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Windows 7: Desperate for Help (Not Very Technological)

29 Jan 2010   #1
unpluggedalex

Windows XP Professional
 
 
Desperate for Help (Not Very Technological)

I currently have Windows XP but I want to upgrade to Windows 7 and through the Upgrade Advisor, I learned my graphics card won't support Aero (which I desire) but everything else will work just fine. Can someone include A LINK to a graphics card that will work. Thanks.

Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80 GHz

Again, everything else is fine except for the graphics card.


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29 Jan 2010   #2
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Without knowing your system specs we can't be as helpful as you would like.

IF you have a PCIe 2.0X16 slot.....I have used this card a lot over the years. It works fine, but the options are endless and you need system specs so we can help you.

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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29 Jan 2010   #3
tnicewicz

Windows 7
 
 

I agree, you should know what types of slots you have in your computer. Many PCI cards do support aero and best buy carries alot of ATI cards that will work just fine.
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29 Jan 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, I happen to have the same card as Nate (but with 512MB). It works very well and does not cost a fortune. But you need the PCIe2 X16 slot.
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29 Jan 2010   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unpluggedalex View Post
I currently have Windows XP but I want to upgrade to Windows 7 and through the Upgrade Advisor, I learned my graphics card won't support Aero (which I desire) but everything else will work just fine. Can someone include A LINK to a graphics card that will work. Thanks.

Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80 GHz

Again, everything else is fine except for the graphics card.

DownLoad CPU-Z from MajorGeeks to see what your motherboard is ???
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29 Jan 2010   #6
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, I happen to have the same card as Nate (but with 512MB). It works very well and does not cost a fortune. But you need the PCIe2 X16 slot.
It's a decent card if he has the correct slot. I would probably get a GT220 at the same price range, it has some more features (but not 2 DVI ports and that's what I like)

Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-1220-LR GeForce GT 220 512MB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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29 Jan 2010   #7
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You need the right PSU with the right amps on the 12V ratings and the right connections. I'd recommend a 5670 if you don't play games, which is not recommended with that CPU anyway.
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29 Jan 2010   #8
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I hope the OP will fill out the system specs and someone will be happy to help.

Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
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