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Older ATI card, no support... Pls help!

Q: Older ATI card, no support... Pls help!

Hi Guys,

I have a really old notebook machine, manufactured in 2005. Its an Acer TravelMate 4270 with an ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 graphic card. I know that its too old to a win8 but I am very corious about the new OPsystem, as always. Everything worked fine with the main installation, but the VGA... you know, the old driver cant be installed, the system says that the driver is not up to date. But AMD wrote in news at 13th sept that they released a win8 compaitble driver for all of their products.

I tried every way to install the driver, also Catalyst Center 10.2 and 11.8, then changed in the properties menu the compatibility mode to win7 and xp - without success. Have You got any tips what to do now? I have in this way only sh*t resolution, and my video performance is really "unpalatable". Where can I find a good solution to have the x1600 driver on win8?

Thanx, Regards:
Andras

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Preferred Solution: Older ATI card, no support... Pls help!

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Older ATI card, no support... Pls help!

Try to Download driver ATI X2500 on http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...=Acer&SC=AAP_8

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I have an older, quad-core HP Pavilion d4990y (desktop) that originally shipped with 32-bit Vista and 4 Gbytes RAM. After about a week of research I reasonably certain that I can run Win7 Pro, 64-bit with 4 x 2 Gbytes RAM (= 8 Gbytes). Given the anticipated performance increase, his seems like an upgrade worth doing to me, but I'd like more experienced and better informed people to give my plan a once-over.

1) HP shipped this model with 64-bit Vista, so 64-bit drivers are available, and I assume that if they work for Vista, they will also work for Win7.

HP Pavilion Ultimate d4990y CTO Desktop PC Drivers & Downloads | HP? Support

2) According the specs for this machine, it can take 8 Gbytes RAM:

Contact HP Support and Customer Service | HP?*Support


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Maximum memory:
8 GB (4 x 2 GB) (64-bit OS)




3) BIG QUESTION

I've also purchased a 2 Tbyte HD from NewEgg, and somewhere I read that the hard drive must be "formated" GPT, which I had never heard of before, so I went reading up on it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table

At first I thought GPT was some sort of "upgrade" from NTFS because statements about it were phrased that you "format GPT", like you "format NTFS", but someone on another forum has told me that GPT is an alternative to MBR (Master Boot Record), and so I assume that you can have a NTFS-formatted hard drive that can either be formatted in... Read more

A:Does Older Hardware Not Support GPT?

You cannot install Windows OS on a GPT initialized drive unless your motherboard supports new UEFI Bios, and you are installing Windows 8.0 or 8.1. Which yours does not support. You can install a GPT initialized drive as a storage drive, just not as a bootable Windows drive.
A 2TB drive does not need to be Initialized GPT, it still can be MBR and Formatted NTFS. Anything larger the 2.2TB would need to be Initialized GPT.
According to your specs, you should be able to instal 8GB or RAM if you are running a Windows 64 bit OS

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I have just had a pop up telling me Microsoft are ending support for older versions of windows - and I am sure I have an old one but I can't remember how to find out which.

How do I update to one that will be supported? Do I have to buy a disc or do it online?

Many thanks and kind regards..........Margaret
 

A:Ending Support for older Windows

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At the end of this month, Avast will end support for our older consumer versions of Avast Antivirus. Those are: Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, and Avast Premier.

A good antivirus program is a necessity to protect your Windows PC from malware attacks, to keep your computer running smoothly, and to protect your online identity and personal data. Over the past 3 years, Avast engineers have improved our database of known virus definitions, themechanism in which zero- day and widespread malware are detected, and the frequency of streaming updates sent to our customers. Avast 2015, with its unique Home Network Securityfeature which scans your home network for potential risks, is our best performing security product yet.

After May 31st, 2015, Avast will no longer provide security patches or technical support for versions 8.0.1497 and lower. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malware, endangering your machine and the data on it. Please update to the latest version so you can receive regular security updates and benefit from the enhanced features and higher detection rates that protect your computer from malicious attacks. This update is also recommended because the latest version is compatible with Windows 10.

If you are running an older version of Avast, you can easily move to the latest version of Avast 2015.

How to check for the latest version and do a program update
If you need to update later, here?s a qu... Read more

A:Support for older Avast versions will end

In the blog post it shows how to upgrade avast v9 (2014), but it's noted that v8 and below will be unsupported.
 

