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Hey everyone,

This one has me stumped... I updated my graphics drivers (uninstalled all the old ones then installed the new ones), and somehow my Direct3D dropped by a full level. I don't really know what this is, but all I know is that I'm getting 5-20 fps less than I was before the update. Is there any way to update it? I tried the normal DirectX downloads (or what I thought were them) and it said that I had newer stuff installed. Here is the old and new screenshot of the data from CCC.

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You can go to microsoft downloads site and type direct x 9.0c
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When I do that, it comes up with an error saying that the version of DirectX that I have is the same build or newer So It just exits the installer

Here is a screenshot

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I am not sure if I actually can help but I think this post can give some moral support, at the least.

My impression of DirectX is that it is hard to be removed, once installed. This was back in the days of DX9/WinXP. I remember a program called DirectX Eradicator which can remove it so that you can do a clean re-install. But it looks like it has not been updated beyond WinXP and DX9.0c.
Link:http://downloads.phpnuke.org/en/down...ERADICATOR.htm

I find this supposedly similar program: DirectX Happy UnInstall. I have not used it and cannot say if it works.
Link:http://downloads.phpnuke.org/en/down...BUNINSTALL.htm

In the meantime, run DxDiag to see if any problem surfaces.

I hope this helps you.
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I might try uninstalling it, but I've read that it can cause some real bad problems. I'd prefer only to do that only when all options are used up.

I ran dxdiag and no problems came up at all.

Thanks for the bump and help, +rep for what I might be using soon.

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maybe you can try reinstall the OS~
or check the VGA card fan/temp.
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maybe you can try reinstall the OS~
or check the VGA card fan/temp.
I'd prefer not to reinstall everything being that I am extremely busy with school and wouldn't have time to do a full reinstall. Temps are fine as well.

Thanks for the tips, I might just do a reinstall this summer.

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Bump for help

This shouldn't be a hard thing to fix, I'm guessing I'm just being stupid and overlooking something.
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Completely uninstalled all drivers and reinstalled, same problem.

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