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{RESOLVED}DirectDraw Problems on Nvidia riva Tnt2

Question: {RESOLVED}DirectDraw Problems on Nvidia riva Tnt2

I just performed a clean install of windows xp professional edition on a freshly formatted hard disk.
Here is my current hardware configuration:
PIII 500Mhz, 192Mb Ram, 16Mb Riva Tnt 2 Pro Graphics, Asus P3v4x motherboard, creative vibra 128 sound card..

I have a problem with Direct draw. whenever i try to test direct draw thru dxdiag, my screen flickers a few times and the my computer hangs. I have now diabled direct draw acceleration. I have tried the latest Nvidia Detonator xp drivers (2.1.83) as well as the default drivers that came with xp. There is still no difference.

I could use direct draw and direct 3d with the same hardware setup on my previous system, Win ME. All the directx games ran fine there.

Please let me know what the problem is as this is the only glitch in an otherwise impeccable system..

Apurva Mehta

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Answer: {RESOLVED}DirectDraw Problems on Nvidia riva Tnt2

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do you guys know what my problem could be? my pc hangs/restarts whenever it has to render some 3d graphics, or even when it simply has to use directdraw or direct3d. it even hangs when i press the "test direct3d" button in dxdiag. it even hangs when i use the drawing tools in microsoft word!

i do believe its something to do with directx. the problem is only "solved" when i set my video hardware acceleration to "none". but of course i dont want to have forever sluggish graphics. any suggestions...? btw, i using windozeXP pro.

Answer:nvidia riva tnt2 problem with directdraw/direct3d

What version on the nvidia detonator drivers are you using?

What version of DirectX do you have installed?

Have you been to Windows Update and installed the necessary updates?

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I'm putting a new motherboard in my PC (Asrock p4v88) and in the instructions for the board is a note (do not use a 3.3v AGP on the AGP slot of this board). I hope to fit my old video card into the new mthbrd, it is a NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 64 PRO. I haven't a clue what the voltage is of my video card. Can I fit this old card in or do I go out and purchase a new video card of a known voltage?

Thank you
Donald Ashton

Answer:Need The Voltage Of My Nvidia Riva Tnt2 64 Pro

I don't recommend using that card in that machine. Not only is there a risk of it damaging the slot, it's also an incredibly old and slow card, if your new motherboard has onboard video it is likely faster than that TNT2-M64.

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I have a nvidia riva tnt2 model 64 driver version5.01.2001.1240 and i am looking for an update but all the sites coming up say PRO does anyone know if they are the same or not .
confused again

Answer:nvidia riva tnt2 model 64

try and go to the download section. self explanatory from there.

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I have an NVidia Riva TNT2 32MB AGP 4X card in my IBM PC300PL. I have drivers that came with Win2k for it, but they are not DirectX compatible. I went to get the drivers for it from NVidia's site, but when it unzips them and attempts to install them, it says that there aren't any compatible cards in my sytstem. Any Ideas?


Answer:Solved: NVidia Riva TNT2

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can anyone tell me where i caqn get the latest drivers for this
as i cant play my game i just bought i think i need my graphics
card to be use open gl or something

Answer:Nvidia Riva Tnt2 Model 64

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I am running a Vista Home Premium PC with a 32MB Nvidia Riva TNT2 video card.
I can't update the drivers for the card from any driver install pack I can find. I cant do it with Windows XP, either. Can someone help, so I can get the best out of my old card?

HP Vectra VL420 DT
Intel Pentium 4 1.59 GHz
767 MB RAM
32 bit Windows Vista Home Premium

Answer:Nvidia Riva TNT2 update drivers

Support for TNT2 ended quite some time ago. I'm surprised you can even make a TNT2 work with Vista at all. Even for XP you have to go into the legacy drivers and download one of the older drivers that still includes TNT2 support from the nvidia website.

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Um, this might sound shallow, but where could I find a BIOS upgrade to the NVIDIA Riva TNT2 Pro graphics card?

Answer:Nvidia Riva TNT2 PRO Bios question

What brand is it? Check the manufacturer's site. It might still be there.

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Can anyone assist me how to update my video card to the latest version (if there is). It's a bit old. its a 32mb AGP Nvidia Riva Tnt2/Pro (Microsoft Corp.) driver date is 4/7/2004 version (stated in device manager) I have WIndows XP SP2

Are there freeware that can figure out what is installed and recommend safely which version to update or driver to download so I can reinstall. I can't seem to find the driver cd that came with this video card.



Answer:Solved: Updating Nvidia Riva Tnt2/Pro

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I continue to get intermittent screen messages that I have a problem with my Nvidia graphics driver, occasionally causing shut downs and generating error messages to microsoft.
Although possibly completely unrelated, I also find that my computer shuts down on its own if left alone about 30 minutes, and when turned back on, goes through an odd reboot on its own whcih returns me to where I was before leaving.
The microsoft proposed solution is to download a new driver off the Nvidia website though they also say Nvidia has no solution to the problem. When I go to the Nvidia website, I can find a downloadable driver for XP. ( , though the instructions request me to:
1- disable download accelerator utilities ( How do I find if I have any? I recall loading one at one time, but can't remember if it was on this computer, or find anything suggesting this on my start menu)
2-turn off my virus protection- can do
3- remove Nvidia display drivers from the control panel using the add/remove function.- I can't find any. However, I do find reference to them in my systems folder listing a TNT2 nmodel V dated 4/7/04. It seems odd that I have a listing in the latter, but not in the former. It also seems odd that they would request the removal of the old one first. Will my monitor work if its removed??
Thanks for any assistance

Answer:Updating Nvidia Riva TNT2 driver

d/l and save the driver to the desk top
in the device manager uninstall the card
reboot tapping f8 and choose vga mode
when windows finishes booting and reinstalling the card
disable a/virus
install your drivers
reboot the computer

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I have just dowloaded and installed a new driver for the above graphics card.Everythings seems to be ok. Except when I go into control panel and look at nview desktop manager everything but the first tab is greyed out.I runing windows 98 with 192 ram amd a 900Athelon processor.Thanks

Answer:nvidia riva tnt2 model 64/pr064

I have the same card on my older computer i updated the drivers to TNT264 PRO because i upgraded to XP if you are using W98 i would roll back the driver to the older one you don't need the update for W98 in my view.

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Hello Experts,

I have purchased a Graphic card PALIT DAYTONA nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 M64.

I am going to install it in GIGABYTE P4 Titan GA-8IRX, REV: 2.0, DDR RAM, motherboard. This motherboard support only AGP 4x (1.5V) card due to Intel 845 chipset cant support AGP 2x(3.3V).

nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 M64 card has a jumper port JP1 which is open. Is it AGP 4x mode by default? Or I have to set jumper to make it AGP 4x.

Please suggest me how I install the card in the above-mentioned main board. I am waiting for your advice soonest possible.

Thank you.

