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Windows 7: graphics card help please

26 Oct 2009   #1
foggy011983

windows 7
 
 
graphics card help please

Hi I have a Dell Dimension 2400 which has onboard graphics. I think the chip set is intel 845E.

Obvioulsy this isnt compatible with W7.

Is there any way I can make this compatible or can some one tell me a PCI (not express) graphics card that is compatible with W7.

Everything else works fine its just a shame the graphics card isnt compatible.


Many thanks in advance and im sorry if this has been posted before.

Cheers Steve


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26 Oct 2009   #2
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Steve, you my be out of luck. Check with dell to see if that model came with an option of a better GPU board.
Fill in the specs of you laptop in system specs and maybe someone will have an idea.
Welcome to 7 Forums

Ken
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26 Oct 2009   #3
foggy011983

windows 7
 
 

Hi cheers for the reply.

It is a desktop pc not a laptop

Im really just trying to find any graphics card that uses a pci (not express) slot that I can obtain a W7 driver for LOL
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26 Oct 2009   #4
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Sorry, there are several cards out there for PCI. In general if it will work in Vista it will work in 7. Needs Direct X9 and go for at least 256MB for general use an more for games.
Nvida seems to have the most up to date 7 drivers so far but the rest are catching up.

Ken
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26 Oct 2009   #5
foggy011983

windows 7
 
 

do you have any idea what the model numbers are that may be compatible ?
cheers
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26 Oct 2009   #6
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

foggy, i'll look some up in the AM (California time)
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26 Oct 2009   #7
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

ATI Radeon X1550 Dual PCI (NOT PCI Express!) works fine on my WIN7 and Vista dual boots with Aero fully enabled.

Rgds
Rod
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