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Windows 7: i can't update my directx, it always 9.0

05 Sep 2010   #11

windows 7 ultimate x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Sorry you need to re-read: Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

If your monitor supports HDMI or DVI then of course connect it to have a digital signal. VGA is analog.

What are your concerns: What SIW says?
SIW tell me analog input, but i see dvi slot behind my lcd, let me check again later :)
thanks again

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spyknee View Post
W7 is installed with DX 11 as part of OS. Only the very latest vid cards will even support DX 11. Most games do not support DX 11.
Many vid cards are DX 10 ready, as well as many games.
Mostly older vid cards support only DX 9.0c, 8.1. Majority of games support DX 9, 8.1.

Just buying a new vid card might not get you what you seem to intend, DX 11, usage.
DX is backward compatible so that part is covered. Many go ahead an install DX 9 on a W7 system because some games just require DX 9.
I could be wrong but you misunderstand how DX is deployed and whats its use.

right now dx 9.0c still with me
is that possible to run dx10 on 7 ?
how to do it ?

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05 Sep 2010   #12

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32

You still do not understand. Your OS is running DX 11, it is backwards compatible. If your vid card can run DX 10, then it is with W7. If you installed DX 9, that will help older games and older cards, but you will still be using an OS that runs DX 11. Goto control panel for vid card, it should tell you if vid card is DX 10 ready.

As stated before, not many games even use DX 11. Only nVidia GTX 400 series cards will run DX 11.

Theres really nothing you can do about this. If DX Diag states no problems, your good here.
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05 Sep 2010   #13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spyknee View Post
Only nVidia GTX 400 series cards will run DX 11.
You forget about the Radeon HD 5xxx series that came out almost a year ago?
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06 Sep 2010   #14


I have Dell E1505 with X1400 mobile dxdiag show dx11. But why I posted was if this wasn't already linked too, give this a shot. Its MS's latest dx runtimes. It will install any and all runtimes your system could use to date.

Download details: DirectX Redist (June 2010)
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