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#1 Delta16

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:01 PM

My friend had just upgraded to Windows 7. When she opens a lot of applications the screen starts to flash (I think it is lagging) on the Aero theme, but it doesnt happen on the Basic theme.

So I checked the graphic card that she has, and it seems that she has a small graphic card , its only with 64 mb and its not PCI/PCIE, its GPI (if i remember correctly).

Do you think that it is the graphic card that is making this problem ? (At least thats what I think)

Thanks for any reply

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:58 PM

It could just simply be a video card that is not fully supported in Windows 7.

Check the manufacturer's website ( video card manufacturer ) and check for updated drivers for the card.

I also think you may have meant AGP ( GPI? ).

IMHO, I would suggest an upgraded video card for this machine that is supported by Windows 7.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 02:09 PM

I doubt 64MB video card is enough to support all features in Vista/7, especially aero.
I'd suggest 512MB card (PCIExpress preferably).

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 04:46 PM

Yeh thats what I thought too, cause in the windows 7 specs, it needs 128MB. Also checked that the motherboard supports PCIE, so the best way is to buy a GPU.

Ill try to update the drivers, but I dont think it will work.

Thanks both of you, I really appreciate it.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 04:56 PM

cause in the windows 7 specs, it needs 128MB

Those Microsoft numbers are usually laughable.
Multiply them by 2, or 3 and you'll be fine :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 02:12 AM

simple way to find out is to click my computer, properties, and check the windows score. the video card needs at least a rating of 3.0 to run all the features of aero (should be two for graphics, one for aero one for games) if it is lower then 3.0 then the card will have problems running windows Aero.

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