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Windows vista hardware

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by nax0101, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. nax0101

    nax0101 Regular member

    Apr 1, 2007
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    Hello, i ran a vista check and the only thing that failed was the graphics card

    im a little confused

    i was looking at this one on ebay


    it says vista compatible and so should allow the aero function to work

    however it says Memory Type: 128MB / 256MB DDR2/DDR3
    what does that actaly mean and then later on it says

    For Full 512MB support, 1 GB of system memory required In SLI mode, effective memory size is 128MB/256MB.

    could anyone shed some light on this

  2. Waymon3X6

    Waymon3X6 Regular member

    Mar 9, 2006
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    Well, to tell you the truth, that card isnt really good.... I would go with something like a 7400 and above for graphics if you're going to run vista.

    The memory in a card decides on how fast the screen will refresh... In short, more memory means less lag. Heres a more in depth article on how this stuff works: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/graphics-card.htm

    This isnt really making sense to me, but I think what it is trying to say is that if you want to put two of these togeather in sli, then you need at least a gig of system memory. (If you get vista, make sure you have at least 2, unless you get the basic.)

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