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Graphics Card Upgrade for Windows Aero

K

Klassickoi

#1
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
 
C

Carlos

#2
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
 
K

Klassickoi

#3
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
 
C

Carlos

#4
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
 
K

Klassickoi

#5
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