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Graphics card update to host windows 7

By learner1
May 20, 2014
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  1. Hi there
    need to know if I can upgrade my graphics card for upgrade to windows 7.
    current graphic card:ati radeon 9200 se 128mb ddr tvo
    computer :fujitsu siemens scaleo 600
    motherboard :microstar ms-6585 2.oa
    power supply:dc output 250w
    thanks so much.
    learner1
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2014
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    I don't know if you CAN upgrade your graphics card, but:
    • You most likely don't NEED to.
    • It's not really a good idea to upgrade at all. Those parts are old as dirt and you won't find anything cheap that'll fit.
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,484   +233

    Your motherboard doesn't support Windows 7 anyway. There are no compatible Win 7 drivers available from MSI for your motherboard.
     
  4. learner1

    learner1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    Thks. to st1ckm4n and mailpup.
    here is an update.

    uploaded win. 7 to system with no changes(750 mb ram)

    everything works fine.
    display is slightly dark even with brightness and contrast at 100%.
    streaming is very dark picture.
    Device manager:
    yellow marks in other devices video controller

    so thinking of changing graphics card (AVAILABLE CHEAP) to underneath card.
    after updating ram and power unit.
    what do you think.

    would the below card suit the microstar ms 6585 motherboard.
    thks for any advise given.
    learner1
    Model : ATI FireGL T2-128 FGL9600
    Clock Speed400MHz

    Shader Speed N/A

    Rendering Pipelines 4
    Outputs x1 DVI x1 VGA

    Memory Type GDDR 128bit 320MHz

    Memory Size 128MB

    Connectivity AGP 3.0 standard (AGP 4X/8X)

    Resolution 2560x1600 Max

    Features OpenGL 2.0 DirectX 9.0

    Shader Model 2.0
    PackageHP OEM Graphics Card
    DVI – VGA Dongle
    Driver CD
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2014
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    I think you should leave it on XP and don't touch this computer. :) Let it live and eventually die, in peace.

    • Win7 wants at least 1GB RAM, so you pretty much don't have much room to run applications. Unless you modify the hell out of the standard image.
    • You somehow got Win7 but haven't mentioned any money for upgrades. Almost sounds like an 'obtained' Win7 copy. ;)
    • That truly is an old and obsolete system. In order to fit in a graphics card into the mobo and which support the PSU, we'd have to use very old parts. Parts which don't have updated drivers. Parts which will mean you spent $50 on obscure item to get not much performance boost at all.
    You should really just save up around $500 and build a new PC from scratch. This will get you the best performance boost for your money.
     
  6. learner1

    learner1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    Ok thanks St1ckm4n.
    will go for new one. Thanks for advise.
    Learner1
     


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