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Windows 7: Video Card upgrade

17 Jul 2010   #1

 
 
Video Card upgrade

Hi All
I have (clean installed) Windows 7 on my Dell 4700 everything works fine,but I just got aroung to trying the DVD Maker that came with Windows 7. It says my video card does not meet the requirements to run? (video card is an onboard with the Dell 4700)
any suggestions to upgrade to a better card/working card!!

Thanks for any Help given

Don

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17 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Place to start that will help us is your budget for a new card,and listing your power supply. Are you running 32 or 64 bit Seven I ask because of the 1.5 gigs of Ram. Thanks. Fabe
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17 Jul 2010   #3

 
 

Sorry
32bit with 1.5 gig ram power supply??
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17 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I'm sorry I have obviously you confused about what I was asking for.
1. the wattage of your power supply. If you can't find the specs on the Dell site you'll have to open the case and get it off the side of it. Also if your in their please check the voltz on the +12v rail
We'll need to know this in order to know what cards it can handle.
2. Budget.
Thanks. Fabe
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17 Jul 2010   #5

 
 

Have to get back later with the info not at home right know
Budget.under $100 if possable
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17 Jul 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Power supply specs for the Dimension 4700,

Documentation

Only good thing is that it has a PCI-E x16 slot. A $100 budget gives lots of options as far as a video card goes, unfortunately pretty much all of them require a new power supply as well. With the specs on the PSU in it (305 W) I wouldn't look at anything higher than the HD 5450-5570 from ATI or the GT 220 from Nvidia.
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17 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

The requirements for Windows DVD Maker:

What are the video card system requirements in Windows DVD Maker?

appear to be the same as those to run Aero Glass effects.

There are no drivers for your Intel 915G garphics that support this.

There are all kinds of PCI-E X16 cards available that will support this. Here's a list from Newegg:

Newegg.com - Retail, PCI Express 2.1 x16, DirectX 11, DirectX 10.1, PCI Express 2.0 x16, DirectX 10, PCI Express x16, Desktop Graphics / Video Card...

(I confined it to Dx10, 10.1, and 11 cards.) Ones based on the nVidia 8400GS, GT210, or ATI Radeon HD4350 are cheap, and none of them require auxiliary power connectors. Any of them would be better than your onboard graphics. It may be pointless to get the most powerful graphics card that you can afford. You're not trying to convert a Dimension 4700 to a major gaming PC.
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18 Jul 2010   #8

 
 

Thanks for all the info guys I do have another card I will try (You're not trying to convert a Dimension 4700 to a major gaming PC.) No gaming computer here.....LOL All Good Information thanks!!!
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18 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Power supply specs for the Dimension 4700,

Documentation

Only good thing is that it has a PCI-E x16 slot. A $100 budget gives lots of options as far as a video card goes, unfortunately pretty much all of them require a new power supply as well. With the specs on the PSU in it (305 W) I wouldn't look at anything higher than the HD 5450-5570 from ATI or the GT 220 from Nvidia.
No, he can get any graphics card that does not require an external power source. The Radeon HD 5670 will fit his budget and does not require an external power source. It will work in his Dell Dimension without a problem.
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18 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

The newer"Green Version" of the XFX 9800 gt doesn't require additional power . I know this because I received one as a replacement for one I had sent in on an RMA.It's a Little over budget but well worth it. And should be able to run on your power supply a 400w would be ideal but I think you could still get away with yours, as long as your not running a lot of additional peripherals IMO . Fabe Newegg.com - XFX PVT98GYDLH GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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