Nvidia PCI Express Graphics card upgrade

  Nemo_t 17:23 17 Nov 2007

Hi all

Could anyone please advise me on the following.

I currently have my pc running on a nvidia PCI Express 6600 and I want to upgrade to a Nvidia 8600 Pci Express but the new cards are compatable with direct 10x for windows vista will my direct 9x with windows xp still work one of these cards? Or wont it make any difference?

Regards to everyone who posts.

  Totally-braindead 17:35 17 Nov 2007

The cards are backwards compatible so if its XP you have a 8600 will work fine but will only give you DirectX 9.
It will work perfectly though.

  Nemo_t 17:45 17 Nov 2007

Thats great thanks for your help

Was just wondering. Is it only windows vista that runs on 10x?

  Armchair 17:50 17 Nov 2007

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  Totally-braindead 23:11 17 Nov 2007

It is only Vista that can run DirectX 10.

  Nemo_t 13:59 18 Nov 2007


Thanks for your advice youve been very helpful

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