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Windows 7: Win 7 Upgrade degrades video perf.. ??

02 Nov 2009   #1

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Win 7 Upgrade degrades video perf.. ??

Upgraded an HP desktop from Vista to Win 7.
It has onboard Intel graphics, set up with 64meg on the card and using 192 meg of system memory.

On vista, the system had a graphics performance measurement of about 3.5. On win 7 it drops to 3.0 and sites like youtube are measurably choppier.

I upgraded the chipset bios, I have not upgraded the system bios (cause HP doesn't support it yet), the monitor driver is also hp and missing (generic monitor).

Are there system level options I should look into or look into new hw?

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02 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ronlpeck View Post
onboard Intel graphics, set up with 64meg on the card and using 192 meg of system memory.
New hardware option is best.

Check to see if it has an AGP slot. You can place a really fine card in there if so. The HD 3850 like mine, or even 4xxx series of card.
HIS HD 3850 (mine) is perhaps better than 4xxx AGP releases.

This card requires an empty slot next to AGP so you'll have to have room there. It's known as dual slot type card.
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