|"Maybe it updated itself via the windows updates?"|
DirectX is NOT updated automatically by Automatic Update.
However, if you do a Custom search for updates on the Windows Update web page instead of an Express search, a DirectX update may be listed in the optional updates but is not installed unless you deliberately select it.
There at least three different versions of 9.0c - you probably installed an older version.
"Some channels are not playing....they are stuttered now."
You may need to use an video signal amplifier, and/or connect your cable to (a) cable splitter(s) a different way at your own residence.
See response 61 in your other subject
If your situation in response 62 in that hasn't changed, there probably isn't much you can do about the problems with some channels having too weak a signal.
Also see below, starting at...
"NOTE that I know from experience looking up the specs for a friend's Shuttle XPC barebones system that the Shuttle XPC power supplies have a LOW wattage capacity."
." Shuttle xpc barebone with 2 g of ram. CPU is 3.4ghz. Graphics is a Radeon 9600 se 128mb"
Searched for: Shuttle XPC 3.4ghz
Product Specification SH67H3
Has a PCI-E X16 slot and a PCI-E X1 slot
Also found the Product Specification for SZ68R5, SH61R4, SH67H7
and mentions of SS31T, SH61R4,
all of which can use a 3.4 ghz CPU.
Which model do you have ?
"Graphics is a Radeon 9600 se 128mb"
I searched using: 9600se PCI-E X16, and 9600 se PCI-E X16 - it seems there's no such thing as a Radeon 9600 video chipset that is on a PCI-E X16 card - they seem to be on AGP cards ONLY.
However, searching using: 9600 PCI-E X16 finds there ARE NVidia 9600 PCI-E X16 cards, though I found NONE that are 9600se or 9600 se.
It's extremely unlikely that a Shuttle XPC that can use a 3.4 ghz cpu has an AGP slot.
Which specific Sxxxx model is it ?
NOTE that I know from experience looking up the specs for a friend's Shuttle XPC barebones system that the Shuttle XPC power supplies have a LOW wattage capacity. If you install a graphics card in a slot, it MUST be one that requires very little power for it's video chipset !
If you DO have a NVidia 9600 PCI-E X16 (or PCI-E X1) video card, you are likely OVERLOADING that power supply when the card is installed, and if so the power supply will FAIL eventually ! You will probably have video problems before the power supply fails !
NOTE that the moard on my friend's Shuttle XPC had two failing electrolytic capacitors on it's mboard that I managed to replace. Apparently there are other XPC mboards that can develop the same problem.
Some mboards develop this problem - electrolytic capacitors were installed on them that were not properly made, and they fail eventually - the mboard manufacturer didn't know they were improperly made at the time the mboard was made.
Open up your case and examine the mboard to see if you have bad capacitors, and/or other findable signs of mboard damage .
What to look for, mboard symptoms, example pictures:
Home page that site
- what the problem is caused by
- he says there are STILL bad capacitors on more recent mboards.
Pictures of blown capacitors, other components, power supplies, fried Athlon cpus, etc.: