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Battlefield 4 Direct X 10.0 issue

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November 7, 2013 7:03:15 PM

I just bought Battlefield today and when I tried playing it. I get a message saying that the game requires Direct X 10 or higher and that my graphics card doesn't support it. When I checked my computer settings, it says I have Direct X 11 instaled. Help me install Direct X 10 or some work around. Please

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November 7, 2013 7:10:50 PM

What are your system specs? In detail, please.
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November 8, 2013 8:59:18 AM

These are the system settings under "dxdiag"

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1,Build 7601)
Dell Dimension 8400
Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A09
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20 GHz, ~3.2GHz
4096MB RAM
Direct X 11
NVIDIA GeForce 6800
Integrated RAMDAC
1528MB
DirectDraw, Direct3D and AGP Texture Acceleration Enabled.


Notice, it says Direct X 11, but then BF4 says I dont even have Direct X 10. Please help me install 10 somehow?
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November 8, 2013 9:02:22 AM

The game gives me this error: "NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GPU does not support Direct X 10.0 which is required."
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November 8, 2013 9:06:11 AM

The problem is your graphics card. It only supports up to DirectX 9.

Windows 7 includes the software drivers for DirectX 11 (DX11), but DX11 graphic effects can only be used if the graphics card has hardware that supports DX11. Since DX11 is backwards compatible it can also handle DX10 and DX9 effects as well. However, to use DX10 effects, the graphics card must have hardware that supports DX10.

You need to buy a new graphics card (GPU). All recent generation GPUs supports DX11 which means they also support DX10.
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November 8, 2013 9:31:14 AM

Thanks for your help. Could you tell me what the cheapest gpu is that would support DX10, compatible with my system and run the game?
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November 8, 2013 10:11:35 AM

Looking at your specs, you are going to be in a world of hurt with BF4. Your entire PC is actually below the minimum specs for BF4. It's even below the specs for BF3.

You have a single core CPU from around 2004, the minimum requirements calls for a dual core CPUs.

You also have an old AGP graphics port. AGP graphic cards are no longer manufactured while left are generally expensive low end cards. Expensive because of the fact they are no longer produced and low inventory as well. There are no DX10 / DX11 AGP graphic cards; none were every produced.

Unfortunately, if you want to play BF4 you need an entirely new PC.
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November 8, 2013 10:59:21 AM

Okay. I have other more powerful computers that I can play on. But I was hoping this old computer would work for LAN partys. Thanks though for you help!
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November 8, 2013 11:00:57 AM

Do you know if I will be able to play COD: Ghosts or GTA V on here?
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November 8, 2013 12:03:15 PM

Basically all modern FPS and 3rd Person games requires at least a dual core CPU. And typically a DX11 card. COD: Ghost requires a DX11 card.

GTA V is likely to another bad port similar to GTA IV which also needed at least a dual core CPU for decent performance.

Trying to play modern games on a nearly 10 year old PC is basically futile.
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November 12, 2013 6:42:43 AM

jaguarskx said:
The problem is your graphics card. It only supports up to DirectX 9.

Windows 7 includes the software drivers for DirectX 11 (DX11), but DX11 graphic effects can only be used if the graphics card has hardware that supports DX11. Since DX11 is backwards compatible it can also handle DX10 and DX9 effects as well. However, to use DX10 effects, the graphics card must have hardware that supports DX10.

You need to buy a new graphics card (GPU). All recent generation GPUs supports DX11 which means they also support DX10.


Hi Jaguar. I am actually receiving the same error, but i have the new AMD R9 290x which says it has DirectX 11.2 API support. I'm not sure what the problem is here. Im new to AMD GPU's as i am coming from a Dual nVidia GTX 560Ti in SLI setup. I have uninstalled all nVidia related software and i assume the drivers were uninstalled too in those processes. I hope you can help. Thanks in advance.
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December 14, 2013 3:12:16 PM

FrankTheTank417 said:
jaguarskx said:
The problem is your graphics card. It only supports up to DirectX 9.

Windows 7 includes the software drivers for DirectX 11 (DX11), but DX11 graphic effects can only be used if the graphics card has hardware that supports DX11. Since DX11 is backwards compatible it can also handle DX10 and DX9 effects as well. However, to use DX10 effects, the graphics card must have hardware that supports DX10.

You need to buy a new graphics card (GPU). All recent generation GPUs supports DX11 which means they also support DX10.


Hi Jaguar. I am actually receiving the same error, but i have the new AMD R9 290x which says it has DirectX 11.2 API support. I'm not sure what the problem is here. Im new to AMD GPU's as i am coming from a Dual nVidia GTX 560Ti in SLI setup. I have uninstalled all nVidia related software and i assume the drivers were uninstalled too in those processes. I hope you can help. Thanks in advance.


Same Error here, I have a brand new AMD A3 8core 4ghz x8 -32ghz 8 gig ram built in ATI Radeon 2 gig video card that supports DirectX 11.
Running windows 8.1 Pro x64 all drivers & DirectX modules updated as well. SO whats the bruhaha?
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