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Hi, i can't find any information on wheither this particular model supports pcie ssd, for example a  http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/memory-storage/ssd/950-pro/MZ-V5P512BW i did find notes inthe bios update page which says: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5286856&swItemId=wk_171796_1&swEnvOid=419...Version:3.90 Rev.A (8 Aug 2016)FixesThe following fix has been made in BIOS version 03.90:? Fixes an issue where system would not boot when cards with large MMIO are installed. i think MMIO has something to do with pcie drive but i'm not in IT so i don't really know too much about this. so in summary: Will i be able to install and boot from a samsung 950 pro nvme m.2 ssd (or equvalent) using a z620 equipped with 2 xeon e5 - 2670 v1( i dont think it has a m2 slot but can't you just use a pci-e slot)  

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I have several Kingston flash drives which are older only says it supports
Windows XP and VIsta. Is it possible to make it so can use it on a Windows 7
computer ? At the moment when I try to use it on Windows 7 it doesn't recognize the drive AND doesn't show up on right bottom system tray.
Is there a way to convert the Kingston Flash drive so can be used for
Windows 7 as well ?

Thanks.

A:Support for Older Kingston Flash Drives

Does the drive show up in "Explorer"?

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Nvidia has announced that it is going to be dropping driver support for a large number of its old graphics cards, including essentially the entire 8-series, 9-series, 100-series, 200-series, 300-series, and one card (the GeForce 405) from its 400-series. This includes mobileand desktop products. Support for a number of professional workstation products is also being terminated.




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A:Nvidia dropping support for older gen cards

It happens. They can't waste resources on legacy cards/chips. Heck, I have some really old cards in a box somewhere, don't expect to pull them out and install on Windows 8.

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As time goes on and a product catalog grows, it's not unusual for a company to reduce and eventually eliminate support for older products. In the case of ATI, AMD's graphics division, a new decision to reduce support for older graphics chips is about to take effect. To date, ATI has provided a new WHQL certified driver every month to nearly every graphics card capable of DirectX 9 acceleration. That includes cards all the way back to 2002's Radeon 9700 Pro. After this month's Catalyst 9.3 release, that will not be the case.
After Catalyst 9.3, products prior to the R6xx generation of graphics cards (that go by the Radeon HD 2000 series brand names) will be changed to "legacy support status." This means that these products will get quarterly WHQL driver updates, instead of monthly updates. AMD assures us that these products will still receive critical "hotfix" drivers if high-priority fixes are needed.


more: ExtremeTech

A:ATI Reduces Support for Older Graphics Cards

Oh i hate you ATi!

New card for me then...

It says "After Catalyst 9.3" does this mean 9.3 will support them?

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What is end of support?
Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
Internet Explorer 11 offers improved security, increased performance, better backward compatibility, and support for the web standards that power today’s websites and services. Microsoft encourages customers to upgrade and stay up-to-date on the latest browser for a faster, more secure browsing experience.

What does this mean?
It means you should take action. After January 12, 2016, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, helping to keep users and their data safer. Regular security updates help protect computers from malicious attacks, so upgrading and staying current is important.

Read the Windows lifecycle FAQ sheet to learn more.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/End-of-IE-support

A:Support for older versions of Internet Explorer ends

I found out about that earlier when I reinstalled Vista. Tried to update it past ie 9 but it will not install ie 10 or ie 11.  So I guess I will have to use a different browser until vista support also ends which will not be much longer itself.

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(Please pardon my redundancy - I have posted this to the Customer Care Board and Client Service forums - just hoping to correct what I hope was an accidental change in support policy.)
This is not a technical comment but it is a comment about Dell's Technology Support. Recently the support site for laptops, and I presume other areas though I have not checked, was revised to change its structure. In the process many items were removed notably having to do with drivers for older systems. Even if a system is past warranty that does not remove the responsibility for Dell to continue to provide the most recent (even if old) drivers especially since the cost of doing so is trivial. This is especially the case when Dell is the only source for specific drivers. A specific example is a Dell Vostro 3700 laptop which uses the embedded GPU in the CPU as well as outboard nVidia GPU; the hybrid video architecture is such that NVidia provides no driver and re-directs users to Dell's site. In the case of this specific model, most of the drivers that were present a month ago are now gone.
Dell laptops have two things going for them - good products at a good price and a great support site. This has prompted me to continue focusing upon Dell - e.g. two new 5759's in 2017, and to recommend Dell to colleagues and friends. I have had recent occasion to review some very old systems on HP's support site - all relevant drivers continue to be available. I strongly recommend that Dell c... Read more

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Hi TechSpot folk, and thanks for in advance for anyone who can help me.