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Hi all, my neighbour who's PC runs on WindowsME had the following message appear when he started his PC up tonight.Error 0D000000F0. Then something about a video driver failing to load.In safe mode, I looked at the video drivers which where given as:NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 x. I checked out the properties and it said the following:C:\Windows\System\NVDISP.DRVc:\Windows System\NVINI,vxdc:\Windows\System\vmn32.vxd [vdd.vxd]and RAGE PRO TURBO AGP 2X---------------------------------------------In Safe Mode, I tried the last 3 System Restores but each failed.Could someone kindly direct me to a site where I can download the video driver my neighbour needs. I think the driver would have to fit onto a floppy disk because I'm not sure if his CD drive works.I'm using a desktop with XP Home SP2 and a laptop with Vista on it.I do have a floppy drive on the desktop and a few floppy disks.I could not find the Last Good Configeration (I think its called)to try that.Many thanks,Mike

Answer:NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 drivers help please, thankyou

This may come as a surprise:click here

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So i got this free computer without a hard drive to run a bot on, I got the hard drive and now i cant do anything because of this video card it came with. Its a nvidia riva tnt2 model64/model 64 pro. Iv looked everywhere to download the driver but i cant find anything. Im running windows xp on the computer and when i tried the nvidia site it said it cant find the hardware, when i tried some other site, it said the download was meant onlt for windows xp x64. is there anywhere i can get this driver for windows xp and if so, where can i find it?

Answer:Nvidia riva tnt2 model 64 driver

Does the motherboard have on-board video too? If so, use the on-board video until you get the TNT Riva driver sorted

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please send me a link where i can get this nvidia riva tnt2 m64 for windows xp sp2

Answer:latest driver nvidia riva tnt2 m64 please

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Hello friendsI have a Time PC and the memory is only a NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 64......I'm not to sure what my best upgrade is.Sometimes it would say not enough memory so I would like to go to 128 or 256...Does any SDRAM card fit 168 PIMM or do I need special card to fit my system from halvewit Trev


I am a little confused? The limits will be set by the chipset on the size of max RAM you can install.Rule of thumb is no mor ethan 512mb for 98/98se/ME. XP and 2000 love it!The graphics card can be easily replaced with a fairly good price these days Ti4200 of Fx5200 card. 64MB/128MB/256MB flavours.

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If you are still using this old video card in your Windows XP desktop(like I am in one of mine), the NVIDIA ForceWare 61.77 and 66.93 drivers are the ones that you want to install and use. If you try to install and use the 71.84, 71.89, or newer versions, they will NOT install. I have done some experimenting and have confirmed this.


Answer:For Those Who Are Still Using A NVIDIA Riva TNT2 64 Video Card

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I recently reformatted my computer's harddrive, and I've been working on getting everything back to it's normal working order. I'm having issues with my video card. It should be installed correctly, I haven't taken it out at all, and it worked a while before the reformat. I think I have the correct driver installed (This one).

But when I plug the monitor into the video card's plug, the monitor won't show anything, it's just blank with the little light, normally green, glowing orange. When I go to the System Information, the only video card that shows up is the one on the motherboard.

Am I using the correct driver? Any other possible solutions?

Answer:nVidia Riva TNT2 Model 64 issues

G'day Redalert95, I gather you have onboard video and that is working but your card is not. It is not a good idea to plug video leads if the machine is running, it could quite easily kill something.
It is possible that you may need to disable the onboard video in BIOS to allow the daughter card to operate.
This makes it odd that it may have changed from previous settings which were apparently working OK.
If this might be correct it may be pertinent to replace the battery at this time before going any further.
Your board manual BIOS settings should help determine what is happening. In some machines if you plug in a video card the onboard is automatically disabled, but your note does not infer this to be the case, therefore it seems you are going to have to carefully follow the BIOS set instructons in the manual. You likely have an onboard enable somewhere. The LED showing orange instead of green simply indicates no information is being received by the monitor.
You should not need any driver to be loaded to give your card operation for the monitor to operate in a basic mode.
The proper driver will only give the thing all the colours and abilities you are used to normally seeing.
Be extremely careful and ensure the power lead is removed anytime you plug items like cards, and ensure your follow antistatic rules.
Cheers, qldit.

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I'm searching for the latest driver for my husband's graphics card which is:
nVidia riva tnt2 model 64

His OS is win98, and he has dirX 9.0.C. I'm TERRIBLE at finding drivers and I was hoping someone might know how to locate this driver. I've been to the site, but as I said, I'm not very knowledgable about drivers, and I ended up very unsure as to what the latest driver for this would be.

Any help would be very appreciated!
Thanks much in advance!

Answer:Latest driver for nVidia riva tnt2 m64 HELP PLEASE! :)

kelticvixen said:


I'm searching for the latest driver for my husband's graphics card which is:
nVidia riva tnt2 model 64

His OS is win98, and he has dirX 9.0.C. I'm TERRIBLE at finding drivers and I was hoping someone might know how to locate this driver. I've been to the site, but as I said, I'm not very knowledgable about drivers, and I ended up very unsure as to what the latest driver for this would be.

Any help would be very appreciated!
Thanks much in advance!Click to expand...

Here is the file you want:

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i can't even bet a boot with a nvidia riva tnt2 model 64 w/8mb ram on a MainBoard TXpro-II or a knock-off replica thereof. funny thing is: the card workes fine in another comp with a diff mobo (this one, a spearfish with a xeon 450 pentium 2) and to add to insult, a couple of old junk video cards WILL work in the TX-proII. i also have an Aopen socket 7 mobo i could use for this system but the exact same story applies: the junk video cards work in it but not the tnt2 card which i just bought. by junk video cards i mean they have bad memory chips on them and they have garbage mixed in the on-screen display which makes them kind of useless except for getting a system to boot at all. if it matters they both have S3virge chips on them. running win98 fully updated with ie 5.5 also fully updated. have the latest nvidia drivers avail but of course haven't gotten that far. i did, however remove all the old drivers from device manager and found no nVidia references in the registry to delete at all. any clues would be highly appreciated. thanx, JL

Answer:System won't boot with Nvidia Riva TNT2 64 8Mb

When does your system bang...what message? If it's Windows protection error, you probably need to assign an IRQ to VGA in bios. I had this same problem...see Replacing Video card...steps?" in this forum.

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Hi gang well i just purchesed some video cards for a princely sum
and some ram and one of the cards was a riva tnt model64 agp
but i dont have the softwear can you help me divers and so on

Answer:my cheap nvidia riva tnt2 model 64

windows xp?
WinXP/2k - (71.89)

tweak it...if not the os you need, just lookup drivers....legacy at nvidia

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Hi, i just wanna know,
what is nvidia riva tnt2 model 64 latest driver?

Answer:what is Nvidia riva tnt2 model 64 latest driver?

Start here :

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I'm using Windows 98SE.

I've downloaded and installed the Nvidia 61.76 video drivers(the most current version for 98SE) for this video card, but it refuses to get out of 16-color, 640 X 480 resolution mode. Every time I start up and Windows loads, an error message appears with the following:

There is a problem with your display settings. The adapter type is incorrect or the current settings do not work with your hardware.

Any suggestions?

Answer:A Question About Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 Video Card

If my memory serves me right, I fixed the problem one time by going into Display Props/Settings/Advanced and changing the display adapter. I had to show Windows exactly where the one was, that I wanted to use. It was with a S3 Savage card but maybe it'll work the same with your Nvidia.

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Now, technically, which graphics card is faster in drawing: the NVidia Riva TNT2 AGP or the INtel 845G PCI? I noticed that the TNT2 has slightly higher framerates.


Do you meant the integrated series? If so, the Riva TNT would be better.

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Right, so I have a Creative Model CT6980 Graphics Card otherwise known as a TNT2 nVIDIA RIVA M64/32MB, but I cannot find a good XP driver for it. There seem to be massive problems with TNT2 nVIDIA RIVA M64 driver such as making the system fail to recognise the card, a bit of a problem, and as I am working on someone elses system I am under orders not to destroy it. Therefore does anyone know of a low risk XP driver that would do for this card?

