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Windows 10 locks when gaming on 4K monitor

I have an Asus ROG Laptop G752VT. Graphic card is NVidia GeForce GTX 970M. It comes with a Display Port, and everything works fine. Recently I bought an LG 4K monitor (3840 x 2160 @60Hz), I ...
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Multitaksing/Alt-Tabbing impacts your Gaming performance

I have noticed a weird issue with Windows, where alt-tabbing from and into the games breaks the way the games work. I have been observing inconsistencies in input latency, bad frame pacing etc., ...
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Changing/removing DirectX versions

I have been having some issues and i wanted some help regarding the DirectX issues on my Windows 7. My graphics card supports DirectX 9 and i have DirectX 11 installed due to reinstalling Windows. I ...
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direct x issues with my computer

I have recently been facing an issue on my Windows 7, and it is a DirectX issue. Accordingly, my video card supports DirectX 9.0c but due to installation of windows, I have DirectX 11 running. Despite ...
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DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG - With new GPU but only on a specific System

So, I got a GTX1080ti from eBay recently as an upgrade for my 1060. I installed it, aswell as the drivers, loaded into Apex Legends and after ~2min the screen froze and I had to quit through the ...
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Is there any way to uninstall DirectX 12 from Windows 10 and install DirectX 11

I have Intel HD 3000 graphics which are not compatible with DirectX 12. I am having issues in some games so I thought maybe I could install DirectX 11 on Windows 10 which is compatible with my GPU. Is ...
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How to set screen refresh rate on Windows 10 DirectX

I use a Lenovo Legion laptop for gaming (Windows 10 home), connected to an external screen with hdmi, Windows is set to duplicate the same image on both screens, the graphic card is the Nvidia 1050TI. ...
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GPU doing what it wants

I play most of the time Fortnite, have a Nvidia GeForce MX130 GPU built into a Asus Vivobook S notebook and sometimes I get 60 stable FPS with render distance and all other settings (excluding shadows)...
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Unable to link to “dinput.lib” even after changing to DirectX 8 API

I'm trying to build the Gens emulator from its source on SourceForge. I've got Visual Studio Enterprise 2019 on my machine. I ran into the error fatal error LNK1181: cannot open input file 'dinput.lib'...
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Reinstall DirectX9 dll in Windows 10?

I'm trying to run League of Legends on a Windows 10 x64 computer. I can launch the main screen, but when I try to start an actual game, it fails with a message stating: System Error The ...
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Can't use D3D11 Device Debug flags on Windows Server 2019

I get this error: D3D11CreateDevice: Flags (0x2) were specified which require the D3D11 SDK Layers for Windows 10, but they are not present on the system. These flags must be removed, or the Windows ...
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DirectX for Skyrim fails to Install

I'm trying to install Skyrim SE on Steam and it says that it's missing a DirectX file. So I run the DirectX installer and get the following error: An internal system error occurred. Please refer to ...
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Directsound no longer works

So I was on Windows 7 and was messing with permissions on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in the registry. Something happened and it broke sound. I could not get directsound to work again in media applications that ...
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Can windows version affect a software's RAM and CPU usage?

I downloaded a software that uses simple D3D drawings overlayed on my computer screen. I noticed that the software was using an unreasonable amount of my RAM (about 8GB of RAM) and CPU (40% of my CPU)....
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Getting DirectX 7.0 to run on Windows 98 SE inside of a VMware Workstation Player (v14) VM

I'm trying to get DirectX 7.0 to be able to run on the Windows 98 SE that I installed from an OEM install CD-ROM disc. The Windows 98 SE actually came pre-installed with DirectX 6.0, but after ...
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No audio in newer games on Windows 10

I'm on the latest Windows 10 1803 17134.48, running on a ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Intel Z370 motherboard with Realtek audio. Speakers are plugged into the headphone (green) jack in the back. The ...
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BSOD occuring after wake Windows 7

I have a PC running Windows 7 64bits, and Ive had this weird issue since a while. Basically, I noticed that if I put my PC in standby/sleep mode for a (usually) long time(few hours), and then I turn ...
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How to tell if DirectX 9.0c is installed

This is related to this question >> DirectX 11 is installed but programs say DirectX 9.0c is needed But more so that I don't get "errors" saying I don't have DirectX 9.0c installed, but I can't ...
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Disable display hardware acceleration on windows 10

On Windows 10 the "windows 10" "display adapter troubleshooter" is often unavailable (depending on graphics driver). How do I disable hardware acceleration in such case? Reason is to avoid windows ...
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Remote desktop (remmina) to Altium PCB does not work

In my basic setup, I have two machines: Desktop workstation running Arch Linux with Remmina installed, it works. Laptop workstation running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit running Altium version 16.0 I am ...
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Enable “Graphics Tools for Windows 10” feature offline?

I am trying to build a Visual Studio 2015 project requiring Graphics Tools for Windows 10 as enabled feature. I've read that this could be installed (=enabled) using Windows 10 UI named "optional ...
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Halo CE Windows 10 dx fatal error

This is the error I get when I try to open Halo CE. So far I've tried installing directx web installer but I already have the latest dx so it was useless. Not sure what else to do. Can I get some help ...
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Can I update Direct3D?

