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    I have a XPDM GPU, but I need a WDDM GPU so I can play 3D games, enable aero, ect. However, I've looked everywhere and tried everything and I can't seem to find a WDDM GPU for my computer. Someone please help me! ):

    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit.
    Computer: IBM Thinkpad
    12-29-2014 08:00 PM
  2. Steven Taylor 5's Avatar
    I was afraid of that - your GPU is too old in your ThinkPad R51 laptop and is lacking in physical components in the chip that are required by Microsoft when writing a WDDM driver. The newest Intel chipset that didn't get WDDM drivers is the Intel i915 GPU - it doesn't have a "hardware scheduler"; therefore no WDDM driver. The i945 chipset is the oldest Intel chipset that does have WDDM drivers; I just checked.
  3. Steven Taylor 5's Avatar
    So, what kind of GPU do you have? We know it's a ThinkPad; do you know the model number? (for a ThinkPad, it will be a 4 digit number, a dash, and then a three character alphanumeric string; I need all of it.) Fortunately, Lenovo(IBM) has one of the best support websites in the world.
    12-29-2014 08:09 PM
  4. TheAwesomeUser ok's Avatar
    The DxDiag is kinda long, but here's what I got from it:
    BIOS: Phoenix FirstBIOS(tm) Notebook Pro Version 2.0 for IBM ThinkPad
    System Model: 2888FU1
    Display Card name: Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller
    12-29-2014 08:38 PM
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    I'm the Guest btw.
    12-29-2014 08:39 PM
  6. Steven Taylor 5's Avatar
    I was afraid of that - your GPU is too old in your ThinkPad R51 laptop and is lacking in physical components in the chip that are required by Microsoft when writing a WDDM driver. The newest Intel chipset that didn't get WDDM drivers is the Intel i915 GPU - it doesn't have a "hardware scheduler"; therefore no WDDM driver. The i945 chipset is the oldest Intel chipset that does have WDDM drivers; I just checked.
    Last edited by Steven Taylor 5; 12-29-2014 at 10:20 PM. Reason: added ThinkPad model
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    12-29-2014 10:19 PM

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