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#1 rayandmaura

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 09:20 PM

Microsoft says I need to upgrade my graphics to support vista on my pc. I dont have much money and was wondering if anyone could reccommend a suitable cheap one? Im not a gamer and to be honest I have no clue what I could get by with. I was thinking I could go to ebay if I knew what to look for. I hope this forum is the proper location for this post and I apolagize if its not. Any suggestions would be appreciated very much..

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 08:20 AM

Vista is a very graphics intensive OS - so your system performance will depend on the graphics card more than it would in XP.

So, let us know what kind of card Imake and model) that you have now, and if it's AGP or PCIe (or even PCI) to see what kind of card we can recommend.
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Posted 02 December 2006 - 10:25 AM

I hope this is what you needed.- Intel 82845g\gl\pe\gv graphics controller-..
also I see - Intel extreme graphics 3D accelerator-

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 11:07 AM

Since you have integrated graphics we'll need to know if this is a laptop or a desktop PC.

Also, please include the make and model of the PC (or the motherboard if custom built).
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Posted 02 December 2006 - 12:53 PM

Its a Dell Dimension 2400 desktop pc. Nothing fancy at all but, it wont take much to upgrade to vista . I know I need more RAM also to support Vista an was wondering if youd know a reliable reasonably price outlet to help me with that?

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 06:44 PM

I just did a "chat" session with dell and according to them because this pc has intergrated graphics i cannot in any way upgrade to vista. I cannot beleive we bought these Pcs new 2 years ago and cannot upgrad our OS on them. What a joke. I guess I should have listened to all the people who told me to stay away from dell. Anyways thank you for all your help..
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Posted 03 December 2006 - 03:26 AM

That's a load of crap.I have a 6 year old PC and I upgraded no problem mine has the same card intergrated too

you'll need to have a 3D card to upgrade though. I have a Nvidia Ge Force 5200 FX and it works fine.

Edited by DemonSui, 03 December 2006 - 03:27 AM.

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 08:53 PM

I recommend waiting for DirectX 10 to come out for cheaper cards.
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 01:55 PM

my card is lke $60USD right now
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