Answer:CT6980 or TNT2 nVidia Riva Driver Badly needed

Try this site: Requires registration w/ a valid email address but it's free and you get a certain number of free downloads a month... in the meantime, I'll do some more research. If you can't find anything at driverguide, I'll post a link here.... GOOD LUCK!!!! You should find what you need at driverguide.


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The title says it all - Thanks!

I have a old pc with a 245W PSU and I m thinking about upgrading the card.

Answer:Anybody know the power requirements of a NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 16mb graphics card?

Couldn't find a quick answer to this but if the "old" machine runs okay as it is then it should have no problem with the TNT2 card. They are a pretty old card and were designed for the machines of the day which (by today's standards) were pretty slow and didn't need a huge amount of power to get them going. I assume the "old" machine has a AGP slot to fit the card into?

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Hi. I was wondering...are the TNT and TNT2 drivers interchangeable? I need a Windows 2000 TNT driver, because the one supplied with the OS doesn't have Direct3D support :/...Thanks for your help!

Answer:RIVA TNT and RIVA TNT2 drivers interchangeable?

My guess, is Yes, they can be used. It definately isn't going to hurt to give it a shot, worst case you just uninstall. TNT2 was just before I began to pay attention to hardware.

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Trying to reinstall XP on a machine that was WinME.
Everything went smooth, except the colors are way off.
I tried an update via control panel-display-adapters, and it says it's working fine.
But the reds are way off as are the greens.
Anyone know what's going on here?
Video card is, NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro.
AGP 4x.

Answer:Colors are all wrong - ibm netvista NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro

thats an old card, im pretty sure nvidia doesnt support it with their latest drivers any more, try seaching for one thats, say...1 or 2 year old drivers?

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I have a nvidia riva tnt2 model 64/model 64 pro pci bus videocard.
The other day I bought the follow up of MOH (sorry forgot the name because returning it to the store)but ofcource you already see the problem rightaway:error log file of the game told me the card was missing out on some functions.Can this card be updated so "heavy duty games won't be a problem in the future?(il2/fb-wolvenstein-cfs2 run good though!)

Thanx for listening!

Answer:nvidia riva tnt2 model 64/model 64 pro update wanted can get the latest drivers for the card, but it won't help that much, because it's a TNT2...and PCI....

If you wanted to play newer games, you'd have to get a new video card....but if you're running a PCI video card right now, then it may not be worth it...check if you have an AGP slot, is should be above the PCI slots on the motherboard, and slightly offset from them...if you have an AGP slot, then that's good, because you could get a good video card...but if you don't, you'll probably be better off getting a whole new system rather than just upgrading the video.

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NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro PROBLEM..

i saw something about this in another thread but can't find it
anyway my 32mg card only shows 16mg
the other thread listed a driver that worked for one member and i have the same driver...doesn't seem to work for me
is there a dialog or setting...?

Answer:NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro ONLY SHOWS 16MG

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I have the Nvidia Riva TNT2 Model 64 / Model 64 pro video card and i want to install a game but the video card has to be in 256 color mode and in Windows i can only go to 32 bit what can i do? Any comments or posts would be great! Thank YOU!

Answer:Nvidia Riva TNT2 Model 64 / Model 64 pro Problem?

Just to be clear, 32-bit is actually 16,777,216 colors, so its much more then 256 which is just 256 colors. So for 256 you need to lower the color depth not increase it.

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I have an NVIDIA Riva TNT2 model 64/model 64 pro adapter version installed in my computer. Operating system of my computer is XP professional SP2. It won't load. Tried reinstalling it via the Add/Remove hardware menu still no lack. Tried updating the driver still no lack. Driver might be corrupted. Where can I get free copy of this driver so i can replace the corrupted one? The NVIDIA site provides for a higher version. Will this be alright to use as a replacement driver?

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The title says it all. These are all 32MB cards, and I would like to know the best one and the worst one, any help? Thanks!

Answer:TNT2, TNT2 Riva and GeForce 2 MX, which is better?

As far as I know, there aren't any difference between TNT2 and Riva TNT2, but there are RIVA TNT2, RIVA TNT2 Vanta, and RIVA TNT2 M64.

Listed from the least to the most powerful:

RIVA TNT2 M64 (16mb card)
GeForce2 MX

For more information about the differences, take a look here...

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I've installed TOCA 2 and I can't get past the "setup" page. The page reads as follows:

NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/ Model 64 Pro

Version No.

The game manual says I need or a later version.

I've downloaded the latest drivers from NVIDIA, but I still have the same problem. Can anybody help please??


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My wife's has a 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 vedio card and I am trying to get some updated drivers, I am getting 404 messages on every web site I try. Can someone give me a link to find up to date driver?


Answer:3D Blaster RIVA TNT2

have you tried downloading the drivers on the NVidia website.
the beauty of NVidia cards are they only need "One Driver to Rule Them All" meaning the detonator drivers on the website are capable of supporting even the older Riva 128 to the Riva TNT to TNT2 up to the smooth power of GeForce 3! pretty cool and convenient huh? anyway here is the URL for the latest detonator drivers.

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Question: RIVA TNT2 Model 64

Memory Frequency GPU : 125.01 MHz
GPU Frequency : 125.01 MHz

Is this the standerd Frequency for a

RIVA TNT2 Model 64

Answer:RIVA TNT2 Model 64

125/150 (core and memory frequency, respectively) is usually the standard for a TNT2 M64. Examine the memory chips carefully; these can be the key to why the memory is set lower than normal (usually, look for special numbers for the memory cycle time, e.g. a "70" might indicate a cycle time of 7ns, which equates to a default frequency of 143 MHz).

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Recently I bought this new v.card and can't play any games(like Urban Chaos, Age of Empires 2). I just start the game and it automatically exits in a few seconds. Sometimes it does start but then after some time of playing it exits again and the comp. crashes('hangs'). I could play these games with my old card though!
I have already downloaded the latest drivers and really don't know what to do else. Could it be that these games don't 'know' this card and don't want to work with it or what?

Answer:Nvidia Riva TNT 2 Pro problems...

some tnt2 ultras have voltage problems with the agp supply on older motherboards. Not sure which chip the pro uses but if it's the ultra then this could be the problem.

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i have a nvidia riva tnt2 model 64 card and a 15" NEC LCD monitor

i have these horizontal lines running across my screen that are like 'shadows'. like when im using microsoft word, or typing in any white textbox, there are horizontal lines that run from the text across the screen.

i've tried uninstalling/re-installing drivers a million times, changing refresh rates, making sure the card is plugged in and all cables are secure, etc. i also know it isnt the monitor because it works perfectly on my roommates computer. i also made sure to properly clean out old drivers before changing them.

any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Nvidia Tnt2 Vid Card Problems

This sounds as thought the card is faulty. Try it in your mates machine and see what happens.

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Hello all;
my son deleted my hardrive (accidentally of course). I reloaded windows 98se and downloaded drivers for my Nvidia tnt2 model 64 video. But now I it only works in minimal mode. I'm using a NEC MultiSync E750 monitor with the latest drivers as well. With the old drivers (sored on the hard drive of course) everything worked fine. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Answer:Nvidia tnt2 model 64 Problems

when you re-install the win98se did you install the chipset for the motherboard the intel .inf drivers ???

