Solved purchase a decent graphics card

March 4, 2017 at 23:50:44
Specs: Windows 7
i am based in UK
my pc old
pretty much the same as > https://www.computing.net/answers/c...
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i downloaded Nox App Player
my system not good enough for it!
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i don't do gaming; i wanted Nox for a reason though
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Nox Help-Site identified: If your OpenGL version < 2.0 you need to change your graphics card
Well_I'm Confused about which products to buy!
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Read
> http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/ever...
Then_Went searching for said Graphics Cards = 3hrs at least
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The ones i saw don't look like the PCI Express Extension slots in my Foxconn A6VMX base-unit

i only have 2GB of RAM
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No Gaming needs., just a little upgrade for as cheap as possible
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Image of Slots within Pc
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/trds11vn4...
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Any Recommendations
Thanks; Ian

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March 5, 2017 at 03:02:14
Your motherboard has the following expansion slots:


1 x PCIe x16,
1 x PCIe x1,
2 x PCI

See list of Nvidia/Geforce cards which support OpenGL 3.0 here:

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answ...

Bear in mind that a new graphics card may also require a more powerful PSU to drive it, depending on which card you install.

PSU power requirements for any particular GPU are usually published on the product page on the manufacturer's website.

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March 5, 2017 at 07:48:17
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Other than color, all PCI, PCIe x1, & PCIe x16, are physically the same. Here's a link to your motherboard info: http://www.foxconnchannel.com/Produ...

OpenGL 2.0 is well over 12 years old, so you must have a very old graphics card or you're still using the onboard Radeon Xpress 1200 graphics. OpenGL 4.5 was released in 2014, so ANY new card you buy in 2017 is going to support > OpenGL 2.0.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenG...

Here are the system requirements for Nox Player: https://www.bignox.com/blog/system-...

Hopefully you have a dual core CPU. I suggest you get more RAM; 2GB simply isn't enough for decent performance these days. As for graphics, any modern card with 1GB memory or more will do. And if you don't need a card for gaming, there are plenty of general purpose energy efficient cards available so you won't have to upgrade the power supply.

Low end NVIDIA cards: Geforce 210, GT 610, GT 710
Low end AMD cards: Radeon HD 5450, HD 6450, R7 240

If you want to look up card specs including OpenGL, use this: https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/

Use this to check performance: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

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March 10, 2017 at 12:55:50
Thanhou [~riider] & [~phil22]

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