When I try to open NBA2K17 game, there is a window with some information: "Graphics card with DirectX 10.0 feature set or lower detected. This application requires Direct3D 11 installed, running a ...
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DirectX (dxwebsetup) doesn't work on Windows 10

I've been searching on the web for a while... and I've got through many sites related to the topic "Unable to run games because of DirectX version" (e.g. 1, 2, 3, etc...). Done patching it to 1.27a, ...
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No Render tab in Dxdiag.exe

I have a Lenovo Z500J laptop with Geforce GT740M as GPU ,the latest Nvidia driver is installed , but when I run the Dxdiag , I do not see the Render tab , there is no render tab. I have seen this ...
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DirectX 9 refuses to install

I'm trying to install DirectX 9 on a Win7 x64 VM (due to a long story I won't get into) but the installer goes from the EULA directly to the Installation Complete portion, but does not say it found a ...
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Renaming program, or its working directory, changes behavior?

This is definitely the strangest bug I've been banging my head against in a good long while... I have an extremely simple .exe on Windows 10 that I compiled myself using MSVC and the Allegro library (...
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DirectX wont run games

My DxDiag says that I have DirectX 12 but games like battleborn always say I need 11 to be able to play. I'm new to this and have no Idea what to do.` ` System Information Time of this ...
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Running old Directx7 game

I have an old pc game that requires DirectX 7 and Windows 98/2000. When I try running it on Windows 7, it doesn't work. Where can I find the DirectX 7 installation and will it allow me to install it ...
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Spoof dxdiag results

I'm trying to play Overwatch on an AWS EC2 instance. The GPU used in the g2 unit is not compatible with the game (NVIDIA GRID K520). Although I think the game should run fine. Looking at this forum: ...
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How to Disable Direct Write in Windows 10?

I find ClearType, Direct Write, etc. font rendering systems not very aesthetically pleasing. So I download a free software called MacType on my Windows 10. The problem is that it does not render ...
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DirectShow error causing non function WebCam

Recently, I found out none of my application can detect my webcam anymore (which works without any issue before). I have tried to reinstall the webcam driver and my device manager can see my webcam ...
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Installed w10, got only directx 9Ex

I installed w10, dxdiag is showing that it has directx 9Ex What happened to dx 12, 11.1 11.0 or even 10? how can it bundle such an older dx version? If higher dx versions are there in the ...
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DirectX 10 apps run with integrated GPU, but not with Nvidia GPU

I've just performed a fresh install of Windows 7 x64 on my Toshiba Satellite Laptop but it seems that I'm unable to run some DX10 apps using the Nvidia 740M GPU, but they run with the integrated Intel ...
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Is there a way to Force a DX Feature Level?

Apparently the fix for a game breaking bug in the newly released The Witness is to just use the DX feature level 11.0 instead of 11.1; But the update is not yet out for all platforms. Is there a way ...
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What is the latest DirectX version officially compatible with Windows 98 SE?

I want to install Windows 98 SE for gaming old games. For this I need to know what is the latest DirectX version officially compatible with Windows 98 SE?
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Windows 10 DirectShow Crash

After recently upgrading to Windows 10 (recently, as in a couple months back), I've encountered a few problems with Windows 10. One of which is the DirectX DirectShow component. When running 'dxdiag', ...
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Is dynamic shader translation possible?

I know there's dynamic binary translation/JITs, but what about dynamic shader translators? I'm writing an emulator for a system that uses a very particular, custom graphics processor, but I'd like to ...
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Dxdiag showing wrong audio device

I am trying to run a game and getting an error which is commonly caused due to audio misconfig. So, I checked my dxdiag and for some reason it's showing audio drivers last updated on 2010 (HDAudio.sys)...
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How can I install Directx9 on Windows 10?

How can I install Directx9: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ph/download/confirmation.aspx?id=34429, I'm running Windows 10 but the setup says:"You must be running win98 etc...."
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How can I solve black borders in DX9 apps in Windows 10?

Since this PC was updated to Windows 10, this problem started appearing in DX9 applications. The hardware isn't very powerful (HD 5500) but I've run my games on low settings and on 1280x720 fine in ...
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Does Directx version depends on graphic card?

I am trying to understand how graphic cards and cpu interacts. Now i understand that there is program (running on cpu) called device (in this case graphic card) driver that sends commands to graphic ...
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DirectX won't install

I have a PC that I have clean installed Windows 7 on so that I have a nice clean PC to play my beloved Tom Clancy games on. However, whenever I attempt to install DirectX 9.0c I get the error an ...
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NVIDIA Optimus limitations

Based on a question on gamedev.stackexchange, I was wondering, if there were any limitations to the NVIDIA Optimus Technology, regarding the supported versions of DirectX. More specifically, if the ...
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How can I run DirectX games on Linux?

I've tried using this tutorial on getting it working but when it tells me to enter a list of dll's from here but I only get a missing page. If I could either have that list or another completely ...
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What is performance-limiting overhead for CPU in context of Graphics APIs?

I was DMark API Overhead feature test for upcoming Directx12, Mantle API and Directx11 by Futuremark. I want to know what is Performace-limiting overhead for CPU? Test description says ' Games make ...
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Windows 8.1 DirectDraw and compatibility with older games

I’m trying to run an old game (Nascar Heat 2002) on my Windows 8.1 laptop. The problem I am having is that the game crashes before startup, and in the logs it reports that no video ram is available. ...
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I have Directx11, but can't run dx 10 games

I've installed the June 2010 SDK, the redistributables, and done everything I know how. I've downloaded directx 2010 tutorials, when they compile I get a can not initialize direct 3d error. When I ...
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Video cards DirectX support

If a video card specs say it supports DirectX 12 does it necessarily mean that DirectX 11 is supported? I know this may sound stupid but i want to make sure before buying fancy expensive video card to ...
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How to fix DirectX in Windows 8.1?

Short version: If you have a Windows 8.1 system with both an Intel graphics card as well as an NVIDIA graphics card, try running WinSAT D3D in the command prompt. Do you encounter the same error as I ...