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Windows 7: Video card vs graphic card?

19 Oct 2014   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi
I doubt a video card makes any difference in your ability to play a video emailed to you or on FaceBook
Try another browser or update your existing ones flash player,
Cheers.


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20 Oct 2014   #12
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

That's a really specific answer from MrNeeds, which is exactly what I was hoping for. Is the 275 watts a Really Big Problem? Will my computer explode or something?
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20 Oct 2014   #13
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Thrashzone: You're probably right about my videos. I think that's some other problem. Not sure how this video card is going to help my computer, but it certainly could use some Geritol. I use AT&T Turbo, so it's pretty speedy. Just lagging in so many other areas. I'm willing to give it a go.
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MrNeeds: The New Egg product is 64-bit. Does it matter that my computer is 32-bit?
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20 Oct 2014   #14
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

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20 Oct 2014   #15
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Of the ones you list the 8400GS is the one I would select. It does not state any power supply requirement and does not require a PCIe power connection (which your PC does not have).

The power supply is the main limiting point. The power supply, in this unit, is proprietary and cannot be upgraded to a higher wattage. Considering the age of this PC the power supply is probably "well used" and another limiting factor on "loading" the power supply.

The Windows experience score is not considered a major issue by many techies. Microsoft did away with that in Windows 8.
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20 Oct 2014   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nottaclue9 View Post
That's a really specific answer from MrNeeds, which is exactly what I was hoping for. Is the 275 watts a Really Big Problem? Will my computer explode or something?
That would depend on how hard you push it,
The card posted does not have a cooling fan and is a 2 gig card more than you would need,

I'm using a 1gig card with a cooling fan that states a 300 watt power supply is recommended which is only 220 watt,
Keep in mind I do Not Game this card is for graphic's programs like photoShop and CorelDraw,
But no my machine has not exploded but I have not pushed it either,

Do yourself a favor and find a 1gig card with a cooling fan
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20 Oct 2014   #17
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

So, Thrashzone, what card are you using? Sounds like one I should consider. I don't game & I don't watch movies on my PC.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-515-_-Product


This one seems like it fits your description.
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21 Oct 2014   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

That's a good choice buddy it will fit perfectly, but a little on the cheap side :/
Narrow and with a fan it seems to have the same 300 watt deal according to one review there on page 2,

Mine is out of stock I checked last week GT640 at Newegg but mine was about 75ish

It should be fine for movies/ videos/ has a dvi port/ a vga port/ hdmi port,
dvi and vga ports welcome to dual monitor land

When you install it make sure you remove the fan and cleanout the cpu or what ever the silver vented thing is mine looked like it had a felt skin on the top of it/ it was filthy
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22 Oct 2014   #19
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Great news, ThrashZone. Thanks for the input. Yeah, I'm worried about it being such a cheapie, too, but the reviews seemed OK. There was also an EVGA (?) for about 20 bucks more, but it did not get very good reviews. Mostly griping about how loud the fan was, but other more disturbing complaints as well.

I appreciate the housekeeping hint. I'm anal, anyway, so cleaning the silver vented thing is right up my alley.

Thank you again for sticking with me on this. I'll leave this discussion open till I can get it installed. That way maybe someone else can benefit from your advice.
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22 Oct 2014   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

No problem the issue with the other one I believe your referring to is it might be too thick,
It's a tight spot where this card goes,
Most fan reviews are pretty unrealistic Yes it's a fan most of these things are no louder that the built in fan
This is the one I got
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121771
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