I've bought myself a new video card yesterday; HIS Radeon X1650 Pro 512mb IceQ, AGP. I went ahead to install it, and I get no picture after booting up.

I am receiving a signal to the monitor (I am not getting a "check signal" message) but no image comes to the PC. I went to put my old card in which is a Gigabyte 128mb 9600 Pro, and it now it doesn't work either!!!

Both cards are receiving power as theirs fans are chugging along.

I had also purchased a 1gig stick of RAM to complement my new video card, so I set my PC up the way it was before the attempted installation of the new card. Still nothing happening.

Current components of PC are:

P4 2.8ghz (D865PERL)
Gigabyte Radeon 9600 Pro 128mb
512mb RAM
DVD and Lite-On burner
 

A:New video card install no good, now older card doesn't work either

I don't know about the 9600 Pro but the X1650 Pro should have a power connector on it. Possibly a floppy drive type connector. Was that plugged in?
 

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Hello all!
Many wishes for 2017 !
I was using a TP LINK wifi card (pci) but was causing me stability issues on this pc and removed it (software uninstall and hardware removed). But now with the new card my speeds are down to a crawl. I should be getting 800+ kb/s download speeds but i get 80-160 !!
Any advice? Please let me know how i can givee you any further info.

New wifi card is Belkin surf wireless usb dongle

A:Older wifi card drivers destroying new card speed?

Hi Chris,
whats the part no ie 5100.
you could check that its the latest driver, then look in the properties >> advanced and check the settings there.

Roy

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Hello all!
Many wishes for 2017 !
I was using a TP LINK wifi card (pci) but was causing me stability issues on this pc and removed it (software uninstall and hardware removed). But now with the new card my speeds are down to a crawl. I should be getting 800+ kb/s download speeds but i get 80-160 !!
Any advice? Please let me know how i can givee you any further info.

New wifi card is Belkin surf wireless usb dongle

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Just received an old "Beon" model PC made by COMPUSA in 2000.

Basically a home office type deal with integrated audio and video (No AGP slot).

Well the HD is very loud and I'd like to replace it with something quiet like a samsung spinpoint. I'm also not crazy about integrated video.

So, here is what I would like to know:

How do I find out what the maximum Hard Drive capacity is for this PC?

Is there anything I can do to improve the video?

Current System info:

Socket 370 PIII 850Mhz
Mobo ECS 6IWP-Fe (Intel 810 Chip set)
Hard Drive 40MB
2 PCI slots available

P.S. Would a Network Attached Storage device be subject to the same limitations as an internal Hard Drive?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:retrofitting an older PC (HD, Vid Card, NAS)

My suggestion is don't bother. The system uses a very poor ECS motherboard, which I can't find too much info on. But it should handle a 120GB drive or smaller without problem, at very most you may need a BIOS update but I think not. If there's no AGP slot then you're limiting yourself to PCI video cards, the best you could go is an FX5500/5700LE or Radeon 9250. If you can get the parts really cheap then ok, but personally I wouldn't bother.

USB and Network drives are not limited like IDE drives are by BIOS limitations.
 

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Ok what is up?I have the ATI Radeon 9200 pci 256mb card http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_R200

But it says the card is made for Dx 8.1 but I have 9.0c how is that.
 

A:Newer Dx on an older card

It'll only use what it can - DX8. Windows has earlier versions embedded for just this scenario {and non DX9 games}.
 

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I have a Dell Optiplex 745 desktop model(motherboard info- Dell MM599/0MM599 OptiPlex 745 Desktop Motherboard) that seems unwilling to support low resolutions. The TV supports 640 x 480 and 800 x 600, but it seems the video drivers do not- any game I try to run at 640 fullscreen gives me an "invalid" error and even 800 doesn't seem to work(same blue TV screen with "invalid" error). I can't use Intel's own drivers as only the Dell package will install on this PC. This is a strong problem for running many older games, and even games like Cave Story only run at 640 x 480. I can run them windowed but it's too small a screen to play properly.

Likewise, while the TV supports various resolutions, the PC only supports a few of these, and certain resolutions only work at certain settings- 1280 x 1024 only works fine at 75Hz, whereas at 60Hz the screen has to refresh constantly after switching modes. 800 x 600 only works at 75Hz. It seems to prefer to be set at 1920 x 1080.

