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October 10, 2013 12:09:32 PM

Hi, previously i have been using windows xp sp 3 on my intel pentium 4 pc. Lately I upgraded to windows seven ultimate with no upgrade on any of my hardware, am really concerned about my graphics card and upgrading to a windows seven compatible,do i need to change the motherboard for the graphics card to fit?
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October 10, 2013 12:13:57 PM

So is the current GPU not working with windows 7, or is it just too weak to run the games you want.

What motherboard do you have? We need to know so we can see if it has a PCI-E x16 slot and which gen of PCI-E. You'll most likely have to upgrade your PSU too.
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October 10, 2013 12:14:40 PM

pls write your system spec so we could check
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October 11, 2013 11:14:03 AM

thenks for the input though, currently the operating system is running but the feature windows aero cannot run on my computer and even the simple games that came with it. my mother board is Intel Corporation D845EBG2 (J2E1), Generic Non-PnP Monitor (1024x768@1Hz) 16MB NVIDIA Standard VGA Graphics Adapter (NVIDIA),cpu Intel Pentium 4 with a 2 Ghz processor, Northwood 0.13um Technology thats the information i can get, my question is with such hardware to cormfortably operate with windows seven ultimate what upgrades should i make apart from the RAM that i will be upgrading to 1.5 Gb. please help.

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October 11, 2013 12:00:28 PM

What will you be doing with this pc?
just everyday internet use? gaming? office work?graphic design work?
Need more info.

And what's your budget.
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October 11, 2013 9:20:11 PM

watching movies, want to have all the features of windows 7 ultimate running on it efficiently, am not really into games that much and i have a budget of $40.

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October 12, 2013 6:57:14 AM

muhanga1 said:
thenks for the input though, currently the operating system is running but the feature windows aero cannot run on my computer and even the simple games that came with it. my mother board is Intel Corporation D845EBG2 (J2E1), Generic Non-PnP Monitor (1024x768@1Hz) 16MB NVIDIA Standard VGA Graphics Adapter (NVIDIA),cpu Intel Pentium 4 with a 2 Ghz processor, Northwood 0.13um Technology thats the information i can get, my question is with such hardware to cormfortably operate with windows seven ultimate what upgrades should i make apart from the RAM that i will be upgrading to 1.5 Gb. please help.


I don't know what you were thinking but you can't just upgrade to Windows 7 with hardware that can barely run Windows XP. Ok, here's what you need to make Windows 7 run properly and not drive you crazy with lag:
This will be an exercise in cheapness:
CPU: Athlon II X2 270 Regor 3.4GHz - $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: ECS A960M-MV(1.0A) - $42
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 - $39
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card: XFX One ON-XFX1-STD2 Radeon HD 5450 512MB - $30 (-$15 mail-in-rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Antec VP-450 450W - $40
Total: $206
If you cannot afford this, you cannot afford to use Windows 7. It's really that simple. Just my video card cost $100 more than this setup.

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