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DxDiag – DirectX Diagnostic Tool

April 27th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

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DxDiag or the DirectX Diagnostic Tool is a nice tool that can be used to test the functionality of DirectX video related issue. More recently, the tool is used not only to list out any potential problem with the video of a computer or a notebook, but also to report the capability of the processor and the sound card.

To run the DirectX follow the following steps

1. Go to the start-menu and on the search-bar and type Dxdiag.
2. Skip the WHQL driver check.

3. Dxdiag gives a window that lists out the details about your computer in addition to the information about video card.
4. The Video Card information is under the Display tab.

Note that System tab displays the current DirectX version ( Typically DirectX11). It also includes other data including processor name, its frequency and amount of memory in the System under the System Tab. A typical System Tab looks as follows.

The Display tab in th DxDiag displays current display settings as well as the and the video hardware on the Display tab. DxDiag displays information about different monitors on separate tabs. The display tab also displays the amount of the memory in the graphics. Note that the amount of the graphics may include the shared graphics memory and the DxDiag does not tell whether it is a shared memory or a dedicated memory. The following screen shot shows the display tab content with the Intel HD Graphics in core i3-350M based notebook that that has shared video memory. While the total memory is 4 GB, the amount of the memory available for the video is shown at about 1.7 GB

The DxDiag is included with the latest Windows 7 operating system ( 32 bit as well as the 64 bit versions are available)

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