I'm thinking a way to bypass this is with a video card. Preferably cheap, something I won't need to slap a new PSU in. It also has to be a low profile PCI slot type card. Can I reasonably get a new video card that will offer better resolution support? HDMI/DVI out would be nice but not 100% necessary.

A:vid card shopping for an older PC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127557

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allright, i have a GeForce FX 5500 256mb card, it worked when i had xp installed, but then i installed a vista home basic upgrade to it, even when i install a vista driver for it, it wont work. i tried disabling and enabling the card and onboard graphics and looking through personalize => display settings

help me.
 

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I have older IBM with a matrox M035710 video card that has failed. It was made in 2000 and I'm not sure if it is still made or if there is a compatable card?
 

A:looking for older video card

Pretty much any PCI or AGP (depending on your older card) will work. You can get some with more modern specs for better performance.
 

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Ok here we go again!
I have an old intel 486dx that I would like to set up on my home network just as a workstation.
the problem that I have is getting the net card to work, now I realize that this is an old pc and alot of things have changed since this was build and may not be possible to do at all but I would like to give it a shot.

When I install the card, (netgear 311) the pc will accept it and says that it is working properly but then when I hook up the cat5 cable I cannot get the red light to go out , the green light will flicker is all and I cannot get past this point.

Am I missing something here? I have been over this thing several times and cannot see anything wrong.

Thanks in advance for any help
 

A:older pc and network card

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I have an Abit Siluro MX2000THI018557 video card and when I installed it in Windows XP, it registered as an NVIDIA GeForce MX 100/200(Microsoft Corporation). I assume this is a default driver for this card and Abit was Bought by NVIDIA? Can someone help me get the right driver? My desktop doesn't fit right on the monitor screen.
 

A:Older Video Card

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Hey guys!

I'm looking to get a video card for my old system, and I was wondering what would be best for the performance/$. I'm afraid of buying a card that wouldn't perform at its best because of bottlenecking.

I also play games such as: Counter strike global offensive, dota 2, Dishonored..etc. I was thinking that maybe this would do, what do you guys think? Newegg.ca - ASUS GTX650-E-1GD5 GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Specs:
Windows 7 Professional x64
AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz(Quad-core)
M2N-SLI DELUXE mobo
4 gigs of DDR2 ram
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
320 gigs WD hard drive
650 watts Corsair Bronze

Thanks!

A:Best video card for an older system?

That plain 650 is not a huge leap over a 8800GT 1gig card.

GeForce 8800 GT 1GB vs GeForce GTX 650 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

You want to jump a tier out of the 128-bit memory architecture.

Nvidia is priced out, I'd go with:

MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Newegg.com

Comes with Crysis 3 free offer!

GeForce 8800 GT 1GB vs Radeon HD 7850 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

GeForce GTX 650 vs Radeon HD 7850 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

See? You have a 650W PSU, that should be plenty for the upgrade.

Only possible problem, these cards are big, you might have to check your case, I have the big brother to that card, it looks identical.

My last 3 cards have all been huge, 8800 GTS, and a 5850 being the other 2, this is my case, and I have maybe an extra inch or those cards wouldn't have made it:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/999

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Hi

I just installed a Uspeed USB 3.0 PCI-E Card and Uspeed Front panel. I ran the setup provided and the drivers appeared to install ok. It didn't work so I uninstalled and tried again. This time the USB ports worked but I don't think I'm getting USB 3 speeds. In fact, I'm pretty sure, as I compared the same file downloaded to my computer from a USB3 Memory stick and vice versus using both USB3 and USB2 ports. The results were the same almost.

I wonder if there are any settings in Windows that might restrict the speeds the ports can work at? I've emailed the mnfr of the card and front port panel but I've heard their not to good at responding.

Anyone have any ideas or experience of these items? Any suggestions would be gratefully recieved. Thanks.

A:PCI-E Card USB 3 Upgrade to older motherboard and Win 7 Ult X86

You may try looking up the card on their web site and seeing if there are updated drivers. There usually are. In many cases the drivers on the provided disk are quite old. You may also look in Device Manager and look fot the pcie card or the USB3 hub and see if there are any yellow triangles on them and look at the properties to see if there are any error messages.

