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Old 02-09-2010, 10:40 PM   #1
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Looking for some suggestions for a good compatible PCI video card for a older Dell 2400 Dimension desktop..... 2gb ram, running Win7. Had some intermittent freeze issues (Display driver stopped) with a Nvida PNY GeForce 8400GS. Is there a better driver then the factory win update drivers?
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:01 PM   #2
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Here's one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161283

Problem is...you won't be able to get the best out of it, since the PCI interface bottlenecks it. I'd consider a new board if you case supports 3rd party board, or a new machine after that.


As for the drivers, try downloading updated drivers at www.nvidia.com, to see if that fixes it.
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Looks good, ati always works great.... Anything better for hd or is that going to be the most stable option? Looking mainly for stability.. not much gaming going on...
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It's fairly unusual for one to NOT be stable...

It doesn't get too much better than that for PCI cards. The PCI interface is pretty restricting.
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Stability isn't a factor, bu tht eperformance is. It's already bottlenecked with performance under that.
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Here's one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161283

Problem is...you won't be able to get the best out of it, since the PCI interface bottlenecks it. I'd consider a new board if you case supports 3rd party board, or a new machine after that.


As for the drivers, try downloading updated drivers at www.nvidia.com, to see if that fixes it.
I wouldn't spend that much money on a pci video card.....
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Any more good vid cards? looking for an ati card 256 mb and up.
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