The Upgrade Path

Discussion in 'General Hardware Issues' started by sondeterra, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. sondeterra

    sondeterra Well-Known Member

    Ok you tech wizards accidentally started build of HTPC which follows mostly the AVS Forum HTPC build guide for MicroATX low end II build wish to use reccomended XFX GeForce 8500GT Video Card to upgrade and everything I read says Vista Vista Vista, well I'm running XP XP XP(so its hasta la VISTA) is this video card supported in XP?
  2. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Yes..........hardware is not hardware particular.
  3. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    I am not using for HTPC, but my computer has an 8600GT and using XP.
  4. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    The only thing in vista over XP is the UDF system and the DX10 or 10.1 so the card will work just fine but run DX9 though.
  5. sondeterra

    sondeterra Well-Known Member

    A Touch of the forelock

    Thank youall for your replies do you think the 512 MB PCI express card sufficient? There is a more expensive one with 1 Gig.
  6. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    The 8600GT will be fine. It is a very strong card and should do all you need. DX9 is the norm.
    UDF (Universal Disk Format) refers to optical drive & media applications.