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I have recently built a cheap machine for my son to play BF1942 on. IT has a problem with the graphics card and say that windows will have to shut down to stop any damage being done. It says its the graphics card drivers but i can't sort it out. Any ideas anyone

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Each time I start up settings in display properties resets to
Screen resolution 640 X 480
Color Quality low 8 - bit
I rest them to
1024 X 768
32 bit
apply and restart and they reset to the above.

The correct monitor and Adapter are selected.

I ran a update search for each and it says I have the latest driver version.

If I need to update the monitor and Adapter driver what version and where do I need to go?

Any Help would be appreciated.


I resently downloaded service pack 2 and added Microsoft USB reciver wireless keyboad and mouse.

Operating system Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
Processor 1.4 gig pent 4
Maxtor 96147H6 Hard Drive
Main Circuit Board Hewlett Packard HP WMTA systern board 123
Bios Phoenix Tech
Memory Modules 512 meg RIM non-ECC
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 Display adapter
View Sonic A90f+ 17" Monitor
Firewall ver
Security center ver

Answer:Display Properties will not apply settingsNVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 Display adapter

get the latest driver from Nvidia themselfs for your GFX card .. go here and click Graphics Driver > Gforce & TNT2 > XP/2000 and click GO ... this will locate the correct driver for you.

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Question: Nvidia Riva Tnt

Does anybody know what is the last driver of NVIDIA that supported RIVA TNT 1 (16MB)

Answer:Nvidia Riva Tnt

you can find one there.

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i have a nvidia riva 128/128tx grafics card (or it at least says so) in a dell optiplex gx150. been trying to get it to be true color but what ever i do it won't. am i going to have to install a new graffics card ? i tried to update but to no avail.please tell me what i need to do and if there is any way to go from 16bit to 32bit.

Answer:nvidia riva 128/128 tx

You need the video card drivers....if you have this card......type dxdiag in the run and find out...

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Question: nVidia TNT2 M64

does anyone have this card? if so , can you look at it and see if it has a fan? mine only has a heatsink and someone told me that its supposed to have a fan. could this be the reason why my computer locks up when i play intensive games or watch videos?

Answer:nVidia TNT2 M64

i have one and it has no fan although it seriously needs one!!!!!!!!

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Question: nvidia tnt2 m64

I have an Elitegroup motherboard with SiS620 chipset, and I've installed a pci nvidia tnt2 m64, but now lockups occur in 3d games, and sometimes in the Windows GUI.

Sometimes alt+ctrl+del will get me out of it in the GUI; it gives me a blue "system busy" screen and then I can click cancel on the close program dialog and everything's fine.

Sometimes it stays locked when I hit alt+ctrl+del, and it always stays locked in games.

I'm running the detonator 5.13 beta drivers, which are said to tbe the most stable. I have tried the latest drivers (12.xx), but with those the problem is worse because once it locks alt+ctrl+del never works, and the lockups are more frequent.

I've tried adjusting latency timing, looked for conflicts and tested power settings and everything seems fine... what could be the problem?


Answer:nvidia tnt2 m64

Wondering how you disabled your sis chip, this from the sis web site about adding pci card to a 620 system

If you add on a PCI VGA card on a AGP/Super AGP VGA based board (like 5600+6326, 530, 620), you
will need to set up the display priority. Every board maker has her way to do the setting. Some of them will implement
it in the BIOS, in the item "Integrated Peripheral","Initial Display First", you can choose "PCI slot". However some other
makers do the setting by jumpers, you need to refer to your manual or contact the makers for further help. The best
solution is to ask help from your board maker. However if you don't know who the maker is, you can track from the
store where you buy the computer, or ask any local pc dealer if they know there's a way to help you. After you
finish the hardware part, you can remove the our vga driver from your system. Please go to "Control
Panel","Add/Delete programs" to remove the driver. Please don't care about the exclamation mark that appears in the
Device Manager, if you have already install your second card successfully. It won't influence your VGA display.

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Question: Nvidia TNT2 M64

I recently bought a TNT2 card. I installed , downloaded the lateset drivers from the nvidia website (41.xx) and ran it on my WinME system.Problem is when the computer starts ,before the BIOS and memory check, the amount of memory shown is 32 MB.While in Windows the driver shows only 16 MB (display properties-advanced-nvidia TNT2 Model 64). I had purchasd the card with 32 MB. So does this mean that in Windows only 16 MB is used ? How can I correct this error ?


Answer:Nvidia TNT2 M64

some of your ram might be should pickup the whole thing or not at all.I have a tnt pro 2 with 32mb.
try removing it puting your old card back in restart then shut down and put the tnt back in and make sure it is in evenly and firmly pushed in if it's not you could have problems.and then restart again.reinstall the drivers.
All internal work must be done with power off.
if you changed from pci to agp make sure that enabled is set in the BIO for AGP. It should work but it is a little finiky if it wasn't pushed in just leave the case off untill you get it right because you might have to remove it a few times untill you get it right. good luck

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I'm new to the computer world and looking to upgrade my video card. I have a P2mmx at 300mhz w/ 256mb. & I'm running xp home. I was wondering if the gforce 4mx 420 is better than my currant nvidia riva tnt And if it is compatable with my computer?

Answer:What's better? nvidia riva tnt or gforce 4mx 420?

A Quick Question...

I'm new to the computer world & looking to upgrade my video card. I have a P2mmx at 300mhz w/256mb, on a Intel I440LX &
i'm running XP home. I was wondering if the gforce 4mx 420 is better that the nvidia riva tnt. And if it's compatable with my computer?

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Hey, guys. What NVIDIA driver (Detonator or Forceware) should I use under Windows ME with a Riva TNT2 Pro to get the best quality and performance? I am asking this because I noticed that (under RPGMaker 2000), using the original Windows drivers showed no flicker. But, when I used the 45.23 drivers, sure they were fast in Direct3D applications. But in RPGMaker, flicker starts to appear. It's not so bad that it is unplayable, it's just really annoying. THANKS IN ADVANCE!

Answer:NVIDIA TNT2 Drivers

You should use ancient Detonators. Something in the 1x or 2x series maybe.

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Answer:nvidia riva tnt264 drivers

i am using riva tuner to tweak my graph.card and this tells me i'm using detonater xp version 29.42 is there a better version for games (medal of honour). anyone with same card as me and pent2/350mhz 128mbsdram win2000pro which drivers are you using. know any tips?

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My video display has a terrible flutter that is getting worse. I am worse than a novice about drivers/driver updating and bios updating. I've done research on updating drivers, but get nowhere. My display driver for my Dell with Windows XP Pro is NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64Pro (4.07.02).
Does my problem lie with my driver, bios, or what?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:NVIDIA RIVA Driver Problem or Something Else?

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Hello, I want to disable DirectDraw acceleration in order to play some older games (that is Red Alert 2) but when I open dxdiag there is no option to disable DirectDraw. I only see that it is enabled, but can't change anything about it. Also, when I check the display settings (Control Panel -> Advanced Settings -> Troubleshooting) it says that the display driver doesn't allow changes about hardware acceleration. I am using Windows Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 and my driver is 179.14. Can anyone help me?

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Here's the deal: I have a piece of software called Gigastudio which conflicts severely with my TNT2. I wonder if perhaps instead of replacing the card, an alternate set of drivers would be an option. The only graphics stipulation is that it needs to be 16 bit in order for me to run Cubase. Thanks a bunch!
P.S. Here is the exact brand name of the card.

Nvidia TNT2 M64 32MB 4X AGP

Answer:Alternate drivers for Nvidia TNT2?

