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Windows 7: Suggest me suitable graphic card or any other solution


24 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1 (Build 7601)
 
 
Suggest me suitable graphic card or any other solution

My Dell D820 specifications are attached. Also, there is a problem of dedicated video memory of zero. I have downloaded latest NVIDIA drivers from their site, but i am failed to install them. An error occurred showing: "NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit".

I am new to gaming, please help me step by step.


Thanks in advance!




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24 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Use this little free program to show us your specs. Then use the User CP at the top of every page to install them. That way they will follow your every post.
Speccy - System Information - Free Download
At the lower left cornor of this post tick on My System Specs. That information follows my every post. This will help us help you.
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24 Aug 2012   #3

Win 7 Pro
 
 

It appears this particular Dell Latitude used one of 2 versions of Nvidia Quadro graphics. These are business (cad/cam etc) graphics oriented cards, NOT gaming cards. I believe they are also not upgradeable/changeable). With a T2400 intel processor, I'm going to guess this laptop is about 6years old?.

But your best bet for the propwer driver may be from Dell as many OEM mfg's 'customized' the drivers. While Nvidia has seemed to changed this with their consumer series, I'm not sure about the Quadro mobile series & that's why Dell may be your best bet.

Jim
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25 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1 (Build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Use this little free program to show us your specs. Then use the User CP at the top of every page to install them. That way they will follow your every post.
Speccy - System Information - Free Download
At the lower left cornor of this post tick on My System Specs. That information follows my every post. This will help us help you.
I have updated my system specifications. One more thing, nvidia site scanner detects that i have GeForce Go 7300, but the Piriform Specy didn't detect it!
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25 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1 (Build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimpz View Post
It appears this particular Dell Latitude used one of 2 versions of Nvidia Quadro graphics. These are business (cad/cam etc) graphics oriented cards, NOT gaming cards. I believe they are also not upgradeable/changeable). With a T2400 intel processor, I'm going to guess this laptop is about 6years old?.

But your best bet for the propwer driver may be from Dell as many OEM mfg's 'customized' the drivers. While Nvidia has seemed to changed this with their consumer series, I'm not sure about the Quadro mobile series & that's why Dell may be your best bet.

Jim
Yes, these are for professionals, but i have read that low graphics games can be played using some virtual memory or something like this. I have updated my system specifications, please have a look at them.
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26 Aug 2012   #6

 
 

what you'll find is that you could probably with enough tweeking play the odd game on very low settings, however i must point out that it may not be playable ie 1-2 frames per second.

now depending on what games it is your trying to play it could be doable but we can pretty much discount most games from the last 8 years and even some from before that, you can check my post history on many sites from swtor to here and i flat out do not recommend gaming on a laptop they just aren't good enough at the best of times to compete with a far cheaper desktop.

in the bios you may be able to assign more memory to the display adapter, check if you want press f2 on startup.
some searching turned up some messy methods to increase it but none i can suggest as i can not test them to see if they would work or break something so i'll not list them.

I'm going to be a bit mean here sorry, but if you want to do any kind of gaming then you need to replace the laptop either with a newer laptop or with a desktop for gaming purposes, subjecting your current laptop to the stress that gaming can invoke could cause a fault that is being hidden or just not appeared yet to come to the fore and cause it to fail, memory, overheating( most likely due to age) cpu overheating again quite probable due to the age of the machine the thermal solution and fan may be clogged up or have reduced capacity.

in short be careful what you do, 6 years is a long time for a laptop thermal paste degrades fans fail or don't do their job correctly solder on the main board is drying out due to prolonged exposure to electrical currents and so forth.
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26 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

To keep it simple. You do not have a gamer computer. It would cost more to try and make it a gamer than it would to buy one.
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28 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1 (Build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
what you'll find is that you could probably with enough tweeking play the odd game on very low settings, however i must point out that it may not be playable ie 1-2 frames per second.

now depending on what games it is your trying to play it could be doable but we can pretty much discount most games from the last 8 years and even some from before that, you can check my post history on many sites from swtor to here and i flat out do not recommend gaming on a laptop they just aren't good enough at the best of times to compete with a far cheaper desktop.

in the bios you may be able to assign more memory to the display adapter, check if you want press f2 on startup.
some searching turned up some messy methods to increase it but none i can suggest as i can not test them to see if they would work or break something so i'll not list them.

I'm going to be a bit mean here sorry, but if you want to do any kind of gaming then you need to replace the laptop either with a newer laptop or with a desktop for gaming purposes, subjecting your current laptop to the stress that gaming can invoke could cause a fault that is being hidden or just not appeared yet to come to the fore and cause it to fail, memory, overheating( most likely due to age) cpu overheating again quite probable due to the age of the machine the thermal solution and fan may be clogged up or have reduced capacity.

in short be careful what you do, 6 years is a long time for a laptop thermal paste degrades fans fail or don't do their job correctly solder on the main board is drying out due to prolonged exposure to electrical currents and so forth.

Thank you and thank you so much, though i bought it a long time ago but i used it for less time,
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28 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1 (Build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
To keep it simple. You do not have a gamer computer. It would cost more to try and make it a gamer than it would to buy one.
Ummm, thank you!
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29 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

try this
Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]
download vista 32bit VGA driver try to install it in compatibility mode

may try this one from nvidia too
NVIDIA DRIVERS 179.48BETA
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