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Windows 7: Recomend good AGP video card

25 Jan 2010   #1
kcrunchone

windows 7
 
 
Recomend good AGP video card

Looking to purchase a new video card, I will look to budget to $125.
I am running older system that I built recently installed Windows 7 on.
I have MSI socket A mobo with AGP slot for the card. ANY recomendations on a really good card for video viewing mainly since I am not really a gamer on the PC anymore since the purchase of my PS3 so all thoughts are welcome.


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25 Jan 2010   #2
kcrunchone

windows 7
 
 

Forgot to mention that 7 does not recognize the drivers for my current radeon 9500 pro. Hence the reason for he search.
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25 Jan 2010   #3
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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25 Jan 2010   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kcrunchone View Post
Forgot to mention that 7 does not recognize the drivers for my current radeon 9500 pro. Hence the reason for he search.
It pretty much won't matter what card you get as you'll probably have the same problem. Problem is not your current card but your motherboard and the lack of a proper (and depending on which chipset) working AGP driver. Without that it doesn't matter which card you use, as without the driver the OS won't know what to do with the AGP card or its driver.
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25 Jan 2010   #5
kcrunchone

windows 7
 
 

Found this one, HIS HD 4670 IceQ Native HDMI 1GB (128bit) DDR3 AGP < AGP Edition < Desktop Graphics < Products | HIS Graphic Cards not sure if it will work out but anything is better than getting a message telling me that my video card cant even handle SOLITAIRE...
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25 Jan 2010   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

kcrunchone a new card won't solve your problem, a new computer will. If there isn't a properly working AGP driver (the one that tells the OS what to do with an AGP card), it won't matter what card you use.

You would be better served to save what that card you linked to would cost,

Newegg.com - HIS H467Q1GHDAP Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 AGP 4X&#47;8X HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

and adding another couple of hundred to it and getting a new computer. Another thing to remember is that if you do get that card, if/when you do get a new computer you won't be able to use the card in it.
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25 Jan 2010   #7
kcrunchone

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
kcrunchone a new card won't solve your problem, a new computer will. If there isn't a properly working AGP driver (the one that tells the OS what to do with an AGP card), it won't matter what card you use.

You would be better served to save what that card you linked to would cost,

Newegg.com - HIS H467Q1GHDAP Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

and adding another couple of hundred to it and getting a new computer. Another thing to remember is that if you do get that card, if/when you do get a new computer you won't be able to use the card in it.

thanks but right now a new machine is not really in the budget. I need to make this work for me in the mean time. Just trying to get at least a basic grip for my video support you know. To be honest I would love a new machine but reality BITES.....
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25 Jan 2010   #8
kcrunchone

windows 7
 
 

I pretty much have to find something that will work for now. I am going to try to play a DVD and see just what happens
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25 Jan 2010   #9
kcrunchone

windows 7
 
 

without drivers functioning it looks like a bad Chinese flick, horrible lip sync and terrible streaming. so crazy that with XP it was really a great card
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25 Jan 2010   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do yourself a favor and stay with XP until you get a new computer.

Don't think you are understanding what I was saying earlier about the AGP driver, and you are confusing it with the video card driver, they are not the same thing. The AGP (also know as GART) driver is a motherboard chipset driver, and without it an AGP video card will not work properly if at all, or i your case allow the video card driver to even install. You will have the exact same problem with that 4670 for the same reasons you are having problems with your 9500.

That is also why I said that a new video card won't make any difference.

P.S. As far as a driver for your video card goes there is not now and won't be a Windows 7 specific driver for it, but there is a Vista driver,

ATI Catalyst? Legacy Display Driver

that works with the cards listed, of which your 9500 Pro is one of.

Edit: To further the point,

Help ON HD 4650 Graphics Card

that card is almost the same as the 4670, and it won't work in Windows 7 either.
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