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What chipset is better(faster) ?
NVIDIA TNT2 or GeForce 2-200

If you could buy at the same price these two video cards
1.) SVGA ( Chipset : NVIDIA GeForce 2MX-200) 64MB AGP R TV-OUT
2.) SVGA ( Chipset : NVIDIA TNT2 M64) 32MB AGP R

what would you choose ??

Answer:GeForce 2Ì×-200 Vs NVIDIA TNT2

I'd go for the GF2 mate

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I am having a prob I cant seem to troubleshoot. Against lighter backgrounds, I am getting faint dark lines going horizontal!Its not the monitor as that is brand new.HELP!!!!

Answer:NVIDIA Aladdin TNT2 Problem

Install proper drivers.

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I usually have OpenGL display problems with programs running fullscreen (usually blurry text in menus, etc.), for example the image attached is from OpenGL Extension Viewer (I captured it from the test window), I have the most up to date drivers and software, any ideas?

Nvidia Tnt2 32mb (53.03 winxp drivers)

Answer:OpenGL + Nvidia Tnt2 Troubles

You should try an older driver - the new ones have issues.

Try an early 40 driver or even the oldest one they have:

The driver should be listed in Add/Remove Programs.

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I have a PCI [not PCI express not AGP] Nvidia TNT2 card and need it to work in a dell dimension, Windows XP Home Edition.
I did what anyone would do... installed it, went to Nvidia site, looked up the right family [TNT2] for the OS, and downloaded this MONSTROUS 40MB file. When I run the install program it simply says "did not detect any appropriate hardware" and shuts down. The card does come up with the correct ID at boot time [correctly identifies what it is] and, with windows in SAFE MODE, the display is driven off the Card, not the onboard. The Windows OS again correctly shows the card in the Device manager [no bangs... calls it by the right names etc.]. So all that looks good, but absent the real NVIDIA drivers, when I boot into normal Windows XP, not safe-mode, it acts as though it is a two monitor rig. and unfortunately, the display from the nvidia card seems to be the #2 display, thus not exactly usable. Then I go to reboot, and the next time, it will not even display to the monitor once windows XP boots. very frustrating.

I NOTE that the Dell Dimension 3100 bios does NOT allow the option of shutting off the onboard. it only gives two choices "onboard" or "Auto".

So, anyone have a clue what's going on here?

Answer:Nvidia TNT2 64 Vid driver that works???

OMG...Used to have one of these cards and it lasted about 1 hour and i trashed it. My diamond viper card was more powerful and am still using it to this day in my backup rig. Am thinking the last drivers that work are the 9.04 or something series. As far as your mobo i have no clue on a dell how to disable on board video...Goodluck

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At the moment I have in my machine a Voodoo3 2000 PCI. I havejust received off a friend a nVidia Riva TNT2 M64.

Which one is better for 3d gaming?

also if anyone knows how much memory does this card hold??


Answer:Voodoo3 2000 VS nVidia TNT2 M64

Also....if I do use the TNT2 what do i run my games in (UT) openGL or D3D?

(I have heard that OpenGL on TNT2 cards is dodgy?!?!)


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I have a Compaq Presario 5000 (5WV373) that had Windows ME and was working properly. I just formated the computer and installed Win 2K as a default installation. Everything is working properly but the Nvidia card. I couldn't install it. I only have 16 colors, 800x600.
This Nvidia card came within the Compaq and I lost all the installation CDs so I was at and I download the "56.72 winxp nVIDIA DRIVER" but it doesn't work. I execute it but when it finish nothing happened, the driver is not installed, the Nvidia card doesn't work.
I would appreciate any help to make this card work!!!!!

Thanks in Advance.

Please respond with copy to [email protected]

Answer:I Can't install my Nvidia TNT2 M64 PRO 16MB in W2K

You'll need to download the riva drivers, not the geforce ones. Uninstall the geforce drivers BEFORE you install the rivas.
EDIT:I am wrong. I used to have a TNT card but it was years ago. Sorry.

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Hi people

im having trouble with a riva 128 zx card. i originally had a 64 tnt card and replaced it with the 128 but now my pc wont recognise either of them. the computer turns on fine but the monitor is not responding to either cards. both the monitors are fine, cables etc but they wont respond to the cards. i tested the 64 on another pc and its working fine, but my main pc wont accept them.

ive got a p4 1.6 ghz
256 mb ram
and other typical stuff but i can seem to figure out any obvious things that are causing this to happen.

You'd probably need more info than that so just ask but i can't remember EXACTLY whats in the pc. I can't look at the specs because no monitor will work.

any help would be great, this is driving me mad

Answer:nVidia RIVA 128zx-monitors won't recognise

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OS Dual boot WIN98SE/WIN2K
384MB Ram

OK, here goes. I have a 32MB Nvidia TNT2 Ultra video card. However MOST of the time, the system won't recognize it as anything other than a standard VGA card. Every now and then it'll actually show as the correct card and when that happens it works GREAT (for a while), then all the sudden it's back to standard VGA again.

This happens in 98SE and 2K, I have 2 older Rage cards that I have no trouble with. Unfortunately I DON'T have another machine that I can put this card in right now.

Have all the latest drivers (that I can find) for everything, problem has persisted through a reformat and reload.

Any help at all appreciated.

(edited for spelling)

Answer:NVIDIA TNT2 Ultra shows as standard VGA

If your system is not HAVING issues with your other cards, then your TNT2 is the cause.... its an odd problem you have.

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Is there anyway for me to run World of Warcraft on an unsupported Video Card (NVidIA TNT2) without spending money on a new card? I spent fifty dollars on the game and now I"m stuck! Help?>??

Answer:Please help me- Video Card/Driver NVidia TNT2- WoW

you could always return the game. have you actually tried the game, and seen it fail. if so, you'll need a newer video card.

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Hi Guys,

First time here and I'm more desperate than a virgin on his wedding day. I just purchased Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (hoping to split a few wigs today). I found out that it does not support my video card (gulp!) Is there a patch or anything that I can do besides buying a new video card?


Answer:Raven Shield vs. Nvidia TNT2 Pro AGP Card

Unless someone has made a third-party patch that somehow simulates hardware T&L, then no, I'm afraid the only way to get it to work is by getting a newer video card.

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I posted this in the web & email forum but maybe it belongs here:

Finally got my video card working with directx by reinstalling video drivers and directx 9. Previously when I ran dxdiag- the direct 3d and agp would not be enabled, now it works.
Anyway since I did that I am unable to open urls from inside programs like IE and Outlook Express, I click the link and a window opens but doesn't connect. Links work within the open window but won't open a new window. Any ideas what may cause this??

Im getting IE shutdowns with the dialog box that sends a report to microsoft. it shows this:

AppName: iexplore.exe AppVer: 6.0.2800.1106 ModName: nview.dll
ModVer: Offset: 000089af
The ModName nview.dll is part of the new nVidia driver I updated, i'm guessing that's the problem. I need to find out how to disable this feature in the nView desktop manager- any nVidia experts out there??

Answer:[Resolved] nVidia driver causes problems in IE, etc

I would delete the nvidia driver.
If your OS is pre-XP then you can repair IE in the systems tools. In XP you can go back to a restore point that worked previously.
Get your IE running well first. Run scandisk or chkdsk (xp & 2k) and in windows pre xp you can do a system file check. Make sure your OS and IE are running smoothly and with no errors. Now once that is accomplished, go to and download the appropriate driver for your operating system and your video card.
Make sure the driver is compatible with both your operating system and the video card.

