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Windows 7: Recomend good AGP video card

25 Jan 2010   #11
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

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25 Jan 2010   #12
kcrunchone

windows 7
 
 

Thanks.... Glad I did not buy anything yet... I will play with seven for a bit I have XP on a drive below this one so all I have to do is swap the plugs and fire it up.....
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25 Jan 2010   #13
kpo6969

 
 

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26 Jan 2010   #14
kcrunchone

windows 7
 
 


looking around so far cant find this card even on new egg it is unavailable...
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27 Jan 2010   #15
kpo6969

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kcrunchone View Post

looking around so far cant find this card even on new egg it is unavailable...
It was an open box deal so they must have sold out.
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27 Jan 2010   #16
kpo6969

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kcrunchone View Post
Forgot to mention that 7 does not recognize the drivers for my current radeon 9500 pro. Hence the reason for he search.
It pretty much won't matter what card you get as you'll probably have the same problem. Problem is not your current card but your motherboard and the lack of a proper (and depending on which chipset) working AGP driver. Without that it doesn't matter which card you use, as without the driver the OS won't know what to do with the AGP card or its driver.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
kcrunchone a new card won't solve your problem, a new computer will. If there isn't a properly working AGP driver (the one that tells the OS what to do with an AGP card), it won't matter what card you use.

You would be better served to save what that card you linked to would cost,

Newegg.com - HIS H467Q1GHDAP Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

and adding another couple of hundred to it and getting a new computer. Another thing to remember is that if you do get that card, if/when you do get a new computer you won't be able to use the card in it.
Catalyst AGP Hotfix - Radeon HD 4000 Radeon HD 3000 and Radeon HD 2000 Series AGP products
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07 Feb 2011   #17
Serpentz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You said you budget is $125.00 - You could get a decent motherboard combo with ram and an onboard video processor that will outdo the AGP card any day. It's just a suggestion, but if you can't go for a new machine right now, that's probably your best bet. I do have an ASRock P4VM900-SATA2 Mainboard with an Intel 2.2 Processor + heatsink/fan and 256MB's RAM. It's all in the box and was going to list it on EBAY for $75

Find this kind of deal or let me know if you want it and I'll ship it out to you, or show you where it's listed on Ebay.
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07 Feb 2011   #18
Serpentz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

P.S. For another $25 I'll include an MSI 8600 GTS PCI-E 256MB's video card.
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08 Feb 2011   #19
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wow, this reminds me of myself a couple years back! I had a copy of Xp that went nongenuine on me and I ended up installing Windows 7 RC on it.

From my experience with that, Xp certified cards SUCK with 7! I know, I sympathize. You say you're not really gaming on it...first thing I learned with that was to find your power supply wattage. Running a video card with more watts your system can provide just won't happen. I'm assuming yours is 250 watts, correct me if I'm wrong. Start out with that first.

But really, if you're willing to spend 125 dollars on a single AGP card that may be worth at least half your computer's value or more...I don't know, I'd consider a new system. I personally built my first system after my old one and spent 366 dollars in total minus a case. I'd bet that you might be able to build a 325 dollar system now with your current computer case. But that is all up to you.
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28 Feb 2011   #20
dlcampbe

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I just bought an HIS AGP HD Radeon 4670 from newegg. It installed and ran just fine with Win 7 then, I installed SP1.

I have 3 machines all running Win 7 Home Premium x86. I installed SP1 on 2 from Windows Update with no problems, on the third machine however it scrambled my video drivers.

The problem machine is a Pentium 4 with an AGP video card. The Device Manager shows an ATI Radeon HD 4670 display adapter with a yellow flag and the message: "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)." All I get for drivers are the default VGA drivers. After Updating the driver software I get the following message:

"The best driver software for your device is already installed. Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date." ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series

It seems that the video card and drivers are present, but they cannot find each other.

Any thoughts?
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