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Running directx11 on windows xp 32 bit, do these work?
Dec 5, 2011, 9:54 PM
of all of the sites that offer direct x 11 for windows xp, do any of them work?
rather than build a whole new rig, i just want to upgrade what i have for now, i will build a new one after windows 8 comes out.
here is what i have
windows xp 32 bit service pack 3
dual pentium 3.0 gig processor
3 gigs of ram
radeon 5570 vid card
1 tb hard drive
430 watt psu
right now this is fine for some light gaming, but wont play games like skyrim or modern warfare 3.
it uses directx9.
i can improve the card right now, get either a 5770 or 6770 since they are dropping in price, but cant utilize their direct x 11. is that even worth it?
If i built a new machine, would get a quad core processor, 8 gigs of ram, probably a radeon 6850, later on maybe crossfire it with another 6850.
if i can get direct x 11 on my current setup, i would just get a 5770 right now. then build a new setup in a couple of years.
Dec 6, 2011
running directx11 windows work
Dec 5, 2011, 10:48 PM
I would not use any of those hacks. If you REALLY need DX11 support, build a new PC and install Windows 7.
Dec 5, 2011, 11:12 PM
yeah that is what i am thinking. and need directx11? no not at the m oment, i am not buying skyrim or any of the other recent releases at this point, but yea maybe down the road.
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Dec 6, 2011, 11:10 AM
These hacks normally do more damage than good. Avoid them if possible.
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