I created a logical drive just to hold old drivers (and new too).
Whenever the newest and greatest driver is offered, I download it to my desktop. After installing it I cut and paste it into my logical drive. Presently I have about four or five nvida drivers. That way I have a bunch of drivers no longer offered at their site that work well with some OS's more than others. Of course I play around with multiple OS's on my computer and this system is handy. It's not a bad idea for anyone. Many times the newest and greatest is not so great. Nice to be able to go back to a driver version you know works.

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I have a Nvidia 6200 256 MB AGP.
I have had it for a while, but today I installed MS Flight Simulator 2004, which told me that it would not use 3d hardware acceleration because it was not available.
I ran DXdiag and it reports my video memory as n/a (even though all other tests report it as 256k) and also that DirectDraw is unavailable.
It does pass the 3d tests for 8 and 9 but fails on the test for DD7.

I am almost positive that I have run the most recent version of Links golf with this card with no problems, although it has been a couple of years. I tried running Links golf today and got the same 3d hardarwe missing report.

Today I installed the latest Nvidia drivers, the most recent DirectX, the most recent chipset for my motherboard and the most recent MB BIOS. Needless to say, no luck.

I wonder if maybe the newer NV drivers are messing with my older card, and if I need to back track. However, I did install a driver from 10/05 and that didn't work.
Any thoughts?
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Answer:Nvidia 6200 dxdiag reports memory n/a; Directdraw unavailable and no 3d

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Video Lock-ups / CD-ROM Locking problem

CPU Information

Asus A7A266Mother board with audio & AMD 1.2 GHz Processor combo,
256MB/133 Ram chip,
NVIDIA Riva TNT 2 32MB M64 APG video card.
Fujitsu 30 gig HD Re-formatted with a clean copy of Win 98se installed
50X speed CD-ROM
HP 9100i CDR
Two Kingston NICs
Modem supplied with Mother board
Windows 98se.

I have experienced the following problems:

1. During boot-up, the windows logo flickers one time every time its booting.
2. The CD-ROM will some times hang and lock the computer.
3. While running NASCAR 4, & Need For Speed. The video blinks out. Its like the screen freezes and then runs ok. This happens every 3 to 4 seconds. This makes the game unplayable.
4. I have seen when I was using the CD-ROM the CPU locks up and if I open the CD-ROM door the CPU will run again. Close the door and the CPU lock up again.
5. Every time the CPU lock up due to the CD-ROM (Ctrl/Alt/Delete) takes forever and it seems to crash the system so bad I have to hit the reset.
6. I have seen Windows Explorer screen flicker every once and a while.

Trouble shooting steps taken:

1. Installed latest driver for the TNTm64 video card ( Still having the same problem)
2. Installed a Voodoo 3-3000 video card and drivers. ( Still having the same problem)
3. Minimized all the graphic settings in NSACAR 4. Un-checked all items possible to achieve smooth video. ( Still having the same problem)
4. Removed both network cards and modem. ( Still havi... Read more

Answer:NVIDIA TNT2 M64 lock up problem on ASUS A7A266 MB

What are your irq assignments, any conflicts, what's sharing with what.

Device manager, any conflicts, ms-dos compatabilty mode drivers note, etc.

Anything running in the background to cause a conflict.

Directx diagnostic, any problems reported.

Is your cdrom on the same ide channel as the hard drive, if so change it.

One thing you might try but it's a strech, download sisoft sandra and run the benchmark program, once in awhile it will show a problem and how to fix it. I haven't used it for a long time but it use to have a diagnostic that would check the systme bus, agp bus, etc.

you should be able to get it at

Will keep my eyes open if I run across anything on some of the gaming sites.

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Hi - I'm new to the boards and have a question I hope someone can help me with. I have an old Dell Dimension 4100 that is running windows me and it has an nvidia tnt 2 video card. My son recently purchased Call of Duty and it doesn't seem to work on this system. I keep getting an error message that I need to upgrade my video card. I think I need a pci express card, but I'm not sure so my question is how do I figure that out and can anyone recommend a video card that is not too expensive? The system is 6 years old and I really don't feel like investing a ton of cash into it. It does have 256 mb of ram, that I know as well as an pentium 3 processor, 20 gig hard drive (small I know in this day and age) and is running @ 933mhz. Thanks in advance for the help.


Answer:Upgrading an nvidia tnt2 card on an old dell 4100

You need an AGP video card.Given the age of your computer you probably only have an AGP 4x slot so I would recomend an ATI Radeon 9200 or 9250. anything more powerfull than that wouldn't give you any significant improvement due to the speed of your processer and slot. upgradeing your ram to 512 mb wouldnt be a bad idea either.
Video card:


regardless of what video card and ram you get that game will probably only run on medium settings due to your processer.

ps:If you would like to upgrade your HDD:

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Title says it all.

Any info about how to do it, such as :

1. software needed
2. cooling need + how to fit it
(3. Possible 3D Mark score)

Also I have a Winfast Geforce 2 MX 100/200. Any similar info about clocking that would also be appreciated.

The computer that runs my TNT2 is a custom made PC. It has an Abit KT7A Raid, 256 MB of Ram and a 1200Mhz unclocked Thunderbird AMD. The card on it at the moment on gets a score of 700 in my 3D Mark tests.

The computer that runs on my Geforce 2 is a Dan computer with a Pentium 1.5 Ghz with 256 mb of ram and a new 845 chipset motherboard. This graphics card gets just under 1000 points at the moment in my 3D Mark tests.

Thanks for any info!

Answer:Any Info/Suggestions on nVidia Riva TNT M64 32mb graphics card overclocking?

mx overclocking guide

Will look around for the m64 but I don't think it will get you much, your scores seem low but I haven't run the bench for quite awhile and don't remember what I got with a ddr

downloaded it just for chuckles 2512 at default settings.
P3 [email protected], 512 PC133 cl2 ram, Prophet DDr

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I'm Having a problem with my Videocard, it works great playing Soldier of Fortune2 and Jedi Knight2 under Windows XP Pro, but i tried to play Max Payne and i receive an error message saying that i needed a directx 8 compatible card to play the game, in the nvidia's page, it says the the card is directx 8 compatible.

Anyone having a problem like this?

Any solution?

Answer:{RESOLVED}Problems with my nvidia geforce4 mx440 in Windows XP

HI Franckx

Welcome to TSG!

I found this info on the Max Payne support page:

Common Graphics Card Problems

If you get an error message saying "Max Payne requires a DirectX 8 compatible graphics card",
but you have a supported 3D accelerator, latest drivers and DirectX 8 installed, check that your Direct3D works in other games,
or by using "DXDiag" application that comes with your system (Run->dxdiag; select Display tab, click on "Test Direct3D". You should get a "Direct3D test results: All tests were successful." message).
If Direct3D does not work, there is something wrong in your system configuration. We recommend you reinstall latest DirectX and graphics card drivers and try again. If you still can't start Max Payne, make sure your desktop is in 16-bit color mode.


Unfortunately, your video card is not listed as being supported, but it should work, since yours is newer than the ones they list.

So I would go ahead with what they suggest and update the drivers for the card, and you might want to go ahead and get DirectX 9 while you're at it.

(I'm assuming your system meets the games specs to play?)

