Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What to use my old graphics card for?

09 Mar 2012   #1
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
What to use my old graphics card for?

I recently upraded from a Radeon HD 4890 to a Radeon HD 4870 X2, due to getting a nice price on the dual-GPU card (bit over $100, and its new). Performance on the games I like to play has gone up considerably (I also like to run at maxed graphics). I'm wondering now what to do with the 4890? Keep it as a spare, or try selling it on eBay?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2012   #2
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Personal Opinion, as long as it works fine, I always like to have a spare stashed away just in case something were to happen to the newer one.
But that's just me. If you could get a decent amount for selling it, then it may be worth going the eBay route.

Unless of course you need a really large paper weight.....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2012   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

You probably won't get much for it and as soon as you sell it you will probably need it. Now if you save it as a spare it will bring you good luck and you will never need it.

Jim
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Mar 2012   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Having a spare for testing purposes can make your life much easier should the need arise. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2012   #5
Nitro58

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I agree with Phone Man and it being a good luck charm if you keep it. If you sell it on ebay to someone, they will install it wrong, fry it and blame you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2012   #6
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

I agree, having some spare parts around can be handy. In case of emergency, or for testing purposes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2012   #7
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post

Unless of course you need a really large paper weight.....
Yeah, paperweight sounds good I think.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2012   #8
IIllytch321

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Take it apart, make jewlery with the pieces, sell each bit to school children for a premium.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2012   #9
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IIllytch321 View Post
Take it apart, make jewlery with the pieces, sell each bit to school children for a premium.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
play high graphics games without graphics card
How to: Use 3d Analyzer video at youtube found this and thought i would share this info here
Gaming
Enabling onboard graphics/Disabling graphics card method
Hi all, Video card appears to be reaching the end of the road, with regular crashes of 0x117 type. After extensive attempts to fix it, the conclusion is that the card needs to be replaced. I plan to acquire a completely new computer when I go overseas in 8 days time. Until then, a band-aid...
Graphic Cards
Random restarts with AMD graphics card but not Nvidia graphics card
Hi for the last 4 months ive been trying to fix a problem that ive been having with my computer. about 4 months ago I did a major pc upgrade where i replaced my motherboard, processor, ram, heat sink, power supply and case, the only things I used from the original computer where 2 HDD's, 1 SDD and...
Graphic Cards
New Graphics Card new Event Viewer entries (NOT graphics related??)
I usually make a habit of checking Event Viewer (EV) on a regular basis, having installed new drivers and a new graphics card this morning, without a hitch, I decided to check EV since this was a rather big change to the system. Sure enough there was some new entries. However when I looked into...
Performance & Maintenance
ASUS GT240 graphics card "ERROR CAN NOT FIND GRAPHICS CARD"
ASUS GT240 graphics card "ERROR CAN NOT FIND GRAPHICS CARD" Can anyone help me with this error message? I can hear the windows startup sound but it shows no display so i plugged the cable into the motherboad and an error box opend wich stated "ERROR CAN NOT FIND GRAPHICS CARD" with no additional ...
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:24.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App