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Windows 7: New Graphics Card

21 Aug 2009   #1
Ayo

Windows XP/Windows 7 Dual Boot
 
 
New Graphics Card

Okay my current Graphics card: 82865 Intel cannot support the Aero Interface. So I was wondering which graphic card should I get. I want to be able to see the Aero Interface, has to be around $20-$40, and be compatible with my computer. I have a Dell Dimension 3000.

Stats:
Intel [R]
Pentium [R] 4 CPU 2.80 GHz
2.79 GHz, 1.25 GB of RAM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ayo View Post
Okay I need to know if this one is good, compatible with my system, will work with the Aero interface.

Amazon.com: EVGA 256-P1-N400-LR GeForce 6200 256 MB DDR2 PCI Graphics Card: Electronics



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21 Aug 2009   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Unfortunately, a Dell Dimension 3000 only has 3 PCI slots available. There are no PCI-Express or AGP slots in this machine. So, your choices are going to be pretty limited.

Here is a GeForce 8400GS made by Sparkle that supports DX10, goes in a PCI slot and is $40 from NewEgg.
Newegg.com - SPARKLE SFPC84GS256U2LP GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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21 Aug 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Almost any pci card with a minimum of 512mb of memory will do the trick.. in my experience Id stick with an NVIDIA card... start your search on ebay and you should be able to find a card in your price range... Good Luck!!
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21 Aug 2009   #4
Ayo

Windows XP/Windows 7 Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Unfortunately, a Dell Dimension 3000 only has 3 PCI slots available. There are no PCI-Express or AGP slots in this machine. So, your choices are going to be pretty limited.

Here is a GeForce 8400GS made by Sparkle that supports DX10, goes in a PCI slot and is $40 from NewEgg.
Newegg.com - SPARKLE SFPC84GS256U2LP GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Is there anything around like $20?
Like this?: Newegg.com - SPARKLE SFPC84GS256U2LP GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards I don't know if it is compatible though. Tell me what you think.
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21 Aug 2009   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

That card will work fine, though I would stick with a 512mb card .. a 256 will heat up in short order without a cooling fan, and yer gonna be hard pressed to find one for 20 bucks... start saving yer scheckles and you'll have it saved up in no time...
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21 Aug 2009   #6
Ayo

Windows XP/Windows 7 Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
That card will work fine, though I would stick with a 512mb card .. a 256 will heat up in short order without a cooling fan, and yer gonna be hard pressed to find one for 20 bucks... start saving yer scheckles and you'll have it saved up in no time...

This should do the trick, shouldn't it? :Newegg.com - ZOTAC ZT-84MEH3P-FSL GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

or this

Newegg.com - MSI N8400GS-TD512 GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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21 Aug 2009   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ayo,

Neither of those cards will work as they are both PCI-Express cards and you don't have a PCI express slot. You need the really old school plain ole PCI card.
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21 Aug 2009   #8
Ayo

Windows XP/Windows 7 Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Ayo,

Neither of those cards will work as they are both PCI-Express cards and you don't have a PCI express slot. You need the really old school plain ole PCI card.
Oh. Can you please find me a 512 card under 35-40. I will be eternally grateful?
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21 Aug 2009   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The cheapest PCI card I can find from NewEgg with 512MB ram, with DirectX9 support is this eVGA GeForce 6200 at $41.
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P1-N402-LR GeForce 6200 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI 2.1 Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

The next cheapest card is $80.


I would instead do that 8400GS that I linked to the first time...it's a stronger processor...but it has less RAM. But you aren't going to be do any serious gaming or otherwise on this box...so that won't be an issue.

Unfortunately, PCI cards are more expensive since they are in such small demand these days..there just isn't much supply.
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21 Aug 2009   #10
Ayo

Windows XP/Windows 7 Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
The cheapest PCI card I can find from NewEgg with 512MB ram, with DirectX9 support is this eVGA GeForce 6200 at $41.
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P1-N402-LR GeForce 6200 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI 2.1 Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

The next cheapest card is $80.


I would instead do that 8400GS that I linked to the first time...it's a stronger processor...but it has less RAM. But you aren't going to be do any serious gaming or otherwise on this box...so that won't be an issue.

Unfortunately, PCI cards are more expensive since they are in such small demand these days..there just isn't much supply.
But he sad it will heat up fast? True or not? I'm using it to watch tons of movies and play Combat Arms.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
...a 256 will heat up in short order without a cooling fan...
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