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Hi guys. Just a question. An easy one I think. Right now, I'm using an nVIDIA TNT2 Model 64 16MB video card. This video card works pretty well, but could be better. Especially with games like Quake III Team Arena. I am thinking off upgrading to a nVIDIA TNT2 Model 64 32MB video card. Since the only difference between the two cards is that one has more memory. Can I use the video card driver already installed if I switch from the 16MB card to the 32 MB card?

Computer is a Systemax Athlon 1Gh W/Windows ME. X4 APG slot.


Answer:Changing video. TNT2 16MB to TNT2 32MB

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I have been having trouble playing old games on my 64bit system. At first I thought this was just a compatablity thing, but I've narrowed it down to something going on with DirectDraw and Direct3D. When I first do dxdiag it shows that DirectDraw is disabled and Direct3D works partially. If I decide to do a 64bit scan, it says everything is working fine.

I have updated drivers, changed compatibility even tried installing 32bit windows but nothing seems to work. I really want to sort this problem out since I have a lot of games that have pretty much become useless.

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I've had a number of problems with my PC recently al l involving DirectX. E.G. using the game HALO an error message appears to say that hardware acceleration might be disabled. Looking at system details, all hardware seems to run fine, graphics card drivers updated etc. The only strange thing when looking at the graphics is that the 64Mb at the(onboard) graphics card don't show up, which make me think the version of DirectX is not compatible with something on my machine. As it seems to be impossible to take the version of DirectX of the machine, I have run out of ideas. Any of you any ideas?

Answer:DirectDraw problems

Start/run type dxdiag will give you the version number and may help to pinpoint a problem.

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I just recently finished setting up my new computer setup (specs in profile) and anytime i try to play video, my whole system freezes up, no matter which video player i use. after disableing directdraw and direct3d though, the video will play. dxdiag doesnt detect any problems with any files, and both the directdraw and direct3d tests work with no problems. ive downloaded and reinstalled the newest directx twice now, my nvidia drivers are up to date. other programs and games that utilize directx are working fine, the only problem is video files. Is there any way to fix this, or am i going to have to keep turning them off and on whenever i wanna play video / games? >_>

Answer:DirectDraw video problems

anyone have any ideas?

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I have been sorting out a mates PC, (not the same one I have asked about before I hasten to add) and everything was going fine until...I decided to run DxDiag to test the sound, this was fine but I then thought I'd show off the graphics to my young one and got DDraw.DLL errors, blue screeens and freezes.Wish I hadn't bothered now!My question is, as the owner is not a gamer and the PC seems to otherwise run perfectly, is it worth fiddling around to sort this out? Your advice would be appreciated.

Answer:Should I bother with DirectDraw problems?

Don't know if you should bother but if you want it click here

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dont know whats wrong...tried different versions of video drivers and all...check out the diag...check out under display devices...HELP...need D3D and DirectDraw!

System Information
Time of this report: 8/12/2001, 22:43:21
Machine name: MONKEY
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (5.0, Build 2195) Service Pack 2
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System Manufacturer
System Model: System Name
BIOS: Award Medallion BIOS v6.0
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor, MMX, 3DNow, ~807MHz
Memory: 320MB RAM
Page File: 135MB used, 640MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 8.0 (
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.01.2258.0400

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No input devices detected.
No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Components
ddraw.dll: 5.01.2258.0400 English Final Retail 11/7/2000 15:16:46 256000 bytes
ddrawex.dll: 5.00.2134.0001 English Final Retail 7/26/2000 04:00:00 24336 bytes
dxapi.sys: 5.00.2180.0001 English Final Retail 7/26/2000 04:00:00 10064 bytes
d3d8.dll: 5.01.2258.0400 English Final Retail 11/7/2000 15:16:46 1036288 bytes
d3dref8.dll: 5.01.2258.0400 English Final Retail 11/7/2000 15:16:46 181760 bytes
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Answer:Directx problems. D3D/DirectDraw Not Available

Display Memory: n/a

Do you have assign irq for vga enabled in bios.
Also agp memory to half of system memory

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I bought this graphics card for installation in an older P2 machine. Whne the card is in the slot, the machine does not post. Is the card pooched? or is there someting in the bios that prevents the card from working. The old card work fine, and I just wanted to "speed up the old machine" a little.

Any suggestions?

Answer:NVIDIA TNT2 M64 16MB SVGA Graphics Card "PCI"

So when you put the card in computer does not boot?If not try another PCI slot if the same thing then the card is bad.

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Hi, I purchased this graphics card and installed it in an older P2 machine. All I get is black boot. Support page says to try different slot, so I tried them all. Suggestions? or is the card pooched?

Answer:NVIDIA TNT2 M64 16MB SVGA Graphics Card "PCI"

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Question: TnT2 problems

I recently purchased a TNT2 32mb video card to install into my PII 450 Compaq Deskpro EN series. After installing the card my video would not come up and I would get the infamous error beeps for bad video adapter so I tried switching PCI slots to see if that would help but it didnt. Thinking the new card I had purchased was bad I returned it in exchange for another TNT2 which did the same exact thing upon installation, so I ended taking my machine back to the store and see if they could install the card for me with better luck then I did and give a possible explanation for why I couldnt get it working. Their techs having no luck in getting the card to install also told me the reasoning was that the TNT2 was instantly overheating and that card could not go into my machine so I had to end up settling with a voodoo 3 16mb which worked perfectly fine on first installation. It doesnt make sense to me how my machine would ONLY make the TNT2 overheat. Anyone have any clues as to why this might happen or what might cause this? I tried to go with AGP but in the EN series apperantly its only fitted for the ATI rage AGP to fit in due to the ports on the motherboard restricting any other AGP I have found from fitting in

Answer:TnT2 problems

Sounds like a B.S. excuss the techs gave you. I have never heard of anything imediatly overheating. It could be something else wrong, but I've never heard of this one. AGP designed for only one video card? This sounds fishy too, but I have seen strange things in Compaqs. Did you try any AGP cards? If so, what did they do? Some BIOSes you have to tell it to try the AGP slot first for a video card rather than PCI or onboard.

Hope this helps.



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I just want to make sure of something before I go home and do it. Here goes.

Directx and Directdraw are not functioning correctly, because my sound card isn't installed yet, so when I install the card, directx and directdraw should work properly right?

Upon booting diablo2, error message pops up saying it cannot initialize direct draw, and cannot detect directx, even though it is on there.

Just in case, my system specs:

Win 95
directx 6.0
crystal pnp audio

Answer:Correcting directx, directdraw problems...

Try unistalling direct x then reinstalling it now that sound card is in..

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Hi !
I have a nvidia TNT2 card with 32 MB RAM.It says 32 MB during startup (boot).I have installed the latest drivers but in Windows (XP sp1) the display properties show 16MB RAM.Does this mean my system uses only 16MB ? Or is some setting wrong where only 16MB is being used ? Or should I just ignore it and accept that there is 32 MB and all 32 are being used ?


Answer:Video card memory problems (TNT2 model64)

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Hi, I'm new to these forums bu noticed they are fairly active and decided I should post my problem here in hopes for some quick help

First off, system specs
-Intel P4 1.8 ghz
-512 ddr RAM
-Ge force 3 ti 200
-SB Live 5.1
-WinXP Pro
(note: I have all teh up-to-date drivers for everything on my computer)

I recently did a format and reinstalled everything including the newest Nvidia approved drivers and all of a sudden it takes me two minutes to get to my desktop. First, at the screen where the windows bar goes across the screen it will freeze. It freezes for about 40 seconds, then the bar will finish its thing and I'll go onto the next screen which is entirely black. It will freeze for about 45-60 seconds. I get to my desktop and then everything is fine.

