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Old 12-24-2007, 11:55 PM   #1
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It a video card has directx ten does that mean that it can only run with vista? so if the system was xp the card wouldnt work?
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It will operate with any Direct X version you have. They are fully backwards compatible.
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:02 AM   #3
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so it will be able to run at its top specs just not with games that require Dx 10?
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Your GPU having dx10 just means that it will be able to run dx10 compatible products (such as vista) more smoothly.

Games that have dx10 will look better with your card than with a non-dx10 card, but you will be able to run dx9 games just as well.
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:07 AM   #5
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i think i get it now...i was just reading the info on the windows website about dX10 and how it works. then they compared two pics of 10 and 9 one from crysis and the other from the first halo a game that came out 6 years prior to compare graphics.
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You will be able to run your games perfectly in XP on DX9.

DX10 is only available in Vista.
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:15 AM   #7
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thanks guys

that still leaves me at a loss of what card to get still
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How much do you want to spend?
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:30 AM   #9
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well my parents are upgrading me for my bday and im not looking to spend a lot of money. with a new mobo, cpu, ram, and video card id like to keep it under 325 but leave room for upgradability down the road. so a card under 150 wouldnt be that bad, I'm not a hardcore gamer but id like to have the option to play some newer games with no lag

also is pci-e 2.0 different from pci-e x16 like socket wise? how do i tell if a mobo will run pci-e 2.0? like i found and Asus that says nothing about it on newegg but people say it runs it and i found it on the website for Asus
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PCIe 2.0 is physically the same and is fully compatible with PCIe x16.

This would be a nice card in your price range: MSI NX8600GTS Diamond Plus GeForce 8600GTS
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