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Windows 7: Building A Computer

09 Feb 2010   #11
raf051888

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I am using an old [cheap] nVidia 7200 GS, that I found for $10 on Tigerdirect. I have an AMD chipset, to boot. I have had no problems since I found the right drivers for it.
I had that card in my old PC. Worked great on Windows 7 64-bit.


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09 Feb 2010   #12
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raf051888 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I am using an old [cheap] nVidia 7200 GS, that I found for $10 on Tigerdirect. I have an AMD chipset, to boot. I have had no problems since I found the right drivers for it.
I had that card in my old PC. Worked great on Windows 7 64-bit.
Lol at the thought of trying to game with it. All it does for me is allow me to use dual monitors, and for that, it works great.
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09 Feb 2010   #13
raf051888

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raf051888 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I am using an old [cheap] nVidia 7200 GS, that I found for $10 on Tigerdirect. I have an AMD chipset, to boot. I have had no problems since I found the right drivers for it.
I had that card in my old PC. Worked great on Windows 7 64-bit.
Lol at the thought of trying to game with it. All it does for me is allow me to use dual monitors, and for that, it works great.
No gaming. Just dual monitors as well.
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09 Feb 2010   #14
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
For the games and 3d graphics packages I use it for, my nvidia GTX285 has been rock solid on x64.

The bit about cooking video cards has a tiny bit of validity but it's mainly because people are REALLY stressing their cards out running some apps/games for hours and hours and some laptops and homebuilt machines have barely adequet cooling. Coupled with what looks like a rash of slightly poorer product quality from ALL manufacturers (RHOS unfortunately has caused a lot of solder problems even today), and added part counts, more video cards are burning out today than they were even 4-5 years ago.

But maybe only about 1% W7 "fault" for daring to use any 3d interface whatsoever but its demands are EXTREMELY low compared to any 3d app your will be running on it.
I'll second that. I am one of "those people" you heard about having problems with my video card on a new W7-64 bit installation. I have an EVGA GTX-260+. After much anguish and diagnostics it turns out the card was defective. I got an RMA replacement and all is good. EVGA did not make me do the RMA dance. They just said "send it back". So that will tell you something! Do not be afraid of Windows 7. Just be prepared to deal with the usual defective product issues we home builders have to deal with on every build.
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09 Feb 2010   #15
ThePizzaMan

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

if your using a amd processor and ATI chipset.... you don't want to throw a nvidia card in the mix..... your best off to get a ATI card, something like the 5770 or a 4850 or 4870, maybe a 4890 if you can afford it
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09 Feb 2010   #16
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Ati or nvidia find some reviews and comparison sites do a little research and go from their. You'll get 4 pages of video card prefrences other wise. Fabe Oh and this is JMO.
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09 Feb 2010   #17
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I cant really speak for Nvidia cards, (dont have one) but my Vapor-X 4890 has been rock solid in Win7 x64, using CCC 9.12.

Cards blowing up under Win7, (ATI or Nvidia) is either faulty hardware somewhere, or a USER problem. Not Windows.
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09 Feb 2010   #18
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

1) Hard drive is slooow - the Green Series dynamically adjusts the spin speed. Go for a Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.12 - 12th generation.

2) Sapphire ATI 4890 1GB - perfect match

3) Great build choice - but note new quad's with six cores are coming. Personally I would save cash and get the Phenom 550 Black Edition (K10, AM3) and upgrade to a brand new quad in a few months
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