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Video Cards
HoDog14 Apr-17-02 04:12 PM
I would like a relatively cheap video card and i have found many decent Geforce2 video cards in the $50.00 range. My question is, it says all the types of operating systems tat can support it, namely all of the Windows systems. It does not list Windows XP which i have. I assume that this is because it is relatively new. Will these Video cards still work with Windows XP?

1. RE: Video Cards
lbyard Apr-17-02 04:55 PM
In response to message 0
You had better be sure that XP support is specifically provided before buying any board (device). XP compatibility is still a problem with many products. Suggest checking the manufacturer’s web site for XP driver updates. Larry

2. RE: Video Cards
DAoC_Rox May-02-02 07:18 AM
In response to message 1
>You had better be sure that XP support is specifically
>provided before buying any board (device). XP compatibility
>is still a problem with many products. Suggest checking the
>manufacturer’s web site for XP driver updates. Larry

Actually, it's hard to go wrong with nVidia cards, due to their unified drivers system. In a nutshell, you can use the same core libraries and driver files for anything from an old TNT up to a top-shelf GF4.

As I just happened to be parsing over the nVidia drivers that come standard, I noticed many of them are certified for XP (this usually doesn't bug me too much, but at least with the certification, you presume someone in Washington actually put one the beasties on line and then stamped it as okeydokey.)

Short version...you should be okay. nVidia and MS are pretty tight (nVidia designed the graphics chips for the XBox afterall.)


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