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#195450 20-Apr-2016 14:01
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hi,im running windows 10 on a hp compaq dc7700 small form factor and i want to update my graphics card,im using intel 82945g express chipset family card now.can any one please suggest a cheap card on amazon that would work,there are so many that i have no idea what to get,im 69yrs old and i do not use any games and would just want it to improve watching live sport and movies,,im on ufb.

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  #1536644 20-Apr-2016 14:07
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I'm not really sure a graphics card would help improve things at all, most if not all would be processed on the cpu 




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  #1536650 20-Apr-2016 14:12
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thanks for the reply,i dont have the knowledge to change any thing else but a graphics card,thats why i only wanted a cheap one in case it did not work and i would just put it down to learning about computers lol.

 
 
 
 




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  #1536664 20-Apr-2016 14:27
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i have a intel pentium 4 cpu 3.20ghz

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  #1536665 20-Apr-2016 14:31
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If you want a cheep upgrade maybe look at an ex-lease PC.

 

 

 

You can usually pay what you need for the specs you want (PB-Tech usually has some good deals)


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  #1536666 20-Apr-2016 14:34
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I've got a dc7700 running Windows 10 at home and the basic display drivers were OK until I wanted to load a basic 3D Printer design program (that had worked fine on that computer when it was running Windows 7.  It said I needed a newer OpenGL driver version but Intel the on-board graphics manufacturer were not going to make one available for Windows 10 (as the machine was just too old for them to bother).

 

I did find a driver that a 3rd party had come up with...  I think it was a Windows 7 driver that someone had somehow made compatible with Windows 10.  I can't find it at present but I know where is a copy on that home computer.  If you would like to try that let me know and send me a PM with an email address I can send a download link to.  The software update may make the display more efficient.





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  #1536667 20-Apr-2016 14:34
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my computer i have now was like that from trade me,dont want to keep going through the same problem every time.

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  #1536672 20-Apr-2016 14:39
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Dynamic:

 

I've got a dc7700 running Windows 10 at home and the basic display drivers were OK until I wanted to load a basic 3D Printer design program (that had worked fine on that computer when it was running Windows 7.  It said I needed a newer OpenGL driver version but Intel the on-board graphics manufacturer were not going to make one available for Windows 10 (as the machine was just too old for them to bother).

 

I did find a driver that a 3rd party had come up with...  I think it was a Windows 7 driver that someone had somehow made compatible with Windows 10.  I can't find it at present but I know where is a copy on that home computer.  If you would like to try that let me know and send me a PM with an email address I can send a download link to.  The software update may make the display more efficient.

 

Sorry cancel that.  I have a dc7900, not a dc7700.  Different display chips so my software would not work for you.





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  #1536680 20-Apr-2016 14:45
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ok,thanks and its a small form factor computer i have.

gzt

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  #1536681 20-Apr-2016 14:45
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Can you explain the current problem with watching live games and movies?

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  #1536683 20-Apr-2016 14:47
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Secondly,
a)was it working in win 7 ?
b) how long since the upgrade to win 10 ?



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  #1536688 20-Apr-2016 14:50
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i get a lot of fuzzy pictures on live sport and buffering and some times losing picture completely for a few seconds,and being on ufb the only thing i can put it down to is the graphics card so would like to try one to see if it makes any difference.

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  #1536703 20-Apr-2016 14:59
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A graphics card is highly unlikely to have any effect on buffering issues, and if by fuzzy you mean the stream is going pixelated\low resolution then it's unlikel to help that either. Seems more likely it is a network issue, issue with internet connection or an issue with the throughput from the sites you're watching these live sports.  We really need more information to help though - answering the questions from @gzt above would be a good start.

 

 

 

EDIT: Are you connecting via wifi or is your computer connected via ethernet\wired?





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  #1536709 20-Apr-2016 15:04
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i was getting the same thing on windows 7 which made me think it would help if i updated my graphics card.i live on the pension so i have no chance of getting a new computer at all.

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  #1536714 20-Apr-2016 15:10
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What part of the country are you in, in case someone has a less-old computer they may be happy to donate?





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  #1536716 20-Apr-2016 15:12
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i live in the wairarapa,masterton

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