Why is my card not certified in AutoCAD 2011?

Why was my card certified for AutoCAD 2007, AutoCAD 2008, AutoCAD 2009, AutoCAD 2010, but now fails or is not certified in AutoCAD 2011?
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danyul_cConnect With a Mentor Commented:
No, it's not. And the link you sent shows it's not.

In fact 29 says:
29. Why was my card certified for AutoCAD 2007, AutoCAD 2008, AutoCAD 2009, AutoCAD 2010, but now fails or is not certified in AutoCAD 2011?

Newer features and optimizations may require more of the video cards. Because of performance and stability issues, AutoCAD no longer supports cards with 128 MB of RAM or less. Support for some older graphics hardware that manufacturers no longer provide driver updates for have also been dropped.

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=123112&id=13784795 and click on "Additional Requirements for 3D Modeling (All Configurations)" and you will see it says:
1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card

29 says they aren't supporting 128MB, but I can tell you for a fact it works, and the system requirements for 3D simply say you need 128MB or more.

Certification doesn't require 512MB or greater. Simply the cards with the feature sets it requires are frequently this size or larger, but it's not a requirement. A 256MB card with correct feature set will work fine for certification.
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danyul_cCommented:
Maybe because 2011 requires cards with pixel shader 3.0 whereas previous versions of AutoCAD did not.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
And 2011 requires cards with more than 128MB RAM
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danyul_cCommented:
All version he's listed required 128MB or greater for 3D modelling.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
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darrenmcwiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Also keep in mind a "certified card" as reported by autocad requires two parts. The card must be a make/model that autodesk certifies and the driver also needs to be the exact version autodesk certifies or autocad will report it's a non certified card.

In other words, autocad might say you card isn't certified but the same exact card is reported as certified if a different driver version is used.
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st3rlin9Author Commented:
Thank you!
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