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Graphics Card Confusion

By white_dragons
Oct 2, 2007
  1. Hi,

    I'm very dumb with computer hardware so here it goes.

    I'm interested in purchasing a new graphics card for my current pc.

    When I check out the information on the cards.. it says its Windows Vista ready.

    My OS is off course just Windows XP so I'm confused?

    Sorry for being so dumb but I really have no clue whats going on with the technology out there these days.

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    Use a program like SIW or Everest Home Edition (Google for them) to get your PC's specifications like Motherboard Name, Chipset Type etc. We can then help you better. Also open your case and post the information on the PSU (Power Supply Unit) sticker.
     
  3. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    Hello, white_dragons, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

    Please take a look at the following threads to make your experience here as enjoyable as possible :)

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    With regards to your question, cards that say vista ready just means that they'll run the fancy Aero interface, xp doesn't have it so you don't need to worry :)

    Once we have information about your current setup then we can help you with finding a card
     
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