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So I threw a bunch of older components together for use in a shop computer, but now I think the build is so stripped that it's causing some problems. I used a "Lite" version of WinXP home edition for the OS, slipped w/ SP2, so it wouldn't take up a lot of space; to cut down the boot time, but I cannot get any sound out of it whatsoever. I figured I could get it to work by now since I've installed so many sound cards but this has me at a loss.

I think the biggest problem is I am not really exactly sure what sound card I'm using, seriously. It's a creative model ct5803 but I'm not sure which series it belongs to. It reads "Audio PCI" but that does little good. I don't think it's a sound blaster or 16-bit audio adapter so I've been kinda guessing as to which drivers to download and install. I've even downloaded drivers off of the Gateway site because I guess this card was used in some older GW models or something.

All of the drivers have installed successfully, yet there is no sound at all with the volume cranked, not even a buzz. I look in Device Manager and it states the device is working properly but it's clearly not. All of the PCI slots have tested good on this board (CUBX-L) so I'm not sure if the board or card is to blame. I have another old Creative card but that one does the same thing, could they both just be junk?

Also, I suppose the jacks in the back of the card are working because I h... Read more

A:No Sound w/ Older Card on nLite-ed XP SP2

See if Windows Update can help you with this sound issue. What exactly is a 'Lite" version of XP anyway?
 

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Has anyone managed to whip up an update or something to make windows7 compatible with older P4 computers by any chance?

Cheers

A:Graphics Card AGP older computer (p4)

Windows 7 runs perfectly on my dual P4 3.4Ghz machine...

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I just got a wireless card that works great but cannot connect to a WPA2 network. Are there older cards that just dont support WPA2 or should I be able to find a driver that works? The cards is a Cabletron CSIBD-AA. Thanks
 

A:WPA2 on older wireless card

Hi durant125

You have been asked to Not create duplicate threads.
Continue replies for this issue in this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/833401-wpa2-older-wireless-card.html
Closing thread.
 

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I've finally had enough of my slow-as-molasses shop computer and I'm looking at rebuilding it with some slightly newer parts. I found and bought another NF7-S 2.0 motherboard (why did I ever sell mine off?) and some RAM but I need a AGP 8x video card, nothing special. I was thinking something along the performance lines of a 6800GT, but I think I want an older Radeon card this time; I'm not sure what to get. What is a decent ATI equivalent? Preferably 256MB RAM... thanks in advance!
 

A:Older Video Card Suggestions

Hi Excell,
I believe this is the fastest ATI AGP there is, otherwise the HD 3650 or 3850 are decent.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...61337&cm_re=ati_hd_agp-_-14-161-337-_-Product
 

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I want to upgrade my GF daughters PC, she has a Dell Optiplex GX260 and I know the Graphis card will not support Aeros so I want to buy a new graphic card for it and it has to work with windows7, can some one tell me a good card to put in to it.

A:Best Graphic Card for Older System

how much money you planed to spend?

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I'm using a Sapphire HD5870 and I'm playing GTA4. There are these annoying stutters my fps is running around 30-40. When I look at things, the boxes and shadows are barely finished loading. I switched to my 9800GT and tried the game out, and the game is running smoothly. I'm running it around 60 fps with no stutters. This is weird, because when I was playing Bad Company 2 on the 5870 card, the fps is around 60-120. On this card, Bad Company 2 is running around 40-60. Any suggestions?
 

A:Better gameplay on older graphics card

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Hi, I'm using an older motherboard that has no SATA 3, so I installed a SATA 3 card on it. Now when I try to boot Windows 7 on it (the SATA 3 card), using 120g OCZ ssd drive, it gives message "bootmgr missing". I have another hhd and an optical drive on this computer using SATA 2. When I reconnect to the SATA 2 on the motherboard, it boots with no problem. Suggestions please. I know just enough to be dangerous, so please keep it simple. Thanks, Frank

A:SATA 3 Card on older motherboard

Unless the BIOS supports booting to USB i don't think this is gonna work...
Unlikely it does on an older MBoard.

