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I just bought NHL 06 and i get a message that says my 3d card cannot be
initialized.
I checked dxdiag: and it says that my agp accelerator is unavailable. Please
tell me there is something i could do to run this game rather than going out
to buy a new card. Im currently using the intel 85426 graphics card.

If anyone can help it would be much appreciated
 
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Hi Vinny,

Sorry, but your 85426 Graphics Chipset doesn't meet the requirements ...

NHL 06 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
OS: Windows XP or 2000
CPU: 1.0 GHz or faster
RAM: 256 MB or more
Disc Drive: 8x or faster CD/DVD drive
Hard Drive: 1.7 GB or more free space
Video: DirectX 9.0c compatible (see right)
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Input: Keyboard, mouse, or dual-analog gamepad

Video card with 32 MB or more memory and one of these chipsets is required: ATI Radeon 7500 (64MB), Radeon 8500 or greater; NVIDIA
GeForce 2 GTS or greater;


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"Vinny" <Vinny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:41C4B256-3002-436E-9F88-4545B40A8DBC@microsoft.com...
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|
| I just bought NHL 06 and i get a message that says my 3d card cannot be
| initialized.
| I checked dxdiag: and it says that my agp accelerator is unavailable. Please
| tell me there is something i could do to run this game rather than going out
| to buy a new card. Im currently using the intel 85426 graphics card.
|
| If anyone can help it would be much appreciated
 

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Thanks a lot:)

Its a new computer too, thats what freaks me out!! Looks like im going to
have to update the video card.

Thanks for the help

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Vinny,
>
> Sorry, but your 85426 Graphics Chipset doesn't meet the requirements ...
>
> NHL 06 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
> OS: Windows XP or 2000
> CPU: 1.0 GHz or faster
> RAM: 256 MB or more
> Disc Drive: 8x or faster CD/DVD drive
> Hard Drive: 1.7 GB or more free space
> Video: DirectX 9.0c compatible (see right)
> Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
> Input: Keyboard, mouse, or dual-analog gamepad
>
> Video card with 32 MB or more memory and one of these chipsets is required: ATI Radeon 7500 (64MB), Radeon 8500 or greater; NVIDIA
> GeForce 2 GTS or greater;
>
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
>
> "Vinny" <Vinny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:41C4B256-3002-436E-9F88-4545B40A8DBC@microsoft.com...
> |
> |
> | I just bought NHL 06 and i get a message that says my 3d card cannot be
> | initialized.
> | I checked dxdiag: and it says that my agp accelerator is unavailable. Please
> | tell me there is something i could do to run this game rather than going out
> | to buy a new card. Im currently using the intel 85426 graphics card.
> |
> | If anyone can help it would be much appreciated
>
>
>
 
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"Vinny" <Vinny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks a lot:)
>
> Its a new computer too, thats what freaks me out!! Looks like im going to
> have to update the video card.

Yup. Make sure it's got an AGP port though, some don't!

It really bugs me when OEMs are so cheap - if they'd just start putting
decent spec hardware in them (graphics the most blatant) they'd cope with
new games for a good 2 or 3 years before they'd need any change done. It
would remove the whole thing about PCs being out of date by the time you get
out of the shop!

This box is two years old, I went uber high end for the time Athlon 64, 1GB
of RAM and a Radeon 9800 Pro... It runs Battlefield 2 on medium detail @
1920x1200 today!

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Yeovil, UK.
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Please note that is this computer is a very new PC, it may not have an AGP
port but may have a PCIExpress slot. PCIExpress is the new connection for
mostly video cards.


"Paul Smith" <Paul@nospam.windowsresource.net> wrote in message
news:OcZKLmXuFHA.2008@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> "Vinny" <Vinny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A5B3AF58-9DE4-46A1-8014-8C4CF607D10D@microsoft.com...
>> Thanks a lot:)
>>
>> Its a new computer too, thats what freaks me out!! Looks like im going to
>> have to update the video card.
>
> Yup. Make sure it's got an AGP port though, some don't!
>
> It really bugs me when OEMs are so cheap - if they'd just start putting
> decent spec hardware in them (graphics the most blatant) they'd cope with
> new games for a good 2 or 3 years before they'd need any change done. It
> would remove the whole thing about PCs being out of date by the time you
> get out of the shop!
>
> This box is two years old, I went uber high end for the time Athlon 64,
> 1GB of RAM and a Radeon 9800 Pro... It runs Battlefield 2 on medium
> detail @ 1920x1200 today!
>
> --
> Paul Smith,
> Yeovil, UK.
> http://www.windowsresource.net/
> http://www.xbox360degrees.com/
>
> *Remove 'nospam.' to reply by e-mail*
>
>