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Windows 7: Window Aero problem

10 Oct 2010   #1
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
Window Aero problem

I have a Dimension 3000 Desktop from Dell
Specs: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80 GHz 2.79 GHz
1GB of RAM
32-Bit OS
Intel 82865G Graphics Controller
i have tried everything to get it working but nothing seems to work

and i dont have the money to spend on a new video card


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10 Oct 2010   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hiya pal and welcome to the forums

Unfortunately "Windows Aero" is not compatible with your graphics card .... you can read some more about it here (this quotes Vista but Win7 is the same)

supported graphics aero

supported graphics
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10 Oct 2010   #3
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Unfortunately, in this case you would have to get a new graphics card as the 865 from Intel does not support Aero. The lowest model from Intel to support Aero is the 945.

You can try installing the XP Drivers simply to get the correct resolutions to show up but apart from that, Aero is not going to work on this. You'd need at minimum either an Intel 945, Radeon 9500, or GeForce FX 5200.
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12 Oct 2010   #4
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

ok one problem i only have PCI ports what do u guys recommend on a card that is cheap but that runs the aero effect
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12 Oct 2010   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You don't say where you are, but something like this is about the cheapest you're going to find,

Newegg.com - SPARKLE SFPC84GS256U2LP GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Video Card

that has Windows 7 support.
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12 Oct 2010   #6
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Areo requires a card that can run DX9 or above so pending on your budget most of these cards would work.
I would stay away from the FX seires with nvidia and suggest either a 8 or 9 sieres card some of which run DX10.

If you prefer ATi their are 2 seires listed HD 2000 or HD4000 which are capable of running areo.
Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Video Cards & Video Devices,Desktop Graphics / Video Cards,PCI
Fabe
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12 Oct 2010   #7
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Isnt there any other way to get aero without buying a new video card like forcing aero to work?
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12 Oct 2010   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There is only so much software can do when the hardware isn't there to begin with, and in the case of the 865g sorry to say it just isn't going to happen. This will help explain it,

Graphics — Older Intel® graphics controllers and Microsoft Windows 7* operating system
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13 Oct 2010   #9
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zekramcross View Post
Isnt there any other way to get aero without buying a new video card like forcing aero to work?
Short Answer: No.
Long Answer: Definitely not.
As Stormy said, there's only so much software can do; you can try Window Blinds but at best, that would only emulate Aero and in my experience, the performance penalty isn't worth it.
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13 Oct 2010   #10
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

So whats the CHEAPEST video card out there For PCI slots and that has windows aero support
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