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Old 05-31-2014, 10:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just built my new computer and tried to play some eso after installing all the latest drivers. But i keep getting this error message. "Error initializing D3D9 device: Shader Model 3.0 is required. Its depressing ! Tried a alot of trouble shooting, please help a guy out !!!
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Help us out by listing what you got for hardware
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radeon r9 270
intel pentium g3220
msi h81m- e34 (1150 intel chipset)
That's all the relevant hardware i believe

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What version of Windows, and are you running the latest 14.4 drivers for your video card?
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Im running windows 7 ultimate. I got the 64 bit window 7 drivers from the msi site, so im assuming that they are the latest
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Go to Catalyst Control center and check. More than likely they aren't the latest. Make sure Windows is up to date as well.
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says "AMD Catalyst control center cannot be started. there are currently no settings that can be configured using Amd catalyst control center."
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Then go to AMD's website and download the latest drivers.
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Fixed! I Uninstaller all my drivers and reinstalled the gpu driver directly from amd rather than from the msi site. THANKS
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