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Windows 7: total war GPU driver may need to be updated if using windows 7!

15 May 2013   #1

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total war GPU driver may need to be updated if using windows 7!

Hello i had some problems like so many others on the official Total War game website about sound isues and fps as well if you have windows 7 and you install any total war game and are having trouble with it just re install you're GPU drivers and that should fix it! that's what one of the admins told me to do and it worked

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17 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Just to add to that, best to use the video card driver that the actual manufacturer of the card advises, FIRST.

Having to reload driver after a game install, probably replaced Direct-X related file(s) they shouldn't have during the game install.
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17 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Yea that's a good point that's why i am sure they said reinstall the drivers something to do with the game deleteing them or something witch i don't think should really be able to do
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19 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

So many .dll/.ocx files are added/overwritten if you do a lot of installs, in C:\Windows\System32 and/or C:\Windows\SysWOW64 [Check those 2 directories out, don't delete anything though, you only have both if using 64-bit 7]
it's amazing more stuff isn't broken regularly over these common use/programming shortcut shared files, used by developers.

You can tell if it's been added by comparing the dates, the oldest will be when the OS was installed, for the most part, just looked and older still were DX9 and DX10 files all installed later for older game compatibility, since 7 is Direct-X 11 based, even if your Video card is not. [Vista is DX10 | XP is DX9]
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20 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry man i have already done it about 7 months ago i thought it might help people out i never knew that it could cause damage, and i never thought of any of that.
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