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So basically my computer is on its last legs, but unfortunately my funds are such that upgrading its graphics card (if possible) is a much more feasible option than purchasing a new computer. I am moderately tech savvy, but please be VERY clear with any responses you may have as my knowledge does NOT extend to computer hardware. So I currently have a Dell Dimension 8200 with XP Pro Service Pack 3, 512 MB Ram which I believe can be upgraded to 1G. Running a Pentium 4 CPU 1.9Ghz Processor and an NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti200 graphics card. The goal is to get this comp able to meet the minimum system requirements of Eve Online which require:
# CPU: Intel Pentium? or AMD @ 1,5 Ghz
# RAM: XP (SP2) ? 1 GB / Vista ? 1.5 GB
#Video: 64 MB Shader Model 2.0 Graphics cards such as GeForce FX (5 series) class card or higher, ATi 9500, x300 series or higher and Similar chips from other manufacturers

Is there a way to upgrade my computer to meet these requirements? Thank you for your help and time!!

A:Upgrading an older grapics card

Hmm sorry for the double post but this may not be the best forum, going to repost http://www.techsupportforum.com/f24/upgrading-an-older-grapics-card-512182.html#post2881900 there.

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I was wondering....

What is the best type of video card that I can get for my computer? It is a little older but here are the specs and the current video card that I have:

HP
Intel Celeron Processor 650mhz
255mbs of ram
nvidia geforce4 mx 420 pci

I have checked the hp website and I don't think I can add anymore ram to my motherboard.

One last thing, I know this particular computer is older but I am looking for the best video card it can take,

SO PLEASE NO RESPONSES ABOUT JUST REPLACING IT.
If you can't help, please don't respond.
 

A:Looking for the best video card for my older computer..

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Hi Everyone,

I am after a graphics to go into an older PC.
Its a Dell Inspiron 530, circa 2010/2011

Specifications:
Foxconn DG33M03 rev:A00 (SE0709)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz (64bit)
OCZ Platinum Series 8GB (2x4GB) PC2-8500C5 1066MHz
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD
Transcend PCI-E USB 3.0 Card
350w PSU (non-standard size so impossible to replace)
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows Experience Base Score 3.4
(Processor: 7.1, RAM: 7.1, Graphics: 3.9, Gaming: 3.4, Primary HDD: 7.3)

Basically I had a graphics card in it, but it went all funny so I took it out, to be technical.
So now I am looking to get another one as I need as I do alot of photo and video editing and my machine isn't coping well without one!

Limitations:
From what I can tell the motherboard has a PCI-E x16 1.0 slot for graphics cards.
There is a PCI-E x1 below it, which I have the Transcend USB 3.0 card plugged into, so it will have to be a single slot GFX card.
I only require 1 DVI port, but two is fine and I'd love an HDMI port too.
Looking to spend about 60, which is about $100.
A concern is the 350w PSU. I have my USB 3.0 card powered from a spare 15 pin SATA cable to 6 pin molex, which I don't think will draw much, but worth mentioning.

So can anyone suggest a graphics card that was either very good a while ago that will suit or is new card thats backwards compatible that will help my poor old PC get back up to running speed? I'm not too fussy about buying off eBay and getting a sec... Read more

A:Solved: Looking for GFX card for an older machine...

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Can I put a PC-133 memory card in my computer that takes
DDR2 240-PIN DIMM 64x64
Speed Description
PC2-5300 / 667 MHz Non-ECC, Unbuffered Units
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A:Installing older memory card

No, not unless you use a large hammer and have no expectation of the PC running again.

They are different pin format and vastly different speeds. The RAM would not actually fit.
 

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Hello, I need help finding an older video card that my motherboard can upgrade to and support. Its pretty old, about 5 years old and its a Dell Dimension 2400 PC. My video card is Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller. I'd also need a good tutorial on installing a video card since i have no real experience other then taking off my computer case.
 

A:Help - Finding an older video card

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a friend gave me a gateway 2500 to check over for her. She wants to be able to take it when she goes on trips. It doesn't have a wi fi card. Can anyone tell me the best place to look. It has windows 98 on it. It still has the original RAM of 32MB. I have ordered an additional 256. Anything additional that I should know about this would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello everyone. My HP computer, which had been originally a Windows XP, has been upgraded with Windows 7 as its new OS. Everything works fine except for one problem: the video card.

I believe my card is of the NVIDIA GeForce 7900 series, and it is a couple years old, about 2008. It can't be detected by Windows 7, and I've tried downloading drivers too, to no avail. I'd just get a message saying the system is not compatible. I'm pretty much assuming here that the card is too old to work with Windows 7. I'd really like to upgrade the video card, but my father doesn't want us to spend the money and wants us to find another way around it, to make this current card work.

But I'm just not sure how. If anyone has the slightest idea of what to do, I'd be so grateful.

Thank you.

