Thread: need new video card I think
July 23rd, 2012, 06:47 AM #1
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need new video card I think
I have a gateway desktop computer model MFATXPNT NMZ 500SE It was bought new june 12, 2002, it was 80 Gig with 256K of ram, I replaced the hard drive with I believe a 320 Gig hard drive and added a 512 K RAM , I was running windows XP , I later replaced the crt monitor with a 20" flat screen and now I've had a friend replace the 256K strip with another 512K only two slots available, thus giving me just over 1 Gig of ram and removing the XP and loading windows seven, now I can't install the software for my printer and having trouble with the page size on monitor, resolution is set at 640 x 460 and I can not raise it , printer requires 800x580 I have been told I need a new graphics card and maybe a new power supply but I dont know what to buy to fit this computer, I don't play games just pay bills, email and surf the web if that helps
July 23rd, 2012, 08:23 AM #2
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On top of that, did they reinstall the chipset drivers? You shouldn't just need a new graphics card and psu for switching to windows 7. Did they give you a reason as to why?
Depending on the age of your printer also, there may not be drivers for it on windows 7 as well.
If possible, have them swap you back to windows xp. Or atleast have them download the latest chipset drivers for your pc.Main PC: AMD FX-8350 / 16gb DDR3 1600 / AMD 7970GE 1200mhz Core & 1600mhz Mem / Win7 Pro 64bit
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July 23rd, 2012, 08:47 AM #3
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I have a much more powerful computer from 2003 that won't run 7.
I would have been more blunt.
There is no way on earth, you can run 7 on that machine, without major slowdowns, or worse.
Even a computer that is new enough, needs 2gig of RAM, and really 4gig
There can't be any drivers, for the chip set, unless they made them for Vista.
I totally agree, with reinstall XP, or get a whole new computer.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
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