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Windows 7: please help me find a compatible graphics card 4 my pc

21 Nov 2009   #11
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Techymike View Post
torrentg

I say that because ATI just slaps out new updates to fix one problem and causes another with the system configurations for various PC's. I mean, come on.....they can't even fix their own fan speed controls. You have to use a outside source program like RivaTuner to cool the darn cards down correctly. Now I have an ATI but knowing what I know now, I would have bought Nvidia just because I do so much Video applications.

seven7, if you game then check what card your games recommend, if you intend to use it for mainly Video the go with Nvidia and at least a 512 MB with DDR5. That is why I sold off one of my ATI 3870 X2 cards. Great card but could be and there are better.
hm.... well nvidia has been having driver issues lately.... so its not just ati


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21 Nov 2009   #12
Seven7

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
This NVIDIA 8400 GS PCI card is well worth it. It is perfect and cheap for the purpose of having Aero, playing many games and HD video.

It easily supports two monitors - one digital output and one vga analog output.

does it matter if my system is a 32 bit? and the graphics card is a 64-bit?

does the memory type matter?
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21 Nov 2009   #13
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

no and no haha.... but.... the the better the memory... the faster the card
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21 Nov 2009   #14
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seven7 View Post
does it matter if my system is a 32 bit? and the graphics card is a 64-bit?

does the memory type matter?
The 64 bit you are referring to with that card is the memory bus on the card; as in how fast the GPU (core) talks to the memory on the card. It has nothing to do with whether you can run the card on a 32 bit or 64 bit OS.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
the the better the memory... the faster the card
To a point. The fastest GDDR5 on a 8400GS won't help it much, it would still be crippled by the slow GPU. Also more doesn't always mean faster. On a card like the 8400, 256 MB is more than enough; any more and it is just marketing.

Seven7, that card while being close to the bottom on the low end of the video card scale will still be a big step up from the current Intel onboard video you have.
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22 Nov 2009   #15
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

It has been a common problem with the 3870 X2, and ATI knows about it as does every other person that uses one. There is some sort of flashing available that supposedly takes care of it but I am afraid of trying it and killing the card. My other PC uses the HD-2400Pro and that has been a great card and cheap now.
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22 Nov 2009   #16
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

In that case, I'd flash then. Close every program not necessary (including av and firewall) for Windows to run using the task manager and go for it.

It's not a risky process if you get the utility and bios from a reputable source.
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22 Nov 2009   #17
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the idea but Rivatuner works just fine and that is that!
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22 Nov 2009   #18
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Techymike View Post
Thanks for the idea but Rivatuner works just fine and that is that!
You're welcome. Alright then, in that case, it's not really wise, prudent or fair to talk against ATI or their drivers.
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23 Nov 2009   #19
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Yup, Mr Bad attitude....that is me...LOL
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