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Graphics card my graphics card will not support my new game DiRT. Says error will not support shader 3.0. Is there a down load to upgrade driver? I don't know what you gave me but it is not compatable with this new game.Steven Sawyer, service tag# 2Y4VF41

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No your video card does not support that game because it needs a graphics accelerator prossesor wich your video card does not have so you may have to get one for video games

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When I try to play game I get message


this error means that your graphic card can't process the game so if you want to play this game you should update your driver(graphic card) or buy a better one

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After loading pet vet 2, window appears..pixel shader unavailable...what do I need?

PIxel shader unavailable would point to your video adapter being too old for this game. You would need to buy a newer videocard if your pc has a free slot.

May 27, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Shader model 3.0 can you please install

sorry, but shader model is basically something used by your graphics card (hardware) , meaning you'll need a new graphics card installed on your computer if you wish to play high end games. There is a way to bypass the use of a shader model by emulating a graphics card but depending on your pc speed and memory you may not reach the requirements of the game to play it.

Here is a link for the emulator that also comes with the instruction set on how to use it.

Also to know exactly what your missing in a game you want to play; you can use this link to see what games you can play, and what needs more of something else.

It uses an activex which needs to be installed to check your pc; and don't worry its harmless to your system.

Hope this helps ;)

Dec 04, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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When i start my fifa 11 they are showing e0001


Fifa 11 requires a shader model 3 or better card. That is error E0001 will be fixed and you can play this game again.

It could also be an issue with your graphics card, Check for the drivers of the graphics or you can just upgrade your graphics card.

Oct 25, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Need graphic card upgrade for Dell Dimension 4500 w/ pixel shader

This is an older machine that has a 4x AGP port for graphics cards. The good news is that cards for this slot are cheap...usually in the 30-50 dollar range. The downside is that you wont get the greatest performance out of them. I would recommend going with a Geforce FX 5200.

Nov 24, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4500 PC Desktop

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What to do to play simms 3 on a T2792 emachine. says i need a pixel shader2.0 ?

Hmm... It looks like you may have an older graphics card. Pixel Shader 2.0 is the shader version on a graphics card. You may need to upgrade your video card. I'm sorry, but there is really no way to get around the Pixel Shader restriction other than having a graphics card that HAS Pixel Shader 2.0 or above. You may want to visit or to see how much this upgrade will cost. Ebay could also have some deals for you. To find out what card you CURRENTLY have, use the "RUN" tool in Windows, and type in "dxdiag". The display tab within dxdiag will show you what card you currently have. I hope this helps.

Oct 26, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Shader 3 compatibility?


If you look at this page you can see

PS version (pixel shader version supported / compatible)
so that would be for shader 3 requirement

Ati Radeon x1300 to x1950 cards support it Also!
Nvidia Geforce 6 and newer.

The Radeon hd 3xxx and newer support version 4 (everything 1 2 3 4)

well you can see on the list.

If you want a cheap card with just shader 3 support

get ati radeon x1900 or better
or Nvidia 8 series, nvidia 8600 GT for example.

Do you need a place to buy them from?

in the USA -

for example, this one is cheap

But it requires a PCI-E slot on the computer. Looking at your computer you have a agp slot, I think its time to buy a new computer for the newer games.

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On COD4 I keep on getting this problem: UBYTE4N vertex data.

i have the solution just go to and take one of the dll files and put it in the document of your game and it will work I've tried it in mw2

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Its saying pixel shader not available


I assume that you are gettign this error message when you try playing a game. Pixel Shader is a part of the video driver of the computer and cannot be installed separately. It comes all the geforce4 and higher video cards. If you are not using these cards, you may have to upgrade the video card to resolve the issue. If your video card falls into this category, you need to reinstall the video driver.

Hope this helps!


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Pixel shader and video drive

Please tell me the model of your computer so that i will know the what to do.

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