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Windows 7: Does anyone have any idea about how to choose the correct video card?

11 Apr 2014   #1

Does anyone have any idea about how to choose the correct video card?

My sister owns an old Dell B110 desktop; I'm attempting to upgrade the OS from XP to Windows 7. I downloaded the windows 7 upgrade advisor and found out that all I needed to upgrade was the video card. The current card is an: "Integrated Intel Extreme graphics 2 w/64mb". Her computer uses pci slots, Pent 4 etc. She is not a gamer; All I want to do is buy a comparable card that will be compatible with Windows 7. Can anyone help me to do this? Thank you.

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11 Apr 2014   #2


As far as memory(system) goes, you will need a min of 2gb mem, 4 gb is optimal, it will run with 1gb but not well at all. It pretty old hardware, I wouldn't throw too much $$$$$ into this.......

the chipset will take 4gb I see it is a Intel® 865GV Chipset I believe


oh I think it has pcie expansion for graphics, if thats the case see these:
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11 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

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11 Apr 2014   #4


For 99.00 you can do a memory upgrade (if needed)and graphics card. This is a very old machine, depends on what his sister uses it for.......
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 Does anyone have any idea about how to choose the correct video card?

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