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Problem with Intel Shared Video Memoy

by isf_ / May 18, 2005 8:18 AM PDT

Hi guys,
i'm back with another problem!:-(

I have a pretty mediocre pc system,and of late I have been having problems with the Video Memory.

yesterday, when i started a game,the game did not start and I got the following error:

"A Problem occured initializing Direct3D. Hardware acceleration maybe disabled, please run DXDIAG."

and when I ran DXDIAG,initially it did not show any errors.But when I tried the button saying ''Test Direct3D'',I got the following output :

Direct3D 8 test results: Failure at step 19 (Loading texture bitmap): HRESULT = 0x8876017c (Out of video memory)
Direct3D 9 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x8876017c (Out of video memory)

I would be grateful if you guyz can help me out with this problem!!

My PC Config :

Processor : P4 2Ghz
Motherboard : Intel 845GVSR
DDR Ram : 256mb + 256mb
HD : 40GB and 120 GB
OS : Win Xp Pro

I hope i have provided the required information,if therz more info i should have provided please let me know.

Thanx for your time :-),

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That's a known issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 18, 2005 8:37 AM PDT

It's is IFFY if a 3D game will plain on such a video system. The fix is to get a real video card if the maker can't supply a driver update.

Some games have settings that help, but the game name was not revealed.

Best of luck,


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You could try...
by Adi / May 18, 2005 8:39 AM PDT

...reinstalling DirectX, or updating to the lastest version. If the message is saying "out of video memory" that would well be the problem though - your integrated chip is out of memory! What game are you trying to run? How much memory is dedicated to graphics? Check the technical specifications required to run the game, make sure your system matches up.

Hope this helps,

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problem solved......
by isf_ / May 19, 2005 8:34 PM PDT

thanx for the help guyz,i think there was something messed up with win xp,well i dun hav any idea about it,but yesterday my pc juz refused to start windows xp,and i had 2 format it,and lost all d data i had on it !!:-(...40 gb of movies,music,games and what not!!

well anywayz the visual graphics problem has been solved,by formatting and re-installing.

thanx again,

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Hope you get into the habit of
by glb613 / May 19, 2005 9:40 PM PDT
In reply to: problem solved......

saving your data on a regular basis. Good Luck.

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