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"It is possible to create chat rooms with DxDiag that can be accessed by other computers, as long as anyone attempting to join knows the IP address of the host computer." Reference? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.245.2.62 (talk) 15:41, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

not sure what it's supposed to say[edit]

I haven't changed it because I'm not sure what it's supposed to say, but I don't think that "DXDiag is designed so pull specifications on hardware" is a very understandable phrase. I'm also not sure that this article need exist at all, a redirect to the DirectX article might be more sensible. Matt 19:23, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm agree to this site but i think they need an specifically defination and illustration and also explanation, because in my case based of my experienced, dxdiag is use to the the specs of your computer such as the characteristic of you operating system like windows XP professional, for the motherboard etc.(MarvinMirasol)

Merger proposal[edit]

There is overlap between DxDiag and DirectX, both articles are not too long, so I believe they should be merged. Tcrow777 Talk 19:09, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

As long as all the information in the DXDiag article is preserved, it's okay. If information is going to be "summarized" or dropped, then it's better to have it as a separate article. That is why we have separate articles. I've seen many DirectX related articles on Wikipedia being merged into the main article with some info getting dropped in the process. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 221.128.147.139 (talk) 20:56, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Support merging the content into DirectX. Frankly, I'm surprised that this article was created, given that it's just one small piece of a big framework. — EagleOne\Talk 04:01, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Due to DirectX's major features being aspected towards 'power users' or higher maintenance then your average user, but the DxDiag being requested frequently from small computer repair shops or from websites advising repairs, it might be better to keep separate, with the mind that people who wonder what a "DxDiag" is and wiki it, are likely not going to understand reading it in a DirectX page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.58.81.73 (talk) 12:56, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

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Fair use rationale for Image:Dxdiag.png[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 21:34, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

DAC Section[edit]

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This entire section seems unnecessary, uses the wrong tone, and even worse, is explicitly advertising a product. Spam much? 74.102.34.24 (talk) 18:45, 7 October 2012 (UTC)