Things I should point out:
-I have since uninstalled the drivers and I boot in less then 15 seconds
-Before I formatted, the exact same drivers gave me no problems
-My friend pointed out that my NIC card and Video card share the same irq which isnt supposed to be a problem with the way winXP runs. I dont have any conflicts (so windows tells me) and I'm not sure if they shared the same irq or not before I formatted (I'm just learning all this new stuff)

If someone could help me out or point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated. Keep in mind, I'm not very computer smart
Ps. I accidently posted this in a different thread. Sorry about the double post.

Answer:(Resolved) Nvidia Drivers

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XP machine Nvidia Geforce 3 Ti200

I updated my Nvidia drivers, I tried to go to the Geforce 3 Option in my advanced display settings and it came back with an error message that I can't remeber but now it is coming out with this.

An exceotion occurred while trying to run"Shell32.dll, Control_RunDLL desk.cpl, @0,3"

Please help me.

Answer:[Resolved] Nvidia, RunDLL

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I bought a Thinkpad Edge 530, and I'm not seeing any sign anywhere of an nVidia graphics driver. The Device Manager in Windows only mentions the integrated Intel chip, and when I look up the specs for the E530 online, the GeForce GPU is mentioned in reviews (which led me to buy it), but not in the official specs! Has it been removed, leaving me with only the integrated Intel chipset to work with? If not, how can I use it/detect it/update its drivers? Thank you! EDIT: I did even more searching, and found that apparently the upgrade to HD4000 graphics included a downgrade to "no discrete graphics chip." Well, so much for that.

Answer:E530 - Is there really an NVidia chip in this? (RESOLVED)

You're right.  The E530 comes with the integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000.

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well I somehow have lost sound & now in trying to repair it have made it worse. I thought I knew how but apparently not. WinME here... New PC so Im as lost in it as can be.
Something happened to it yesterday when I went to Yahoo audio chat.... it asked if I wanted codecs but wouldn't finish the upload & I just rebooted it after it froze an didn't attempt to go back... then last night I ended up not being able to browse I ran the full gauntlet of maintenance & made it better.. But this morning I noticed it was still taking forever to load the applet here when moving thru the forum.
So I turned winamp on a few minutes ago & no sound...
Now I have a conflict showing in device managers for the display adapter
Can someone walk me thru this please?
I'm in safemode.. it will not let me back in in normal & almost didn't get back at all cause it can't find the hardware (P&P)

Answer:{RESOLVED}I need nVidia display & sound

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after a problem of unknown origin, I did a restore (XP) and all problems were solved except I am now getting the following error message on boot: " Error loading NVQTWK, the specified module could not be found".
Prior to the restore MS told me to DL new drivers from NVIDIA, which I did.
Any help on getting rid of the error message?

Answer:{RESOLVED}NVIDIA error message at boot

This is from pacs-portal.....

System Tray icon used to change display settings for nVidia based graphics cards. Unnecessary since you can easily configure these settings the way you want them in the Display Properties.

So, go to start>run. Type in msconfig. Go to the startup tab and scroll down to find this particular entry. Uncheck it, then reboot. See if it clears the error.

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Yes, here is the ultimate resolution for not being able to install nvidia video drivers
after getting an error "the parameter is incorrect" or the wizard keeps asking you
to reinstall the driver.
This applies to:
Any other nvidia card you can think of...

You may also have problems with a constant exclamation mark infront of your
display adapter icon in the Device Manager. Other symptoms may include:
Code 10 device not properly configured

Open the registry editor: regedit
navigate to the key..

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\NvTweak

Now right click on the key (looks like a little folder) NVTweak, go to permissions...
Tick the allow box for administrator, hit okay.
Now delete the NvTweak key and you should be able to install your graphics driver without
any problems!

Answer:Famous Nvidia Display Driver Install Problem Resolved!

I have used nvidia cards for years and never had this problem but will write in it down case it helps.

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W510 unable to utilize 3D graphics even though per Lenovo website my dirver is up to date.Running original W7 pro 64 bit and using original Nvidia graphics card Quadro FX 880M.Driver from Lenovo version released Dec. 1, 2013 ( I am on trial version of a floor plan/house designing software which is higly regarded and costly ($200) so don't think problem is with software. I definitely meet the minimum specs for software except for one:It needs graphics card to be able to run OpenGL 2.1 or higher in order to render 3D views of plan. Software (herafter noted as HDA) has determined that my graphics card is only offering OpenGL 1.0, and recommends driver update. So after talking with their tech support, I tried Nvidia driver 340.52 from Nvidia website released early July 2014. This was a catastrophe; still no 3D rendering, and numerous problems with even email or web browser and enormous system slow down. The Nvidia driver update also installed Nvidia Control Panel (also audio drivers). While Nvidia Control Panel opened it then went back and forth between Windows showing that it was "Not Responding" to briefly showing home screen of Control Panel (hereafter NCP). Never could access anything in NCP. HDA tech support wanted me to un-install NCP which I was unable to do other than using a WIndows system restore point, so I am back to square one with my lenovo graphics driver... Read more

Answer:Nvidia FX880M graphics driver & Nvidia control panel problems

AFAIK NVIDIA requires the NCP to be installed with it's driver package.Did you do a clean install of the 340.52 driver? Sometimes in-place upgrading NVIDIA drivers doesn't end well. Also try to exclude 3D Vision from the install.

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When i put in my Geforce FX 5200 and put in the PNY FX5200 Driver Installation CD it successful installed...but then proceeded to give me a blue screen 15 seconds later saying its going to shut down to prevent any error. when i reboot...15 seconds in the blue screen pops out again saying its going to shut down to prevent any errors...soo the only way the error message would go away would be to go back and use every time it boots up it says one of the VGA doesnt work.

i went to device manager and clicked on FX 5200 and it said "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available."
So...i proceeded to click "update driver" and "search automatically online" and it failed.
help anyone?

Answer:[SOLVED] (Resolved) Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 on Vista driver error

have you tried downloading and installing nvidia's vista driver yet, from nvidia?

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Hi, I work for a lan gaming center and we have 40 PC, but for some strange reason we are having problems with 3 of them. Some of the games will not load and when I go to dxdiag I found out that directdraw and AGP Texture acceleration is not available. Now all the computers are brand new and the details of the hardware are as follows.

cpu: Pentium D 2.8GHz
Ram: 2GB
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 7900GS (Which is brand new)
Driectx : Directx 9.0c

I have tried everything I can think of, I have reinstalled the graphics and video drivers, I have update the drivers and chipsets, I have run anti-spyware and anti-virus, I have run registry fixers and still nothing seems to be working. All 40 PC are exactly the same and have the same hardware on it yet 3 seem to be having this problem, If anyone has any solution it would be greatly appreicated.


Answer:Please help, directdraw Not Available

I had that problem once, i reinstalled graphics drivers to no avail.
It was minor hard drive corruption where some part of the graphics driver was stored, i ran scan disk, totally removed the old driver then reinstalled and it all worked again, perhaps that will work for you???

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Question: directdraw?

just installed new graphics card tornado geforce4 mx. however tried to play age of empires and an error came up ' couldn't initialize graphics system. make sure video card or controller are direct draw compatible'. i tried a few other games after and they work fine. what does this error message mean and how do i find out if ms system is compatible?



Are the latest drivers updated?

What color depth are you currently running? 32 bit or 16 bit?

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