Graphics Card and Direct X 9

  14all 20:14 28 Jun 2003

This is a follow on from my post of a few days ago when I had Monitor Display Changes.
I have since found out although my monitor did have a fault I borowed a 17in monitor from a friend which I have set at 1024 x 768 High Color 16Bit Refresh 75HZ My graphics card is Intel 740 Win9x Pc3.OW 3.1.2029-980829. The display driver is gfx.vxd.

But I have downloaded Direct X 9a to my win 98 operating system, as this card is 5 years old is it compatible with Direct X 9a?

If not, is there away to uninstall DX 9a and reinstall Direct X 8 version again as it ran happily with it, other wise I will have to buy a compatible graphics card which the new GeForce5 FX 5200 cost's about £79, which as a pensioner I cannot aford to keep buying bits just to upgrade.

Has anyone got any Ideas on this subject.

Regards all41

  wawadave 20:23 28 Jun 2003

for uninstallin directx try this link
click here

  DieSse 20:29 28 Jun 2003

Well, is it working - if it is, then it's probably compatible enough - if it's not, then it isn't.

  14all 20:40 28 Jun 2003

Hi wawadave

I'll give that uninstall a go and see what difference it makes


Its working but not to well, if fact its sick sick sick.

  rickf 21:45 28 Jun 2003

I think dx9 is backwards compatible.

  14all 23:25 28 Jun 2003

The uninstall didn't work, I have been to the Intel Site and they do not provide any support for my Graphics card as its not made any more.

My drivers are the 1998 version but there are some 1999 version drivers listed, but for their own board. It looks like I have a Intel Chip Install on another manufactures board.

I wouldn't know how to install them anyway, looks like I have got to get a new monitor and a much better card.

Does this mean that my card should still work OK with DX 9 ?

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