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Windows 7: What video card to upgrade to


24 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64bit sp1 OEM, ubuntu 11.04, windows xp home edition sp3 32bit
 
 
What video card to upgrade to

I would like to upgrade to a video card. I would like something cheap not so cheap it won't work bur not to expensive that it's the radeon hd card. It has to be a VGA


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24 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Without consideration to power supply and cheap, you can pick something like a Radeon HD 5570 or 6670 and it should perform decently in most games. Depends on what you mean by cheap though. If you don't want Radeon HD, then you can go with an Nvidia GeForce 430 or 440 for some decent performance and cheap pricing.
Radeon HD 6570: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100323L Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Radeon HD 5570: Newegg.com - HIS H557HO1G Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
GeForce GT 430: Newegg.com - Galaxy 43GGS8HX3SPZ GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
GeForce GT 440: Newegg.com - Galaxy 44GGS8HX3VXZ GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
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24 Jun 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Price range would help.....However this is not a good time to get a card . I got a 5850 for $139 a screaming deal....gone....a 5830 was $109....gone...the 5770...price hasn't moved

Until the 7xxx series shows up the 6xxx series will stay relatively pricey....

Your spec's say nothing about your power supply....a good quality psu is a must!
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24 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Your spec's say nothing about your power supply....a good quality psu is a must!
Model of motherboard would go a long way to helping as well. With what is listed in the specs, AOpen and a Pentium 4 at 2.4 GHz isn't much to go on, and no way of knowing what kind of slot is available for a card.
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24 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Using the Newegg Power Search, you can customize your search.

Include a price range, e.g., 50 to 75.
Chipset Manufacturer, select AMD and ATI.
D-SUB, select 1 x D-SUB.
After the initial results, use "Sort by".

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
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24 Jun 2011   #6

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

For what it's worth till we understand more my purchase of a MSI R5770 has me extremely pleased, it's a blazing product at an affordable price and is resource (psu) light as well as overclockable. It replaced a GTX260MaxcoreOC that was a good unit but was pricey in it's day, hot and power hungry.
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24 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 home premium 64bit sp1 OEM, ubuntu 11.04, windows xp home edition sp3 32bit
 
 

My motherboard is an Aopen MX45G-4DN
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24 Jun 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

MX4SG-4DN actually,

AOpen America ~ No. 1 uSFF solution and platform provider in green technology.

AGP or PCI only. Which then brings up the question of if it is even worth buying a new card for it, which to me it isn't. First if you add an AGP card (which is essentially dead and buried) you face the prospect of whatever limited support is built into Windows 7 for AGP as the chipset on that motherboard (Intel 865G) is no longer supported and the only chipset drivers for it is whatever Windows 7 installs for (which will only be basic), or the last XP drivers.

Second is that for the most part AGP cards for the most part don't have Windows 7 support. Third is the one that most don't want to hear. Sorry to say but the cost of a new card for a computer that old is in most cases more than the computer is worth. Fourth is if you do add a card to it, the card dies with the computer as you won't be able to transfer it to a new computer if or when you get one.

This is one of those where you would be better served to hold off on a video card until you get a new computer.
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24 Jun 2011   #9

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
MX4SG-4DN actually,

AOpen America ~ No. 1 uSFF solution and platform provider in green technology.

AGP or PCI only. Which then brings up the question of if it is even worth buying a new card for it, which to me it isn't. First if you add an AGP card (which is essentially dead and buried) you face the prospect of whatever limited support is built into Windows 7 for AGP as the chipset on that motherboard (Intel 865G) is no longer supported and the only chipset drivers for it is whatever Windows 7 installs for (which will only be basic), or the last XP drivers.

Second is that for the most part AGP cards for the most part don't have Windows 7 support. Third is the one that most don't want to hear. Sorry to say but the cost of a new card for a computer that old is in most cases more than the computer is worth. Fourth is if you do add a card to it, the card dies with the computer as you won't be able to transfer it to a new computer if or when you get one.

This is one of those where you would be better served to hold off on a video card until you get a new computer.
Agree 100%.... most of the cards that you find are from bottom feeder companies...they buy up old stock, slap something together, stick a big price tag on it...and wait

Beside I just lost another P4 machine....that brings my total to five....
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24 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If AGP only, the best card you can get is a Radeon HD 4670. Here is an HD 4650 as well: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161308.
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