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Windows 7: new video card

01 Jun 2009   #1

windows 7 X64
new video card

Hi. The Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 doesn't work in Windows 7. Can you give me advice on buying a new inexpensive card. I asked a Nvidia tech and he said the video card was not designed to work with Windows 7. If anyone could advise me on the latter issue I would appreciate it. deanie44.

WindowsXP Professional SP3
Philips DVD+RW DVD8801
1.99 of Ram
Media Center Home Edition 2005
Nvidia GeForce FX 5200
Hauppauge WinTv PVR 500 dual tuner card
2nd HD--Window 7 RC1 v. 7100

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

You didn't list the most important thing and that's your motherboard. I'm guessing you are using an AGPx8 video slot.

If you want to play games, even many new ones on highest settings, check my specs. That card is amazing. Otherwise, here is a list for you to consider. One of the HD cards should do well.

AGP, AGP Slot Card, AGP Video Cards, 4x 8x AGP Graphic Cards at

As per your post, a nice but also cheap card would be this one:
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03 Jun 2009   #3

windows 7 X64

Hi torrentg. thank you for your quick response. I hav two PCI slots and a PCIe slot.
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03 Jun 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Except that it is a PCI-E 1x slot,


of which at least at Newegg there is a grand total of two available, - Computer Hardware,Video Cards & Video Devices,Desktop Graphics / Video Cards,PCI Express x1,

and will also have little to no Windows 7 support. If you want to use Windows & and get at least proper video driver support you're going to have to look at something like this, - SPARKLE SP94GT512D2LHPP GeForce 9400 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

All things considering in your position I wouldn't put any money into parts that will work with Windows 7, but save up and buy a new computer that is compatible/capable.
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