"Not compatible with Direct3D" help! =O  


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Ultimate beta (build 7000)
       #1

    "Not compatible with Direct3D" help! =O


    Hi,

    I just installed windows 7 (build 7000) on my older dell inspiron 700m. Everything has been running smoothly except for what i believe is a video driver problem. My screen max res. is 1280x800 but it's limiting me to 1024x768 right now. I also can't do things like screensavers, because when I try to enable them, instead of the preview, i get a message saying that it isn't compatible with Direct3D. I went to the dell website and looked around for the newest driver.

    On my system info page, it says that I'm using a standard VGA graphics display.

    I didn't have this problem on XP SP3

    Any help would be great...
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  2. Posts : 576
    Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
       #2

    The problem is that Vista and Windows 7 use DX 10, while XP uses DX9. Your computer uses Intel Extreme Graphics 855 chipset, There is a Vista driver here
    http://www.download.com/Video-Intel-..._4-107026.html
    you could try, but this chip is on the lower limit of being suitable for DX 10 and may not function correctly.

    Norm
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Ultimate beta (build 7000)
    Thread Starter
       #3

    NormCameron said:
    The problem is that Vista and Windows 7 use DX 10, while XP uses DX9. Your computer uses Intel Extreme Graphics 855 chipset, There is a Vista driver here
    Video:Intel Extreme Graphics 855 GM Driver Version A10 - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com
    you could try, but this chip is on the lower limit of being suitable for DX 10 and may not function correctly.

    Norm
    Ah, that makes sense. Thanks, I'll see how that goes. It's an older laptop so I'm not suprised something like this would happen...
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  4. Posts : 12
    Windows 7 RC 7100
       #4

    The thing that doesn't make sense is that MS has a driver for this chipset for Vista. And Vista and 7 share the same driver model. There is another thread here that is also tracking this problem.

    Installing video driver for Intel 855 Centrino Chipset
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