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ATI X1600XT Replacement for Windows 8

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January 28, 2013 9:43:28 AM

I have an HP Compaq DC7600 desktop with an ATI X1600XT DH FH PCIe x16 graphics card with 2 DVI outputs. The specs do not show a GEN level so I assume that it is 1.0. There are no Windows 8 drivers so I want a replacement card with similar capabilities.

I dual boot Windows 7 & Windows 8 so I need a card that has drivers for both OSs
January 28, 2013 7:56:19 PM

After about 6 hours of research I finally ordered a "Stealth Radeon HD 4350 512MB DDR2 PCIe Graphics Card" by Diamond.

This web page was very helpful: http://www.diamondmm.com/howtobuyvideocard.php

The main reason I selected the 4350 card is that it only requires a 300 watt power supply. My PC has a 365 watt power supply.
Also, I needed a PCIe 2.0 card so that it is backwards compatible with my PCIe 1.0 slot.

As for the drivers I found this statement on:
http://blogs.amd.com/play/2012/11/01/cat-126-win8/
AMD Catalyst™ 12.6 extends Windows® 8 support to Radeon™ HD 2000/3000/4000 Series

I ordered the card from Amazon for $59.99 and I will be installing it later this week. I will try to remember to update this post with my results.
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February 3, 2013 9:11:20 AM

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I finally ordered a "Stealth Radeon HD 4350 512MB DDR2 PCIe Graphics Card" by Diamond.
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I am happy to report that this graphics card installed very easily in my HP Compaq dc7600 Convertible Minitower.

I had a little trouble pulling out the original Radeon x600xt card. I didn't expect that I would have to pull so hard.

Windows 8 drivers for it but I installed the Catalyst drivers that came with the card. I did not notice any difference.

Windows 7 did not have a driver so I was in 640 x 480 mode until I installed the Catalyst drivers. Now the Windows 7 display looks as good as the Windows 8.

I do not play games so I cannot comment on that.

I had read some reviews about this card that said it the fan is very noisy. I still have the cover off and I barely notice it.
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February 3, 2013 9:14:38 AM

My original ATI X1600XT card had two DVI outputs. The HD 4350 card has one DVi and one VGA output.
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February 3, 2013 9:56:47 AM

I'm sorry do you have a question or are you just stating what you have?
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February 3, 2013 12:22:31 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I'm sorry do you have a question or are you just stating what you have?

Sorry, I was just adding more information to my previous post.
Yes, I have this card and I'm very pleased with it.
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February 3, 2013 12:23:43 PM

It's okay just wasn't sure if you were just posting to post or if you had a question.
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