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Windows 7 Video Upgrade

By Trafficflow
Oct 22, 2009
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  1. Windows 7 is here finally!! I have a RC copy that I would like to put on my Optiplex 280. I ran the test and it says to upgrade the video card. This is the message thats is displayed. DirectX® 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver. I goggled that it looks like I can upgrade the graphics with software?? Does that mean I can upgrade the onboard graphics? Or am I misunderstanding it. Thanks
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,840   +165

    You can't upgrade the on-board graphics, but you can install a graphics card. Depending on what your motherboard video sockets are, you can buy a PCI, AGP or PCI video card compatible with Vista or Windows 7, DX 9 or DX10. You have a Dell Optiplex GX280 designed for XP. You may also need to up the system memory to 2GB minimum
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