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Windows 7: another card recommendation needed

15 May 2010   #1
soon2bexpat

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
another card recommendation needed

I am running 64-bit Win7 and it appears that drivers are not available for the video card I have. I don't play games, just use Photoshop and watch videos. Since I may get a new system next year, I'd like to spend under $100. Any recommendations? i was thinking of a BFG Tech BFGE98512GTGE GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card, at $80.

Specs:
ASUS A8N-SLI Premium NVIDIA nForce4
BIOS ver. 1303
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice 2.4GHz Socket 939
600W PSU
4 x 1028 OCZ Platinum SDRAM DDR400 PC3200 dual channel, unbuffered non-ECC (2-3-2-5-1T)
ATI Radeon X700Pro 256MB PCI Express x16
Samsung 320GB SATA2
WD Caviar 320GB SATA2
WD Caviar 640GB SATA2
Optiarc AD-7200A DVD
Sony CDRW
Samsung Syncmaster 223BW
Windows 7 64-bit


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15 May 2010   #2
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 
Next year

Unless you are looking for something to tie you over until you rebuild, given the rapid advances in gfx (all) components, I wonder why you would buy today for next year's machine.

Monk
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15 May 2010   #3
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Get a 5000 series Radeon, if you're waiting till next year. Sometime late this year the lineup will be refreshed and they will have much more powerful GPUs then (Southern Island).
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15 May 2010   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Why not just stay with Vista drivers? If I understand the ATI site, Catalyst 9.3 and older support the X700. I'm not clear on the differences between Vista (WDDM 1.0) and WDDM 1.1 (Win7) drivers, but the WDDM 1.0 ones support Aero Glass, so you'd get the full function of the Windows 7 desktop with them.
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15 May 2010   #5
soon2bexpat

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks. I'll try the Vista drivers.

re: waiting for the new build, 'next year' could be 18 months.
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15 May 2010   #6
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Check Nvidia.com for GeForce 9800 GT driver. I have 8800GT, and it's operating normally under Win7 x64... Make sure you check Nvidia.com.

zzz2496
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15 May 2010   #7
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Check Nvidia.com for GeForce 9800 GT driver. I have 8800GT, and it's operating normally under Win7 x64... Make sure you check Nvidia.com.

zzz2496
Read soon2bexpat's post again, and check the system spec listing button. His current card is an old Radeon X700, and he (she/it) was asking whether a 9800GT was a good upgrade. No worries about that card having Win 7 drivers.
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15 May 2010   #8
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Check Nvidia.com for GeForce 9800 GT driver. I have 8800GT, and it's operating normally under Win7 x64... Make sure you check Nvidia.com.

zzz2496
Read soon2bexpat's post again, and check the system spec listing button. His current card is an old Radeon X700, and he (she/it) was asking whether a 9800GT was a good upgrade. No worries about that card having Win 7 drivers.
I would say yes and it can be found on sale sometimes aroung 89.99. Just also make sure your Power supply is up to the task but the newer XFX "green" 9800gt's don't even require additonal power to the card. Fabe
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16 May 2010   #9
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Check Nvidia.com for GeForce 9800 GT driver. I have 8800GT, and it's operating normally under Win7 x64... Make sure you check Nvidia.com.

zzz2496
Read soon2bexpat's post again, and check the system spec listing button. His current card is an old Radeon X700, and he (she/it) was asking whether a 9800GT was a good upgrade. No worries about that card having Win 7 drivers.
Right... sorry, didn't read it well enough (was sleepy).

X700 should support Win7, right?

zzz2496
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16 May 2010   #10
soon2bexpat

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Why not just stay with Vista drivers? If I understand the ATI site, Catalyst 9.3 and older support the X700. I'm not clear on the differences between Vista (WDDM 1.0) and WDDM 1.1 (Win7) drivers, but the WDDM 1.0 ones support Aero Glass, so you'd get the full function of the Windows 7 desktop with them.
Thank you- this solved all of my choppy video problems!
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