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โˆ™ 2011-04-07 09:19:33

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As far as my knowledge goes, a shader model (eg 2.0) is only obtainable with the purchase of a GPU (video card) with it already. The newer GPU's have shader model 3.0, so your 2.0 games shouldn't have any problems with that. Although, some of the much earlier versions of GPU's already have shader model 2.0. So unless your card is more than 5 years old, assuming you bought a new one, it should work. I know for a fact that the GeForce 5700 has it, as that was one of my first. I don't recommend it now unless you don't really care about new games. If you do, in fact, have shader model 2.0 on your GPU but it doesn't work, try enabling it in the game or application you're trying to run. Otherwise, see the adaptors properties. It is highly unlikely that the shader on your card will be the only thing not working. If your unsure if yours has it or not, you can always check out the manufacturers website. It usually says it right on the box which you purchased it in as well. I hope that helps.

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