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Windows 7: Compatible Graphics Card


20 May 2009   #11

7600.20510 x86
 
 

6200A-LE on 1.5 GHz P4 system, latest NVIDIA 7 driver. Works well for what it is. Now my main machine (in specs), yeah. That card really is awesome for AGP.



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21 May 2009   #12

Windows 7 RC
 
 
Aero support

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitchell90 View Post
Well a little more information on your problem would help mate, saying that it just doesn't work isn't really much help to rest of us trying to solve the problem.

The GeForce 6200 DOES support Aero with inbox drivers on Vista and 7, there's no reason why it shouldn't really. Its always best to get the latest ones however so here is a direct link to the 185.85 driver for Windows 7 x86 which is 100% compatible with that card.

GeForce/ION Driver Release 185

I myself have a GeForce 6200 series card in an older desktop and it works just fine with Aero using Windows 7's inbox drivers and those ones which I have just linked you to.

Take note that Aero will be not be selected by default if you are running on 512MB of RAM (Which is not recommended). You can just simply select it through the Personalization options however.

You might also want to post your system specs as they can be helpful too.

Just another bit of help, if you are considering opting for a new graphics card then there would be no point going for a GeForce 5 series one since you already have that 6 series card. Your best bet there AGP wise would be a 7 series like the 7600GS for example.

I posted this before but I guess I'll do it again:

GeForce FX 5200 or higher support Aero in Windows Vista and Windows 7

Radeon 9550 or higher support Aero in Windows Vista and Windows 7

Hope this helps and let us know how you get on!
Hei, if only it was so simple

I have been through at least half-a-dozen drivers for my 6200 including the one above, but the only driver that works for me is 96.85_forceware_winvista_x86_international_whql.exe ref. another post.

Can't complain though, this is an old DIY system, which looked awful on XP, but really looks and works great on Windows 7

mvh
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24 May 2009   #13

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitchell90 View Post
Well a little more information on your problem would help mate, saying that it just doesn't work isn't really much help to rest of us trying to solve the problem.

The GeForce 6200 DOES support Aero with inbox drivers on Vista and 7, there's no reason why it shouldn't really. Its always best to get the latest ones however so here is a direct link to the 185.85 driver for Windows 7 x86 which is 100% compatible with that card.

GeForce/ION Driver Release 185

I myself have a GeForce 6200 series card in an older desktop and it works just fine with Aero using Windows 7's inbox drivers and those ones which I have just linked you to.

Take note that Aero will be not be selected by default if you are running on 512MB of RAM (Which is not recommended). You can just simply select it through the Personalization options however.

You might also want to post your system specs as they can be helpful too.

Just another bit of help, if you are considering opting for a new graphics card then there would be no point going for a GeForce 5 series one since you already have that 6 series card. Your best bet there AGP wise would be a 7 series like the 7600GS for example.

I posted this before but I guess I'll do it again:

GeForce FX 5200 or higher support Aero in Windows Vista and Windows 7

Radeon 9550 or higher support Aero in Windows Vista and Windows 7

Hope this helps and let us know how you get on!
I was just looking around for some cards, but yeah mate, I've unistalled my windows 7 and installed me old and good XP and installed the 185.85 driver and now im thinking about to instal this driver in the windows 7, the only problem that im thinking about is that when i instal the new driver the windows 7 may install the default driver instead of the new.
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24 May 2009   #14

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lindamfi View Post
I was just looking around for some cards, but yeah mate, I've unistalled my windows 7 and installed me old and good XP and installed the 185.85 driver and now im thinking about to instal this driver in the windows 7, the only problem that im thinking about is that when i instal the new driver the windows 7 may install the default driver instead of the new.
Yes the FX 5200 worked right out of the box on my old DIY system, but as soon as I upgraded to the latest Nvidia driver, being an old Nvidia fan, I lost the Aero capability.. I purchased a 6200, not many AGP cards around any more it seems, but the 6200 had similar problems with the latest driver, which Windows Update wanted it to use..

Eventually, I came across an old driver 96.85_forceware_winvista_x86_international_whql.exe which works on Aero OK. Search this site and you should turn it up..

So it seems Aero likes certain configurations better than others, but for an old machine, the 6200 will work. I haven't tried the 7600..

mvh

Here it is at Nvidia http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/winvi..._96.85_uk.html
The other good thing about the 6200 is passive cooling, i.e. no fan noise, which the 7600 would have..
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25 May 2009   #15

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cintra View Post
Yes the FX 5200 worked right out of the box on my old DIY system, but as soon as I upgraded to the latest Nvidia driver, being an old Nvidia fan, I lost the Aero capability.. I purchased a 6200, not many AGP cards around any more it seems, but the 6200 had similar problems with the latest driver, which Windows Update wanted it to use..

Eventually, I came across an old driver 96.85_forceware_winvista_x86_international_whql.exe which works on Aero OK. Search this site and you should turn it up..

So it seems Aero likes certain configurations better than others, but for an old machine, the 6200 will work. I haven't tried the 7600..

mvh

Here it is at Nvidia Windows Vista x86 RC2
The other good thing about the 6200 is passive cooling, i.e. no fan noise, which the 7600 would have..
The thing is, I'm not using vista i'm using windows 7, but thanks for the post.
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25 May 2009   #16

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lindamfi View Post
The thing is, I'm not using vista i'm using windows 7, but thanks for the post.
Yes, so am I.. the driver works fine on Windows 7 with the 6200, allowing Aero.

mvh
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25 May 2009   #17

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cintra View Post
Yes, so am I.. the driver works fine on Windows 7 with the 6200, allowing Aero.

mvh
You're joking really?

i'm gonna have a try
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25 May 2009   #18

Win 7
 
 

I'll be instaling the windows 7 now so i may not reply, but keep posting mates, anything, any idea gonna help me.

Thanks
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25 May 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

6200 runs with widows Windows 7 onn fresh install. I installed on a friends machine last week which had a 6200LE and it worked upon the first desktop display.
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25 May 2009   #20

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
6200 runs with widows Windows 7 onn fresh install. I installed on a friends machine last week which had a 6200LE and it worked upon the first desktop display.
Mine did with an old FX 5200 at first install, but I wanted NVidia, and that is when I found NVidia FX 5200 drivers didn't enable Aero.

So I upgraded to a 6200, which worked fine on the first run with MS driver IIRC, but not with the latest NVidia driver.. thats why I ended up with the 96.85 'Vista driver'.

mvh
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