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Old July 15, 2009, 10:22 PM
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Default DirectX and 3DMark....

I'm on Win7, which is very new to me (Release Client). It comes with DX11.

I dl'd 3DM06 and Vanguard. 06 takes DX9 and Vanguard takes DX10. Neither will run on my system as is.

so, do I
  • install all of them? do they stack on top of one another?
  • or just pop a few .dll's into a directory
  • or keep and install each version each time I want to run a benchmark?
no backwards compatibility = sheer nonsense
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Old July 15, 2009, 10:53 PM
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when you install 3DMark 06 it should install DirectX, you "shouldn't" have to do anything. but "neither will run..." what does that entail exactly?
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Old July 15, 2009, 10:55 PM
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Is it really 3dMark Vanguard? or Vantage? I've ran Vantage on Windows 7 and I didn't have any problems whatsoever.

3DMark 06 and Vantage are 2 different programs so they will make their own folders. Posting your specs would be a big help.

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Old July 16, 2009, 07:50 AM
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What I did in both cases (OK Vantage not Vanguard) was skip the DX part of the installs, thinking I had a more up to date version on hand. I'll reinstall both and allow the DX portions to load - I just assumed I wouldn't want to roll back DX but I guess it must not do that....
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