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DirectX 10 card on a Windows XP System ?

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July 1, 2007 3:08:31 PM

I understand that DirectX 10 is not compatible with Windows XP...but I dont want to splurge for Vista just yet when my Vid Card needs upgradeing (Not enough moola to do both).

So If I grab a Video Card that is of the 8000 series chipset and is Direct X 10 ready then attempt to run it with my Windows XP system (Duo Core 2 E6600 and 2GB DDR2 800 RAM) will my system freak out on me?

Sorry if this question has been asked before, I looked but didn't see it. Any help would be appreciated.

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July 1, 2007 4:13:30 PM

the Geforce 8 series work great on XP..
July 1, 2007 4:36:26 PM

Sure does. I have the EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB. and I love it.



Motherboard: EVGA T1 680i
CPU: E6600 L646G494 @ 3.7Ghz. 1:1 Ratio Linked & Synced Voltage 1.44 Load Temp 45c
Idle Temp. 25c
SPP:1.45volts, MCP: 1.50volts
Memory: Mushkin PC2 8000 2gig's 4-5-4-11, 2T Voltage 2.1
Swiftech Water Cooling H20-220
Video: One EVGA 8800GTS 320MB
Power Supply: Silverstone 750W
OS: XP Pro
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July 1, 2007 5:11:51 PM

I've got an 8800GTX and it runs perfectly under XP.
July 3, 2007 11:52:32 PM

Heck, I'd say the 8800's run better on xp than vista :p 
July 4, 2007 12:20:57 AM

But has anybody played a directx 10 game on xp?
July 4, 2007 12:42:15 AM

There are no true dx10 games out yet (except maybe lost planet I dont know if its been released yet coz I havent bothered to do a follow up of it).
July 4, 2007 12:42:36 AM

XP is "not compatible" with DX10, and only the DX9 features of the games will be available. Some software groups have already cracked some of the DX10 demos to work on XP, proving that the incompatibility is purely for microsofts benefit.
July 4, 2007 12:56:09 AM

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Heck, I'd say the 8800's run better on xp than vista :p 


ROFL so true :lol: 

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But has anybody played a directx 10 game on xp?


You can't do that... XP doesn't support DX10... but it could later, due to 3rd party modders like boogityboo04 said.
a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2007 1:04:15 AM

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XP is "not compatible" with DX10, and only the DX9 features of the games will be available. Some software groups have already cracked some of the DX10 demos to work on XP, proving that the incompatibility is purely for microsofts benefit.


XP SP3 was supposed to bring DX10 and other features - last i heard it was coming out late after vista
July 4, 2007 1:35:25 AM

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XP SP3 was supposed to bring DX10 and other features - last i heard it was coming out late after vista


I heard that was a hoax, and read on a M$ page that it was not true, but hell, I'd love it if it were! (I'm excited about sp3 ANYWAY, regardless of DX10 or not) I think our only help as lasting XP users for DX10 is the work of the modders/crack people.... so yeah.
a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2007 5:44:24 AM

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But has anybody played a directx 10 game on xp?


MS made DX10 and Aero the primary reasons to shift to Vista. If they made DX10 available on XP then most people wouldn't start buying Vista until maybe 2009. (If they're lucky)
July 4, 2007 12:43:26 PM

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MS made DX10 and Aero the primary reasons to shift to Vista. If they made DX10 available on XP then most people wouldn't start buying Vista until maybe 2009. (If they're lucky)


Yep, exactly. Dx10 is Vista-only, until these guys got their hands on it :D 
a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2007 11:26:21 PM

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MS made DX10 and Aero the primary reasons to shift to Vista. If they made DX10 available on XP then most people wouldn't start buying Vista until maybe 2009. (If they're lucky)


Yep, exactly. Dx10 is Vista-only, until these guys got their hands on it :D 

I really do hope that they get to make it into a functional DX10 for winXP. I ain't planning on switching on the slow, bloated, no-really-new-features OS that is called Vista. XP was lean, mean, fast and it did what people wanted it to do, with Vista it tells you what you could only do.
July 5, 2007 12:57:53 AM

Eh... I guess. I'd say it'll get better with Sp2, but hey, it can only get better from here, right? I do think of XP as the ideal Windows operating system, though. It sure is a great OS.
July 5, 2007 1:32:54 AM

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MS made DX10 and Aero the primary reasons to shift to Vista. If they made DX10 available on XP then most people wouldn't start buying Vista until maybe 2009. (If they're lucky)


Yep, exactly. Dx10 is Vista-only, until these guys got their hands on it :D But it won't run at playable frame rates in XP. It's a wrapper, and any DX10-specific features are done in software (very slowly).
July 5, 2007 1:53:02 AM

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But it won't run at playable frame rates in XP. It's a wrapper, and any DX10-specific features are done in software (very slowly).


Eh, its rough, but it IS a start. Think about it though, even if its done in software, it could end up working out: by the time Dx10 is fully supported, computer tech could/will be quite heftier... New GPUs are coming out end of this year, I believe... and new CPUs are PERPETUALLY coming out, pretty much :lol:  . So, my point is, maybe/hopefully (probably not) hardware will make this a feasible answer for Dx10 on XP
July 5, 2007 2:10:27 AM

I havent tried it but here is something called Alky that makes it possible to play DX10 games on XP. More instructions are Here

I didnt try the thing out yet so I dont know how good it might work. RECENT ACTIVITY @TomsHardware INVOLVING POSTS WITH A RAPIDSHARE LINK TO AN INFECTED DX10XP_PATCH ARE NOT RELATED TO ME.
July 5, 2007 2:36:53 AM

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XP is "not compatible" with DX10, and only the DX9 features of the games will be available. Some software groups have already cracked some of the DX10 demos to work on XP, proving that the incompatibility is purely for microsofts benefit.


They have got the game to run in XP less DX10 features. At this point DX10 is Vista only. Additonally any software emulation of DX10 would be worthless with any of the slow processors available today. A single 8800 GTX can perform more calculation per second than 8 quad cores with breathing room.
July 5, 2007 1:27:03 PM

If vista can run DX10 without emulation, I'm sure XP can run DX10 IN emulation faster :p 

We are talking about Vista afterall.


Now, maybe after service pack 2 and they finally fix the issues with all the garbage hardware drivers, then MAYBE vista will run DX10 games faster than an emulator. lol

edit: I'm sorry, yes my views are tainted by the fact that I work on computers daily in retail, and thus have to work with vista's wonderful slow file transfer quirks, and its security features inability to make distinction between a CD that I insert and double click an executable, and a spyware program trying to launch.
July 5, 2007 2:16:03 PM

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the Geforce 8 series work great on XP..

If anything I think the 8000 series of cards had issues with Vista initially. Most hard-core gamers (the types of people who would buy an 8800) are likely still running XP... especially if they REALLY care about FPS.
July 5, 2007 6:33:10 PM

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I havent tried it but here is something called Alky that makes it possible to play DX10 games on XP. More instructions are Here

I didnt try the thing out yet so I dont know how good it might work.


REALLY? Woah. I've never heard of that!!1 :wink:
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