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Old 03-07-2007
VistaGuineaPig
 

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Need suggestions for new graphs card
I have a NVIDIA 6150LE married to a new HP a1730 that came preloaded with
Vista Premium. This evening I returned a NVIDIA 7600GS 512 due to driver
issues.

Can anyone recommened a 512M card that works with Vista? What am I looking
for? Vista Certified on the box? The 7600GS said Vista Ready UPGRADE, well 3
drivers later including the most recent 100.64 didnt do anything but make
things worst.

I want to be around $200 - $250 tops. No need for gaming just mainly RAW
image editing. The 512 worked amazing to thumbnail up a huge fold of NEF's
as compared to the 6150LE shared memory.

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Old 03-07-2007
Dustin Harper
 

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Re: Need suggestions for new graphs card
For images, they are mostly stored in system RAM, not so much with video
card RAM (although it does use some). ATI cards work great. Pretty much any
newer generation card with 256MB of RAM would be great. Matrox also has some
great cards that have great 2D image quality (although I'm not sure of Vista
compatibility).

Shared memory can be slow, so you want the dedicated video RAM. Stay away
from the Hyper Memory (64 dedicated, but it is advertised as 256MB of RAM).

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"VistaGuineaPig" <painting@oh.rr.com> wrote in message
news:CAE6BE10-9AB7-40FB-B73B-D2924804B832@microsoft.com...
>I have a NVIDIA 6150LE married to a new HP a1730 that came preloaded with
>Vista Premium. This evening I returned a NVIDIA 7600GS 512 due to driver
>issues.
>
> Can anyone recommened a 512M card that works with Vista? What am I looking
> for? Vista Certified on the box? The 7600GS said Vista Ready UPGRADE, well
> 3 drivers later including the most recent 100.64 didnt do anything but
> make things worst.
>
> I want to be around $200 - $250 tops. No need for gaming just mainly RAW
> image editing. The 512 worked amazing to thumbnail up a huge fold of NEF's
> as compared to the 6150LE shared memory.


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Old 03-07-2007
Steve Thackery
 

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Re: Need suggestions for new graphs card
> The 7600GS said Vista Ready UPGRADE, well 3 drivers later including the
> most recent 100.64 didnt do anything but make things worst.


I agree - 100.64 was a disaster on my Vista machine.

BUT - I'm puzzled. I installed Vista with the 7600GS already plugged in,
and it used some default drivers that came with Vista, and it works GREAT.
Really - no problems at all.

Steve


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Old 03-07-2007
Bob
 

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Re: Need suggestions for new graphs card
"Steve Thackery" <thack@nowhere.net> wrote in message
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>> The 7600GS said Vista Ready UPGRADE, well 3 drivers later including the
>> most recent 100.64 didnt do anything but make things worst.

>
> I agree - 100.64 was a disaster on my Vista machine.
>
> BUT - I'm puzzled. I installed Vista with the 7600GS already plugged in,
> and it used some default drivers that came with Vista, and it works GREAT.
> Really - no problems at all.
>
> Steve


The latest Nvidia NON BETA driver...100.65 works great on my Nvidia video
card from their web site. Did you try that?
Bob


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Old 03-07-2007
Dustin Harper
 

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Re: Need suggestions for new graphs card
The reason it was going so slow, was probably because it was built in to the
motherboard, and shared your system RAM. Not only does that slow it down,
but it also steals your precious RAM!

Right now, NVIDIA is working on new drivers, so they should mature soon.
ATI's drivers work great (for most people, anyway), so if you need an
immediate solution, any of their newer generation cards will work great.

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Dustin Harper
dharper@vistarip.com
http://www.vistarip.com

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"VistaGuineaPig" <painting@oh.rr.com> wrote in message
news:CAE6BE10-9AB7-40FB-B73B-D2924804B832@microsoft.com...
>I have a NVIDIA 6150LE married to a new HP a1730 that came preloaded with
>Vista Premium. This evening I returned a NVIDIA 7600GS 512 due to driver
>issues.
>
> Can anyone recommened a 512M card that works with Vista? What am I looking
> for? Vista Certified on the box? The 7600GS said Vista Ready UPGRADE, well
> 3 drivers later including the most recent 100.64 didnt do anything but
> make things worst.
>
> I want to be around $200 - $250 tops. No need for gaming just mainly RAW
> image editing. The 512 worked amazing to thumbnail up a huge fold of NEF's
> as compared to the 6150LE shared memory.


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