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Problems with Monster 3D II 12 meg

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I already used my Monster 3d 2 and it work well , but 4 weeks later I installed the new drivers and my pc would render the games in software mode only... I guess it doesn't detect it, what should I do?
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by:boyscout
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Can you access the Monster 3dII options from the display properties?
Check the device manager to see if it's listed.
Does it have a yellow question mark next to it (you should than see it as unkown pci device)
You should also open the computer and see if it's sitting well in the slot.
Try changing slots and windows will find the device again (you can than reinstall the drivers you downloaded)

Good luck
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by:juggernaut
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just remove it from the slot and place it back in, if it still doesn't work put it in a different slot, windows should find it and install it
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by:SonicX
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I already tried those things.. I also called Diamond to see what's wrong and they told me to delete some things but I did it and re-installed the driver and it didn't work!!!
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by:ryans
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Would those games happen to use DirextX 6?  If so, reinstall DirectX 6...
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by:BabyBoomer
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Easy one, got Windows 98 ? -> reinstall Windows 95, version 98 is the slowest, largest, most unstabel operating system ever made. As climax of stupdities, it ignores ALL errors and doesn't even notify you, AND it has a SERIOUS sound problem. Also, it's pretty dangerous installing new drivers from the internet, they mostly hardly do anything plus they may be infected with god knows what. If reinstalling the drivers isn't the solution, reformatting your hard drive and reinstalling everything is ONE solution.
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Direct X 6 isn't the answer. The component for 3D cards is called Direct 3D and if you really have a Voodoo² 12 MB and a PII ( if you don't have a PII, your voodoo² won't be any faster ( even slower sometimes ) then a Voodoo 1 ) Direct 3D is the worst and last thing you should / could do to your games. It doesn't even support 5% of the effects your 3D card's capable of, so be sure everytime, to select an OPENGL driver or a 3DFX ( OPENGL  ) driver ( like in Quake 2 ). Then your 3D card is used to its full and complete power.
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   Try visiting the cards site for new drivers as its normally the games which need the software (Glide, openGL,). try searching the CDs with your games for drivers as well. Which games are you trying to run. Try canging the driver for a default. right click my computer and properies. the click the device manager, sound, game controllers. click your card and thenproperties, click driver and changer driver put in the CD you got with the card. Altenatively you could trying installing the driver manually.
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BabyBoomer, Aren't we a bit overboard?  If our so paranoid about everthing out there you better change your interests.  Don't be so jumpy!  Experience is a virtue...  
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