HIS Radeon HD 6770 question

By argueta789
Nov 9, 2011
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  1. Hi i am running windows xp and the HIS radeon 6770 is direct x 11 and from what i recall windows xp dosent support 11 or 10. So am i wasting this cards potential if i cant use direct x11 or 10? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161387 computer specs:
    Motherboard - ECS RC410-M
    Hp Pavilion a1324n
    1gb Memory
    Inter Pentium 4
    Ati Radeon Xpress 200
    Has one Pci express 2.0X16 slot AND 1 free Pci slot
    My power supply is a HIPRO -D3057F3R max output power 300W ,19A on 12+ rail
  2. ihaveaname

    ihaveaname TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 127

    First thing's first: you shouldn't try to run a 6770 with that PSU. You'd need a 450W+ unit from a reputable company at least. Upgrade your PSU before you do anything else.

    XP wouldn't be the thing that drags your graphics down; it would probably be the rest of your system. A Pentium 4 is going to be a major bottleneck. As annoying as this might seem, if you're looking for more performance, it might be time to look into a major (and probably money-consuming) upgrade :(. An AMD fusion based system is probably the way to go if you're looking to save money; a CPU (with GPU onboard)/micro ATX mobo/RAM set shouldn't cost more than $250. Keep in mind that these motherboards probably won't take IDE HDDs though ... and now, HDD prices have gone up. Ergh.

    EDIT: Haha, I just read your earlier thread. :p.
  3. argueta789

    argueta789 TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 47

    yea i was thinking in upgrading to the 945 presler 3.4 ghz and the corsair 500 w psu , how about then? and a extra stick of ram
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,264   +41

    What are you trying to do with this system?
  5. argueta789

    argueta789 TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 47

    trying to get the best graphics possible without changing the motherboard


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