graphic adapters

  n4165si 14:48 06 Nov 2009

I have run a Windows upgrade advisor to see what i have to change or will not work with Windows 7 from XP and one of the things it bought up was that the current Graphic Adaptors will not be good enough to run Run Windows Aero.
Could someone please advise where i can find replacement adaptors and where are they situated in the tower

  pjwheeldon 15:48 06 Nov 2009

It seems that 4850 gfx cards are getting this from the Upgrade Advisor, but will happily run Aero anyway.

  GaT7 18:09 06 Nov 2009

What's your present graphics adapter & motherboard make + model?

Use the free SIW click here (Standalone version) to determine both. Run the program & look under:
- Hardware > Motherboard
- Hardware > Video

pjwheeldon, s/he has not mentioned any 4850 graphics cards? G

  gazzaho 04:09 07 Nov 2009

I got that too on my notebook which uses a NVIDIA GeForce 7600 Go card, I think there's something wrong with the advisor as others are getting the same warning.

I thought it wouldn't run Aero and indeed Aero was disabled when Windows 7 installed but after reading another post in these forums I tried switching themes and Aero started working.

  n4165si 15:13 07 Nov 2009

Crossbow7 pjwheeldon gazzaho
Thank you for coming back,
My motherrboard is an Asus A8N-sli-Deluxe
cpu socket 939
system slots 7pci
memory 4096 mbytes
maximum memory module size 1024 mbyte memory slots 4

Display adaptors NVidia Geoforce 8600GT X2OFF
Memory size 256 mbyte

does this all make sense to you and what are they asking me to upgrade? thank you

  GaT7 15:34 07 Nov 2009

Thanks for the details. I can confirm that the 8600GT (the 'graphics adpator') will run Win7 Aero with no problem at all.

I'm running Win7 RC on one of my PCs via the motherboard's low-end integrated graphics. G

  n4165si 15:41 07 Nov 2009

Thank you for advising me,I can deal with most of the other problems the upgrade advisor threw up.

  GaT7 15:54 07 Nov 2009

"Display adaptors NVidia Geoforce 8600GT X2OFF" -

What does X2OFF mean please? G

  n4165si 16:00 07 Nov 2009

I have a SLI setup and there are two Geoforce 8600 GT display adaptors ,SO I X2 OFF. THANKS

  GaT7 16:02 07 Nov 2009

Ah, right - I get it now :-), G

  gazzaho 02:18 08 Nov 2009

I'm using a GeForce 9800 GX2 myself which you could say is, for all intents and purposes an SLI setup, although both graphics cores are on the same card.

I just use Option 2 on the NVIDIA site "Automatically find drivers for my NVIDIA products"(click here) when updating drivers, it installs a small program which detects your card and lists the right drivers to use, the latest drivers are 191.07 and they work fine on my machine, I can't see them not working on yours.

You do not need to replace the cards to get Windows 7 to work. If it works on a low end card like my notebook, aero will work on your system.

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