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Windows 7: New Graphic Card = H.E.L.P.?

20 Jul 2010   #21
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Reilly View Post
Okay

My system Specs:

CPU AMD Athlon 2400 XP
does that make a difference?
No.

~Lordbob


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20 Jul 2010   #22
Reilly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

so the cards you stated before can all be used if the PSU is good enough?
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20 Jul 2010   #23
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Reilly View Post
so the cards you stated before can all be used if the PSU is good enough?
Those cards (the ones quoted from HPs site) should work with your system right now.

~Lordbob
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20 Jul 2010   #24
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

No Lordbob answered pretty much all you need to know. If you have any suspect hardware it would be your power supply. Whatever card you decide on you must make sure your power supply has enough wattage but mostly that it has enough volts on the 12v rail, and also if needed has the proper cable.
Some cards require a 6 pin power connection, all depends on how much you want to spend and what card your current power supply can handle. Fabe Looks like I typed to slow sorry for repeating.
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20 Jul 2010   #25
Reilly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks alot everyone
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20 Jul 2010   #26
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is why it is never a good idea to ask a similar question in someone else's thread, it can and does lead to confusion amongst the respondents. Jpinghels system is the one that can use any of the cards that Lordbob posted can use, in Relliy's case none of them will work. I can guarantee that that old Socket A system of his does not have a PCI-E slot, at best it will have an AGP slot.

As to whether Reilly can upgrade his video card, yes he can. Is it worth it? Not really as the cost of pretty much any Windows 7 compatible video card will be more than his entire computer is worth.
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20 Jul 2010   #27
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
This is why it is never a good idea to ask a similar question in someone else's thread, it can and does lead to confusion amongst the respondents. Jpinghels system is the one that can use any of the cards that Lordbob posted can use, in Relliy's case none of them will work. I can guarantee that that old Socket A system of his does not have a PCI-E slot, at best it will have an AGP slot.
Damn, I didn't even notice that. Good point.

Sorry for the mixup Relliy...

~Lordbob
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20 Jul 2010   #28
Reilly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

okay, no worries :'(
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20 Jul 2010   #29
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Either a ATI 5770 or Nvidia 260

I bought a 5770 recently and I'm lovin' it
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