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Windows 7: What graphics card do i need.

29 Aug 2009   #1
dtownfresh

Windows 7
 
 
What graphics card do i need.

Ok well i just upgraded to windows 7 and i have 1.5gb of ram. I play 3 online games. ( 1. gunbound 2. combat arms 3. rakion )

When i play gunbound everything is fine, no lag at all because its kinda a kiddie 3d game.

but when i play combat arms and rakion i lag REALLY BADLY!

i just ordered a 1gb stick of ram and web pages and applications work great.

so i want to know what graphics card i need. ( i also need to know witch one will fit my pc and will work with windows 7 transparency mode, or aero? is it called, im not sure. )

Please send me links to graphics cards for 50$ or less because that's all i have right now =/

my computer: Compaq Presario SR1503WM Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (Peru - English)

And here is my computer info/specs.




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29 Aug 2009   #2
v0id

Windows 3.11
 
 

For 50$

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29 Aug 2009   #3
dtownfresh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by v0id View Post
For 50$

well in my old post the guy said that i can get one at newegg.com that will work with windows 7 transparent.

and newegg.com i see they have them for like some 30$
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29 Aug 2009   #4
Jesus

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Do you have a PCI-E x16 slot?
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29 Aug 2009   #5
dtownfresh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jesus View Post
Do you have a PCI-E x16 slot?
I have a 3 PCI slots

this is not my picture but those are the slots i have.

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29 Aug 2009   #6
Jesus

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I would just save for a new computer at this point.

Those are regular PCI slots, I think you can use a x16 graphics card in there, but I don't know if it'd be worth it or not?
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29 Aug 2009   #7
dtownfresh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jesus View Post
I would just save for a new computer at this point.

Those are regular PCI slots, I think you can use a x16 graphics card in there, but I don't know if it'd be worth it or not?
Thats not my question. And i have a way better pc. I just need to know how to upgrade this one.
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29 Aug 2009   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, as you know by now...you have regular PCI slots in your computer. Those were before AGP came out and before AGP was replaced by PCI-Express.

There are some PCI video cards out there, but they certainly aren't great performers. For the older games they will be alright though. The biggest issue is that these super old cards aren't as cheap as you would expect..but that is because there isn't much demand and thus not much supply...so you pay a few dollars extra.

For less than $50, this card is likely your best bet in retail chains. It's $10 instant off, so $49 and then has a $10 Mail In Rebate...getting it down to $39.99
Newegg.com - PNY VCG84512SPEB GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
It's a GeForce 8400GS with 512MB of RAM.
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29 Aug 2009   #9
dtownfresh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Well, as you know by now...you have regular PCI slots in your computer. Those were before AGP came out and before AGP was replaced by PCI-Express.

There are some PCI video cards out there, but they certainly aren't great performers. For the older games they will be alright though. The biggest issue is that these super old cards aren't as cheap as you would expect..but that is because there isn't much demand and thus not much supply...so you pay a few dollars extra.

For less than $50, this card is likely your best bet in retail chains. It's $10 instant off, so $49 and then has a $10 Mail In Rebate...getting it down to $39.99
Newegg.com - PNY VCG84512SPEB GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
It's a GeForce 8400GS with 512MB of RAM.
So this graphics card will work with windows 7 aero?
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29 Aug 2009   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dtownfresh View Post
So this graphics card will work with windows 7 aero?
Yes it will. I just responded to your other thread as well. That card will work just fine with Win7 aero.
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