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Old 07-27-2009, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a P4P800 Deluxe board that has an old AGP 8x slot for the video card. I ran the test for Win7 and it told me that the current card will not be able to display Win7 Aero. The card that I use right now is Radeon 8500 series. I checked if there are Win7 drivers for that card and there are none.

I do not want to rebuild the whole PC since every other component is OK, so I was wondering if anyone can recommend an AGP card that will support Win7.

I looked at some and the only one I could find was Sapphire SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 3850 100228L Video Card. Does anyone knows if this one will work and if not then which one?
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3850 would be ideal.

You want any 8-series or above nvidia card or 3-series and above ati card.

or save money and forget about aero. I can't really recommend putting money into an agp system
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Newegg.com - ASUS AH3450/DI/512MD2(LP) Radeon HD 3450 512MB 64-bit DDR AGP 8X HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I have the 3450, but it's PCI-E, it runs all Aero features well. Definitely not good for gaming, but does play some games very well.
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Default Re: Video Card for Windows 7.

yeah if not gaming then go for an 8400GS, 3450....or similar
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3450 is alright, but I only really recommend them if someone has a 780G or 790GX chipset to hybrid crossfire with. It works alright with aero and such, but running multiple graphical programs is iffy.

Example: Winamp's mildrop visulization on my second monitor in desktop mode, plus a small windowed game on my main monitor (nothing graphically intensive), the game stutters a bit.

But it should work fine otherwise.
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multiple graphical programs?

as long as you aren't gaming there's no difference between a 3450 and 4890 tri-fire
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