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Radeon 9950 AGP shows DDI Version is 9Ex in DXdiag but Windows Performance Information and Tools indicate the graphics card is "DirectX version: DirectX 8 or earlier"

I have ungraded by Pressario 1300NX to Vista.

I have installed the ATI RADEON 9550, AGP, including the latest drivers.

DirectX 10 is installed.

DXdiag shows DDI Version as 9Ex

Windows Performance Information and Tools indicate the graphics card is "DirectX version: DirectX 8 or earlier"

AMD have recommended updating the AGP Chipset Drivers. I have downloaded the drivers from Compaq and installed them, but the problem remains.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Radeon 9950 AGP shows DDI Version is 9Ex in DXdiag ...

This card 1st off aint direct x 10 ready ok so remve that if u dl that update remove it all re dl 8.1 whatever new one is for yuors and dl new netframwork 2.0 also ok

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I have not been able to add any AGP card to my PC.
My PC is a cube PC so I have been trying to install a "low end" AGP video card without a separate power connector. My only really requires are DirectX 9.x support and a minimum of 128MB (and no power connector)

The card I am currently trying to install is a Gigabyte ATI Radeon 9600Pro with 256MB.

I have also tried a ATI Radeon 9550 with 256MB and a Nvidia card

I have done all of the usual things, such as disabling onboard graphics, removing old video drivers, verified latest chipset drivers are installed, I reviewed the graphic adapter and don't see any conflicts etc.

I wonder if any of the cards I am trying to install will work with my AGP slot.
The manual for this Gigabyte card states "AGP 3.0 Slot or greater is required"
Unfortunately, this requirement wasn't on the Gigabyte or NewEgg web sites or the back of the box. Only in the install manual.

My Motherboard manual states "AGP 1.5v Card is required".

I got great AGP information from I used some of the tools suggested there such as Sandra Lite and other tools to try to determine what version my AGP Slot is. These tools don't seem to clearly state what

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It has integrated Intel Extreme Graphics
gBox P4 Blue CF-986L
Motherboard is a CFI-968L with last bios released (1.04)
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Chipset is Intel 845GE
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Windows XP Home

This is a awesome PC and I really would like to extend the life of it my adding any AGP card that supports DirectX 9.x

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Update Driver! > Restart Computer"

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ATI Radeon X1650Pro (AGP 8x, 512MB) General

  • Device Type Graphics adapter

  • Enclosure Type Plug-in card

  • Vista Capability This graphics card is capable of running the new Aero interface featured in Windows Vista Home Premium and higher.

  • Interface Type AGP 8x

Processor / Memory
  • Graphics Processor / Vendor ATI Radeon X1650 Pro

  • Graphics Card Performance This card's graphics processor and memory mean that it is not recommended for most games, but it will still be fine for office applications and other normal computing tasks.

  • RAMDAC Clock Speed 400.0 MHz

  • Video Memory Installed 512.0 MB

  • Technology DDR2 SDRAM 128-bit

  • Features Avivo Technology

Video Input
  • Type None

Video Output
  • API Supported OpenGL 2.0,
    DirectX 9.0

  • Max Monitors Supported 2.0

  • TV Interface HDTV out

  • Analog Video Format S-Video,
    Composite video

  • Digital Video Standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI)

Expansion / Connectivity
  • Interfaces 1.0 x DVI-I (dual link) - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15),
    1.0 x HDTV output - 29 pin combined DVI,
    1.0 x VGA

  • Compatible Slots 1.0 x AGP

  • Microsoft Certifications Certified for Windows Vista

Software / System Requirements
  • OS Required Microsoft Windows XP,
    Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005,
    Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition,
    Microsoft Windows Vista

  • Recommended Power Supply 350.0 Watt

  • Peripheral / Interface Devices CD-ROM

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