A:Getting older Graphics card to work on Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by PandaKitsune


Hello everyone. My HP computer, which had been originally a Windows XP, has been upgraded with Windows 7 as its new OS. Everything works fine except for one problem: the video card.

I believe my card is of the NVIDIA GeForce 7900 series, and it is a couple years old, about 2008. It can't be detected by Windows 7, and I've tried downloading drivers too, to no avail. I'd just get a message saying the system is not compatible. I'm pretty much assuming here that the card is too old to work with Windows 7. I'd really like to upgrade the video card, but my father doesn't want us to spend the money and wants us to find another way around it, to make this current card work.

But I'm just not sure how. If anyone has the slightest idea of what to do, I'd be so grateful.

Thank you.



Sounds like the card maybe faulty, all 7900 series are windows 7 compatible, As you can see from this page Windows 7 Compatibility for Nvidia 7900: Drivers, Updates, Downloads

I could only suggest testing the card in a different PC or maybe trying to manually install the drivers through device manager

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I am into photography and need to install Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.  System requirements include DirectX10 or later graphics card.  Does my system the Lenovo H320 have a graphics card?

A:Does the older Lenovo H320 have a graphics card? ...

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I just got a new computer and put in it a 6950 HD radeon gfx card with crossfire capability. My older computer was using a radeon sapphire series 9600. I am assuming not, but could I link them both or is the 9600 too old to use or provide any benefit?
 

A:Crossfire compatibility with older graphics card?

No.
No Crossfire.
6950 would require either another 6950, or 6970, or 6990
 

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Well...think it will work? It's a Pentium 3 Coppermine, 550MHz stock, overclocked a little to 563MHz. The motherboard is a little older, I'm not sure what it is because it's getting a new hard drive installed right now. It's running XP Home edition, SP1 and just for the record, the Mobo wouldn't support the new 120 gig hard drive so my cousin who is doing the installation had to order PCI Cards or something like that. The video card it has right now is a crappy ol' 8mb one that won't play my videos very well, and I can't play any good online games. Would a better vid card solve this?

The ones I'm looking at are here- http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=property&DEPA=1
or maybe a 64mb card...not sure yet. What do you think? Thanks!

Oh, and I'm asking this mainly because my friend has a P2 computer thats older than mine, but he can play that Robot Rage game on miniclip...I can't. I was thinking he had a better video card?
 

A:Older computer and newer Video Card?

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Hello all, my first post here. My comp is about 5 years old. I'm running XP SP3, ASUS A7NVM400 MoBo with integrated video GeForce4 MX. I tried to run a game tonight but it terminated with the message that my video card doesn't support pixel shading (whatever that is). Anyway, I'm wondering if I could get some of the more modern games to run with a dedicated video card, and if there is even one available that will work with my antique rig.

Thanks!
 

A:Video Card Choice for Older Computer

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I just got a wireless card that works great but cannot connect to a WPA2 network. Are there older cards that just dont support WPA2 or should I be able to find a driver that works? The cards is a Cabletron CSIBD-AA. Thanks
 

A:Solved: WPA2 on older wireless card

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Hi all,

I have an older PCI RAID controller card (a 3Ware 9500S-8 from 2004). I have used it with two previous motherboards (and still am) with no problems, but for some reason it doesn't work with newer motherboards.

It's a PCI 2.2-compliant card, and I'm currently running it without any issues on an Intel DG45ID mobo (which is PCI 2.3). But I've tried putting it on a Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 (Z68 Chipset) and an Intel DH67CL (H67 Chipset, also PCI 2.3), and it fails miserably with the same symptoms: In BIOS, one or more drives connected to it will not show up in the config list; in Windows, the controller card appears and disappears every few seconds from the 3ware config software.

It's not a driver issue, because I'm using the same driver in the same install of Windows 7 x64.

Have there been undocumented changes to the PCI spec in the last year or two? It seems unlikely, but I'm totally stumped. Does anyone have any suggestions for other things that could cause this?

-Florp
 

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I had a problem with a game recently (blue screening and crashes) so i updated my video card BIOS. Not only did this not fix the problem but it started others in games that used to be reliable but have now become nightmares. I bluescreen/ crash to desktop frequently in games i used to be able to play for hours with out any problem, and this problem has only started since I updated my Video card BIOS.

So my question is how do I revert to previous working BIOS for my video card, and one other problem is I do not know what version of BIOS i was running before-hand, I just upgraded.

Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Reverting to older Video Card BIOS

You revert by downloading an older version of the BIOS and flashing your video card with that.

As for not knowing what exact version you had.. Well, you will know better next time and will always save your old BIOS and write down the version before overwriting with new
 

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I want to slap a couple pieces into a Dell Optiplex 745 desktop model to make it a bit more functional. Since it has no memory card reader and I've taken out the floppy drive, I wanted to use that floppy bay to put in a multi-card reader. How do I determine what will fit and work with the motherboard? I've seen a certain internal connector on many such readers which I don't think this motherboard can take.

Second, I want to swap out the DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive it has with a full DVD-RW drive. I know Dell PCs tend to lean towards proprietary parts though, does that extend to the optical drives? My eye is on the same brand Asus drive I put in my Gateway earlier this year which I've been very pleased with. For the record, this Dell takes SATA type drives so my guess is any modern SATA optical DVD drive should work, but I don't want to get burned on Dell's proprietary parts needs if it affects the optical drive too.

A:ungrading an older Dell- DVD-ROM and card reader

You could buy an external card reader with USB connector and you'll have no problems.

With the DVD/RW swap, you shouldn't have any problem, as well. Just make sure the jumpers match. If the old one is set to Master, the new one should be the same. The ribbon will be printed with the words Master and slave.

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Hey all,

I'm looking at purchasing a newer video card than the one I have. I currently have an ATI Radeon 9200SE. I play some games, particularly America's Army, and the game runs fine with that card but I know it could be a lot better. So I want to know which of the two following cards will give me the best bang for the buck. My mobo supports AGP 8x. It's an Asus A7V8X-X mobo. Here are the two cards I'm considering:

JetWay Radeon 9800PRO 128 MB 256-bit DDR

eVGA GeForce 6600GT 128 MB 128-bit GDDR3

Let me know what you think.
 

A:New (older model) video card purchase help

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I'm currently using an older P4 motherboard ASUS P4S800D-X and Radeon 9800 AIW with Windows 7 Pro 32bit. Whenever I run a game for a certain length of time (usually a minute or two).. or something graphically intensive I get a blue screen error. I've tried just about every solution going.

- BIOS - newest is 2006
- Vista drivers for graphics installed in compatibility/administrator (9.11 currently)
- Turned down W7 graphics features

Games will play for a little while (Battlefield 2/2142) and then the system will lock up. Multitasking with graphics and Video will lock it up, or right into reboot. Upon reboot I'll get a Blue Screen Kernel-Power event id:6 (something about firmware needs to be updated for BIOS etc). Also a WHEA-Logger I just noticed in Event Viewer (Processor Core - Internal Timer Error).

"Some processor performance power management features have been disabled due to a known firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware." <-- That's the kernel power event.

None of this happens under Windows XP Pro under vigorous stress testing. I've tried all the power management settings in BIOS and 7 (performance mode). From what I've read on these forums, it's probably just better to give up as ASUS doesn't seem to be providing the BIOS required to work with Windows 7. It's just strange that it seems linked closely to graphics as opposed to all the warnings about processor. I've stress-tested the cpu and memory and they'r... Read more

A:BlueScreen due to older graphics card or motherboard

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pestul


I'm currently using an older P4 motherboard ASUS P4S800D-X and Radeon 9800 AIW with Windows 7 Pro 32bit. Whenever I run a game for a certain length of time (usually a minute or two).. or something graphically intensive I get a blue screen error. I've tried just about every solution going.

- BIOS - newest is 2006
- Vista drivers for graphics installed in compatibility/administrator (9.11 currently)
- Turned down W7 graphics features

Games will play for a little while (Battlefield 2/2142) and then the system will lock up. Multitasking with graphics and Video will lock it up, or right into reboot. Upon reboot I'll get a Blue Screen Kernel-Power event id:6 (something about firmware needs to be updated for BIOS etc). Also a WHEA-Logger I just noticed in Event Viewer (Processor Core - Internal Timer Error).

"Some processor performance power management features have been disabled due to a known firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware." <-- That's the kernel power event.

None of this happens under Windows XP Pro under vigorous stress testing. I've tried all the power management settings in BIOS and 7 (performance mode). From what I've read on these forums, it's probably just better to give up as ASUS doesn't seem to be providing the BIOS required to work with Windows 7. It's just strange that it seems linked closely to graphics as opposed to all the war... Read more

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