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Windows 7: Advice on a card for under 100 and 32 or 64 bit

16 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
Advice on a card for under 100 and 32 or 64 bit


I recently upgraded to win 7 on a Nforce 2 board and have had a load of prob's (as posted on here) its seems that my old NF2 board can't run Win 7 so I have now treated my self to a new pc (comming for xmas) spec as here;

WIN 7 32 or 64 bit?
Asus M4A78-VM - DDR2 1200x2 780G chipset
AM3 Phenom X2 250 3.0 GHz,
4Gb Corsair Memory DDR2 1066 (2x2Gb)
500GB SATA Hard Drive
Cool Master 500W PSU

Can anyone please recomend a graphics card (pci-e 2) for under 100 that would suit this set up (either ATI or Nvidia) its main use is for internet with the odd games play but its not really intended as a gamming pc.

Also should I install 32 bit or 64 bit Win 7 ?

Any help please

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16 Dec 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

If gaming isn't a concern you could save the 100 and just use the onboard HD3200. If you still want a card at the top end of your budget something like this,

Sapphire HD 5750 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Display Port Out PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer

for a middle of the road option,

Sapphire HD 4670 512MB GDDR3 DVI VGA HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card With Free Collectors ATI Ruby Figurine While Stocks Last - Ebuyer
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16 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7 home pre 64 bit


Thanks for your help, I am not sure how good the on-board graphics are thats why I was thinking of having a pci e card fitted, also as I understand it having a card fitted will free up some of the ram and run a little smoother.
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16 Dec 2009   #4

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

hm.... go for the 5750 as it has dx11 support and is the best for your money right now
and yes things would go a little smoother and 64bit or 32.... its more a preference than anything if you want to use all your ram go with 64 if it doesn't matter then either one
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