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Sempron 3600+ SSE instructions missing. DirectX 11 not installing.

I have run CPU-Z but no SSE1/2/3 were found under the instruction set. My GPU is an ATI Radeon HD5450. I haven't over-clocked the GPU or the CPU. This is the CPU-Z report: When I try to web-update ...
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Flickering and 2D graphic errors in DX11 mode in fullscreen on AMD HD 5970

I have recently gotten an AMD Sapphire HD 5970 2GB video card. This seems to consist of two 1GB cards on the same chip (there is a crossfireX option but the card otherwise has only one PCI-E ...
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How do I have 4GB of video memory with a 1GB video card?

I ran the direct X diagnostic tool to take a look at my graphics capabilities and it's telling me that the approximate video memory is clocked in at 4096MB. That doesn't make any sense, how is that ...
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Why do dxdiag and msinfo32 report differing amounts of Video RAM?

When I check my system specs in msinfo32, I see that I've got 256 MB "Adapter RAM" under System Summary -> Components -> Display. However, dxdiag reports 2025 MB "Approximate Total Memory" on ...
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Should I install DirectX 9.0(c) on my Windows 7 RTM machine?

I've just installed a new game on my Windows 7 RTM machine. The game is asking me to install DirectX 9.0(c). I said 'NO' because my machine has DirectX 11 (confirmed with dxdiag). When I run the game, ...
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DirectX 11 compatible videocards

My current Geforce 8800 is starting to show some weird behavior at times and I'm tempted to buy a new card. But what's the roadmap of ATI and NVidia? When are they planning to launch new videocards ...