I cant get a new pc right now, so I have to work with what I got.
I need to find out if there is a agp video card that will enable the aero features on win7 (grphics or gaming 3.0 and higher). Here is what I am working with:
OS Windows 7 Home Premium on a hp a320n
Processor AMD athlon xp2800+ wei score 3.4
Memory 1.00gb wei score 4.1
Graphics ati 8500 wei score 1.9
Gaming 128 mb wei score 1.0
Hard disk 149gb wei score 5.7
When I run the assessment, it doesnt detect the graphics memory etc. I tried all of the drivers. Unless there are some workarounds somewhere I need another card! No gaming really, just want to enable all of the aero features.
Personally I would recommend the ATI 4650 for about $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814125281
It's more powerful than you need-but might help your aging computer continue to be useful a little longer.
If you wanted to spend a little less the ATI radeon 3650 or 3450 would be cheaper--and still give you enough of a performance boost for some moderate use.
Thanks for the link correction-- must not have copied right.
I also agree that windows 7 would run better with a little more ram. XP only needed 1 gb--but vista and 7 will run much better with 2gb. I'm not certain it would be worth it to go past 2gb on the old system though.