you'll find out.

  GazMaz 15:42 11 Sep 2006

Goto Start Run and type in DXDIAG then press OK, although you may need to type in a slightly different command I'm sure if this doesn't work someone here can give you the other DX9 command

  Stuartli 15:43 11 Sep 2006

If it's a comparatively recent card it will be compatible with DirectX9.

Most manufacturers will state that their cards must be used with, for instance, at least DirectX8.

  Stuartli 15:44 11 Sep 2006

Latest version of DirectX (9.0c) can be downloaded from:

click here

  mad1234 15:57 11 Sep 2006

GazMaz - thanks i will check that out

Stuartli - i bought my laptop just after last xmas. thanks for the download info I will try that

  woodchip 16:13 11 Sep 2006

Cannot answer you problem, But I have loaded it on a Win98se comp with onboard Graphics

  Stuartli 17:25 11 Sep 2006

The actual DX version you have installed can be found, as GazMan states, by using DXDIAG (DX Diagnostics) from Run.

It's the last line on the System tab.

Downloading 9.0c will override your present version.

  mad1234 07:18 12 Sep 2006

thanks for the help guys. i found that i have direct x 9.0c in my pc already & i also found that my graphics card uses direct x 9.0 but it didn't say if it was a, b or c.
if i have 9.0c on my pc can i assume that it is the same for my video controller?

  Stuartli 08:11 12 Sep 2006

Yes, the a, b and c denote the latest updated version - revisions are likely to be comparatively minor and only a major upgrade would mean a step up to DirectX10 and so on.

It's unlikely that anyone would notice any difference between DirectX9.0a, b or c in use.

  mad1234 08:28 12 Sep 2006

thanks for all your help guys

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