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Compatible video card for windows 7

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  • Graphics
  • Windows 7
  • Aspire
  • Acer
  • Graphics Cards
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October 19, 2013 4:13:29 AM

I have Acer Aspire T180
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ / 2.4 GHz
4GB Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 (integrated)
160.0 GB
DVD±RW (+R DL)
Install of windows 7 failing because video seems not sufficient
Anyone know of a suitable basic PCI graphics card that will do - don't want to spend much and don't need it posh

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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2013 4:21:19 AM

where do you live and what is your budget ? Are you planning on gaming , or basic daily work ?
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October 19, 2013 4:52:13 AM

Not for gaming just to get Windows 7 on for surfing and basics like MS Office.
Been using XP SP2 all this time and after had a problem from SP3 install. Reinstalled XP but decided I would like to use son's Windows 7 disk to install on it.
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a c 502 U Graphics card
October 19, 2013 4:52:27 AM

^"suitable basic PCI graphics card that will do"

Do you mean the basic PCI slot, or PCI-E?

If it's basic PCI you're looking for then this 8400 GS might fit the bill (it's expensive for a low end card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If it's normal PCI-E then a 5450 or 6450 would do nicely
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

a geforce 210 wouldn't be too bad either
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 19, 2013 4:52:57 AM

Then go with my idea of getting a cheap and cheerful ATI RADEON 5450.
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a c 502 U Graphics card
October 19, 2013 4:57:05 AM

^cheap and cheerful, sounds lovely :D 
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October 19, 2013 5:50:57 AM

Radeon 5450 sounds good , can I go even cheeper and still be ok with windows 7 would be happy with a used one.
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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2013 6:00:00 AM

rolandzhang3 said:
What do you mean? also this one is $10 after rebates (I don't know how rebates work over there though)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


It's mail-in rebates. The manufacturer would mail you a cheque ( I think ) provided you fill in the rebate form.
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a c 502 U Graphics card
October 19, 2013 6:02:41 AM

Ah, that sounds like a real hassle :|
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October 19, 2013 6:38:52 AM

In UK.

Would nvidia geforce 210 be any good? Seen one quite cheap.
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a c 502 U Graphics card
October 19, 2013 6:59:24 AM

Well since you don't really need dx11 etc. then a cheap 210 should suffice for basic applications
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October 23, 2013 4:05:01 PM

OK so I found a very cheap solution. I robbed out the r9250 128 m 64-bit pci video card from a DELL Dimension 2400. Installed, downloaded the driver and so far so good. The Windows 7 installation does not mess up the screen any more. I know it is not fancy and I expect that the quality within windows 7 will not be very good but at least I will be able to install it now. Thank you every one.
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a c 502 U Graphics card
October 23, 2013 5:20:27 PM

Have fun mate :D 
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a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2013 10:11:36 PM

Do remember to choose the best comment as the solution so that you can close the thread , and thank the person who has helped you
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