graphics card

  123joey123 11:51 27 Mar 2010

I have a geforce FX5500 graphics card which I know is ancient. I want to upgrade to Windows 7. Is this suitable considering I do not want to play games.

  james105051 14:40 27 Mar 2010

There are no drivers for Windows 7 on the nVidea site for this card, there are Vista drivers which might work, but it's up to you.

  northumbria61 22:41 27 Mar 2010

james105051 has answered your query relating to your Graphics card

BUT :-

If you are considering upgrading to Windows 7 I would advise you to download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (if you haven't already done so) to see if your PC is ready for it.

It scans your PC for potential issues with your hardware, devices, and installed programs, and recommends what to do before you upgrade.

  123joey123 09:37 28 Mar 2010

Thanks.I've done that but it did not mention my graphics card though I'm pretty sure I need to update

  retep888 10:01 28 Mar 2010

Your FX5500 driver will be sorted out by win7 auto update if not it'll even run under Vista driver.

click here

  northumbria61 11:48 28 Mar 2010

The only reason I mentioned about running the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor was because you referred to your Graphics Card as "ancient". As you did not say how old your PC/SPEC. you had, I thought it was best if you checked that your computer was at least capable of running Windows 7 before proceeding. My apology if you have/had already done that.

  123joey123 09:14 29 Mar 2010

Well it is an old computer but it has had a new mother board,hard drive,cd and dvd drive so I suppose it is ok. Thanks for taking time to answer

  northumbria61 13:45 29 Mar 2010

In that case I would go ahead with Windows 7 and follow the advice of "retep888" above.

Here is some info about your Graphics Card - the bottom 2 paragraphs should please you - I would install it - you can always upgrade at a later date if you feel the need and budget permits.

click here

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