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Upgrading only the video card advice please


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#1 liquidmonkey

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 03:47 PM

Hey, I have a fairly old computer but the main thing stopping me from playing the latest games is the latest directX version support. Tried to install Advanced Warfare but kept getting directX failures.
 
I'm wondering if only upgrading my video card to a GTX 970 will create any major issues?
And will only the video card upgrade fix my directX issues?
 
Here are my Specs;
i7 920 @2.67GHz
ASUS P6T WS Pro socket 1366 LGA
RAM - 12 gig
GTX 260 4gig
ASUS
win7 ultimate 64-bit
 
like i said, its an old system, maybe 8 or 9 years now.

Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 29 November 2015 - 06:18 PM.
Moved from 'Internal hardware' to 'System building and upgrading'

win7 Ultimate 64bit
2 x 24" LG Monitors
Intel Core i7 920 with Xigmatek HDT-S1283
ASUS P6T WS PRO
12gigs of OCZ Gold XTC Triple Channel 6x2gig DDR3 1333MHz PC10600
XFX Nvidia GTX 260 core 216
Corsair TX750W
Cooler Master 690
HDD Total = F I V E TB!!

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#2 Captain_Chicken

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 08:51 PM

You should be able to upgrade easily- just make sure you uninstall the old drivers before putting the new card in and you psu is capable.

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#3 richcbro

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 07:06 AM

You can easily upgrade to the GTX 970 without any issues, the CPU is high-end one so it won't bottleneck the card I guess. GTX 970 supports latest DirectX 12, but you need Windows 10.


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Posted 30 November 2015 - 07:39 AM

The latest DirectX version is only available on Windows 10, however, games utilizing DX12 are not yet out in any significant number.  Getting a DirectX 11 compatible card, or even a DirectX 12 compatible card may help.  I think the GTX 260 went up to DirectX 10.


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Posted 03 December 2015 - 04:03 AM

thanks for the advice!

bought a msi gaming gtx 970 and will install it this weekend!!

 

will also look into OC'ing my CPU!


win7 Ultimate 64bit
2 x 24" LG Monitors
Intel Core i7 920 with Xigmatek HDT-S1283
ASUS P6T WS PRO
12gigs of OCZ Gold XTC Triple Channel 6x2gig DDR3 1333MHz PC10600
XFX Nvidia GTX 260 core 216
Corsair TX750W
Cooler Master 690
HDD Total = F I V E TB!!




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