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my laptop shows direct x error whenevr i try to run nfs rivals after installation! wht shud i do?

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November 29, 2013 4:08:01 AM

i have a dell inspiron n5010, gpu: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v.

during installation of need for speed rivals, the program shows tht my laptop config. is fit for operating the game.

after installation, whenevr i open the game, it displays a dialog box which shows:

DirectX function "CreatePixelShader for (null)" failed with

E_INVALIDARG("An invalid parameter was passed to the returning

function."). GPU: "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v", Driver: Unknown


wht shud i do now? plzz help?

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November 29, 2013 8:54:29 AM

The HD 550v is about 4 times weaker than the absolute minimum required graphics card for the game, which is a Radeon 3870.

I other words, your graphics card is too old to handle such a new game.
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December 3, 2013 12:35:43 AM

but wht abt the error msg, wht is it actually trying to tell!
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December 3, 2013 5:36:51 AM

That the directX driver is requesting something which your graphics card doesn't support.
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December 7, 2013 12:07:20 AM

Siddharth Shanbhag said:
i have a dell inspiron n5010, gpu: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v.

during installation of need for speed rivals, the program shows tht my laptop config. is fit for operating the game.

after installation, whenevr i open the game, it displays a dialog box which shows:

DirectX function "CreatePixelShader for (null)" failed with

E_INVALIDARG("An invalid parameter was passed to the returning

function."). GPU: "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v", Driver: Unknown


wht shud i do now? plzz help?


Update your driver from www.amd.com
i own the same laptop, the card is actually 4650 Radeon HD
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