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Graphics Card Upgrade for Windows Aero

  1. #1


    Klassickoi Guest

    Graphics Card Upgrade for Windows Aero

    Hi, having just upgraded to Vista, I now need to upgrade my Graphics card,
    so as Windows Aero will work. Now the problem, which one. I only want a
    standard AGP card that will operate Aero, as I do not use my PC. for games
    etc. It seems that all of the graphics card advertised, are over spec for my
    requirements. Is there a standard Generic card that will operate Aero on my
    machine.

    any Ideas.

    Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Carlos Guest

    RE: Graphics Card Upgrade for Windows Aero

    Hi,
    Any graphic card from the NVidia series 6000 (stuffed with 256 MB RAM) and
    up will work with Aero.
    That is the cheapest line with Aero support.
    A 6600 card would be a good choice.
    Avoid the cards with a number 3 as the second digit, i.e., 7300, 8300 etc.
    Usually the ones with a 6 as a second digit give you a good bang for the buck.
    Carlos

    "Klassickoi" wrote:

    > Hi, having just upgraded to Vista, I now need to upgrade my Graphics card,
    > so as Windows Aero will work. Now the problem, which one. I only want a
    > standard AGP card that will operate Aero, as I do not use my PC. for games
    > etc. It seems that all of the graphics card advertised, are over spec for my
    > requirements. Is there a standard Generic card that will operate Aero on my
    > machine.
    >
    > any Ideas.
    >
    > Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Klassickoi Guest

    RE: Graphics Card Upgrade for Windows Aero

    Thanks Carlos for replying quickly, I have been Hunting around the UK
    suppliers and have found this card:-- Inno3D GeForce 6200 - graphics adapter
    - GF 6200 - 256 MB, Would this suffice for what I need .
    Many thanks Derek

    "Carlos" wrote:

    > Hi,
    > Any graphic card from the NVidia series 6000 (stuffed with 256 MB RAM) and
    > up will work with Aero.
    > That is the cheapest line with Aero support.
    > A 6600 card would be a good choice.
    > Avoid the cards with a number 3 as the second digit, i.e., 7300, 8300 etc.
    > Usually the ones with a 6 as a second digit give you a good bang for the buck.
    > Carlos
    >
    > "Klassickoi" wrote:
    >

    > > Hi, having just upgraded to Vista, I now need to upgrade my Graphics card,
    > > so as Windows Aero will work. Now the problem, which one. I only want a
    > > standard AGP card that will operate Aero, as I do not use my PC. for games
    > > etc. It seems that all of the graphics card advertised, are over spec for my
    > > requirements. Is there a standard Generic card that will operate Aero on my
    > > machine.
    > >
    > > any Ideas.
    > >
    > > Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Carlos Guest

    RE: Graphics Card Upgrade for Windows Aero

    Yes, it would suffice for what you need.
    On the ATI side of graphic cards, a 9600 would also fit your needs.
    Compare prices and make your decision.
    Carlos

    "Klassickoi" wrote:

    > Thanks Carlos for replying quickly, I have been Hunting around the UK
    > suppliers and have found this card:-- Inno3D GeForce 6200 - graphics adapter
    > - GF 6200 - 256 MB, Would this suffice for what I need .
    > Many thanks Derek
    >
    > "Carlos" wrote:
    >

    > > Hi,
    > > Any graphic card from the NVidia series 6000 (stuffed with 256 MB RAM) and
    > > up will work with Aero.
    > > That is the cheapest line with Aero support.
    > > A 6600 card would be a good choice.
    > > Avoid the cards with a number 3 as the second digit, i.e., 7300, 8300 etc.
    > > Usually the ones with a 6 as a second digit give you a good bang for the buck.
    > > Carlos
    > >
    > > "Klassickoi" wrote:
    > >

    > > > Hi, having just upgraded to Vista, I now need to upgrade my Graphics card,
    > > > so as Windows Aero will work. Now the problem, which one. I only want a
    > > > standard AGP card that will operate Aero, as I do not use my PC. for games
    > > > etc. It seems that all of the graphics card advertised, are over spec for my
    > > > requirements. Is there a standard Generic card that will operate Aero on my
    > > > machine.
    > > >
    > > > any Ideas.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Klassickoi Guest

    RE: Graphics Card Upgrade for Windows Aero

    Thanks Carlos, for you help.

    Derek

    "Carlos" wrote:

    > Yes, it would suffice for what you need.
    > On the ATI side of graphic cards, a 9600 would also fit your needs.
    > Compare prices and make your decision.
    > Carlos
    >
    > "Klassickoi" wrote:
    >

    > > Thanks Carlos for replying quickly, I have been Hunting around the UK
    > > suppliers and have found this card:-- Inno3D GeForce 6200 - graphics adapter
    > > - GF 6200 - 256 MB, Would this suffice for what I need .
    > > Many thanks Derek
    > >
    > > "Carlos" wrote:
    > >

    > > > Hi,
    > > > Any graphic card from the NVidia series 6000 (stuffed with 256 MB RAM) and
    > > > up will work with Aero.
    > > > That is the cheapest line with Aero support.
    > > > A 6600 card would be a good choice.
    > > > Avoid the cards with a number 3 as the second digit, i.e., 7300, 8300 etc.
    > > > Usually the ones with a 6 as a second digit give you a good bang for the buck.
    > > > Carlos
    > > >
    > > > "Klassickoi" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > Hi, having just upgraded to Vista, I now need to upgrade my Graphics card,
    > > > > so as Windows Aero will work. Now the problem, which one. I only want a
    > > > > standard AGP card that will operate Aero, as I do not use my PC. for games
    > > > > etc. It seems that all of the graphics card advertised, are over spec for my
    > > > > requirements. Is there a standard Generic card that will operate Aero on my
    > > > > machine.
    > > > >
    > > > > any Ideas.
    > > > >
    > > > > Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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