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Windows 7: Aero effects dont work with my video card?

22 May 2009   #1
Swordmaster

Windows 7 7100
 
 
Aero effects dont work with my video card?

hey, well i installed Windows 7 32-bit a few days ago. but i noticed that none of the transparency, peek, or anything else like that works. I went to Personalize> Troubleshoot problems and it told me "The current video card may support Aero with a different driver." Is there anything I can download to make Aero work?

My video driver:
SiS 651_661FX_741_760_M661FX_M661MX_M741_M760


My PC:
HP Pavillion a810n


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22 May 2009   #2
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

It's dx8.1, so no. You have a spare agp slot though, get something off ebay.

Products > Desktop PC Chipsets > AMD 64 Chipsets > SiS760
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22 May 2009   #3
Swordmaster

Windows 7 7100
 
 

would adding another chip to the computer make 3D games and such better?
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22 May 2009   #4
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Yes adding a AGP video card will give you better 3d performance as long as you don't buy the lower end cards. Here are some examples so you can get an idea on price.
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22 May 2009   #5
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

I highly recommend the first one.

With that card, you can get a good framerate and decent visuals in most of the latest 3D games. I can't say that you can run it smoothly with all highs, but you could crank it up to medium and still enjoy the game.
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22 May 2009   #6
Swordmaster

Windows 7 7100
 
 

alright, thanks a lot guys
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23 May 2009   #7
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

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23 May 2009   #8
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

Seriously, I would not spend that kind of money on a graphics card for a system that will be clearly out matched by it. You'll run into problems with the power supply for one.

You could pick up something on ebay for less than $30 that would run aero quite comfortably and would slot straight in without any hassle. Anything at or above a Geforce 6 series or Ati X1** series would be fine for most purposes.

Obviously you won't be breaking any framerate records, but something tells me that's not really an issue for you, since you'd probably know all this stuff already if it was.
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23 May 2009   #9
Swordmaster

Windows 7 7100
 
 

ah ok. thank you for the help but theres 3 more questions i have.
1.) I found this video card for $24 on eBay. Would it work for my computer?
NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS Video Card 256MB DVI PCI Express

2.) Would this work better than the first? (This was $33)
NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT Video Card 256MB DVI PCI Express



3.) How can you tell what video cards will work?



My computer: HP Pavillion a810n
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23 May 2009   #10
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

Those are both PCI Express cards, you need an AGP card.
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