direct x question

  no1ghoul 19:45 05 Oct 03

I recently installed madonions 3dmark2001 to benchmark with but as I tried to run it it informed me that I needed direct x 8.1, I have installed direct x 9b unfortunately and so it won't run.
My question then is can I also install directx 8.1 without causing problems to system stability or because I have allready installed direct x 9b am I stuck with it.
Thanks in advance.

  Jester2K II 20:09 05 Oct 03

You are stuck with the latest version.

However you can try DirectX Eradicator on click here to remove the DX9b and put 8.1 on. At your own risk.

  no1ghoul 20:13 05 Oct 03

uuummmmmm.........nah I think I will leave it at that but thanks for the suggestion jester2k II.
as an after thought if I reformatted and installed directx 8.1 and then 9b would that work do you think??

  no1ghoul 20:14 05 Oct 03

by the way thanks for the link what A great site cheers :0)

  Jester2K II 20:16 05 Oct 03

yes it is a great site.

No you can only have ONE version of DirectX at a time - always the newest version you installed.

  Jester2K II 20:18 05 Oct 03

PS I've used DX Eradicator ONCE and it went OK. Its a bit scary but it worked. I actually removed DX 9b and then installed DX8.0.

I then put 8.1 over the top just in case the method used by DX Eradicator went wrong.... (It didn't but just in case...)

  no1ghoul 20:21 05 Oct 03

oh ok then thanks for your help jester2k II I think I will stick with 9b and 3d mark 03 for now then allthough I don't understand the score less than A third of what I would expect on 3d mark 01 :0( oh well.

  Jester2K II 20:23 05 Oct 03

Don't forget that 3DMark03 is more up to date. You can't compare scores on 01 to 03.

A score of say 10,000 points on 03 doesn't equal 10,000 on 01. The two are using different scales to measure.

You can only compare 01 scores to 01 scores and 03 scores to 03 scores.

  no1ghoul 20:23 05 Oct 03

"PS I've used DX Eradicator ONCE and it went OK. Its a bit scary but it worked. I actually removed DX 9b and then installed DX8.0. "
You are A braver man than I, glad all went well for you tho.

  no1ghoul 20:25 05 Oct 03

Point taken on the score front but what is A good score on 3d mark 03 I had 5480 is this good??

  no1ghoul 20:48 05 Oct 03

Just found A verion of 3dmark 01 that does work with directx 9b click here hopefully I will understand these scores.

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