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March 6, 2007 11:31:37 AM

I have a Diamond X1950XT. I am thinking about upgrading to Vista Ultimate. How will my card handle it?

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March 6, 2007 11:58:47 AM

your card does not have DX10 capability... but VISTA doesn't have a DX10 title available yet.

Your video card is more than enough to run Vista in all its goodlooking...goodness.

I would be more concerned about the amount of memory you are running, and perhaps your CPU.

You need at the very least 1 GB, if you plan on gaming 2 GB and aparently there is a sweet spot at 3GB.

What are the rest of your system specs?
March 6, 2007 12:13:17 PM

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz
MSI K9A Platinum Socket AM2 (Upgrading to a 690 Chipset soon)
OCZ 2GB DDR2 800
DIAMOND Radeon X1950XT 256MB
4x Seagate Barracuda 250 GB
Corsair 520W Power Supply
Asus 16X DVD-R/RW Burner
Gigabyte 3D AURORA ATX Full Tower Case
Scythe Infinity CPU Cooler
Zalman VF900 VGA Cooler
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March 6, 2007 12:32:50 PM

lol you would be LUCKY if you could get that piece of crap past BIOS in windows 98...


but seriously it should chew up VISTA without any problems, but like I said before in about... a year lets say... maybe a year and a half... when the market (if it ever happens) is saturated in DX10 titles (i feel like an idiot even saying it) then you will need a DX10 card to enjoy them.

But for now your card kicks ass your cpu kicks ass etc. etc.

You will be able to keep your card for some time to come... hell I have an x800xl and an FX57 equivilent and I havn't played a game yet that limits me yet... so your golden bud
March 6, 2007 12:56:16 PM

even a Nvidia FX5200 runs vista on full but not the ATi Radeon 9250 - tried em both ;) 
March 6, 2007 12:58:44 PM

Thanks a lot guys. I think I will upgrade today. Any suggestions on how to get the most performance with Vista? vLite?