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Old March 22, 2009, 08:58 PM
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I'm running XP pro sp2 and I just got dx10 working with the help of technospot.com, my question is I had already installed all of my games when I was using DX9, not that i've upgraded to dx10 will I have to reinstall my games to take advantage of dx10 or will the game just detect it and use the new rendering?

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Old March 22, 2009, 08:59 PM
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Load up Bioshock and see if you can actually use DX10 .. doubt it.

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Old March 23, 2009, 02:11 AM
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What enaberif said... doubt it
If it did work then there would be threads on several sites telling how to do it
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Old March 23, 2009, 07:15 AM
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The problem is that most games simply detect what OS you are running and choose from there. Not what version of dx is installed.
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Old March 23, 2009, 08:41 AM
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Far Cry 2 also has a selection box for DX10, so if you have that game, you might consider checking that out too. I'd be skeptical, personally.
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Old March 23, 2009, 05:23 PM
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Your not going to see a very big difference in visual detail by enabling dx10 right now anyhow, there is a difference but its pretty small. The problem with DX10 is the amount it can bog your FPS to get that small amount of detail. I double my fps in crysis warhead just by switching to Dx9, and I can then turn on full enthusiast settings with AA/AF and still get 35fps avg but the game looks about 5x better then trying to run dx10.
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