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Windows 7: Graphics card help

22 Oct 2009   #1
Klash

XP
 
 
Graphics card help

Hi,

I'm making the big jump from XP to Windows 7, but of course my graphics card does not pass the requirement!

I'm just wondering could anyone help me select a graphics card so it can run it?

I am not very proud of my motherboard, but oh well
MSI KT4V (MS-6712) Motherboard - Product details and features - DealTime

EDIT: I'm from the UK btw


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22 Oct 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi Klash, and welcome to sevenforums,

luckily there are still a few AGP cards around.

have a look at this link

don't buy the 400 card!

the basic geforce 6200 @ 27 would be powerful enough to run visual aero effects (i know, i've got one in my kitchen pc) use basic programs, and will allow you to watch fullscreen movies too.

but don't think about playing 3d games on it!

you'll enjoy windows 7!
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22 Oct 2009   #3
TheMumm

Windows 7
 
 

Depends on how much you're willing to pay for a video card and what you intend to do with it on the system. For a budget gaming card, heres a link:

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Thats the card I'm currently looking at for a replacement of my dual 8800 ultras which (i suspect) have died. Its a DX11 card, which is what Windows 7 uses, so you'll get the very most out of it.

Hope that helped.
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22 Oct 2009   #4
Klash

XP
 
 

Phew, thanks for your reply!

Would it be able to run games like CS:S, I don't intend to play games alot, just when i have some time spare I like to play some games
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22 Oct 2009   #5
Klash

XP
 
 

Sorry for double post, it wouldn't edit my last post!

TheMumm, iI don't wish to intend on spending much but I will probably have to!
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22 Oct 2009   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

@TheMumm, Klash's motherboard is agp only...that card would not work with his pc.

@Klash, i don't know if the card will play cs, i never tried on that card, but i strongly suspect that it will, as the source engine is pretty efficient. you could try googling for the minimum requirements for the game...or indeed other agp cards for sale in the uk.

but it certainly wouldn't be much good for modern games.
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22 Oct 2009   #7
TheMumm

Windows 7
 
 

Apologies. I'd also get a new mobo if you can, but that may not be an option. I wish you luck!
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22 Oct 2009   #8
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

How about this one? [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Radeon-3850-512MB-Graphics/dp/B00134ONFU]Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 3850 512MB AGP Graphics Card: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo[/ame]
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