Need new Vid card?

December 1, 2009 at 16:06:38
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 2.394 GHz / 6143 MB
Hello all, I have recently moved from XP to Windows7 and I am getting a few BSODs. I think it may have to do with my vid card. It's a 3 year old SAPPHIRE 100162L Radeon X1300XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16.

I don't get any error messages or anything but right before each crash the grapgics went screwy. Also my Aero Glass I think it's called shuts off from time to time. Should I get a new card? If so can you recomend one?
I am not a gamer or anything. The combatibility wizard says the card I have is compatible but my graphics score is only 4.5 if that helps. I don't care nvidia or ati makes no difference just want to know what I should be using to avoid the crashes.


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#1
December 1, 2009 at 20:51:08
Check your gpu temp, do have driver compatible with win 7? Do you get the same problem when using xp? I used to have the same problem i solve by remove vga card and cleaning the dust. Finally if u want to upgrade look for ati radeon hd 4670 512mb gddr3, it's a gaming card but its cheap.

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#2
December 1, 2009 at 21:28:48
I don't have a way to check the temp. The card is clean the fan is working I believe. Have downloaded and installed latest ati drivers from ati. The hd 4670 seems a little bit steep considering I wouldn't be using a lot of it's potential.

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#3
December 2, 2009 at 00:16:39
I think u have driver issue, sometimes old card have issues with latest driver.Do u get problems in win xp or the problem starts in win 7.

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#4
December 2, 2009 at 12:24:13
I never had issues with XP Pro 64bit. I did a clean install of Windows7 not an attempted upgrade. Like I said before I am not a gamer. Will not be using dual monitors nor do I need HDMI or Crossfire. I do some minor (very minor) video editing. The card I have was great until Win7. It may not be the problem. The upgade advisor or whatever it was called said it was fine.

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