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VISTA ULT and DX9

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Hey guys I can't find my answer anywhere. I have vista ultimate and it's running some games like crap on my computer. I'm wondering if it's the fact that it shows DX10 as the current DX. Can I change that back to DX9c it won't download it from the ms site? Thanks for the help.
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i dont think thats the reason. I have windows vista premium and dx10 and all my games run smooth as silk. There could be driver problems or something else hindering performance.
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Well, nVidia's Vista driver support has been less than perfect thus far... What drivers are you using?
    
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Vista is built on a DX10 API. However its perfectly backwards compatible to DX9. Have you installed the latest distro of DX9 ?
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Hey guys I can't find my answer anywhere. I have vista ultimate and it's running some games like crap on my computer. I'm wondering if it's the fact that it shows DX10 as the current DX. Can I change that back to DX9c it won't download it from the ms site? Thanks for the help.
You cards are not DX10 compatible...
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I know my cards aren't dx10 compatible. I've tried drivers from Nvidias site and from tweeksrus. Any other suggestions? The game I'm playing now is DIRT at the lowest settings and at 800x600 without any aa and it runs like crap. I could play Colin Mcrae 5 at the absolute highest settings and it would run flawlessly. I need to load some other programs on it, but it shouldn't run that bad. My systems nothing to sneeze at I don't think...anyone else run DIRT yet?
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Vista is built on a DX10 API. However its perfectly backwards compatible to DX9. Have you installed the latest distro of DX9 ?
It won't let me download it.
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thanks^^I'll let you know how it works
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post #10 of 12
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made a little difference, but man not much even with the new nvidia drivers that just came out TODAY. Anything else I should be doing to help? Are there other drivers for my FX55 that's I'm missing it's really choppy in the screens even before playing the game. I think I'll try a reinstall...
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