Solved Shader problem for HD 2400

February 18, 2014 at 12:19:37
Specs: Windows 7, 2.8GZ dual core Pentium D 3GB ddr2
I have the Radeon HD 2400 (I know its old but it works for what I need it for) the specs for it say it has Shader version 4.0 but when I go to can you run it it says its only shader version 2.0

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February 22, 2014 at 08:52:04
The HD 2400 doesn't come close to meeting the recommended requirements. No way, no how. And there's nothing you can do about it. It meets the minimum requirements so the game should be playable, but I suspect the game settings & gaming resolution will have to be dialed back to get decent frame rates.

"my GPU has a total of 1.3gb of memory"

We need to clarify the terminology. A GPU is the Graphics Processing Unit used on a video card. It has no memory. The GPU interacts with the memory installed on the card via the memory bus/interface. The amount of shared memory reported by Win7 is the max amount that can be dynamically shared on an as-needed basis. It's rarely used & should not be included when listing the video card's memory amount. The GPU used on the HD 2400 is the RV610 & the dedicated memory amount is either 128MB or 256MB DDR2 @ 64-bits (plain vanilla or Pro version) or 512MB GDDR3 @ 64-bits (XT version).

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/20...

http://www.gpureview.com/ati-rv610-...

The GPU used on the recommended HD 4850 is the RV770.

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/49...

http://www.gpureview.com/ati-rv770-...

The GPU specs are vastly different as is the memory type & memory interface. The HD 2400 interface is only 64-bits, the HD 4850 is 256-bits. Plus the HD 2400 uses slow DDR2 memory while the HD 4850 uses much faster GDDR3. The HD 2400 is/was a low end, entry level card - it was never considered to be much of a gaming card, but it was considered a fairly decent HTPC card in it's day.

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#1
February 18, 2014 at 13:34:52
It does support shader 4.0, do you have the latest AMD drivers installed?

AMD Catalyst™ Driver for AMD Radeon™ HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 Series - Windows 7 32-bit


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#2
February 18, 2014 at 19:17:09
Yes I went to the website and downloaded the driver from there

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#3
February 19, 2014 at 04:41:33
OK, so what game are you checking at "can you run it?"

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#4
February 19, 2014 at 05:09:42
I was running a test on second life. I pass the minimum but not the recommended because of the shader version

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#5
February 19, 2014 at 05:55:49
I doubt the shader version is the problem even though it's being reported as such. Looking at the recommended specs for 2nd Life, the video cards are "NVIDIA GeForce 9600+ / ATI Radeon HD 4850+". So those are the minimum to meet the recommended. The HD 2400 doesn't even come close.

http://www.systemrequirementslab.co...

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-4...


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#6
February 20, 2014 at 10:17:29
OK so even though it has a 4.0 shader since the GPU isn't a recommended one it shows up as 2.0? my GPU has a total of 1.3gb of memory (sharing with main memory) the Sahder version is the only thing that isn't matching the recomended

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February 22, 2014 at 08:52:04
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The HD 2400 doesn't come close to meeting the recommended requirements. No way, no how. And there's nothing you can do about it. It meets the minimum requirements so the game should be playable, but I suspect the game settings & gaming resolution will have to be dialed back to get decent frame rates.

"my GPU has a total of 1.3gb of memory"

We need to clarify the terminology. A GPU is the Graphics Processing Unit used on a video card. It has no memory. The GPU interacts with the memory installed on the card via the memory bus/interface. The amount of shared memory reported by Win7 is the max amount that can be dynamically shared on an as-needed basis. It's rarely used & should not be included when listing the video card's memory amount. The GPU used on the HD 2400 is the RV610 & the dedicated memory amount is either 128MB or 256MB DDR2 @ 64-bits (plain vanilla or Pro version) or 512MB GDDR3 @ 64-bits (XT version).

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/20...

http://www.gpureview.com/ati-rv610-...

The GPU used on the recommended HD 4850 is the RV770.

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/49...

http://www.gpureview.com/ati-rv770-...

The GPU specs are vastly different as is the memory type & memory interface. The HD 2400 interface is only 64-bits, the HD 4850 is 256-bits. Plus the HD 2400 uses slow DDR2 memory while the HD 4850 uses much faster GDDR3. The HD 2400 is/was a low end, entry level card - it was never considered to be much of a gaming card, but it was considered a fairly decent HTPC card in it's day.

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